1972 South Africa Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Kyalami circuit. Full information

1972 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1972 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1972 South Africa Grand Prix

1972 South Africa Grand Prix is 210th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Kyalami circuit. Jackie Stewart won the pole position, Denny Hulme won this race. Emerson Fittipaldi and Peter Revson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 79 laps (324 km).

Previous race: 1972 Argentina Grand Prix
Next race: 1972 Spain Grand Prix
Race Start: 4th March 1972

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1972 South Africa Grand Prix

5th victory for the McLaren team
6th victory for the Denny Hulme
23rd podium for the Denny Hulme
5th podium for the Emerson Fittipaldi
1st podium for the Peter Revson

Denny Hulme - Winner of the 1972 South Africa Grand Prix

Denny Hulme - Winner of the 1972 South Africa Grand Prix

1972 South Africa Grand Prix

1972 South Africa Grand Prix

McLaren M19A - 1972 South Africa Grand Prix winner

McLaren M19A #12 - 1972 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1972 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Denny Hulme McLaren M19A, #12 9.00  1h 45m 49.1s  ( 183.834 km/h ) 79 Yardley Team McLaren
2 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D, #8 6.00  1h 46m 03.2s  ( +14.1s ) 79 John Player Team Lotus
3 Peter Revson McLaren M19A, #14 4.00  1h 46m 14.9s  ( +25.8s ) 79 Yardley Team McLaren
4 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B2, #7 3.00  1h 46m 27.6s  ( +38.5s ) 79 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Ronnie Peterson March 721, #3 2.00  1h 46m 38.1s  ( +49.0s ) 79 STP March Racing Team
6 Graham Hill Brabham BT33, #19 1.00   78 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
7 Niki Lauda March 721, #4 0   78 STP March Racing Team
8 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B2, #5 0   78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 François Cevert Tyrrell 002, #2 0   78 Elf Team Tyrrell
10 Dave Walker Lotus 72D, #9 0   78 John Player Team Lotus
11 Henri Pescarolo March 721, #21 0   77 Team Williams Motul
12 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B2, #6 0   77 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
13 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland March E21, #25 0   77 Team Eifelland Caravans
14 Helmut Marko BRM P153, #24 0   76 Marlboro BRM
15 Chris Amon Matra MS120C, #15 0   76 Equipe Matra Sports
16 John Love Surtees TS9, #27 0  Accident 73 Team Gunston
17 Carlos Pace March 711, #22 0   73 Team Williams Motul
nc Howden Ganley BRM P160B, #23 0   70 Marlboro BRM
nc Andrea De Adamich Surtees TS9B, #18 0   69 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
nc Peter Gethin BRM P160B, #11 0   65 Marlboro BRM
ab Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B, #10 0  Valve 60 Marlboro BRM
ab Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 003, #1 0  Gearbox 45 Elf Team Tyrrell
ab Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B, #17 0  Suspension 28 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
ab Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT34, #20 0  Fuel line 27 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
ab Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B, #16 0  Oil pump 9 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
ab Dave Charlton Lotus 72D, #26 0  Fuel pump 2 Scribante Lucky Strike Racing
np Willie Ferguson Brabham BT33, #28 0  Engine   Team Gunston

Qualifying Results for the 1972 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 003, #1 1'17''0 Elf Team Tyrrell
2 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B2, #6 1'17''3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D, #8 1'17''4 John Player Team Lotus
4 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B, #17 1'17''4 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
5 Denny Hulme McLaren M19A, #12 1'17''4 Yardley Team McLaren
6 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B2, #7 1'17''5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B2, #5 1'17''7 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 François Cevert Tyrrell 002, #2 1'17''8 Elf Team Tyrrell
9 Ronnie Peterson March 721, #3 1'17''8 STP March Racing Team
10 Tim Schenken Surtees TS9B, #16 1'17''8 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P160B, #10 1'17''9 Marlboro BRM
12 Peter Revson McLaren M19A, #14 1'18''0 Yardley Team McLaren
13 Chris Amon Matra MS120C, #15 1'18''0 Equipe Matra Sports
14 Graham Hill Brabham BT33, #19 1'18''1 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
15 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT34, #20 1'18''2 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
16 Howden Ganley BRM P160B, #23 1'18''3 Marlboro BRM
17 Dave Charlton Lotus 72D, #26 1'18''5 Scribante Lucky Strike Racing
18 Peter Gethin BRM P160B, #11 1'18''7 Marlboro BRM
19 Dave Walker Lotus 72D, #9 1'18''7 John Player Team Lotus
20 Andrea De Adamich Surtees TS9B, #18 1'18''9 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
21 Niki Lauda March 721, #4 1'18''9 STP March Racing Team
22 Henri Pescarolo March 721, #21 1'19''0 Team Williams Motul
23 Helmut Marko BRM P153, #24 1'19''1 Marlboro BRM
24 Carlos Pace March 711, #22 1'20''3 Team Williams Motul
25 Rolf Stommelen Eifelland March E21, #25 1'20''4 Team Eifelland Caravans
26 John Love Surtees TS9, #27 1'21''0 Team Gunston
27 Willie Ferguson Brabham BT33, #28 1'31''9 Team Gunston

List of all cars for the 1972 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Lotus 72D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312B2

Ferrari 001/1 F12 3.0

Brabham BT33

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P160B

BRM P142 V12 3.0

BRM P153

BRM P142 V12 3.0

March 721

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Matra MS120C

Matra MS72 V12 3.0

McLaren M19A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS9B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 003

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 002

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 711

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Eifelland March E21

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0