1972 Race of Champions

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1972 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1972 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date March 19, 1976 (1976-03-19)
Official name VII Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Fawkham, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.206 km (2.6136 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 168.24 km (104.544 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:23.9
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:23.8
Podium
First Lotus-Cosworth
Second Surtees-Cosworth
Third McLaren-Cosworth

The 1972 Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 19 March 1972. The race was also open to Formula 5000 cars. F1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi qualified on pole, set fastest lap and won. Alan Rollinson was the best-placed F5000 finisher, and tenth overall.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Driver Constructor Car Lap Gap
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 72 01:23.9
2 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM BRM P160 01:24.1 +0.2
3 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS9 01:24.1 +0.2
4 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M19A 01:24.3 +0.4
5 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Cosworth McLaren M19A 01:24.3 +0.4
6 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM BRM P160 01:24.8 +0.9
7 Australia Tim Schenken Surtees-Cosworth Surtees TS9 01:24.8 +0.9
8 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Cosworth March 721 01:25.6 +1.7
9 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM BRM P160 01:25.8 +1.9
10 United Kingdom Dave Walker Lotus-Cosworth Lotus 72 01:25.8 +1.9
11 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth March 721 01:26.0 +2.1
12 West Germany Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Cosworth Eifelland Type 21 01:26.2 +2.3
13 New Zealand Graham McRae Leda-Chevrolet Leda LT27 01:26.3 +2.4
14 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet Surtees TS11 01:26.9 +3.0
15 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Chevrolet McLaren M10B 01:27.2 +3.3
16 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet Lola T300 01:27.4 +3.5
17 United Kingdom Keith Holland McLaren-Chevrolet McLaren M10B 01:28.6 +4.7
18 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet McLaren M18 01:29.9 +6.0
19 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet McLaren M22 01:29.9 +6.0

Classification[edit]

Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Laps
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth 56:40.6
2 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Cosworth +3.4
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Cosworth +25.1
4 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM +25.7
5 Australia Tim Schenken Surtees-Cosworth +26.4
6 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM +26.8
7 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM +34.1
8 United States Peter Revson McLaren-Cosworth +53.2
9 Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Cosworth +1:24.2
10 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 39 laps
11 West Germany Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Cosworth 39 laps
12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Cosworth 39 laps
13 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 38 laps
14 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 37 laps
Ret United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Chevrolet 35 laps, spin/stalled
Ret Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 18 laps; suspension
Ret United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth 3 laps; fuel pump
DNS New Zealand Graham McRae Leda-Chevrolet withdrawn1; protest
DNS United Kingdom Keith Holland McLaren-Chevrolet withdrawn; engine

1McRae withdrew in protest after having had his win in the F5000 Championship race overturned.

References[edit]


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