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1972 Season
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1972 Natal Winter Trophy
1972 Belgian GP
1971 French GP

1972 French GP

1972 British GP
1973 French GP
 LVIII  Grand Prix de France


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 2 July 1972
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitClermont-Ferrand
Event FormatRace of 38 laps
Race18 of 31
Championship race214
Circuit
Laps38
Circuit Perimeter8055 m
Race Distance8055 × 38 = 306.090 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries29
Qualifiers28
Finishers19
Championship Debutants
Patrick Depailler (Driver),
Matra MS120D (Car Model),
   Flame Out Team Surtees (Entrant)
MilestonesEquipe Matra - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Helmut Marko - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Jackie Stewart - 20th Win (Driver)
Marlboro BRM - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Motul - 20th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Team Williams Motul - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Tim Schenken - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Highest Race Win RatioTyrrell (23.68%),
2. Most 20th Place QualificationsGraham Hill (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Race EntriesFerrari (611),
2. Most Race EntriesGraham Hill (142),
3. Most Failures to QualifyLotus (38),
4. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (57),
5. Most 22nd Place QualificationsLotus (11)

Championships
1 Emerson Fittipaldi 34 
same
2 Jackie Stewart 21 
up
3 Denny Hulme 19 
down
4 Jacky Ickx 16 
down
5 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 9 
same
6 François Cévert 9 
up
7 Clay Regazzoni 7 
down
8 Peter Revson 6 
same
9 Chris Amon 6 
up
10 Ronnie Peterson 5 
up
11 Mike Hailwood 4 
down
12 Andrea de Adamich 3 
down
 Mario Andretti 3 
down
14 Carlos Pace 3 
down
15 Tim Schenken 2 
down
 Brian Redman 2 
down
17 Graham Hill 1 
same
1 Lotus / Ford 34 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 27 
up
3 McLaren / Ford 23 
down
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 19 
down
5 BRM / BRM 9 
same
6 Surtees / Ford 9 
same
7 March / Ford 8 
same
8 Matra / Matra 6 
same
9 Brabham / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 4Car 9Car 9
EntrantElf Team TyrrellEquipe MatraEquipe Matra
DriverJackie StewartChris AmonChris Amon
CarTyrrell 003Matra MS120DMatra MS120D
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Matra 3.0 V12Matra 3.0 V12
Time1:52'21.52'53.42'53.9
Speed163.454 km/h167.232 km/h166.751 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led