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The 1972 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Österreichring on 13 August 1972. It was race 9 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 54-lap race was won by Lotus driver Emerson Fittipaldi after he started from pole position. Denny Hulme finished second for the McLaren team and his teammate Peter Revson came in third.

1972 Austrian Grand Prix
The Österreichring (in 1972)
The Österreichring (in 1972)
Race details
Date 13 August 1972
Official name V Holiday Großer Preis von Osterreich
Location Österreichring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.912 km (3.673 mi)
Distance 54 laps, 317.347 km (198.686 mi)
Weather Sunny, hot
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:35.97
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford
Time 1:38.32 on lap 47
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second McLaren-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford
Emerson Fittipaldi driving his Lotus during practice; he won the race using the team's spare car which carried the number 31.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 31   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 54 1:29:16.66 1 9
2 12   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 54 + 1.18 7 6
3 14   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 54 + 36.53 4 4
4 25   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 54 + 44.76 12 3
5 10   Chris Amon Matra 54 + 45.64 6 2
6 9   Howden Ganley BRM 54 + 1:01.19 10 1
7 1   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 54 + 1:09.09 3  
8 7   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 54 + 1:21.45 21  
9 2   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 53 + 1 Lap 20  
10 4   Niki Lauda March-Ford 53 +1 Lap 22  
11 24   Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 52 +2 Laps 8  
12 5   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 52 +2 Laps 11  
13 6   Peter Gethin BRM 51 +3 Laps 16  
14 11   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 51 +3 Laps 13  
15 27   Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Ford 48 Engine 17  
NC 23   Carlos Pace March-Ford 46 Not Classified 18  
NC 15   Nanni Galli Tecno 45 Oil Leak 23  
Ret 16   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 36 Injection 14  
Ret 28   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 31 Brakes 15  
Ret 3   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 24 Fuel System 24  
Ret 29   François Migault Connew-Ford 22 Suspension 25  
Ret 18   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 20 Fuel System 9  
Ret 17   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 14 Injection 5  
Ret 19   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 13 Fuel System 2  
Ret 21   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 6 Engine 19  
DNS 22   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford   Accident    
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1972 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Austria 1972 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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