1972 European Formula Two season

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1972 European Formula Two season
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The 1972 European Formula Two season was contested over 14 rounds. British Mike Hailwood, a previously famous motorcycle racer, was the season champion, driving a Surtees-Ford.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Mallory Park  United Kingdom 12 March 1972 50+50 2.17=217.0 km 1'14:32.8 174.656 km/h Dave Morgan Ronnie Peterson
Dave Morgan
Ronnie Peterson
2 Thruxton  United Kingdom 3 April 1972 50 3.791=189.55 km 1'00:19.4
1 lap down
188.534 km/h
-
Ronnie Peterson
Niki Lauda
Ronnie Peterson
Mike Hailwood
Ronnie Peterson
3 Hockenheim  West Germany 16 April 1972 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'25:24.2 190.784 km/h Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Niki Lauda Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Patrick Depailler
4 Pau  France 7 May 1972 70 2.76=193.2 km 1'33:40.8 123.740 km/h Peter Gethin François Cevert Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
5 Crystal Palace  United Kingdom 29 May 1972 50 2.238=111.85 km 0'41:32.4 161.555 km/h Jody Scheckter Mike Hailwood François Cevert
Jody Scheckter
6 Hockenheim  West Germany 11 June 1972 15+15 6.789=203.67 km 1'13:39.2
1'15:05,6
165.915 km/h
162.733 km/h
Emerson Fittipaldi
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Niki Lauda Emerson Fittipaldi
7 Rouen  France 25 June 1972 30 5.543=166.29 km 0'54:20.0
0'54:28.0
183.633 km/h
183.184 km/h
Emerson Fittipaldi
Mike Hailwood
Emerson Fittipaldi Mike Hailwood
8 Österreichring  Austria 9 July 1972 34 5.911=200.974 km 0'59:23.51
0'59:39.52
203.032 km/h
202.124 km/h
Emerson Fittipaldi
Mike Hailwood
Emerson Fittipaldi
Mike Hailwood
Emerson Fittipaldi
9 Imola  Italy 23 July 1972 28+28 5.018=281.008 km 1'28:08.2
1'28:16.7
191.299 km/h
190.299 km/h
John Surtees
Bob Wollek
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Peter Gethin
10 Mantorp Park  Sweden 6 August 1972 36+36 4.092=294.624 km 1'45:50.0 167.031 km/h Mike Hailwood Peter Gethin Peter Gethin
11 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 20 August 1972 32+32 4.797=307.008 km 1'33:22.8
1'33:46.2
197.264 km/h
196.443 km/h
Henri Pescarolo
Patrick Depailler
Mike Hailwood Carlos Pace
12 Salzburgring  Austria 3 September 1972 30+30 4.238=254.28 km 1'13:31.76 207.493 km/h Mike Hailwood Carlos Pace Mike Hailwood
13 Albi  France 24 September 1972 32 3.636=116.352 km 0'37:53.5 184.239 km/h Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Dave Morgan Patrick Depailler
14 Hockenheim  West Germany 1 October 1972 32 6.789=217.248 km 1'07:22.7
1'07:40,6
193.458 km/h
192.605 km/h
Tim Schenken
Mike Hailwood
Emerson Fittipaldi
3. Mike Hailwood
Emerson Fittipaldi
Vallelunga  Italy 15 October 1972 cancelled

Note:

Race 1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

Race 2, 4, 5, 7 and 13 were held with two semi-final heats and the final run, with time only shown for the final.

Race 2, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 was won by a graded driver, all graded drivers are shown in Italics.

Race 3 Bert Hawthorne was fatally injured in practice.

Final point standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 10 results count. No driver had a point deduction.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Engine United Kingdom United Kingdom Germany France United Kingdom Germany France Austria Italy Sweden Italy Austria France Germany Total Points
1 Mike Hailwood  United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees Ford 2 - - 2 6 - 9 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 55
2 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud  France Écurie A.S.C.A. Brabham Ford - - 9 3 - 9 - - 2 4 1 - 9 - 37
3 Patrick Depailler  France Coombs Racing March Ford - - - 6 2 - - 3 - - 9 1 6 - 27
4 Carlos Reutemann  Argentina Motul Rondel Racing Brabham Ford 4 - - - 4 3 6 6 - 1 2 - - - 26
5 Niki Lauda  Austria March Engineering March Ford 6 9 - - - - - - 6 - - 2 - 2 25
6 Dave Morgan  United Kingdom Reeves Racing Brabham Ford 9 - - - - 2 4 4 - - - 4 - - 23
7 Bob Wollek  France Motul Rondel Racing Brabham Ford - - 4 1 - - 1 2 9 - - - 4 - 21
8 Jody Scheckter  South Africa McLaren McLaren Ford 3 - - - 9 - - - 3 - - - - - 15
9 Mike Beuttler  United Kingdom Team Clarke-Mordaunt March Ford - - 6 - - 6 - - - - - - - - 12
Peter Gethin  United Kingdom Chevron Racing Chevron Ford - - - 9 - - - - - - - 3 - - 12
11 Carlos Ruesch  Argentina Team Surtees Surtees Ford - - - - - 1 - 1 - 2 6 - 1 - 11
12 Wilson Fittipaldi  Brazil Team Bardahl Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - - 4 - - 6 10
13 Xavier Perrot   Switzerland Squadra Tartarurga March Ford 1 - 3 - - 4 - - - - - - - - 8
14 Jean-Pierre Jabouille  France Coombs Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - 7
Coombs Racing Elf-Alpine Ford 1
15 Patrick Dal Bo  France Banting & Earle Racing Pygmée Ford - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Carlos Pace  Brazil Team Surtees Surtees Ford - - - - - - - - - - - 6 - - 6
17 Tom Belsø  Denmark Team Viking Brabham Ford - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 3 - 5
James Hunt  United Kingdom Hesketh Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 3 5
19 Claudio Francisci  Italy Elcom Racing Brabham Ford - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
David Purley  United Kingdom Lec March Ford - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - 4
Andrea de Adamich  Italy Team Surtees Surtees Ford - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - 4
John Watson  United Kingdom Team McCall-Tui Leda-Tui Ford - - - - - - 3 - 1 - - - - - 4
Tino Brambilla  Italy private entry March Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 4
24 Vic Elford  United Kingdom Chevron Racing Chevron Ford - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
Brett Lunger  United States Space Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - 3
Hiroshi Kazato  Japan Bloore Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - 3
27 José Dolhem  France Team Arnold March Ford - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - 2
28 John Wingfield  United Kingdom Nicoby Racing Brabham Ford - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Jochen Mass  West Germany March Engineering March Ford - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1

Note:

Only drivers which were not graded were able to score points.

Race 2 not all points were awarded (not enough finishers).