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The 1972 British Grand Prix (formally the John Player Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 15 July 1972. It was race 7 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was won by Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi driving a Lotus 72D.

1972 British Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 15 July 1972
Official name John Player Grand Prix[1]
Location Brands Hatch
Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.26 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 324.122 km (201.400 mi)
Weather Warm, dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:22.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:24.0 on lap 58
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

Ronnie Peterson suffered an engine failure with less than two laps to go, and crashed into the parked cars of Graham Hill and François Cevert.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 76 1:47:50.2 2 9
2 1   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 76 + 4.1 4 6
3 19   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 76 + 1:12.5 3 4
4 17   Chris Amon Matra 75 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 18   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 6   Arturo Merzario Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 9 1
7 3   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 74 Engine/accident 8  
8 27   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 73 + 3 Laps 10  
9 4   Niki Lauda March-Ford 73 + 3 Laps 19  
10 33   Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Ford 71 + 5 Laps 25  
11 11   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 70 + 6 Laps 6  
12 28   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 69 Suspension 22  
13 31   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 69 + 7 Laps 23  
Ret 22   Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 64 Suspension 5  
Ret 2   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 60 Spun off 12  
Ret 9   Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 59 Suspension 15  
Ret 5   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 49 Oil pressure 1  
Ret 26   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 47 Spun off 21  
Ret 25   Carlos Pace March-Ford 39 Differential 13  
Ret 14   Jackie Oliver BRM 36 Suspension 14  
Ret 21   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 31 Gearbox 7  
Ret 29   Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 21 Gearbox 24  
Ret 30   Nanni Galli Tecno 9 Spun off 18  
Ret 24   Henri Pescarolo Politoys-Ford 7 Accident 26  
Ret 12   Peter Gethin BRM 5 Engine 16  
Ret 23   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 3 Accident 20  
DNS 34   François Migault Connew-Ford   Suspension    
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1972 Formula 1 World Championship Programmes". The Programme Covers Project.
  2. ^ "1972 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Britain 1972 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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