The 1975 Belgian Grand Prix was held on 25th May. Niki Lauda was definitely on an upward path after a difficult start to the season as he drove his 312 T to pole position beating the Brazilian Carlos Pace in the Brabham by just four hundredths of a second. The second row featured Italy’s Vittorio Brambilla in the March and Switzerland’s Clay Regazzoni in the other Ferrari.
At the start, Pace got the better of Lauda to take the lead ahead of the Austrian, followed by Brambilla and Regazzoni. Not long after, the Italian also dealt with Lauda, who was thus third. Vittorio then overtook Pace to go into the lead, but by then Lauda had got his tyres warmed up nicely and set about moving up the order.
Niki caught Pace and then Brambilla to go into the lead in his Ferrari, pulling away from the field, helped by the fight going on behind him. Jody Scheckter was the first of the pursuers in the Tyrrell, but over 20 seconds behind. Third was Carlos Reutemann in the Brabham.
On that, day, Niki Lauda went into the lead in the championship and he would keep it to the end, beating McLaren’s Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi.