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This was the final Formula One race of the season, and the fourth held at Brands Hatch. Only 18 Formula One cars were entered, so an assortment of Formula 5000 cars were invited, too.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The Formula One entry list for the 1972 World Championship Victory Race is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise United Kingdom Marlboro BRM BRM P180 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
4 Australia Vern Schuppan United Kingdom Marlboro BRM BRM P160C BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
5 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Marlboro BRM BRM P160C BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
7 South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
31 United Kingdom Brian Redman United Kingdom Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
10 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
11 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom STP March Racing Team March 721G Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
14 France François Migault United Kingdom STP March Racing Team March 721G Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
15 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom Clarke Mordaunt Guthrie Durlacher Racing March 721G Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
16 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Team Williams-Motul Politoys FX3B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
17 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Team Williams-Motul March 721 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
19 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT37 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
20 Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT37 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
22 United Kingdom David Purley United Kingdom LEC Refrigeration Connew PC1 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
23 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Hexagon of Highgate March 721 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1972 World Championship Victory Race are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:20.8
2 12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:21.4 +0.6s
3 31 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford 1:21.8 +1.0s
4 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6s
5 10 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6s
6 7 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 1:22.4 +1.6s
7 3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:23.0 +2.2s
8 52 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet 1:23.2 +2.4s
9 5 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 1:23.2 +2.4s
10 23 United Kingdom John Watson March-Ford 1:23.6 +2.8s
11 20 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 1:24.0 +3.2s
12 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 1:24.0 +3.2s
13 17 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:24.2 +3.4s
14 19 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:24.2 +3.4s
15 4 Australia Vern Schuppan BRM 1:24.2 +3.4s
16 14 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 1:24.6 +3.8s
17 60 Canada John Cannon March-Rover 1:25.6 +4.8s
18 39 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 1:25.6 +4.8s
19 42 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 1:25.8 +5.0s
20 16 New Zealand Chris Amon Politoys-Ford 1:26.4 +5.6s
21 44 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet 1:27.0 +6.2s
22 38 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 1:28.8 +8.0s
23 36 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet 1:28.8 +8.0s
24 34 United Kingdom Guy Edwards McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.2 +8.4s
25 40 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.8 +9.0s
26 65 United Kingdom Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2 +9.4s
27 51 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2 +9.4s
28 63 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.4 +9.6s
29 22 United Kingdom David Purley Connew-Ford 1:30.8 +10.0s
30 35 United States Brett Lunger McRae-Chevrolet 1:32.0 +11.2s
31 31 United Kingdom Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet N/A

[1]

32 67 United Kingdom Roger Williamson Kitchmac-Chevrolet 1:33.8 +13.0s

NotesEdit

  1. Qualified by Brian Redman.

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1972 World Championship Victory Race are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 3 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 40 59:47.8 7
2 10 Brazil Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 40 +6.6s 5
3 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 40 +55.0 12
4 4 Australia Vern Schuppan BRM 39 +1 lap 15
5 5 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 39 +1 lap 9
6 23 United Kingdom John Watson March-Ford 39 +1 lap 10
7 31 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Ford 39 +1 lap 3
8 12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 39 +1 lap 2
9 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 38 +2 laps 4
10 20 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 38 +2 laps 11
11 31 United Kingdom Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet 38 +2 laps 31
12 52 New Zealand Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet 37 +3 laps 8
13 36 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet 37 +3 laps 23
14 42 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 37 +3 laps 19
15 14 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 37 +3 laps 16
16 60 Canada John Cannon March-Rover 37 +3 laps 17
17 35 United States Brett Lunger McRae-Chevrolet 36 +4 laps 30
NC 7 South Africa Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 34 +6 laps 6
Ret 39 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 33 Tire wear 17
Ret 16 New Zealand Chris Amon Politoys-Ford 32 Engine 20
Ret 1 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 29 Oil pressure 1
Ret 67 United Kingdom Roger Williamson Kitchmac-Chevrolet 27 Tire wear 32
Ret 63 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 15 Valve gear 28
Ret 19 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 8 Gear linkage 14
Ret 38 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 6 Stopped 22
Ret 65 United Kingdom Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet 1 Stopped 26
Ret 17 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1 Steering damage 13
DNS 44 United Kingdom Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet 21
DNS 34 United Kingdom Guy Edwards McLaren-Chevrolet 24
DNS 40 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi McLaren-Chevrolet 25
DNS 51 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet 27
DNS 22 United Kingdom David Purley Connew-Ford 29

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