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British Grand Prix

Brands Hatch, 15 Jul 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 John Player Team Lotus
76 1h 47m 50.2s
2 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Elf Team Tyrrell
76 1h 47m 54.3s
3 Peter Revson McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Yardley Team McLaren
76 1h 49m 02.7s
4 Chris Amon Matra MS120C [04] - MS71 V12
#17 Equipe Matra
75 1h 48m 48.4s
5 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Yardley Team McLaren
75 1h 48m 49.5s
6 Arturo Merzario Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - f12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
75 1h 48m 54.3s
7 Ronnie Peterson March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 STP March Racing Team
74 accident
8 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Motor Racing Developments Limited
73 1h 48m 30.1s
9 Niki Lauda March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 STP March Racing Team
73 1h 48m 38.2s
10 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Team Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Caravans
71 1h 48m 14.3s
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160C [01] - P142 Mk II V12
#11 Marlboro BRM
70 1h 48m 36.2s
12 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Motor Racing Developments Limited
69 suspension
13 Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
69 1h 48m 10.0s
R Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Flame Out Team Surtees
63 suspension
R François Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Elf Team Tyrrell
60 accident
R Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 John Player Team Lotus
58 suspension
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
48 oil pressure
R Graham Hill Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Motor Racing Developments Limited
47 accident
R Carlos Pace March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Team Williams Motul
39 transmission
R Jackie Oliver BRM P160B [04] - P142 Mk II V12
#14 Marlboro BRM
36 suspension
R Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
30 gearbox
R Dave Charlton Lotus 72D [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Lucky Strike Racing
21 gearbox
R Nanni Galli Tecno PA123 [2] - f12
#30 Martini Racing Team
9 accident
R Henri Pescarolo Williams FX3 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Team Williams Motul
7 accident
R Peter Gethin BRM P160B [03] - P142 Mk II V12
#12 Marlboro BRM
5 engine
R Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
3 accident
DNS François Migault Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#34 Connew Racing Team
Did not start
(suspension failure in practice)
T Niki Lauda March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
(Only used in practice)
T Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#40 John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [006] - f12
#42 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B [06] - P142 Mk II V12
#44 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Peter Gethin BRM P160B [06] - P142 Mk II V12
#44 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T/C Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Elf Team Tyrrell
(Crashed in practice)
T/C Chris Amon Matra MS120D [07] - MS71 V12
#17 Equipe Matra
(Crashed in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 22.2s
2 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.6s
3 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.7s
4 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.9s
5 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.2s
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [01] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 23.4s
7 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.5s
8 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.7s
9 Arturo Merzario (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - Ferrari f12 1m 23.7s
10 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.8s
11 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.9s
12 François Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.9s
13 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.0s
14 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [04] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 24.4s
15 Dave Walker (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.4s
16 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [03] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 24.5s
17 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120C [04] - Matra MS71 V12 1m 24.6s
18 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123 [2] - Tecno f12 1m 25.1s
19 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.1s
20 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.2s
21 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.2s
22 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.5s
23 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.6s
24 Dave Charlton (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.6s
25 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.3s
26 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre Williams FX3 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.4s
27 François Migault * (F1) 3-litre Connew PC1 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 30.3s
 
* 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 20 Jul 1972 pp25-32 (by Autosport Editor Richard Feast and Overseas Editor Patrick McNally). Motoring News 20 Jul 1972 pp10-13 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport August 1972 pp861-865 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Sport Auto Aout 1972 pp16-22 (by Jabby Crombac). Autocourse 1972-73 pp100-105 (by Mike Kettlewell).

There were two entries from each of Tyrrell, March, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren and Williams, just three from BRM this time, three each from Surtees and Brabham, and one each from Matra, Tecno and Connew. The three privateers were the stockbroker March, the Eifelland, and Dave Charlton's Lotus 72, bringing the total to 27 entries. The new Connew was very much a privateer effort but the team joined the ranks of Formula 1 constructors. The "Politoys", which really has to be regarded as a Williams in the same way that a John Player Special is a Lotus, was on track on Thursday morning making Williams the 18th 3-litre F1 constructor. After lunch, the Connew was on track and became the 19th. Spare cars were given their own numbers again, and were Fittipaldi's Lotus 72, Stewart's Tyrrell 003, Ickx' Ferrari 312B2, Amon's Matra MS120C and a spare BRM P160.