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The 1972 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 10 September 1972. It was race 10 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

Italy  1972 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Monza 1972.jpg
Date 10 September 1972
Official name 43o Gran Premio d'Italia[1]
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.775 km (3.588 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 317.625 km (197.363 mi)
Weather Dry and sunny
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:35.65
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 1:36.3
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Surtees-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

Before the race, the Monza circuit was modified with the addition of two chicanes, one before the Curva Grande and one at the site of the old Curva Vialone, in order to reduce speeds in the interests of safety.

The 55-lap race was won by Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi, driving a Lotus-Ford, after he started from sixth position. With the win, Fittipaldi sealed the Drivers' Championship, becoming the youngest ever champion at 25 years and 273 days until superseded by Fernando Alonso at 24 years and 59 days in 2005; Lotus also secured the Manufacturers' Cup. Englishman Mike Hailwood finished second in a Surtees-Ford, with New Zealander Denny Hulme third in a McLaren-Ford.

The race marked the last win for American tyre manufacturer Firestone in Formula One. It was also the last race in which 1964 World Champion John Surtees competed.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 55 1:29:58.4 6 9
2 10   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 55 + 14.5 9 6
3 14   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 55 + 23.8 5 4
4 15   Peter Revson McLaren-Ford 55 + 35.7 8 3
5 28   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 55 + 1:05.6 13 2
6 23   Peter Gethin BRM 55 + 1:21.9 12 1
7 3   Mario Andretti Ferrari 54 + 1 Lap 7  
8 21   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 54 + 1 Lap 16  
9 19   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 24  
10 16   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 54 + 1 Lap 25  
11 22   Howden Ganley BRM 52 + 3 Laps 17  
12 24   Reine Wisell BRM 51 + 4 Laps 10  
13 18   Niki Lauda March-Ford 50 + 5 Laps 20  
Ret 4   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 46 Electrical 1  
Ret 20   Chris Amon Matra 38 Brakes 2  
Ret 9   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 33 Brakes 21  
Ret 29   Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham-Ford 20 Suspension 19  
Ret 7   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 20 Fuel System 22  
Ret 8   Tim Schenken Surtees-Ford 20 Spun Off 15  
Ret 5   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 16 Collision 4  
Ret 26   Carlos Pace March-Ford 15 Collision 18  
Ret 30   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 14 Suspension 11  
Ret 2   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 14 Engine 14  
Ret 11   Nanni Galli Tecno 6 Engine 23  
Ret 1   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 0 Clutch 3  
DNQ 25   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford    
DNQ 12   Derek Bell Tecno        
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • Team Lotus was forced to run only one car because Emerson Fittipaldi's Lotus 72D was seriously damaged in an accident while being transported to Monza. Fittipaldi raced another 72D, but with specifications very close to the 1970 model.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1972". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "1972 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 


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