EMERSON FITTIPALDI - LOTUS

F1 WORLD CHAMPION 1972



Formula 1 - 1972 Round 07 - Britain Grand Prix
FULL RACE ON DVD
1 HOUR 33 MINS







1972 Formula One season






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 and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship season commenced on January 23 and ended on October 8 after twelve races.

Contents


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.

The Dutch Grand Prix was canceled this year because of safety arrangements that were not completed for the race. It was supposed to be held between the Belgian and French Grand Prix's at the usual location, Zandvoort.

Season review

RndRaceCircuitDatePole positionFastest lapWinning driverConstructorTyreReport
1Argentina Argentine Grand PrixAutódromo Oscar Alfredo GálvezJanuary 23Argentina Carlos ReutemannUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Tyrrell-FordGReport
2South Africa South African Grand PrixKyalamiMarch 4United Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Mike HailwoodNew Zealand Denny HulmeUnited Kingdom McLaren-FordGReport
3Spain Spanish Grand PrixCircuito Permanente Del JaramaMay 1Belgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxBrazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
4Monaco Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de MonacoMay 14Brazil Emerson FittipaldiFrance Jean-Pierre BeltoiseFrance Jean-Pierre BeltoiseUnited Kingdom BRMFReport
5Belgium Belgian Grand PrixNivelles-BaulersJune 4Brazil Emerson FittipaldiNew Zealand Chris AmonBrazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
6France French Grand PrixCharade CircuitJuly 2New Zealand Chris AmonNew Zealand Chris AmonUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Tyrrell-FordGReport
7United Kingdom British Grand PrixBrands HatchJuly 15Belgium Jacky IckxUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartBrazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
8Germany German Grand PrixNürburgringJuly 30Belgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxItaly FerrariFReport
9Austria Austrian Grand PrixÖsterreichringAugust 13Brazil Emerson FittipaldiNew Zealand Denny HulmeBrazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
10Italy Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale MonzaSeptember 10Belgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxBrazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
11Canada Canadian Grand PrixMosport ParkSeptember 24United States Peter RevsonUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Tyrrell-FordGReport
12United States United States Grand PrixWatkins Glen InternationalOctober 8United Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom Tyrrell-FordGReport

Drivers and constructors

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyreDriverRounds
United Kingdom Motor Racing DevelopmentsBrabhamBT33
BT34
BT37
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GUnited Kingdom Graham HillAll
Argentina Carlos Reutemann1-2, 5-12
Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior3-12
United Kingdom Marlboro BRMBRMP160B
P153
P180
P160C
BRM P142 3.0 V12FNew Zealand Howden Ganley1-6, 8-12
Sweden Reine Wisell1, 3-4, 6, 8, 10
United Kingdom Peter Gethin1-7, 9-12
Spain Alex Soler-Roig1, 3
Austria Helmut Marko1-2, 4-6
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise2-12
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver7
Canada Bill Brack11
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari312B2Ferrari 001/1 3.0 F12FBelgium Jacky IckxAll
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni1-5, 8-12
United States Mario Andretti1-3, 10, 12
Italy Nanni Galli6
Italy Arturo Merzario7-8
United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus
United Kingdom World Wide Racing
Lotus72DFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FBrazil Emerson FittipaldiAll
Australia David Walker1-9, 12
Sweden Reine Wisell11-12
United Kingdom STP March Racing TeamMarch721Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8G


F

Sweden Ronnie PetersonAll
Austria Niki LaudaAll
France Equipe Matra SportsMatraMS120C
MS120D
Matra MS72 3.0 V12GNew Zealand Chris AmonAll
United Kingdom Yardley Team McLarenMcLarenM19A
M19C
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GNew Zealand Denny HulmeAll
United States Peter Revson1-3, 5, 7, 10-12
United Kingdom Brian Redman4, 6, 8
South Africa Jody Scheckter12
United Kingdom Brooke Bond Oxo Team SurteesSurteesTS9B
TS14
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FAustralia Tim SchenkenAll
Italy Andrea de Adamich1-3, 5-12
United Kingdom Mike Hailwood2-10, 12
United Kingdom John Surtees10, 12
United Kingdom Elf Team TyrrellTyrrell003
002
004
005
006
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GUnited Kingdom Jackie Stewart1-4, 6-12
France François CevertAll
France Patrick Depailler6, 12
United Kingdom Team Williams MotulMarch
Politoys
711
721
FX3
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GFrance Henri Pescarolo1-12
Brazil Carlos Pace2-12
Germany Team Eifelland CaravansEifelland21Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GGermany Rolf Stommelen2-9
South Africa Scribante Lucky Strike RacingLotus72DFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FSouth Africa Dave Charlton2, 6-8
Rhodesia Team GunstonSurtees
Brabham
TS9
BT33
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FRhodesia John Love2
South Africa Willie Ferguson2
United Kingdom Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie RacingMarch
Surtees
721G
TS9B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited Kingdom Mike Beuttler3-12
Italy Andrea de Adamich4
Italy Martini RacingTecnoPA123/3Tecno Series-P 3.0 F12FItaly Nanni Galli5, 7, 9-10
United Kingdom Derek Bell6, 8, 10-12
United Kingdom Darnval Connew Racing TeamConnewPC1Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FFrance François Migault7, 9
United States Gene Mason RacingMarch711Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited States Skip Barber11-12
United States Champcarr Inc.SurteesTS9BFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited States Sam Posey12

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.

