1972 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 12 in the 1972 Formula One season
Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit 1960-1975.png
Date 15 July 1972
Official name XXV RAC British Grand Prix
Location Brands Hatch
Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.26 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 324.122 km (201.400 mi)
Weather Warm, dry
Pole position
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 1:22.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:24.0
Podium
First Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Second United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Third United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford

The 1972 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 15 July 1972. It 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.

Classification[edit]

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 Spun off 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 March-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  

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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