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Austrian Grand Prix

Österreichring, 13 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 John Player Team Lotus
54 1h 29m 16.66s
2 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Yardley Team McLaren
54 1h 29m 17.84s
3 Peter Revson McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Yardley Team McLaren
54 1h 29m 53.19s
4 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
54 1h 30m 01.42s
5 Chris Amon Matra MS120D [07] - MS71 V12
#10 Equipe Matra
54 1h 30m 02.30s
6 Howden Ganley BRM P160C [06] - P142 Mk II V12
#9 Marlboro BRM
54 1h 30m 17.85s
7 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Elf Team Tyrrell
54 1h 30m 25.75s
8 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160C [01] - P142 Mk II V12
#7 Marlboro BRM
54 1h 30m 38.11s
9 François Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Elf Team Tyrrell
53 1h 30m 06.32s
10 Niki Lauda March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 STP March Racing Team
53 1h 30m 49.96s
11 Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Team Surtees
52 1h 30m 01.87s
12 Ronnie Peterson March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 STP March Racing Team
52 1h 30m 50.54s
13 Peter Gethin BRM P160C [05] - P142 Mk II V12
#6 Marlboro BRM
51 1h 30m 15.88s
14 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
51 1h 30m 28.35s
15 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Team Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Caravans
48 engine
NC Carlos Pace March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Team Williams Motul
46 not classified
NC Nanni Galli Tecno PA123 [2] - f12
#15 Martini Racing Team
45 not classified
R Graham Hill Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Motor Racing Developments Limited
36 fuel injection
R Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Motor Racing Developments Limited
31 brakes
R Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
24 fuel feed
R François Migault Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Connew Racing Team
22 suspension
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - f12
#18 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
20 fuel feed
R Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 Motor Racing Developments Limited
14 fuel injection
R Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - f12
#19 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
13 fuel feed
R Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 John Player Team Lotus
6 engine
DNSC Henri Pescarolo March 721 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Team Williams Motul
Did not start (crashed)
AP Niki Lauda Matra MS120C [04] - MS71 V12
#30 Equipe Matra
Also practiced
T Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T Ronnie Peterson March 721G [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5T STP March Racing Team
(Only used in practice)
T Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12T Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Peter Revson McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14T Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [006] - f12
#18T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Matra MS120C [04] - MS71 V12
#30T Equipe Matra
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160C [03] - P142 Mk II V12
#32T Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T/S   Tyrrell [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
Elf Team Tyrrell
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.97s
2 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - Ferrari f12 1m 36.04s
3 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.35s
4 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.63s
5 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.15s
6 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120D [07] - Matra MS71 V12 1m 37.16s
7 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.20s
8 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.25s
9 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 37.33s
10 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [06] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 37.55s
11 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.58s
12 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 37.77s
13 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.08s
14 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.14s
15 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.25s
16 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [05] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 38.48s
17 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.62s
18 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.62s
19 Dave Walker (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.81s
20 François Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 38.85s
21 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [01] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 38.89s
22 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 39.04s
23 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123 [2] - Tecno f12 1m 39.13s
24 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 39.92s
25 Henri Pescarolo * (F1) 3-litre March 721 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.28s
26 François Migault (F1) 3-litre Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.88s
 
* Did not start

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 17 Aug 1972 pp8-16 (by Patrick McNally). Motoring News 17 Aug 1972 pp12-14 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport September 1972 pp983-985 and 'Notes on the cars in Austria' pp985-986 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Sport Auto Septembre 1972 pp25-32 (by Jabby Crombac). Autocourse 1972-73 pp112-117 (by Mike Kettlewell).

There were two entries from each of Tyrrell, March, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and Williams; three each from BRM, Surtees and Brabham; and one from each of Matra, Tecno and Connew. The two privateers were the stockbroker March and Team Stommelen which was the remains of the Eifelland team since the caravan maker's new owners pulled out of F1. That gave a total of 26 entries. There would have been one non-qualifier, but Pescarolo solved that problem by crashing the Williams March 721 yet again. The spare cars were Stewart's Tyrrell 003 which was unused, Ickx's spare 312B2 which did not wear a T so nobody is sure how it was used, Amon's Matra MS120C, Fittipaldi's Lotus 72, Peterson's March 721G, the remaining McLaren M19A, and Beltoise BRM P160. There was a new McLaren M19C carrying the chassis plate from M19A/2, which was still confusing people 40 years later. The spare March 721G was fitted with a wide nose, which Jenks said "looked rather as if the Brabham BT34 and a Surtees TS9B had copulated and produced an offspring".