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1972 British Grand Prix

1972 British Grand Prix
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 15 July 1972
Official name John Player Grand Prix[1]
Location Brands Hatch
Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.26 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 324.122 km (201.400 mi)
Weather Warm, dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:22.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:24.0 on lap 58
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1972 British Grand Prix (formally the John Player Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 15 July 1972. It was race 7 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi driving a Lotus 72D.

Ronnie Peterson suffered an engine failure with less than two laps to go, and crashed into the parked cars of Graham Hill and François Cevert.

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos. Driver Constructor Time No
1 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:22,2 1
2 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:22,6 2
3 Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 1:22,7 3
4 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 1:22,9 4
5 Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 1:23,2 5
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:23,4 6
7 Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 1:23,5 7
8 Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:23,7 8
9 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 1:23,7 9
10 Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 1:23,8 10
11 Denis Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:23,9 11
12 François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 1:23,9 12
13 Carlos Pace March-Ford 1:24,0 13
14 Jackie Oliver BRM 1:24,4 14
15 Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 1:24,4 15
16 Peter Gethin BRM 1:24,5 16
17 Chris Amon Matra 1:24,6 17
18 Nanni Galli Tecno 1:25,1 18
19 Niki Lauda March-Ford 1:25,1 19
20 Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 1:25,2 20
21 Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:25,2 21
22 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 1:25,5 22
23 Mike Beuttler March-Ford 1:25,6 23
24 Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 1:25,6 24
25 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Ford 1:26,3 25
26 Henri Pescarolo Politoys-Ford 1:27,4 26
27 François Migault Connew-Ford 1:30,3 DNS

Race

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 76 1:47:50.2 2 9
2 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 76 + 4.1 4 6
3 19 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 76 + 1:12.5 3 4
4 17 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 75 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 18 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 6 Italy Arturo Merzario Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 9 1
7 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 74 Engine/accident 8  
8 27 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 73 + 3 Laps 10  
9 4 Austria Niki Lauda March-Ford 73 + 3 Laps 19  
10 33 Germany Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Ford 71 + 5 Laps 25  
11 11 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 70 + 6 Laps 6  
12 28 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 69 Suspension 22  
13 31 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 69 + 7 Laps 23  
Ret 22 Australia Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 64 Suspension 5  
Ret 2 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 60 Spun off 12  
Ret 9 Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 59 Suspension 15  
Ret 5 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 49 Oil pressure 1  
Ret 26 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 47 Spun off 21  
Ret 25 Brazil Carlos Pace March-Ford 39 Differential 13  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 36 Suspension 14  
Ret 21 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 31 Gearbox 7  
Ret 29 South Africa Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 21 Gearbox 24  
Ret 30 Italy Nanni Galli Tecno 9 Spun off 18  
Ret 24 France Henri Pescarolo Politoys-Ford 7 Accident 26  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 5 Engine 16  
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 3 Accident 20  
DNS 34 France François Migault Connew-Ford   Suspension    
WD 7 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari        
WD 10 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Lotus-Ford   Engine    
WD 15 Sweden Reine Wisell BRM        
WD 16 Austria Helmut Marko BRM        
WD 20 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford        
WD 32 United Kingdom Ray Allen March-Ford        
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "1972 Formula 1 World Championship Programmes". The Programme Covers Project.
  2. ^ "1972 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Britain 1972 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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