1972 German Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 8 of 12 in the 1972 Formula One season
Circuit Nürburgring-1967-Nordschleife.svg
Date 30 July 1972
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
22.835 km (14.19 mi)
Distance 14 laps, 319.690 km (198.65 mi)
Pole position
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 7:07.0[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 7:13.6[1]
Podium
First Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Second Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Third Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford

The 1972 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Nürburgring on July 30, 1972.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 14 1:42:12.3 1 9
2 9 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 14 +48.3 7 6
3 10 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 14 + 1:06.7 4 4
4 17 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 14 + 2:20.2 18 3
5 5 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford 14 + 2:35.7 19 2
6 11 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 14 + 2:59.6 15 1
7 26 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 14 + 3:00.1 21  
8 28 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 14 + 5:10.7 27  
9 6 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 14 + 5:20.2 13  
10 7 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 14 + 5:43.7 5  
11 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 13 Collision 2  
12 19 Italy Arturo Merzario Ferrari 13 + 1 Lap 22  
13 16 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 20  
14 15 Australia Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 12  
15 8 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 13 + 1 Lap 8  
NC 21 Brazil Carlos Pace March-Ford 11 Not classified 11  
Ret 2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 10 Gearbox 3  
Ret 20 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 10 Accident 9  
Ret 3 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 8 Engine 10  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 8 Suspension 16  
Ret 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 6 Differential 6  
Ret 22 West Germany Rolf Stommelen March-Ford 6 Electrical 14  
Ret 25 Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 6 Oil Leak 23  
Ret 23 Austria Niki Lauda March-Ford 4 Oil Leak 24  
Ret 27 United Kingdom Derek Bell Tecno 4 Engine 25  
Ret 29 South Africa Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 4 Physical 26  
Ret 18 Sweden Reine Wisell BRM 3 Engine 17  

Notes[edit]

  • Jacky Ickx took his last Formula One win in this race and scored his only Grand Chelem (English:Grand Slam) (led and won the whole race from pole position and set fastest lap). He also beat François Cevert's 1971 fastest lap record by more than seven seconds, and improved on the pole position record set by Jackie Stewart in the same year by 13 seconds.
  • Championship leader Emerson Fittipaldi's John Player Special Lotus suffered a rare mechanical failure and retired after a gearbox fire.
  • Jackie Stewart had a long battle for second place with Clay Regazzoni before the two tangled on the last lap at Hatzenbach. Stewart crashed into the Armco barrier, destroying his Tyrrell's suspension and losing the opportunity to close the gap on Fittipaldi in the title race.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Formula One World - History - German Grand Prix 1972". Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 


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