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1972 World Championship Victory Race

The 2nd World Championship Victory Race, formally the John Player Challenge Trophy, was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 22 October 1972 at Brands Hatch, Kent. The race was run over 40 laps of the circuit. Jean-Pierre Beltoise won in his BRM P180. The entry included several Formula 5000 cars.

1972 World Championship Victory Race
Non-championship race in the 1972 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 22 October 1972
Official name II World Championship Victory Race
Location Brands Hatch, Kent
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 170.59 km (106 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:20.8
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Time 1:23.8
Podium
First BRM
Second Surtees-Ford
Third Surtees-Ford

QualifyingEdit

Note: a blue background indicates a Formula 5000 entrant.

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:20.8
2 12   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:21.4 +0.6
3 31   Brian Redman McLaren-Ford 1:21.8 +1.0
4 9   Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6
5 10   Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6
6 7   Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6
7 3   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:23.0 +2.2
8 52   Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet 1:23.2 +2.4
9 5   Peter Gethin BRM 1:23.2 +2.4
10 23   John Watson March-Ford 1:23.6 +2.8
11 20   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 1:24.0 +3.2
12 11   Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 1:24.0 +3.2
13 17   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:24.2 +3.4
14 19   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:24.2 +3.4
15 4   Vern Schuppan BRM 1:24.2 +3.4
16 14   Mike Beuttler March-Ford 1:24.6 +3.8
17 60   John Cannon March-Rover 1:25.6 +4.8
18 39   Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 1:25.6 +4.8
19 42   Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 1:25.8 +5.0
20 16   Chris Amon Politoys-Ford 1:26.4 +5.6
21 44   Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet 1:27.0 +6.2
22 38   Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 1:28.8 +8.0
23 36   Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet 1:28.8 +8.0
24 34   Guy Edwards McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.2 +8.4
25 40   Tony Lanfranchi McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.8 +9.0
26 65   Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2 +9.4
27 51   David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2 +9.4
28 63   Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.4 +9.6
29 22   David Purley Connew-Ford 1:30.8 +10.0
30 35   Brett Lunger McRae-Chevrolet 1:32.0 +11.2
31 31   Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet n/a † -
32 67   Roger Williamson Kitchmac-Chevrolet 1:33.8 +13.0

† Holland's car was qualified by Brian Redman.

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 3   Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM BRM 59:47.8 7
2 10   Carlos Pace Team Surtees Surtees-Ford + 6.6 s 5
3 11   Andrea de Adamich Team Surtees Surtees-Ford 12
4 4   Vern Schuppan BRM BRM + 1 lap 15
5 5   Peter Gethin BRM BRM + 1 lap 9
6 23   John Watson Hexagon of Highgate March-Ford + 1 lap 10
7 31   Brian Redman Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford + 1 lap 3
8 12   Ronnie Peterson March Engineering March-Ford + 1 lap 2
9 9   Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Surtees-Ford + 2 laps 4
10 20   Carlos Reutemann Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford + 2 laps 11
11 31   Keith Holland Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet + 2 laps 31
12 52   Graham McRae Crown Lynn Potteries McRae-Chevrolet + 3 laps 8
13 36   Ian Ashley WMG Marketing Lola-Chevrolet + 3 laps 23
14 42   Alan Rollinson Alan McKechnie Racing Lola-Chevrolet + 3 laps 19
15 14   Mike Beuttler Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing March-Ford + 3 laps 16
16 60   John Cannon Sid Taylor March-Rover + 3 laps 17
NC 7   Jody Scheckter Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford + 6 laps 6
Ret 39   Gijs van Lennep Speed International Racing Surtees-Chevrolet Tyre wear 18
Ret 16   Chris Amon Frank Williams Racing Cars Politoys-Ford Engine 20
Ret 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Oil pressure 1
Ret 67   Roger Williamson Powrmatic H&V Kitchmac-Chevrolet Tyre wear 32
Ret 63   Teddy Pilette Racing Team VDS McLaren-Chevrolet Valve gear 28
Ret 19   Graham Hill Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford Gear linkage 14
Ret 38   Ray Allen Speed International Racing McLaren-Chevrolet Stopped 22
Ret 65   Clive Baker Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet Stopped 26
Ret 17   Henri Pescarolo Frank Williams Racing Cars March-Cosworth Steering damage 13
DNS 44   Steve Thompson Alan Brodle McLaren-Chevrolet 21
DNS 34   Guy Edwards J. T. Butterworth McLaren-Chevrolet 24
DNS 40   Tony Lanfranchi Speed International Racing McLaren-Chevrolet 25
DNS 51   David Prophet David Prophet Racing McLaren-Chevrolet 27
DNS 22   David Purley LEC Refrigeration Racing Connew-Ford 29

ReferencesEdit

  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]


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