1972 Argentine Grand Prix

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Argentina  1972 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 12 in the 1972 Formula One season
Layout of the Buenos Aires circuit in 1972
Layout of the Buenos Aires circuit in 1972
Date January 23, 1972
Location Autodromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
3.346 km (2.079 mi)
Distance 95 laps, 317.87 km (197.505 mi)
Pole position
Driver Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford
Time 1:12.46
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:13.66
Podium
First United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Second New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford
Third Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari

The 1972 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Buenos Aires circuit on January 23, 1972.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 21 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 95 1:57:59.1 2 9
2 17 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 95 + 25.96 4 6
3 8 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 95 + 59.39 8 4
4 9 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 95 + 1:06.72 6 3
5 19 Australia Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 95 + 1:09.11 11 2
6 14 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 94 + 1 lap 10 1
7 2 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 93 + 2 laps 1  
8 23 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 93 + 2 laps 15  
9 3 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 93 + 2 laps 13  
10 7 Austria Helmut Marko BRM 93 + 2 laps 19  
11 15 Austria Niki Lauda March-Ford 93 + 2 laps 22  
Ret 11 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 61 Suspension 5  
Ret 22 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 59 Gearbox 7  
Ret 4 Sweden Reine Wisell BRM 59 Water leak 17  
Ret 18 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 49 Engine 3  
Ret 10 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 20 Engine 9  
Ret 20 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 11 Fuel system 14  
Ret 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 11 Fuel pump 16  
DSQ 12 Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 8 Received outside assistance 20  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 1 Oil leak 18  
Ret 6 Spain Alex Soler-Roig BRM 1 Accident 21  
DNS 16 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 0 Gearbox on warm-up lap 12  

Notes[edit]

  • Carlos Reutemann scored pole position on his debut on home soil.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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