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 Grand Prix. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. Jackie Stewart won the pole position and this race. This was his 22nd victory. François Cevert and Denny Hulme also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 59 laps (321 km).

Previous Grand Prix: 1972 Canada Grand Prix
Next Grand Prix: 1973 Argentina Grand Prix

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 - 1972 USA Grand Prix winner

1972 USA Grand Prix results

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

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

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

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

Surtees TS9B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 004

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT37

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P160C

BRM P142 V12 3.0

McLaren M19A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 711

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tecno PA123/3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 72D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 721G

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 721

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tecno PA123/3

Tecno Series-P F12 3.0

BRM P180

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Tyrrell 005

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312B2

Ferrari 001/1 F12 3.0

Matra MS120D

Matra MS72 V12 3.0

Surtees TS14

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 006

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M19C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0