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1973 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1973 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on July 29, 1973. It was race 10 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. Zandvoort returned to the Formula One calendar following a year's absence for extensive safety upgrades to the race track including new asphalt, new barriers and a new race control tower. Jackie Stewart won the race, this Grand Prix being fourth of five wins for Stewart during the 1973 Formula One season, he became the most successful Formula One driver of all time with his 26th Grand Prix victory, surpassing Jim Clark's record of 25 victories. Stewart's friend and future world champion. Driver Roger Williamson was killed in the race. François Cevert, who took the podium in second place at this race, would perish during practice for the 1973 United States Grand Prix. On the eighth lap of the race through the high speed esses near the Tunnel Oost right-hand corner, a suspected tyre failure caused Williamson's car to pitch into the barriers at high speed, be catapulted 300 yards across the track coming to rest upside down against the barriers on the other side.

The petrol tank had ignited whilst being scraped along the track, the car caught fire. Williamson had not been injured by the impact, but was trapped in the car; the race was not stopped and continued with a local yellow at the scene, a fact which would become significant over the next few minutes. Fellow driver David Purley, who witnessed Williamson's impact immediately pulled his car over on the opposite side of the track ran across the live racetrack to assist him. Williamson was heard shouting to Purley to get him out of the car as Purley tried in vain to turn the car upright. There appeared to have been ample time to right the car and pull Williamson out, but as as he tried, Purley was unable to do it by himself, the marshals, who were not wearing flame retardant overalls, were unable to help due to the intense heat. Race control assumed that it was Purley's car that had crashed and that the driver had escaped unharmed. Many drivers who saw Purley waving them down to stop claimed that they assumed Purley to be trying to put a fire out from his own car, having safely exited it, thus did not know that a second driver had been involved.

As a result, the race continued at full pace while Purley tried to save the life of Williamson. There was only a single fire extinguisher in the area, it was not enough to put out the fire. With the car still burning upside-down, the situation became hopeless, the distraught Purley was led away by a marshal; some spectators, appalled at Williamson's plight, tried to breach the safety fences in order to assist Williamson, but were pushed back by track security staff with dogs. With the race still on, it took some eight minutes for a fire truck to travel around the circuit with the flow of race traffic. By the time the car was righted, the fire extinguished, Williamson had died of asphyxiation. A blanket was thrown over the burnt-out wreck with Williamson still inside, the race carried on. Purley was awarded the George Medal for his brave actions in trying to save his fellow sportsman. Williamson's remains were cremated and his ashes transferred to an undisclosed location. In an otherwise uneventful race, Jackie Stewart won his 26th career Grand Prix and broke Jim Clark's 5-year-old record of the most career Grand Prix victories.

Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 6 results from the last 7 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points. Admin. "Formula 1 complete – all access F1 – Williamson, Roger". Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-06-19

Dickie Moore (ice hockey)

Richard Winston "Dickie" Moore was a Canadian professional hockey player, successful businessman and community philanthropist. He twice won the Art Ross Trophy as the National Hockey League's leading scorer and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Moore spent much of his career with the Montreal Canadiens, but played with the Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues. In 2017 Moore was named one of the'100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Moore played left wing with the Montreal Canadiens from 1951 to 1963, he started playing with the Montreal Jr. Royals for three seasons from 1947 to 1950, made his debut with the Montreal Canadiens in the middle of the 1951–52 season. Moore had played on two Memorial Cup winners, one with the Montreal Royals in 1949 and Montreal Junior Canadiens the following year. In the late 1940s Canadiens GM Frank Selke Sr. anointed him Canada’s best junior. He was known for his ability to stickhandle the puck, he twice won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer.

Moore broke Gordie Howe's record of 95 total points in a regular season play with 41 goals and 55 assists. Moore won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 1953 and was a member of the Montreal Canadiens team that won five consecutive cups from 1956–60. During his 1957-58 season with the Canadiens, Moore suffered a broken wrist during a collision with Detroit defenceman Marcel Pronovost which threatened to cut short a scoring championship year. Journalist Red Fisher described what happened next: Moore, the competitor, wanted to win the Art Ross, he had his eye on the prize. One night, when the Canadiens were travelling on the train, he asked for a meeting with coach Toe Blake and his linemates and Henri Richard. At the time, Henri was Dickie’s closest pursuer in the scoring race. Dickie told them he could still play with his wrist in a cast, but for how long? And as long as he played with an injury that would sideline most players, how much could he contribute to the line? "It’s not fair to Henri," Moore told Blake.

"It’s not fair not to allow him to win the scoring title." The meeting lasted no more than a few minutes. It ended abruptly when Maurice and Henri told Blake: "There’s no damned way he’s going off the line." Moore remained on the line. He played with his wrist imprisoned in a cast for the second half of the season, he won the Art Ross with 48 assists in a 70-game season. Henri finished four points behind. Moore won it again in 1958-59 with 55 assists, he retired following the 1962–63 season, but came back after a year's hiatus to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Another three-year break saw; the 37-year-old went out with a bang, picking up 14 postseason points as the Blues made it into the Finals in their inaugural campaign. In 1974, Moore was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1998, he was ranked number 31 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. Following his retirement from hockey, Moore became a successful businessman, operating an equipment and tools rental business for construction in Montreal and Toronto.

On November 12, 2005, the Canadiens retired the uniform number 12 in honour of both Moore and Yvan Cournoyer. On August 27, 2006, Moore suffered neck and rib injuries when his car was hit by a truck in Montreal, he was trapped in the car for 45 minutes before rescue. He died on December 19, 2015 in Montreal at the age of 84. Moore had three children: Richard and John. In 1973, Richard died at the age of 16 in a car accident; the Dickie Moore Memorial Awards are presented annually in memory of former Kentville Minor Hockey player Dickie Moore Jr. NHL First Team All-Star — 1958, 1959 NHL Second Team All-Star — 1961 Played in NHL All-Star Game 6 times Art Ross Trophy — 1958, 1959 Stanley Cup Champions — 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974 Most regular season points in one NHL season - 96 In January, 2017, Moore was part of the first group of players to be named one of the'100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database