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1972 European Formula Two Championship

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1972 European Formula Two season
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The 1972 European Formula Two season was contested over 14 rounds. British Mike Hailwood, a previously famous motorcycle racer, was the season champion, driving a Surtees-Ford.[1]

CalendarEdit

Race No Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1   Mallory Park 12 March 50+50 2.17=217.0 km 1'14:32.8 174.656 km/h   Ronnie Peterson
  Dave Morgan
  Ronnie Peterson   Dave Morgan
2   Thruxton 3 April 50 3.791=189.55 km 1'00:19.4
1 lap down
188.534 km/h
-
  Ronnie Peterson
  Mike Hailwood
  Ronnie Peterson   Ronnie Peterson
  Niki Lauda
3   Hockenheim 16 April 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'25:24.2 190.784 km/h   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
  Patrick Depailler
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud   Niki Lauda
4   Pau 7 May 70 2.76=193.2 km 1'33:40.8 123.740 km/h   François Cevert   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud   Peter Gethin
5   Crystal Palace 29 May 50 2.238=111.85 km 0'41:32.4 161.555 km/h   Mike Hailwood   François Cevert
  Jody Scheckter
  Jody Scheckter
6   Hockenheim 11 June 15+15 6.789=203.67 km 1'13:39.2
1'15:05,6
165.915 km/h
162.733 km/h
  Niki Lauda   Emerson Fittipaldi   Emerson Fittipaldi
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
7   Rouen 25 June 30 5.543=166.29 km 0'54:20.0
0'54:28.0
183.633 km/h
183.184 km/h
  Emerson Fittipaldi   Mike Hailwood   Emerson Fittipaldi
  Mike Hailwood
8   Österreichring 9 July 34 5.911=200.974 km 0'59:23.51
0'59:39.52
203.032 km/h
202.124 km/h
  Emerson Fittipaldi
  Mike Hailwood
  Emerson Fittipaldi   Emerson Fittipaldi
  Mike Hailwood
9   Imola 23 July 28+28 5.018=281.008 km 1'28:08.2
1'28:16.7
191.299 km/h
190.299 km/h
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud   Peter Gethin   John Surtees
  Bob Wollek
10   Mantorp Park 6 August 36+36 4.092=294.624 km 1'45:50.0 167.031 km/h   Peter Gethin   Peter Gethin   Mike Hailwood
11   Pergusa-Enna 20 August 32+32 4.797=307.008 km 1'33:22.8
1'33:46.2
197.264 km/h
196.443 km/h
  Mike Hailwood   Carlos Pace   Henri Pescarolo
  Patrick Depailler
12   Salzburgring 3 September 30+30 4.238=254.28 km 1'13:31.76 207.493 km/h   Carlos Pace   Mike Hailwood   Mike Hailwood
13   Albi 24 September 32 3.636=116.352 km 0'37:53.5 184.239 km/h   Dave Morgan   Patrick Depailler   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
14   Hockenheim 1 October 32 6.789=217.248 km 1'07:22.7
1'07:40,6
193.458 km/h
192.605 km/h
  Emerson Fittipaldi
  Mike Hailwood
  Emerson Fittipaldi   Tim Schenken
  Mike Hailwood
  Vallelunga 15 October cancelled

Note:

Race 1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

Race 2, 4, 5, 7 and 13 were held with two semi-final heats and the final run, with time only shown for the final.

Race 2, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 was won by a graded driver, all graded drivers are shown in Italics.

Race 3 Bert Hawthorne was fatally injured in practice.

Final point standingsEdit

DriverEdit

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 10 results count. No driver had a point deduction.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine MAL
 
THR
 
HOC
 
PAU
 
CRY
 
HOC
 
ROU
 
ÖST
 
EMM
 
MAN
 
IMO
 
SAL
 
ALB
 
HOC
 
Points
1   Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Surtees Ford 2 - - 2 6 - 9 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 55
2   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Écurie A.S.C.A. Brabham Ford - - 9 3 - 9 - - 2 4 1 - 9 - 37
3   Patrick Depailler Coombs Racing March Ford - - - 6 2 - - 3 - - 9 1 6 - 27
4   Carlos Reutemann Motul Rondel Racing Brabham Ford 4 - - - 4 3 6 6 - 1 2 - - - 26
5   Niki Lauda March Engineering March Ford 6 9 - - - - - - 6 - - 2 - 2 25
6   Dave Morgan Reeves Racing Brabham Ford 9 - - - - 2 4 4 - - - 4 - - 23
7   Bob Wollek Motul Rondel Racing Brabham Ford - - 4 1 - - 1 2 9 - - - 4 - 21
8   Jody Scheckter McLaren McLaren Ford 3 - - - 9 - - - 3 - - - - - 15
9   Mike Beuttler Team Clarke-Mordaunt March Ford - - 6 - - 6 - - - - - - - - 12
  Peter Gethin Chevron Racing Chevron Ford - - - 9 - - - - - - - 3 - - 12
11   Carlos Ruesch Team Surtees Surtees Ford - - - - - 1 - 1 - 2 6 - 1 - 11
12   Wilson Fittipaldi Team Bardahl Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - - 4 - - 6 10
13   Xavier Perrot Squadra Tartarurga March Ford 1 - 3 - - 4 - - - - - - - - 8
14   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Coombs Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - 7
Coombs Racing Elf-Alpine Ford 1
15   Patrick Dal Bo Banting & Earle Racing Pygmée Ford - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
  Carlos Pace Team Surtees Surtees Ford - - - - - - - - - - - 6 - - 6
17   Tom Belsø Team Viking Brabham Ford - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 3 - 5
  James Hunt Hesketh Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 3 5
19   Claudio Francisci Elcom Racing Brabham Ford - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
  David Purley Lec March Ford - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - 4
  Andrea de Adamich Team Surtees Surtees Ford - - - - - - - - 4 - - - - - 4
  John Watson Team McCall-Tui Leda-Tui Ford - - - - - - 3 - 1 - - - - - 4
  Tino Brambilla private entry March Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 4
24   Vic Elford Chevron Racing Chevron Ford - - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
  Brett Lunger Space Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - 3
  Hiroshi Kazato Bloore Racing March Ford - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - 3
27   José Dolhem Team Arnold March Ford - - - - - - 2 - - - - - - - 2
28   John Wingfield Nicoby Racing Brabham Ford - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1
  Jochen Mass March Engineering March Ford - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1

Note:

Only drivers which were not graded were able to score points.

Race 2 not all points were awarded (not enough finishers).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1972 European F2 Trophy". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2018.