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The 1972 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Buenos Aires circuit on January 23, 1972. It was race 1 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 95-lap race was won by Tyrrell driver Jackie Stewart after he started from second position. Denny Hulme finished second for the McLaren team and Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx came in third.

Argentina  1972 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Layout of the Buenos Aires circuit in 1972
Layout of the Buenos Aires circuit in 1972
Date January 23, 1972
Official name IX Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina
Location Autodromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.346 km (2.079 mi)
Distance 95 laps, 317.87 km (197.505 mi)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Ford
Time 1:12.46
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:13.66 on lap 25
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second McLaren-Ford
Third Ferrari

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 21   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 95 1:57:58.82 2 9
2 17   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 95 + 25.96 4 6
3 8   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 95 + 59.39 8 4
4 9   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 95 + 1:06.72 6 3
5 19   Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 95 + 1:09.11 11 2
6 14   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 94 + 1 lap 10 1
7 2   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 93 + 2 laps 1  
8 23   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 93 + 2 laps 15  
9 3   Howden Ganley BRM 93 + 2 laps 13  
10 7   Helmut Marko BRM 93 + 2 laps 19  
11 15   Niki Lauda March-Ford 93 + 2 laps 22  
Ret 11   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 61 Suspension 5  
Ret 22   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 59 Gearbox 7  
Ret 4   Reine Wisell BRM 59 Water leak 17  
Ret 18   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 49 Engine 3  
Ret 10   Mario Andretti Ferrari 20 Engine 9  
Ret 20   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 11 Fuel system 14  
Ret 1   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 11 Fuel pump 16  
DSQ 12   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 8 Received outside assistance 20  
Ret 5   Peter Gethin BRM 1 Oil leak 18  
Ret 6   Alex Soler-Roig BRM 1 Accident 21  
DNS 16   Chris Amon Matra 0 Gearbox on warm-up lap 12  
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NotesEdit

  • Carlos Reutemann scored pole position on his debut on home soil.
  • Last points for Tim Schenken.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit