1973 Australian Drivers' Championship
|1973 Australian Drivers' Championship|
The 1973 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title open to drivers of Australian Formula 1 and Australian Formula 2 cars. It was the seventeenth Australian Drivers' Championship  and the championship winner was awarded the 1973 CAMS "Gold Star".
The championship was contested over a five-round series with one race per round.
|Round ||Name||Circuit ||Date ||Winner ||Car ||Report|
|1||Surfers Paradise||2 September||John McCormack||Elfin MR5 Repco Holden|
|2||Channel 7 Trophy ||Adelaide International Raceway||7 October||John McCormack||Elfin MR5 Repco Holden|
|3||Phillip Island||14 October||Johnnie Walker||Lola T330 Repco Holden|
|4||Australian Grand Prix ||Sandown||4 November||Graham McRae||McRae GM2 Chevrolet||Report|
|5||Phillip Island||25 November||Johnnie Walker||Lola T330 Repco Holden|
Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the top six places in each round  with all rounds counting towards each driver's points total. Only drivers holding a CAMS General Competition License were eligible to score points.
|Position ||Driver ||No.||Car ||Entrant ||Sur ||Ade ||Phi ||San ||Phi ||Total |
|1||John McCormack||3||Elfin MR5 Repco-Holden||Ansett Team Elfin||9||9||-||9||6||33|
|2||Johnnie Walker||25||Lola T330 Repco-Holden||John Walker Motor Racing||-||6||9||6||9||30|
|3||Garrie Cooper||2||Elfin MR5 Repco-Holden||Ansett Team Elfin||6||1||6||3||4||20|
|4||Leo Geoghegan||9||Birrana 273 Ford||Grace Bros - 5AD City State Racing Team||4||2||-||-||-||6|
|Bruce Allison||62||Bowin P6 Ford||Hobby and Toyland Racing||3||-||3||-||-||6|
|Enno Busselmann||18||Birrana 273 Ford||Bob and Marj Brown||2||3||-||1||-||6|
|7||Max Stewart||6||Lola T330 Chevrolet||Seiko Service Centre||-||4||-||-||-||4|
|Kevin Bartlett||5||Lola T330 Chevrolet||Chesterfield Racing||-||-||4||-||-||4|
|Howie Sangster||14||McLaren M22 Repco-Holden||-||-||-||4||-||4|
|Chas Talbot||Elfin 600E Ford||-||-||2||-||2||4|
|11||Paul Feltham||Birrana 273 Ford||-||-||-||-||3||3|
|12||John Leffler||34||Elfin MR5 Repco-Holden||-||-||-||2||-||2|
|Chris Farrell||36||Dolphin 732 Ford||Chris Farrell||1||-||1||-||-||2|
|14||Bob Minogue||Elfin 600 Ford||-||-||-||-||1||1|
Note: The Australian Grand Prix was won by New Zealander Graham McRae. However, as the Australian Drivers' Championship was open only to holders of a CAMS General Competition License, 9 points were awarded to the highest placed eligible driver, John McCormack, 6 points to the second highest placed eligible driver etc.
Conditions for the championship were promulgated by CAMS under the name "Australian Formula 1 Championship - Gold Star Award", with mention of the requirement for the phrase “Australian Champion Driver” to be reserved exclusively for the winner of the CAMS Gold Star. Historic records published by CAMS use the term Australian Drivers' Championship  and that title has been used here.
- Conditions for Australian Titles, 1973 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 92 to 93
- Records, Titles and Awards : Australian Drivers’ Championship - CAMS Gold Star, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-4
- Australian Formula One Championship, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1974 Edition, pages 60 to 77
- Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, 7 October 1973