Tragically, at Watkins Glen in 1973, with Jackie Stewart having already clinched his third world championship, rising star Francois Cevert was killed during Saturday morning qualifying for the Grand Prix at Watkins Glen while battling for pole position with Ronnie Peterson. In the fast right-left uphill combination called 'The Bridge' Cevert's car swerved to the right-hand side of the track, where it touched the safety barriers causing the car to spin and crash into the barriers, killing him instantly. Stewart withdrew from the grand prix. He would never race again. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, October 7, 1973.