Home

1972 Season
o  Season Overview
o  Points Graph
o  Drivers' Championship
o  Constructors' Championship
o  Participations Matrix
o  Race Results
o  Poles and Fastest Laps
o  Line-Up
o  Calendar

Profiles
o  Drivers
o  Teams
o  Cars
o  Engines
o  Tyres
o  Lubricants
o  Entrants
o  Designers
o  Car Numbers
o  Sponsors
o  Events
o  Circuits

History
o  Drivers' Championships
o  Constructors' Championships
o  Race Results
o  All-Time Calendar

Statistics
o  Data Search

Other
o  Acknowledgments
o  Links
www.ChicaneF1.com
1972 Rand Winter Trophy
1972 German GP
1971 Austrian GP

1972 Austrian GP

1972 False Bay 100
1972 Italian GP
1973 Austrian GP
 X  Gro▀er Preis von Ísterreich

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 13 August 1972
Start time14:00
Event Austrian GP
Circuit Osterreichring
Event FormatRace of 54 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#9 of 12 in 1972
#217 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps54
Circuit Perimeter5911 m
Race Distance5911 × 54 = 319.194 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherVery hot, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers26
Finishers14
DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 31 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 31 – 1st Win (Car Number)
STP March Racing Team – 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Yardley Team McLaren – 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 14th Place Finishes in a Season Surtees (3),
2. Most Laps Led Lotus (3333),
3. Most 24th Place Qualifications March (9),
4. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a Season March (5),
5. Most 22nd Place Qualifications in a Season Niki Lauda (3)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (259),
2. Most Retirements Graham Hill (65),
3. Most Race Entries Ferrari (618),
4. Most Race Entries Graham Hill (145),
5. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Ferrari (63),
6. Most 26th Place Qualifications Henri Pescarolo (3),
7. Most 26th Place Qualifications in a Season Henri Pescarolo (3)

World Championship standings
1  Emerson Fittipaldi 52 
2  Jackie Stewart 27 
3  Denny Hulme 27 up
4  Jacky Ickx 25 up
5  Peter Revson 14 up
6  Clay Regazzoni 13 up
7  Chris Amon 11 up
8  Jean-Pierre Beltoise 9 up
9  Franšois CÚvert 9 up
10  Ronnie Peterson 9 
11  Mike Hailwood 7 
12  Howden Ganley 4 up
13  Brian Redman 4 up
14  Mario Andretti 3 up
  Andrea de Adamich 3 up
16  Carlos Pace 3 
17  Tim Schenken 2 
18  Graham Hill 2 
19  Arturo Merzario 1 
1  Lotus / Ford 52 
2  McLaren / Ford 35 up
3  Tyrrell / Ford 33 up
4  Ferrari / Ferrari 29 up
5  BRM / BRM 13 
6  March / Ford 12 
7  Surtees / Ford 12 up
8  Matra / Matra 11 up
9  Brabham / Ford 2 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 31Car 31Car 12
EntrantJohn Player Team LotusJohn Player Team LotusYardley Team McLaren
Driver Emerson Fittipaldi Emerson Fittipaldi Denny Hulme
Car Lotus 72D Lotus 72D McLaren M19C
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:29'16.661'35.971'38.32
Speed214.518 km/h221.732 km/h216.432 km/h