Tyskland GP 1972


Grosser Preis von Deutschland 30 Juli 1972, Nürburgring

Ronnie Peterson gör i Tysklands GP 1972 sin tjugoåttonde F1 start i karriären. Ronnie presterar sin bästa träningstid någonsin och står med en fjärde tid i andra startled tillsammans med VM ledaren Emerson Fittipaldi. Jacky Ickx i "pole" före Jackie Stewart.

Ickx tar starten, men Ronnie gör en mycket bra start och lyckas passera Stewart upp till en andra plats. Fittipaldi är den enda i fältet som plockar några större placeringar och på det femte varvet passerar han Ronnie. Ronnie spinner på det nionde varvet och tappar placeringar till Regazzoni och Stewart. Fittipaldis tvingas ge upp med växellådsproblem och Stewart kör på det sista varvet av efter att ha touchat Regazzoni. Ronnie kan därmed ta hem årets första pallplats bakom Ickx (med ledning från start till mål och snabbaste varvtid med 7.13,6) och Regazzoni - en dubbelseger för Ferrari.

Summary in english

Emerson Fittipaldi's victories in Belgian and Britain had given the Brazilian a lead in the in the World Championship. When the F1 teams gathered in Germany the Brazilian had 43 points to Jackie Stewart's 27. With Mario Andretti and Peter Revson racing in the United States, Ferrari fielded Arturo Merzario, who had done a good job to finish sixth on his F1 debut in Britain but the team was back up to three cars as Clay Regazzoni was back in action after his arm injury (from playing football) had healed. Revson's place at McLaren was taken as usual by Brian Redman. The Williams team was back with the old Marches as Henri Pescarolo had destroyed the new car at Brands Hatch. BRM had had another switch around with Reine Wisell and Howden Ganley back in the team and Jack Oliver and Peter Gethin standing down.

Qualifying saw Jacky Ickx fastest for Ferrari with Jackie Stewart second in his Tyrrell. Fittipaldi was third fastest and shared the second of the grid with Ronnie Peterson's March. Francois Cevert was on the third row with Carlos Reutemann (Brabham) while the top 10 was completed by Regazzoni, Chris Amon (Matra), Pescarolo and Denny Hulme (McLaren).

In the race Ickx took the lead while Stewart and Peterson banged wheels as they fought over second. Peterson won and Stewart dropped to fifth behind Regazzoni and Fittipaldi. Reutemann was sixth.

Fittipaldi was the only man to make much progress in the race, passing Regazzoni during the second lap on Peterson on the fifth lap. On the ninth lap Peterson spun and fell behind Regazzoni and Stewart. Two laps later Fittipaldi's Lotus began to smoke and he retired with a gearbox failure, leaving Regazzoni to take second place. At the start of the last lap Stewart was right with him and at Hatzenbach he challenged for second place. The two cars touched and Stewart went into the barriers. Regazzoni completed the lap to give Ferrari a 1-2 finish and Peterson collected third. Ganley was fourth from Redman and Graham Hill scored a point for Brabham, which was only his second point of the year.

Grand Prix Tyskland
Datum 30 Juli 1972
Bana Nürburgring
Säsong 1972
Deltävling 8
Längd (km) 22.835
Varv 14
Tid 1:42:12.300
Placering Nr Förare Team Tid Grid
1 4 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:42:12.300 1
2 9 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 48.300 7
3 10 Ronnie Peterson March 66.700 4
4 17 Howden Ganley BRM 140.200 18
5 5 Brian Redman McLaren 155.700 19
6 11 Graham Hill Brabham 179.600 15
7 26 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham 180.100 21
8 28 Mike Beuttler March 310.700 27
9 6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 320.200 13
10 7 François Cevert Tyrrell 343.700 5
r 1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell +1 varv 2
12 19 Arturo Merzario Ferrari +1 varv 22
13 16 Andrea de Adamich Surtees +1 varv 20
14 15 Tim Schenken Surtees +1 varv 12
15 8 Chris Amon Matra +1 varv 8
nc 21 Carlos Pace March +3 varv 11
r 20 Henri Pescarolo March +4 varv 9
r 2 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus +4 varv 3
r 3 Denny Hulme McLaren +6 varv 10
r 14 Mike Hailwood Surtees +6 varv 16
r 12 Carlos Reutemann Brabham +8 varv 6
r 22 Rolf Stommelen March +8 varv 14
r 25 Dave Walker Lotus +8 varv 23
r 27 Derek Bell Tecno +10 varv 25
r 29 Dave Charlton Lotus +10 varv 26
r 23 Niki Lauda March +10 varv 24
r 18 Reine Wisell BRM +11 varv 17


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 43
2 Jackie Stewart GBR 27
3 Jacky Ickx BEL 25
4 Denny Hulme NZ 21
5 Clay Regazzoni CH 13
6 Peter Revson USA 10

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