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Brazilian Grand Prix

Interlagos, 30 Mar 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
37 1h 37m 16.248s
2 Ronnie Peterson March 721 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 STP March Racing Team
37 1h 38m 43.904s
3 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Motor Racing Developments Limited
37 1h 39m 19.627s
4 Helmut Marko BRM P160B [01] - P142 V12
#17 Austria Marlboro BRM
36
5 Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 John Player Team Lotus
36
6 Luiz Pereira Bueno March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 STP March Racing Team
35
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
32 suspension
R Alex Soler-Roig BRM P153 [03] - P142 V12
#18 Espana Marlboro BRM
11 electrics
R Carlos Pace March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Team Williams Motul
1 throttle linkage
R Peter Gethin BRM P160B [03] - P142 V12
#4 Marlboro BRM
0 throttle linkage
R Henri Pescarolo March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Team Williams Motul
0 engine
DNS Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B [05] - P142 V12
#3 Marlboro BRM
Did not start
(engine would not start before race)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 32.4s
2 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 34.4s
3 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 34.6s
4 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 36.3s
5 Dave Walker (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 37.7s
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise * (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [05] - BRM P142 V12 2m 37.8s
7 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 39.4s
8 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 40.0s
9 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [03] - BRM P142 V12 2m 41.0s
10 Luiz Pereira Bueno (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 41.6s
11 Helmut Marko (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [01] - BRM P142 V12 2m 46.4s
12 Alex Soler-Roig (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [03] - BRM P142 V12 2m 51.5s
 
* 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 Non-championship events 1966-1983

These 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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 6 Apr 1972 pp18-19 (by David Phips). Motoring News 6 Apr 1972 pp4-5 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport May 1972 p500 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Sport Auto Mai 1972 pp22-25 (by GĂ©rard Crombac). Autocourse 1972-73 pp136-137 (very brief report by Mike Kettlewell).

Just 12 cars were present: two Brabhams, two Lotus 72s, four BRMs, and four Marches: a works 721 for Peterson, Frank Williams' 721 for Pescarolo and 711 for Pace, and the ex-Beuttler 711 for Bueno. Neither Autosport nor Motoring News gave chassis numbers in most cases, but Pritchard and Sport Auto identified everything.