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United States Grand Prix

Watkins Glen, 8 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Elf Team Tyrrell
59 1h 41m 45.354s
2 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Elf Team Tyrrell
59 1h 42m 17.622s
3 Denis Hulme McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Yardley Team McLaren
59 1h 42m 22.882s
4 Ronnie Peterson March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 STP March Racing Team
59 1h 43m 07.870s
5 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - f12
#7 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
59 1h 43m 08.473s
6 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312 B2-72 [006] - f12
#9 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
58
7 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Elf Team Tyrrell
58
8 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - f12
#8 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
58
9 Jody Scheckter McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Yardley Team McLaren
58
10 Reine Wisell Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 John Player Team Lotus
57
11 Graham Hill Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Motor Racing Developments Limited
57
12 Sam Posey Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#34 Champcar Incorporated
57
13 Mike Beuttler March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
57
14 Henri Pescarolo March 721 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Team Williams Motul
57
15 Chris Amon Matra MS120D [07] - MS71 V12
#18 Equipe Matra
57 started from back of grid
16 Skip Barber March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Gene Mason Racing
57
17 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
56
18 Peter Revson McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Yardley Team McLaren
54
NC Niki Lauda March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 STP March Racing Team
49 not classified
R Carlos Pace March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Team Williams Motul
48 fuel feed
R Peter Gethin BRM P160C [01] - P142 V12
#14 Marlboro BRM
47 engine
R Howden Ganley BRM P160C [06] - P142 Mk II V12
#16 Marlboro BRM
44 engine
R Dave Walker Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 John Player Team Lotus
44 engine
R Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Motor Racing Developments Limited
43 engine
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P180 [02] - P142 Mk II V12
#17 Marlboro BRM
40 ignition
R Brian Redman BRM P180 [01] - P142 V12
#15 Marlboro BRM
34 engine
R Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Motor Racing Developments Limited
31 engine
R Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
25 accident
R Tim Schenken Surtees TS14 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Team Surtees
22 suspension
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 John Player Team Lotus
17 suspension
R Derek Bell Tecno PA123 [5] - f12
#31 Martini Racing Team
8 engine
AP John Surtees Surtees TS14 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Team Surtees
Also practiced
T Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 John Player Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Mike Hailwood Surtees TS14 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24T Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.481s
2 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 40.527s
3 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.084s
4 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.445s
5 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.692s
6 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [007] - Ferrari f12 1m 41.951s
7 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120D [07] - Matra MS71 V12 1m 41.979s
8 Jody Scheckter (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.058s
9 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.400s
10 Mario Andretti (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [006] - Ferrari f12 1m 42.482s
11 Patrick Depailler (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.521s
12 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-72 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 42.597s
13 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.766s
14 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.204s
15 Carlos Pace (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.319s
16 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.543s
17 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [06] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 44.075s
18 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [02] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 44.240s
19 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.279s
20 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.280s
21 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 721G [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.369s
22 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 721 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.433s
23 Sam Posey (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.525s
24 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 44.925s
25 Niki Lauda (F1) 3-litre March 721G [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.290s
26 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 721G [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 46.142s
27 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT37 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 46.313s
28 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160C [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 46.599s
29 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre Tecno PA123 [5] - Tecno f12 1m 47.023s
30 Dave Walker (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 50.600s
31 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS14 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 57.674s

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 12 Oct 1972 pp8-16 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 12 Oct 1972 pp12-16 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport November 1972 pp1234-1237 and 'Notes on the cars at Watkins Glen' pp1237-1238 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Sport Auto Novembre 1972 pp40-45 (by Jabby Crombac). Autocourse 1972-73 pp130-135 (by Mike Kettlewell).

There were two entries from each of March and Williams, the only teams to stick to two entries at this race; three each from Tyrrell, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren and Brabham; four from each of BRM and Surtees; and one each from Matra and Tecno. The privateers were the stockbroker March and Gene Mason, bringing the total to 31. Jody Scheckter's inclusion in the McLaren team made him the youngest driver at 22, taking that title from Niki Lauda. Mike Pilbeam had arrived to take over as BRM designer. A couple of weeks later Ralph Bellamy resigned from Brabham to move to Lotus. He was replaced at Brabham by 26-year-old Gordon Murray.