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1972 Formula One season

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1972 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1972 Formula One season was the 23rd FIA Formula One season. It featured the 23rd World Championship of Drivers, the 15th International Cup for F1 Manufacturers <ref>FIA Yearbook, 1974, pages 119 & 121</ref> and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship season commenced on January 23 and ended on October 8 after twelve races.

Season summary

For 1972 Team Lotus focussed again on the type 72 chassis. Imperial Tobacco continued its sponsorship of the team under its new John Player Special brand. The cars, now often referred to as 'JPS', were fielded in a new black and gold livery. Lotus took the championship by surprise in 1972 with 25-year old Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi who became the youngest world champion at that point. Stewart came second in the championship.

The British Racing Motors (BRM) team took its last victory when Jean-Pierre Beltoise won the rain-affected 1972 Monaco Grand Prix in a BRM P160.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Constructor Report
1 Template:Country flagicon Argentine Grand Prix Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez January 23 Template:Country flagicon Carlos Reutemann Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell-Ford Report
2 Template:Country flagicon South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 4 Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Mike Hailwood Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme Template:Country flagicon McLaren-Ford Report
3 Template:Country flagicon Spanish Grand Prix Circuito Permanente Del Jarama May 1 Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Ford Report
4 Template:Country flagicon Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco May 14 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Beltoise Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Beltoise Template:Country flagicon BRM Report
5 Template:Country flagicon Belgian Grand Prix Nivelles-Baulers June 4 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Chris Amon Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Ford Report
6 Template:Country flagicon French Grand Prix Charade Circuit July 2 Template:Country flagicon Chris Amon Template:Country flagicon Chris Amon Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell-Ford Report
7 Template:Country flagicon British Grand Prix Brands Hatch July 15 Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Ford Report
8 Template:Country flagicon German Grand Prix Nürburgring July 30 Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Ferrari Report
9 Template:Country flagicon Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring August 13 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Ford Report
10 Template:Country flagicon Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza September 10 Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Ford Report
11 Template:Country flagicon Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park September 24 Template:Country flagicon Peter Revson Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell-Ford Report
12 Template:Country flagicon United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen International October 8 Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell-Ford Report

Drivers and constructors

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Template:Country flagicon Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT33
BT34
BT37
Cosworth V8 G Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill All
Template:Country flagicon Carlos Reutemann 1-2, 5-12
Template:Country flagicon Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior 3-12
Template:Country flagicon Marlboro BRM BRM P160B
P153
P180
P160C
BRM V12
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Howden Ganley 1-6, 8-12
Template:Country flagicon Reine Wisell 1, 3-10
Template:Country flagicon Peter Gethin 1-7, 9-12
Template:Country flagicon Alex Soler-Roig 1, 3
Template:Country flagicon Helmut Marko 1-2, 4-8
Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Beltoise 2-12
Template:Country flagicon Jackie Oliver 7
Template:Country flagicon Bill Brack 11
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari F12
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx All
Template:Country flagicon Clay Regazzoni 1-5, 8-12
Template:Country flagicon Mario Andretti 1-3, 5, 7, 10, 12
Template:Country flagicon Nanni Galli 6
Template:Country flagicon Arturo Merzario 7-8
Template:Country flagicon John Player Team Lotus
Template:Country flagicon World Wide Racing
Lotus 72D Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi All
Template:Country flagicon Dave Walker 1-9, 12
Template:Country flagicon Reine Wisell 11-12
Template:Country flagicon STP March Racing Team March 721 Cosworth V8 G


