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The 1972 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nivelles on 4 June 1972. It was race 5 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 85-lap race was won by Lotus driver Emerson Fittipaldi after he started from pole position. François Cevert finished second for the Tyrrell team and McLaren driver Denny Hulme came in third.

Belgium  1972 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Circuit Nivelles-Baulers.png
Date June 4, 1972
Location Nivelles-Baulers, Nivelles, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.72 km (2.314 mi)
Distance 85 laps, 316.2 km (196.69 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:11.43
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Matra
Time 1:12.12 on lap 66
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 85 1:44:07.3 1 9
2 8   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 85 + 26.6 5 6
3 9   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 85 + 58.1 3 4
4 34   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 85 + 1:12.0 8 3
5 16   Carlos Pace March-Ford 84 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 5   Chris Amon Matra 84 + 1 Lap 13 1
7 10   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 7  
8 25   Howden Ganley BRM 83 + 2 Laps 15  
9 11   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 14  
10 27   Helmut Marko BRM 83 + 2 Laps 23  
11 6   Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Ford 83 + 2 Laps 20  
12 12   Niki Lauda March-Ford 82 + 3 Laps 25  
13 19   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 81 + 4 Laps 9  
14 33   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 79 + 6 Laps 12  
Ret 17   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 73 Suspension 16  
NC 15   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 59 Not Classified 19  
Ret 30   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 57 Accident 2  
Ret 36   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 55 Engine 10  
Ret 22   Nanni Galli Tecno 54 Accident 24  
Ret 29   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 47 Injection 4  
Ret 14   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 31 Halfshaft 22  
Ret 18   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 28 Gearbox 18  
Ret 24   Peter Gethin BRM 27 Fuel Pump 17  
Ret 23   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 15 Overheating 6  
Ret 35   Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 11 Overheating 21  
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Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit