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1972 Season
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1972 Rand Spring Trophy
1972 Canadian GP
1971 United States GP

1972 United States GP

1972 Welkom 100
1973 Argentine GP
1973 United States GP
 XV  United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 8 October 1972
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 59 laps
Race29 of 31
Championship race220
Circuit
Laps59
Circuit Perimeter5435 m
Race Distance5435 × 59 = 320.665 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCold, Dry
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers31
Finishers18
Championship Debutants
Jody Scheckter (Driver),    Champcarr Inc. (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 1 - 20th Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 12 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 8 - 200th Race Entry (Car Number)
Carlos Reutemann - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Castrol - 10th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Duckhams - 25th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Reine Wisell - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC - 250th Race Entry (Entrant)
Team Surtees - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Tyrrell - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Wilson Fittipaldi - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Yardley Team McLaren - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 13th Place FinishesMike Beuttler (3),
2. Most 15th Place FinishesChris Amon (3),
3. Most 13th Place Finishes in a SeasonMike Beuttler (3),
4. Most 18th Place QualificationsJean-Pierre Beltoise (5),
5. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a SeasonMarch (3),
6. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a SeasonBRM (2),
7. Most 28th Place Qualifications in a SeasonPeter Gethin (2),
8. Most 29th Place Qualifications in a SeasonTecno (2),
9. Most 29th Place Qualifications in a SeasonDerek Bell (2)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (162),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (262),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (294),
4. Most 3rd Place FinishesDenny Hulme (14),
5. Most 5th Place FinishesFerrari (30),
6. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (39),
7. Most 10th Place FinishesLotus (22),
8. Most 13th Place Finishes in a SeasonMarch (5),
9. Most 15th Place Finishes in a SeasonChris Amon (3),
10. Most Races LedJackie Stewart (45),
11. Most Race EntriesFerrari (626),
12. Most Race EntriesGraham Hill (148),
13. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (51),
14. Most 16th Place QualificationsLotus (38),
15. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonMarch (7)

Championships
1 Emerson Fittipaldi 61 
same
2 Jackie Stewart 45 
same
3 Denny Hulme 39 
same
4 Jacky Ickx 27 
same
5 Peter Revson 23 
same
6 François Cévert 15 
up
7 Clay Regazzoni 15 
down
8 Mike Hailwood 13 
down
9 Chris Amon 12 
down
10 Ronnie Peterson 12 
up
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 9 
down
12 Mario Andretti 4 
up
13 Brian Redman 4 
down
14 Graham Hill 4 
down
15 Howden Ganley 4 
down
16 Andrea de Adamich 3 
down
17 Carlos Pace 3 
same
18 Carlos Reutemann 3 
same
19 Tim Schenken 2 
same
20 Peter Gethin 1 
same
 Arturo Merzario 1 
same
1 Lotus / Ford 61 
same
2 Tyrrell / Ford 51 
up
3 McLaren / Ford 47 
down
4 Ferrari / Ferrari 33 
same
5 Surtees / Ford 18 
same
6 March / Ford 15 
up
7 BRM / BRM 14 
down
8 Matra / Matra 12 
down
9 Brabham / Ford 7 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 1Car 1Car 1
EntrantElf Team TyrrellElf Team TyrrellElf Team Tyrrell
DriverJackie StewartJackie StewartJackie Stewart
CarTyrrell 005Tyrrell 005Tyrrell 005
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:41'45.3541'40.4811'41.644
Speed189.079 km/h194.723 km/h192.495 km/h


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