  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Ronnie Peterson All
Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda All
Template:Country flagicon Equipe Matra Sports Matra MS120C
MS120D
Matra V12 G Template:Country flagicon Chris Amon All
Template:Country flagicon Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19A
M19C
Cosworth V8 G Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme All
Template:Country flagicon Peter Revson 1-3, 5, 7, 10-12
Template:Country flagicon Brian Redman 4, 6, 8
Template:Country flagicon Jody Scheckter 12
Template:Country flagicon Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees Surtees TS9B
TS14
Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Tim Schenken All
Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Adamich 1-3, 5-12
Template:Country flagicon Mike Hailwood 2-10, 12
Template:Country flagicon John Surtees 10, 12
Template:Country flagicon Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 003
002
004
005
006
Cosworth V8 G Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart All
Template:Country flagicon François Cevert All
Template:Country flagicon Patrick Depailler 6, 12
Template:Country flagicon Team Williams Motul March 711
721
Cosworth V8 G Template:Country flagicon Carlos Pace 2-12
Template:Country flagicon Henri Pescarolo 1-6, 8-12
7
Politoys FX3
Template:Country flagicon Team Eifelland Caravans Eifelland 21 Cosworth V8 G Template:Country flagicon Rolf Stommelen 2-9
Template:Country flagicon Scribante Lucky Strike Racing Lotus 72D Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Dave Charlton 2, 6-8
Template:Country flagicon Team Gunston Surtees TS9 Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon John Love 2
Brabham BT33 Template:Country flagicon Willie Ferguson 2
Template:Country flagicon Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March 721G Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Mike Beuttler 3-12
Surtees TS9B Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Adamich 4
Template:Country flagicon Martini Racing Tecno PA123/3 Cosworth V8
Tecno F12
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Nanni Galli 3-5, 7, 9-12
Template:Country flagicon Derek Bell 6, 8, 10-12
Template:Country flagicon Darnval Connew Racing Team Connew PC1 Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon François Migault 7, 9
Template:Country flagicon Gene Mason Racing March 711 Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Skip Barber 11-12
Template:Country flagicon Champcarr Inc. Surtees TS9B Cosworth V8
  1. REDIRECT Firestone
Template:Country flagicon Sam Posey 12

Results and standings

Drivers

Points for the 1972 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race. For classification, only the best five results from the first half of the season and the best five results from the second half of the season could be retained.

Pos Driver ARG
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RSA
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ESP
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MON
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BEL
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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ITA
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CAN
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USA
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Points
1 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Ret 2 1 3 1 2 1 Ret 1 1 11 Ret 61
2 Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart 1 Ret Ret 4 1 2 11 7 Ret 1 1 45
3 Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme 2 1 Ret 15 3 7 5 Ret 2 3 3 3 39
4 Template:Country flagicon Jacky Ickx 3 8 2 2 Ret 11 Ret 1 Ret Ret 12 5 27
5 Template:Country flagicon Peter Revson Ret 3 5 7 3 3 4 2 18 23
6 Template:Country flagicon François Cevert Ret 9 Ret NC 2 4 Ret 10 9 Ret Ret 2 15
7 Template:Country flagicon Clay Regazzoni 4 12 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret 5 8 15
8 Template:Country flagicon Mike Hailwood Ret Ret Ret 4 6 Ret Ret 4 2 17 13
9 Template:Country flagicon Ronnie Peterson 6 5 Ret 11 9 5 7 3 12 9 DSQ 4 12
10 Template:Country flagicon Chris Amon DNS 15 Ret 6 6 3 4 15 5 Ret 6 15 12
11 Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Beltoise Ret Ret 1 Ret 15 11 9 8 8 Ret Ret 9
12 Template:Country flagicon Mario Andretti Ret 4 Ret 7 6 4
13 Template:Country flagicon Howden Ganley 9 NC Ret Ret 8 4 6 11 10 Ret 4
14 Template:Country flagicon Brian Redman 5 9 5 Ret 4
15 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill Ret 6 10 12 Ret 10 Ret 6 Ret 5 8 11 4
16 Template:Country flagicon Carlos Reutemann 7 Ret 13 12 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 3
17 Template:Country flagicon Andrea de Adamich Ret NC 4 7 Ret 14 Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret 3
18 Template:Country flagicon José Carlos Pace 17 6 17 5 Ret Ret NC NC Ret 9 Ret 3
19 Template:Country flagicon Tim Schenken 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 17 Ret 14 11 Ret 7 Ret 2
20 Template:Country flagicon Arturo Merzario 6 12 1
21 Template:Country flagicon Peter Gethin Ret NC Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 6 Ret Ret 1
22 Template:Country flagicon Wilson Fittipaldi 7 9 Ret 8 12 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
23 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda 11 7 Ret 16 12 Ret 9 Ret 10 13 DSQ NC 0
24 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Depailler NC 7 0
25 Template:Country flagicon Helmut Marko 10 14 8 10 Ret 0
26 Template:Country flagicon Mike Beuttler DNQ 13 Ret 19 13 8 Ret 10 NC 13 0
27 Template:Country flagicon Henri Pescarolo 8 11 11 Ret NC Ret Ret DNQ 13 14 0
28 Template:Country flagicon David Walker DSQ 10 9 14 14 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
29 Template:Country flagicon Jody Scheckter 9 0
30 Template:Country flagicon Rolf Stommelen 13 Ret 10 11 16 10 Ret Ret 0
31 Template:Country flagicon Reine Wisell Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 0
32 Template:Country flagicon Sam Posey 12 0
33 Template:Country flagicon Nanni Galli Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 0
34 Template:Country flagicon Skip Barber NC 16 0
35 Rhodesia John Love 16 0
Template:Country flagicon Dave Charlton Ret DNQ Ret Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Derek Bell Ret DNQ Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Alex Soler-Roig Ret Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Jackie Oliver Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon François Migault Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon John Surtees Ret 0
Template:Country flagicon Bill Brack Ret 0
Pos Driver ARG
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RSA
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ESP
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MON
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BEL
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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ITA
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CAN
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USA
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Points

