1972 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 10 of 12 in the 1972 Formula One season
Monza 1972.jpg
Date September 10, 1972
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
5.775 km ( mi)
Distance 55 laps, 317.625 km ( mi)
Weather Dry and sunny
Pole position
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 1:35.65
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 1:36.3
Podium
First Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Second United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford
Third New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford

The 1972 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on September 10, 1972. It was the first race to feature Monza's chicanes, one before the Curva Grande and one at the site of the old Curva Vialone, which were installed to limit speeds around the track in the interests of safety.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 55 1:29:58.4 6 9
2 10 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 55 + 14.5 9 6
3 14 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 55 + 23.8 5 4
4 15 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 55 + 35.7 8 3
5 28 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 55 + 1:05.6 13 2
6 23 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 55 + 1:21.9 12 1
7 3 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 54 + 1 Lap 7  
8 21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 54 + 1 Lap 16  
9 19 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 24  
10 16 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 25  
11 22 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 52 + 3 Laps 17  
12 24 Sweden Reine Wisell BRM 51 + 4 Laps 10  
13 18 Austria Niki Lauda March-Ford 50 + 5 Laps 20  
Ret 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 46 Electrical 1  
Ret 20 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 38 Brakes 2  
Ret 9 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 33 Brakes 21  
Ret 29 Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 20 Suspension 19  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 20 Fuel System 22  
Ret 8 Australia Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 20 Spun Off 15  
Ret 5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 16 Collision 4  
Ret 26 Brazil Carlos Pace March-Ford 15 Collision 18  
Ret 30 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 14 Suspension 11  
Ret 2 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 14 Engine 14  
Ret 11 Italy Nanni Galli Tecno 6 Engine 23  
Ret 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 0 Clutch 3  
DNQ 25 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford    
DNQ 12 United Kingdom Derek Bell Tecno        

Notes[edit]

  • Emerson Fittipaldi won the race and became World Champion for the first time, the youngest ever champion at 25 years and 273 days, until superseded by Fernando Alonso in 2005.
  • By winning the race, Lotus won the Constructors' Championship with two races left to run.
  • The Team Lotus was forced to run only one car because the Emerson Fittipaldi's Lotus 72D damaged seriously due to the accident of the transporter that had occurred just while toward Monza. Fittipaldi used another 72D but the car was actually almost specification of the 1970 season.
  • Last win: Firestone
  • Last race: John Surtees

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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1972 Austrian Grand Prix
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