1972 British Grand Prix

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1972 British Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 15 July 1972
Official name John Player Grand Prix[1]
Location Brands Hatch
Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.26 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 324.122 km (201.400 mi)
Weather Warm, dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:22.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:24.0 on lap 58
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

The 1972 British Grand Prix (formally the John Player Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 15 July 1972. It was race 7 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race 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 Engine/accident 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 Eifelland-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  
DNS 34 France François Migault Connew-Ford   Suspension    
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Formula 1 World Championship Programmes". The Programme Covers Project.
  2. ^ "1972 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Britain 1972 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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