1972 World Championship Victory Race

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1972 Formula One season
Date 22 October 1972
Official name II World Championship Victory Race
Location Brands Hatch, Kent
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 170.59 km (106 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:20.8
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Time 1:23.8
Podium
First BRM
Second Surtees-Ford
Third Surtees-Ford

The 2nd World Championship Victory Race, formally the John Player Challenge Trophy, was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 22 October 1972 at Brands Hatch, Kent. The race was run over 40 laps of the circuit. Jean-Pierre Beltoise won in his BRM P180. The entry included several Formula 5000 cars.

Qualifying[edit]

Note: a blue background indicates a Formula 5000 entrant.

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:20.8
2 12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:21.4 +0.6
3 31 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford 1:21.8 +1.0
4 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6
5 10 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6
6 7 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6
7 3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:23.0 +2.2
8 52 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet 1:23.2 +2.4
9 5 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 1:23.2 +2.4
10 23 United Kingdom John Watson March-Ford 1:23.6 +2.8
11 20 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 1:24.0 +3.2
12 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 1:24.0 +3.2
13 17 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:24.2 +3.4
14 19 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:24.2 +3.4
15 4 Australia Vern Schuppan BRM 1:24.2 +3.4
16 14 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 1:24.6 +3.8
17 60 Canada John Cannon March-Rover 1:25.6 +4.8
18 39 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 1:25.6 +4.8
19 42 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 1:25.8 +5.0
20 16 New Zealand Chris Amon Politoys-Ford 1:26.4 +5.6
21 44 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet 1:27.0 +6.2
22 38 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 1:28.8 +8.0
23 36 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet 1:28.8 +8.0
24 34 United Kingdom Guy Edwards McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.2 +8.4
25 40 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.8 +9.0
26 65 United Kingdom Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2 +9.4
27 51 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2 +9.4
28 63 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.4 +9.6
29 22 United Kingdom David Purley Connew-Ford 1:30.8 +10.0
30 35 United States Brett Lunger McRae-Chevrolet 1:32.0 +11.2
31 31 United Kingdom Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet n/a † -
32 67 United Kingdom Roger Williamson Kitchmac-Chevrolet 1:33.8 +13.0

† Holland's car was qualified by Brian Redman.

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM BRM 59:47.8 7
2 10 Brazil Carlos Pace Team Surtees Surtees-Ford + 6.6 s 5
3 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich Team Surtees Surtees-Ford 12
4 4 Australia Vern Schuppan BRM BRM + 1 lap 15
5 5 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM BRM + 1 lap 9
6 23 United Kingdom John Watson Hexagon of Highgate March-Ford + 1 lap 10
7 31 United Kingdom Brian Redman Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford + 1 lap 3
8 12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March Engineering March-Ford + 1 lap 2
9 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Surtees-Ford + 2 laps 4
10 20 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford + 2 laps 11
11 31 United Kingdom Keith Holland Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet + 2 laps 31
12 52 New Zealand Graham McRae Crown Lynn Potteries McRae-Chevrolet + 3 laps 8
13 36 United Kingdom Ian Ashley WMG Marketing Lola-Chevrolet + 3 laps 23
14 42 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Alan McKechnie Racing Lola-Chevrolet + 3 laps 19
15 14 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing March-Ford + 3 laps 16
16 60 Canada John Cannon Sid Taylor March-Rover + 3 laps 17
NC 7 South Africa Jody Scheckter Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford + 6 laps 6
Ret 39 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Speed International Racing Surtees-Chevrolet Tyre wear 18
Ret 16 New Zealand Chris Amon Frank Williams Racing Cars Politoys-Ford Engine 20
Ret 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Oil pressure 1
Ret 67 United Kingdom Roger Williamson Powrmatic H&V Kitchmac-Chevrolet Tyre wear 32
Ret 63 Belgium Teddy Pilette Racing Team VDS McLaren-Chevrolet Valve gear 28
Ret 19 United Kingdom Graham Hill Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford Gear linkage 14
Ret 38 United Kingdom Ray Allen Speed International Racing McLaren-Chevrolet Stopped 22
Ret 65 United Kingdom Clive Baker Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet Stopped 26
Ret 17 France Henri Pescarolo Frank Williams Racing Cars March-Cosworth Steering damage 13
DNS 44 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Alan Brodle McLaren-Chevrolet 21
DNS 34 United Kingdom Guy Edwards J. T. Butterworth McLaren-Chevrolet 24
DNS 40 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi Speed International Racing McLaren-Chevrolet 25
DNS 51 United Kingdom David Prophet David Prophet Racing McLaren-Chevrolet 27
DNS 22 United Kingdom David Purley LEC Refrigeration Racing Connew-Ford 29

References[edit]

  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]


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