Gran Premio della Republica Italiana
Vallelunga, 18 Jun 1972
|1||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 John Player Team Lotus
|80||1h 37m 31.9s
|2||Andrea de Adamich||Surtees TS9B  - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
|80||1h 38m 04.7s
|3||Nanni Galli||Tecno PA123  - f12
#14 Martini Racing Team
|79||1h 37m 51.1s
|4||Mike Beuttler||March 721G  - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
|79||1h 38m 15.3s
|R||Howden Ganley||BRM P160B  - P142 V12
#12 Marlboro BRM
|R||Henri Pescarolo||March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Team Williams Motul
|R||Peter Gethin||BRM P160B  - P142 V12
#11 Marlboro BRM
|DNSC||Niki Lauda||March 721  - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 STP March Racing Team
|Did not start (crashed)|
|T||Niki Lauda||March 721G  - Cosworth DFV V8
#9T Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
|(Only used in practice)|
All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.
|1||Emerson Fittipaldi||(F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 09.82s|
|2||Howden Ganley||(F1) 3-litre BRM P160B  - BRM P142 V12||1m 10.81s|
|3||Peter Gethin||(F1) 3-litre BRM P160B  - BRM P142 V12||1m 10.93s|
|4||Henri Pescarolo||(F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 10.98s|
|5||Andrea de Adamich||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B  - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 11.08s|
|6||Mike Beuttler||(F1) 3-litre March 721G  - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 12.02s|
|7||Nanni Galli||(F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123  - Tecno f12||1m 12.78s|
|-||Niki Lauda *||(F1) 3-litre March 721  - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 11.15s|
|-||Niki Lauda(T)||(F1) 3-litre March 721G  - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 12.04s|
|* Did not start|
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 (email@example.com) if you can help with our research.
Individual sources for this event
Autosport 22 Jun 1972 pp15-17 (by David Phipps). Motoring News 22 Jun 1972 pp12-13 (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Motor Sport July 1972 p741 (by 'AH' Alan Henry). Sport Auto Aout 1972 p15 (uncredited). Autocourse 1972-73 pp136-137 (very brief report by Mike Kettlewell).
A dismal field of eight cars consisted of two BRM P160s, one Lotus 72, one Surtees TS9B, a different Tecno, Niki Lauda in a March 721 instead of the dismal 721X, the stockbroker March 721G, and Frank Williams' 721. Lauda took the opportunity to try out the 721G during practice, and it was now clear that March were abandoning the 721X for the effective F2-based car. To help the factory make up its mind, Lauda comprehensively wrecked his 721 in the last few minutes of practice. Alan Henry in MN listed all the chassis numbers but it appears that Beuttler's stockbroker 721G was travelling using the chassis number from 721-2.