1972 USA Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1972 USA Grand Prix poster

1972 USA Grand Prix poster

1972 USA Grand Prix

1972 USA Grand Prix is 220th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. Jackie Stewart won the pole position and this race. François Cevert and Denny Hulme also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 59 laps (321 km).

Previous race: 1972 Canada Grand Prix
Next race: 1973 Argentina Grand Prix
Race Start: 8th October 1972

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1972 USA Grand Prix

11th victory for the Tyrrell team
22nd victory for the Jackie Stewart
35th podium for the Jackie Stewart
6th podium for the François Cevert
28th podium for the Denny Hulme

1972 USA Grand Prix

1972 USA Grand Prix

Tyrrell 005 - 1972 USA Grand Prix winner

Tyrrell 005 #1 - 1972 USA Grand Prix winner

1972 USA Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 005, #1 9.00  1h 41m 45.354s  ( 189.079 km/h ) 59 Elf Team Tyrrell
2 François Cevert Tyrrell 006, #2 6.00  1h 42m 17.622s  ( +32.268s ) 59 Elf Team Tyrrell
3 Denny Hulme McLaren M19C, #19 4.00  1h 42m 22.882s  ( +37.528s ) 59 Yardley Team McLaren
4 Ronnie Peterson March 721G, #4 3.00  1h 43m 07.870s  ( +1m 22.516s ) 59 STP March Racing Team
5 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B2, #7 2.00  1h 43m 08.473s  ( +1m 23.119s ) 59 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
6 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B2, #9 1.00   58 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 004, #3 0   58 Elf Team Tyrrell
8 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B2, #8 0   58 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Jody Scheckter McLaren M19A, #21 0   58 Yardley Team McLaren
10 Reine Wisell Lotus 72D, #12 0   57 John Player Team Lotus
11 Graham Hill Brabham BT37, #28 0   57 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
12 Sam Posey Surtees TS9B, #34 0   57 Champcarr Inc
13 Mike Beuttler March 721G, #6 0   57 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
14 Henri Pescarolo March 721, #26 0   57 Team Williams Motul
15 Chris Amon Matra MS120D, #18 0   57 Equipe Matra Sports
16 Skip Barber March 711, #33 0   57 Gene Mason racing
17 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B, #23 0  Collision 56 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
18 Peter Revson McLaren M19C, #20 0  Ignition 54 Yardley Team McLaren
nc Niki Lauda March 721G, #5 0   49 STP March Racing Team
ab Carlos Pace March 711, #27 0  Fuel injection 48 Team Williams Motul
ab Peter Gethin BRM P160C, #14 0  Engine 47 Marlboro BRM
ab Howden Ganley BRM P160C, #16 0  Engine 44 Marlboro BRM
ab Dave Walker Lotus 72D, #11 0  Oil leak 44 John Player Team Lotus
ab Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT34, #30 0  Engine 43 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
ab Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P180, #17 0  Fuel injection 40 Marlboro BRM
ab Brian Redman BRM P180, #15 0  Engine 34 Marlboro BRM
ab Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37, #29 0  Transmission 31 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
ab Andrea De Adamich Surtees TS9B, #25 0  Suspension 25 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
ab Tim Schenken Surtees TS14, #22 0  Gearbox 22 Team Surtees
ab Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D, #10 0  Suspension 17 John Player Team Lotus
ab Derek Bell Tecno PA123/3, #31 0  Cylinder head gasket 8 Martini Racing Team
np John Surtees Surtees TS14, #24 0  Car race by team mate   Team Surtees
f Nanni Galli Tecno PA123/3, #32 0  Car unavailable   Martini Racing Team

Qualifying Results for the 1972 USA Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 005, #1 1'40''481 Elf Team Tyrrell
2 Peter Revson McLaren M19C, #20 1'40''527 Yardley Team McLaren
3 Denny Hulme McLaren M19C, #19 1'41''084 Yardley Team McLaren
4 François Cevert Tyrrell 006, #2 1'41''445 Elf Team Tyrrell
5 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT37, #29 1'41''692 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
6 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B2, #8 1'41''951 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Chris Amon Matra MS120D, #18 1'41''979 Equipe Matra Sports
8 Jody Scheckter McLaren M19A, #21 1'42''058 Yardley Team McLaren
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D, #10 1'42''400 John Player Team Lotus
10 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B2, #9 1'42''482 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
11 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 004, #3 1'42''521 Elf Team Tyrrell
12 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B2, #7 1'42''597 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
13 Wilson Fittipaldi Brabham BT34, #30 1'42''766 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
14 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9B, #23 1'43''204 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
15 Carlos Pace March 711, #27 1'43''319 Team Williams Motul
16 Reine Wisell Lotus 72D, #12 1'43''543 John Player Team Lotus
17 Howden Ganley BRM P160C, #16 1'44''075 Marlboro BRM
18 Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM P180, #17 1'44''240 Marlboro BRM
19 Andrea De Adamich Surtees TS9B, #25 1'44''279 Ceramica Pagnossin Team Surtees
20 Skip Barber March 711, #33 1'44''280 Gene Mason racing
21 Mike Beuttler March 721G, #6 1'44''369 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
22 Henri Pescarolo March 721, #26 1'44''433 Team Williams Motul
23 Sam Posey Surtees TS9B, #34 1'44''525 Champcarr Inc
24 Brian Redman BRM P180, #15 1'44''925 Marlboro BRM
25 John Surtees Surtees TS14, #24 1'45''232 Team Surtees
26 Niki Lauda March 721G, #5 1'45''290 STP March Racing Team
27 Ronnie Peterson March 721G, #4 1'46''142 STP March Racing Team
28 Graham Hill Brabham BT37, #28 1'46''313 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
29 Peter Gethin BRM P160C, #14 1'46''599 Marlboro BRM
30 Derek Bell Tecno PA123/3, #31 1'47''023 Martini Racing Team
31 Dave Walker Lotus 72D, #11 1'50''600 John Player Team Lotus
32 Tim Schenken Surtees TS14, #22 1'57''674 Team Surtees
0 Nanni Galli Tecno PA123/3, #32 0 Martini Racing Team

List of all cars for the 1972 USA Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

March 721

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tecno PA123/3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P180

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Surtees TS14

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 004

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 711

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tecno PA123/3

Tecno Series-P F12 3.0

Matra MS120D

Matra MS72 V12 3.0

Surtees TS9B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M19A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 006

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P160C

BRM P142 V12 3.0

March 721G

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312B2

Ferrari 001/1 F12 3.0

McLaren M19C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT37

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 72D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 005

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0