Österrike GP 1972


Grosser Preis von Österreich 13 Augusti 1972, Österreichring

Ronnie Peterson gör sin 29:e Formel 1 start i karriären. Ronnie sitter åter i den F2-baserade konstruktionen March 721G. Tidskvalet har inte varit det bästa och Ronnie har endast 11:e bästa tid. Fittipaldi står i "pole" före Regazzoni. 

Ronnie gör egentligen ett fantastiskt lopp och är som bäst uppe på en tredje plats, men tyvärr uppstår problem med bränsletillförseln och han faller tillbaka i fältet och blir till slut tolva.

Fittipaldi i en Lotus vinner, Hulme i en McLaren blir tvåa och Revson - också i en McLaren - blir trea.

Snabbaste varv presterar Hulme med 1.38,32 och loppet ser följande förare i ledning: Stewart 1-23; Fittipaldi 24-54.

Summary in english

The field was unchanged from the German GP, except for the reappearance of the Connew. Pole position was taken by World Championship leader Emerson Fittipaldi with Ferrari's Clay Regazzoni alongside him on the front row. Jackie Stewart shared the second row in his Tyrrell with Peter Revson (McLaren) while Brabham's Carlos Reutemann was on the third row with Chris Amon (Matra). The top 10 was completed by Tim Schenken (Surtees), Denny Hulme (McLaren), Howden Ganley (BRM) and Jacky Ickx (Ferrari). It was a bad weekend for Williams with Henri Pescarolo having a huge crash and destroying one of the team's March chassis (having demolished the new Williams F1 car at Brands Hatch a fortnight earlier).

At the start Stewart went into the lead, ahead of Regazzoni, Fittipaldi and a fast-starting Hulme. Reutemann, Revson and Amon gave chase. Regazzoni immediately started having fuel-feed problems but managed to keep Fittipaldi behind him for four laps before losing second place by which time Stewart was three seconds clear at the front. Regazzoni pitted soon afterwards. Fittipaldi chased after Stewart and gradually closed the gap and so the two were running together. On lap 24 Fittipaldi took the lead. By that point Hulme had closed up to them and he was able to pass Stewart for second place on lap 27. Stewart continued to drop back down through the order, losing third to Peterson and fourth to Revson, soon afterwards Peterson ran into trouble with fuel feed problems and dropped away, leaving Revson in third place. The battle for the lead continued all the way to the flag but Fittipaldi was able to hold on to win by just over a second. The victory gave Fittipaldi a lead in the championship of 25 points with only three races remaining. Denny Hulme would need to win all three without Emerson scoring a point to beat the young Brazilian to the title.

Grand Prix Österrike
Datum 13 Augusti 1972
Bana Osterreichring
Säsong 1972
Deltävling 9
Längd (km) 5.911
Varv 54
Tid 1:29:16.660
Placering Nr Förare Team Tid Grid
1 31 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 1:29:16.660 1
2 12 Denny Hulme McLaren 1.180 7
3 14 Peter Revson McLaren 36.530 4
4 25 Mike Hailwood Surtees 44.760 12
5 10 Chris Amon Matra 45.640 6
6 9 Howden Ganley BRM 61.190 10
7 1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 69.090 3
8 7 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 81.450 21
9 2 François Cevert Tyrrell +1 varv 20
10 4 Niki Lauda March +1 varv 22
11 24 Tim Schenken Surtees +2 varv 8
12 5 Ronnie Peterson March +2 varv 11
13 6 Peter Gethin BRM +3 varv 16
14 11 Andrea de Adamich Surtees +3 varv 13
15 27 Rolf Stommelen March +6 varv 17
nc 23 Carlos Pace March +8 varv 18
nc 15 Nanni Galli Tecno +9 varv 23
r 16 Graham Hill Brabham +18 varv 14
r 28 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham +23 varv 15
r 3 Mike Beuttler March +30 varv 24
r 29 François Migault Connew +32 varv 25
r 18 Jacky Ickx Ferrari +34 varv 9
r 17 Carlos Reutemann Brabham +40 varv 5
r 19 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari +41 varv 2
r 21 Dave Walker Lotus +48 varv 19
ns 22 Henri Pescarolo March    


NC=Not Classified NT=No time set in qualifying R=Retired
EX=Excluded from meeting W=Withdrawn DQ=Disqualified
NS=Did not start NQ=Did not qualify NPQ=Did not pre-qualify

Aktuell ställning

Position Förare Nation Poäng
1 Emerson Fittipaldi BRA 52
2= Jackie Stewart GBR 27
2= Denny Hulme NZ 27
4 Jacky Ickx BEL 25
5 Peter Revson USA 14
6 Clay Regazzoni CH 13

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