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The 1972 Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 19 March 1972. The race was also open to Formula 5000 cars. F1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi qualified on pole, set fastest lap and won. Alan Rollinson was the best-placed F5000 finisher, and tenth overall.

1972 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1972 Formula One season
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Race details
Date March 19, 1976 (1976-03-19)
Official name VII Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Fawkham, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.206 km (2.6136 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 168.24 km (104.544 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:23.9
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1:23.8
First Lotus-Cosworth
Second Surtees-Cosworth
Third McLaren-Cosworth



Pos. Driver Constructor Time/Laps
1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth 56:40.6
2   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Cosworth +3.4
3   Denny Hulme McLaren-Cosworth +25.1
4   Peter Gethin BRM +25.7
5   Tim Schenken Surtees-Cosworth +26.4
6   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM +26.8
7   Howden Ganley BRM +34.1
8   Peter Revson McLaren-Cosworth +53.2
9   Dave Walker Lotus-Cosworth +1:24.2
10   Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 39 laps
11   Rolf Stommelen Eifelland-Cosworth 39 laps
12   Ronnie Peterson March-Cosworth 39 laps
13   Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 38 laps
14   Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 37 laps
Ret   Brian Redman McLaren-Chevrolet 35 laps, spin/stalled
Ret   Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 18 laps; suspension
Ret   Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth 3 laps; fuel pump
DNS   Graham McRae Leda-Chevrolet withdrawn1; protest
DNS   Keith Holland McLaren-Chevrolet withdrawn; engine

1McRae withdrew in protest after having had his win in the F5000 Championship race overturned.