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The 1972 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One non-championship race held at Interlagos on 30 March 1972.

1972 Brazilian Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1972 Formula One season
Interlagos 1973.jpg
Race details
Date March 30, 1972
Official name I Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 7.960[1] km (4.946 mi)
Distance 37 laps, 294.520 km (183.002 mi)
Weather Very Hot
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 2:32.4
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Time 2:35.2
Podium
First Brabham-Ford
Second March-Ford
Third Brabham-Ford

This race was held because at that time the FIA regulations required a demonstration race to be held as a quality check, before a Grand Prix was admitted as a championship race.[citation needed]

ClassificationEdit

Pos Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 37 1:37:16.248s 2
2   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 37 +1:27.656 3
3   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 37 +2:03.379 4
4   Helmut Marko BRM 36 + 1 Lap 11
5   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 36 + 1 Lap 5
6   Luiz Bueno March-Ford 35 + 2 Laps 10
Ret   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 32 Suspension 1
Ret   Alex Soler-Roig BRM 32 Suspension 12
Ret   Carlos Pace March-Ford 1 Throttle 7
Ret   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 0 Throttle 8
Ret   Peter Gethin BRM 0 Throttle 9
DNS   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM Ignition 6
DNQ   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford
DNQ   Reine Wisell Surtees-Ford

NotesEdit

  • Fastest lap: Emerson Fittipaldi – 2:35.2

ReferencesEdit

  • "1972 Brazilian Grand Prix". MotorSport. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  • "Brazilian GP (March 31st)". MotorSport. May 1972. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  • "Formula One World". Archived from the original on 2007-01-09. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  1. ^ "The Brazilian Grand Prix". MotorSport. March 1973. Retrieved 2017-11-13.


Previous race:
1972 Race of Champions
Formula One non-championship races
1972 season
Next race:
1972 BRDC International Trophy
Previous race:
None
Brazilian Grand Prix Next race:
1973 Brazilian Grand Prix