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Constructors

Points for the 1972 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points. For classification, only the best five results from the first half of the season and the best five results from the second half of the season could be retained.

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points<ref name="points">Only the best 5 results from the first 6 races and the best 5 results from the last 6 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.</ref> Wins Podiums Poles
1 Template:Country flagicon Lotus-Ford 72D Ford Cosworth DFV 61 5 8 3
2 Template:Country flagicon Tyrrell-Ford 002
003
004
005
006
Ford Cosworth DFV 51 4 7 2
3 Template:Country flagicon McLaren-Ford M19A
M19C
Ford Cosworth DFV 47 (49) 1 11 1
4 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 312B2-72 Ferrari 001/1 33 1 6 4
5 Template:Country flagicon Surtees-Ford TS9A
TS9B
TS14
Ford Cosworth DFV 18 1
6 Template:Country flagicon March-Ford 721
721X
721G
Ford Cosworth DFV 15 1
7 Template:Country flagicon BRM P153
P153B
P160B
P160C
P180
BRM P142 14 1 1
8 Template:Country flagicon Matra MS120C
MS120D
Matra MS71 12 1 1
9 Template:Country flagicon Brabham-Ford BT33
BT34
BT37
Ford Cosworth DFV 7 1
10 Template:Country flagicon Politoys-Ford FX3 Ford Cosworth DFV
11 Template:Country flagicon Tecno PA123 Tecno Series-P
12 Template:Country flagicon Connew-Ford PC Ford Cosworth DFV

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races were also held in 1972, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Template:Country flagicon VII Race of Champions Brands Hatch March 19 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus Report
Template:Country flagicon I Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos March 30 Template:Country flagicon Carlos Reutemann Template:Country flagicon Brabham-Cosworth Report
Template:Country flagicon XXIV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone April 23 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus Report
Template:Country flagicon XIX International Gold Cup Oulton Park May 29 Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme Template:Country flagicon McLaren-Cosworth Report
Template:Country flagicon I Italian Republic Grand Prix Vallelunga June 18 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Template:Country flagicon Lotus Report
Template:Country flagicon II World Championship Victory Race Brands Hatch October 22 Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Beltoise Template:Country flagicon BRM Report

See Also

Formula One World Championship seasons

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