PosDriverARG
Argentina
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Points
1Brazil Emerson FittipaldiRet213121Ret1111Ret61
2United Kingdom Jackie Stewart1RetRet4
12117Ret1145
3New Zealand Denny Hulme21Ret15375Ret233339
4Belgium Jacky Ickx3822Ret11Ret1RetRet12527
5United States Peter RevsonRet35
7
3
3421823
6France François CevertRet9RetNC24Ret109RetRet215
7Switzerland Clay Regazzoni4123RetRet

2RetRet5815
8United Kingdom Mike Hailwood
RetRetRet46RetRet42
1713
9Sweden Ronnie Peterson65Ret119573129DSQ412
10New Zealand Chris AmonDNS15Ret6634155Ret61512
11France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
RetRet1Ret1511988RetRet9
12United States Mario AndrettiRet4Ret





7
64
13New Zealand Howden Ganley9NCRetRet8

461110Ret4
14United Kingdom Brian Redman


5
9
5


Ret4
15United Kingdom Graham HillRet61012Ret10Ret6Ret58114
16Argentina Carlos Reutemann7Ret

13128RetRetRet4Ret3
17Italy Andrea de AdamichRetNC47Ret14Ret1314RetRetRet3
18Brazil José Carlos Pace
176175RetRetNCNCRet9Ret3
19Australia Tim Schenken5Ret8RetRet17Ret1411Ret7Ret2
20Italy Arturo Merzario





612



1
21United Kingdom Peter GethinRetNCRetRetRet
Ret
136RetRet1
Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi

79Ret8127RetRetRetRet0
Austria Niki Lauda117Ret1612Ret9Ret1013DSQNC0
France Patrick Depailler




NC




70
Austria Helmut Marko1014
810Ret





0
United Kingdom Mike Beuttler

DNQ13Ret19138Ret10NC130
France Henri Pescarolo81111RetNC
RetRet
DNQ13140
Australia David WalkerDSQ109141418RetRetRet

Ret0
South Africa Jody Scheckter










90
Germany Rolf Stommelen
13Ret10111610Ret15


0
Sweden Reine WisellRet
RetRet
Ret
Ret
12Ret100
United States Sam Posey










120
Italy Nanni Galli



Ret13Ret
RetRet

0
United States Skip Barber









NC160
Rhodesia John Love
16









0
South Africa Dave Charlton
Ret


DNQRetRet



0
United Kingdom Derek Bell






Ret
DNQ
Ret0
Spain Alex Soler-RoigRet
Ret








0
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver





Ret




0
France François Migault





DNS
Ret


0
United Kingdom John Surtees








Ret

0
Canada Bill Brack









Ret
0
South Africa William Ferguson
DNS









0
PosDriverARG
Argentina
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Points
Key
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

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.

Pos.ManufacturerARG
Argentina
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts.[2]
1United Kingdom Lotus-FordRet213121Ret11111061
2United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford19Ret4212107Ret1151
3United Kingdom McLaren-Ford21553735232347 (49)
4Italy Ferrari3422Ret1161Ret75533
5United Kingdom Surtees-Ford5164746Ret134271218
6United Kingdom March-Ford6561055731099415
7United Kingdom BRM914Ret18151146610Ret14
8France MatraDNS15Ret6634155Ret61512
9United Kingdom Brabham-Ford767913886Ret54117
Italy Tecno



Ret
RetRetRetRet
Ret0
United Kingdom Politoys-Ford





Ret




0
United Kingdom Connew-Ford







Ret


0
Pos.ManufacturerARG
Argentina
RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results

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

Race NameCircuitDateWinning driverConstructorReport
United Kingdom VII Race of ChampionsBrands HatchMarch 19Brazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom LotusReport
Brazil I Brazilian Grand PrixInterlagosMarch 30Argentina Carlos ReutemannUnited Kingdom Brabham-CosworthReport
United Kingdom XXIV BRDC International TrophySilverstoneApril 23Brazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom LotusReport
United Kingdom XIX International Gold CupOulton ParkMay 29New Zealand Denny HulmeUnited Kingdom McLaren-CosworthReport
Italy I Italian Republic Grand PrixVallelungaJune 18Brazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom LotusReport
United Kingdom II World Championship Victory RaceBrands HatchOctober 22France Jean-Pierre BeltoiseUnited Kingdom BRMReport

Notes & references

  1. FIA Yearbook, 1974, pages 119 & 121
  2. ^ Only the best 5 results from the first 6 rounds and the best 5 results from the last 6 rounds counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.



   
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