1972 Formula One season
The Formula 1 1972 season was the 23rd FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through twelve races in the period from 23 January 1972 to 8 October 1972. Emerson Fittipaldi won for the first time the drivers' world championship. Lotus - Ford was the fifth Constructors' world champions.
The FIA honorary title of European Grand Prix was awarded in 1972 at the Grand Prix of Great Britain.
The World Championship races
GP Argentina - Buenos Aires (23 January 1972)
GP South Africa - Kyalami (4 March 1972)
Spanish GP - Jarama (1 May 1972)
GP Monaco - Monte Carlo (May 14, 1972)
Belgian GP - Nivelles (4 June 1972)
GP France - Clermont (2 July 1972)
British GP / GP Europe - Brands Hatch (15 July 1972)
GP Germany - Nürburgring (July 30, 1972)
GP Austria - Austria ring (13 August 1972)
Italian GP - Monza (10 September 1972)
Emerson Fittipaldi is after this race ahead of the hitherto youngest world champion in Formula 1 He also secures Lotus the fifth of seven constructors' titles.
GP Canada - Mosport Park (24 September 1972)
GP USA - Watkins Glen (8 October 1972)
The first six places were 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. The best five results of the first six and the best five of the remaining six races belonged to the championship.
News in brief Formula 1
- Designer Luigi Colani presented his futuristic styled Eiffelland Formula 1 car, but which was a flop.
- Helmut Marko lost by a stone thrown out by Ronnie Peterson at the Grand Prix of France an eye.
- Emerson Fittipaldi became the youngest with 25 years of Formula 1 world champion in Formula 1 history, and remained so until the title of Fernando Alonso in 2005.