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French Grand Prix

Clermont-Ferrand, 2 Jul 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Elf Team Tyrrell
38 1h 52m 21.5s
2 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
38 1h 52m 49.2s
3 Chris Amon Matra MS120D [07] - MS71 V12
#9 Equipe Matra
38 1h 52m 53.4s
4 François Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Elf Team Tyrrell
38 1h 53m 10.8s
5 Ronnie Peterson March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 STP March Racing Team
38 1h 53m 18.3s
6 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
38 1h 53m 57.6s
7 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Yardley Team McLaren
38 1h 54m 09.6s
8 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Motor Racing Developments Limited
38 1h 54m 46.6s
9 Brian Redman McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Yardley Team McLaren
38 1h 55m 17.0s
10 Graham Hill Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Motor Racing Developments Limited
38 1h 55m 21.0s
11 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - f12
#3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
37
12 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Motor Racing Developments Limited
37
13 Nanni Galli Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - f12
#30 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
37
14 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
37
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B [05] - P142 V12
#5 Marlboro BRM
37
16 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Caravans
37
17 Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Flame Out Team Surtees
36
18 Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 John Player Team Lotus
34
19 Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
33 out of fuel
20 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Elf Team Tyrrell
33 not classified
R Reine Wisell BRM P160B [04] - P142 V12
#24 Marlboro BRM
23 gearbox
R Carlos Pace March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 Team Williams Motul
18 engine
R Helmut Marko BRM P160B [06] - P142 Mk II V12
#25 Austria Marlboro BRM
8 driver ill
R Niki Lauda March 721G [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 STP March Racing Team
4 halfshaft
DNS Derek Bell Tecno PA123 [2] - f12
#21 Martini Racing Team
Did not start
(chassis failure in practice)
DNS Howden Ganley BRM P160B [05] - P142 V12
#23 Marlboro BRM
Did not start
DNS Dave Charlton Lotus 72D [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Lucky Strike Racing
Did not start
DNSC Henri Pescarolo March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Team Williams Motul
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Peter Gethin BRM P160B [03] - P142 Mk II V12
#22 Marlboro BRM
Did not start (crashed)
T Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2T Yardley Team McLaren
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [006] - f12
#3T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160C [01] - P142 Mk II V12
#5 Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B [06] - P142 Mk II V12
#5T Marlboro BRM
(Only used in practice)
T/C François Cevert Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Elf Team Tyrrell
(Crashed in practice)
T/C Brian Redman McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11T Yardley Team McLaren
(Crashed in practice)
T/S Chris Amon Matra MS120C [04] - MS71 V12
#9T Equipe Matra
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120D [07] - Matra MS71 V12 2m 53.4s
2 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 54.2s
3 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 55.0s
4 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - Ferrari f12 2m 55.1s
5 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 57.2s
6 Helmut Marko (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [06] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 2m 57.3s
7 François Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 58.1s
8 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 58.1s
9 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 58.2s
10 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 58.3s
11 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 58.6s
12 Henri Pescarolo * (F1) 3-litre March 721 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 59.0s
13 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 59.1s
14 Jean-Pierre Beltoise(T) (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [01] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 2m 59.2s
15 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 59.4s
16 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 59.5s
17 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Eifelland March 21 [721/4] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 59.6s
18 Patrick Depailler (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 2m 59.6s
19 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 00.7s
20 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [04] - BRM P142 V12 3m 00.7s
21 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - Ferrari f12 3m 00.7s
22 Howden Ganley * (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [05] - BRM P142 V12 3m 02.0s
23 Peter Gethin * (F1) 3-litre BRM P160B [03] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 3m 02.8s
24 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 03.0s
25 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre March 721G [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 03.1s
26 Dave Walker (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 04.7s
27 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 05.9s
28 Derek Bell * (F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123 [2] - Tecno f12 3m 06.9s
29 Dave Charlton * (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 11.6s
 
* 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 6 Jul 1972 pp11-19 (by Patrick McNally). Motoring News 6 Jul 1972 pp11-14 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport August 1972 pp888-891 and 'Notes on the cars at Clermont' pp891-892 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Sport Auto Aout 1972 pp23-31 (by Jabby Crombac). Autocourse 1972-73 pp94-99 (by Mike Kettlewell).

There were two entries from each of Lotus, McLaren, March, Ferrari and Williams; three this time from Tyrrell, three each from Brabham and Surtees, five from BRM, and one each from Matra and Tecno. The privateers were the stockbroker March, the Eifelland and Dave Charlton's Lotus 72, bringing the total to 29 entries, three more than the Belgian GP thanks to the addition of Charlton and the Tyrrell team's move from one entry to three, with Stewart's return and the addition of Depailler to the team. The spare cars present were the new Tyrrell 005, a second McLaren M19A used by Redman, a Ferrari 312B2 for Ickx, a Lotus 72 for Fittipaldi and an unused MS120C for Amon. Marriott said that 34 cars were in the paddock, the Connew being the only absence. This was a new record for 3-litre F1 cars at a race, the previous record being 31, set at Monza in 1970 and equalled three times since. As well as the brand new Tyrrell 005, Matra had brought an all new MS120D, and March had two new March 721Gs.