Formula 1 1972 French Grand Prix

data

1972-07-02
6
Charade Circuit
Jackie Stewart
Chris Amon

The 1972 French Grand Prix was won by Jackie Stewart of Tyrrell.
Despite being on pole position in France, Chris Amon could not convert this into a win.

The race in France was round 6 of 12 of the 1972 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 38 1:52:22.5 9
2 38 +27.7 6
3 38 +31.9 4
4 38 +49.3 3
5 38 +56.8 2
6 38 +1:36.1 1
7 38 +1:48.1 0
8 38 +2:25.1 0
9 38 +2:55.5 0
10 38 +2:59.5 0
11 37 +1 Lap 0
12 37 +1 Lap 0
13 37 +1 Lap 0
14 37 +1 Lap 0
15 37 +1 Lap 0
16 37 +1 Lap 0
17 36 +2 Laps 0
18 34 Halfshaft 0
33 Not classified 0
19 33 Out of fuel 0
25 Gearbox 0
18 Engine 0
8 Eye injury 0
4 Halfshaft 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Chris Amon Matra
2 Denny Hulme McLaren
3 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell
4 Jacky Ickx Ferrari
5 Tim Schenken Surtees
6 Helmut Marko BRM
7 François Cevert Tyrrell
8 Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus
9 Ronnie Peterson March
10 Mike Hailwood Surtees
11 Carlos Pace March
12 Andrea de Adamich Surtees
13 Brian Redman McLaren
14 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham
15 Rolf Stommelen March
16 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell
17 Carlos Reutemann Brabham
18 Reine Wisell BRM
19 Nanni Galli Ferrari
20 Graham Hill Brabham
21 Niki Lauda March
22 David Walker Team Lotus
23 Mike Beuttler March
24 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM

1972 French Grand Prix

The 1972 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Charade in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France on 2 July 1972. It was race 6 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

The Circuit de Charade's natural setting around the base of an extinct volcano created safety concerns due to the dark, volcanic rocks which fell from the mountain onto both sides of the track. Drivers who skirted the track edge would often send rocks flying into the middle of the road and into the path of pursuing competitors. The hazard was highlighted when driver Helmut Marko suffered a career-ending injury during the race, when a stone thrown from Emerson Fittipaldi's Lotus penetrated his helmet visor and blinded him in the left eye. The rocks also meant that tyre punctures were a perennial hazard on the circuit, as was shown when ten competitors suffered punctures during the race. The French Grand Prix was moved to the new Circuit Paul Ricard for 1973.

Chris Amon achieved the fifth and final pole position of his career and was leading the race in his Matra until a puncture forced him to pit, leaving Jackie Stewart to win in his Tyrrell-Ford. Fittipaldi finished second, just ahead of a charging Amon, who shattered the circuit's lap record.


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