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1972 Highveld 100
1972 Argentine GP
1971 South African GP

1972 South African GP

1972 Race of Champions
1972 Spanish GP
1973 South African GP
 XVIII  South African Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSaturday 4 March 1972
Start time14:00
EventSouth African GP
CircuitKyalami
Event FormatRace of 79 laps
Race4 of 31
Championship race210
Circuit
Laps79
Circuit Perimeter4104 m
Race Distance4104 × 79 = 324.216 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers27
Finishers17
Championship Debutants
Carlos Pace (Driver),
William Ferguson (Driver),
Eifelland (Car Manufacturer),
Eifelland 21 (Car Model),
   Tyrrell 004 (Car Model),
Scribante Lucky Strike Racing (Entrant),
Team Eifelland Caravans (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 11 - 100th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 12 - 10th Win (Car Number)
Andrea de Adamich - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
BP - 100th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Brooke Bond Oxo/Rob Walker/Team Surtees - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Duckhams - 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Jacky Ickx - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
John Love - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Mike Hailwood - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Peter Gethin - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Surtees - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Team Gunston - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Yardley Team McLaren - 1st Win (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Highest 13th Place Finish RatioEifelland (100.00%),
2. Highest 17th Place Finish RatioCarlos Pace (100.00%)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (153),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (253),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (285),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresGraham Hill (57),
5. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresGraham Hill (57),
6. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (49),
7. Most 10th Place FinishesLotus (21),
8. Most Race EntriesFerrari (602),
9. Most Race EntriesGraham Hill (138),
10. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (60),
11. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (50),
12. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (33),
13. Most 11th Place QualificationsBRM (35),
14. Most 17th Place QualificationsLotus (27)

Championships
1 Denny Hulme 15 
up
2 Jackie Stewart 9 
down
3 Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
up
4 Peter Revson 4 
up
 Jacky Ickx 4 
down
6 Mario Andretti 3 
up
7 Clay Regazzoni 3 
down
8 Ronnie Peterson 3 
down
9 Tim Schenken 2 
down
10 Graham Hill 1 
down
1 McLaren / Ford 15 
up
2 Tyrrell / Ford 9 
down
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 7 
same
4 Lotus / Ford 6 
up
5 March / Ford 3 
same
6 Surtees / Ford 2 
down
7 Brabham / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 1Car 17
EntrantYardley Team McLarenElf Team TyrrellBrooke Bond Oxo/Rob Walker/Team Surtees
DriverDenny HulmeJackie StewartMike Hailwood
CarMcLaren M19ATyrrell 004Surtees TS9B
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:45'49.11'17.01'18.9
Speed183.834 km/h191.875 km/h187.255 km/h


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