Formula One Legends: World Championship 1972

Twelve races composed the 23rd Formula One championship, which started on January 23rd and ended on October the 8th.

One track, originally scheduled to host a race, Zandvoort was abandoned since didn’t respect the current safety rules.

This year will be remembered for the a colour which became legend.

In fact Imperial Tobacco, sponsor of Lotus, changed name and adopted a new brand, John Players Special or JPS as often referred to. This would sound insignificant if it wasn’t that Lotus was going to have the colours which assigned its name to legend. The well known black and gold livery.

And Lotus was also the team which improved more over the winter and that dominated the championship. Emerson Fittipaldi became the youngest world champion at that point, in front of Stewart and Denny Hulme.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Argentina 23/01/1972 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 95 1:57’58.82
South Africa 04/03/1972 Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 79 1:45’49.1
Spain 01/05/1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 90 2:03’41.23
Monaco 14/05/1972 Jean Pierre Beltoise BRM 80 2:26’54.7
Belgium 04/06/1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 85 1:44’06.7
France 02/07/1972 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 38 1:52’21.5
Great Britain 15/07/1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 76 1:47’50.2
Germany 30/07/1972 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 14 1:42’12.3
Austria 13/08/1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 54 1:29’16.66
Italy 10/09/1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 55 1:29’58.4
Canada 24/09/1972 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 80 1:43’16.9
United States 08/10/1972 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 59 1:41’45.354

  World Championship Final Results drivers

1              Emerson Fittipaldi  61 pts.
2              Jackie Stewart           45 pts.
3              Denny Hulme            39 pts.
4              Jacky Ickx                      27 pts.
5              Peter Revson                  23 pts.
6              François Cevert            15 pts.
7              Clay Regazzoni              15 pts.
8              Mike Hailwood              13 pts.
9              Ronnie Peterson            12 pts.
10           Chris Amon                    12 pts.

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