1972 World Championship Victory Race

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1972 World Championship Victory Race
Non-championship race in the 1972 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date22 October 1972
Official name II World Championship Victory Race
Location Brands Hatch, Kent
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 170.59 km (106 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:20.8
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Brazil.svg Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
Time 1:23.8
Podium
First BRM
Second Surtees-Ford
Third Surtees-Ford

The 2nd World Championship Victory Race, formally the John Player Challenge Trophy, was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 22 October 1972 at Brands Hatch, Kent. The race was run over 40 laps of the circuit. Jean-Pierre Beltoise won in his BRM P180. The entry included several Formula 5000 cars.

Contents

Qualifying

Note: a blue background indicates a Formula 5000 entrant.

Pos.No.DriverConstructorLapGap
11 Flag of Brazil.svg Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:20.8
212 Flag of Sweden.svg Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:21.4+0.6
331 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Redman McLaren-Ford 1:21.8+1.0
49 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hailwood Surtees-Ford 1:22.4+1.6
510 Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Pace Surtees-Ford 1:22.4+1.6
67 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Jody Scheckter McLaren-Ford 1:22.4+1.6
73 Flag of France.svg Jean-Pierre Beltoise BRM 1:23.0+2.2
852 Flag of New Zealand.svg Graham McRae McRae-Chevrolet 1:23.2+2.4
95 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Gethin BRM 1:23.2+2.4
1023 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Watson March-Ford 1:23.6+2.8
1120 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford 1:24.0+3.2
1211 Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Adamich Surtees-Ford 1:24.0+3.2
1368 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Gardner Lola-Chevrolet 1:24.0+3.2
1417 Flag of France.svg Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:24.2+3.4
1519 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:24.2+3.4
164 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Vern Schuppan BRM 1:24.2+3.4
1714 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Beuttler March-Ford 1:24.6+3.8
1860 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Cannon March-Oldsmobile 1:25.6+4.8
1939 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Chevrolet 1:25.6+4.8
2042 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Rollinson Lola-Chevrolet 1:25.8+5.0
2116 Flag of New Zealand.svg Chris Amon Politoys-Ford 1:26.4+5.6
2244 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Thompson Surtees-Chevrolet 1:27.0+6.2
2338 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 1:28.8+8.0
2436 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ian Ashley Lola-Chevrolet 1:28.8+8.0
2548 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Clive Santo McLaren-Chevrolet 1:28.8+8.0
2634 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Edwards McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.2+8.4
2740 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Lanfranchi McLaren-Chevrolet 1:29.8+9.0
2865 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2+9.4
2951 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.2+9.4
3063 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Teddy Pilette McLaren-Chevrolet 1:30.4+9.6
3122 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Purley Connew-Ford 1:30.8+10.0
3235 Flag of the United States.svg Brett Lunger McRae-Chevrolet 1:32.0+11.2
3331 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Keith Holland Chevron-Chevrolet n/a †-
3467 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Roger Williamson Kitchmac-Chevrolet 1:33.8+13.0
3553 Flag of Switzerland.svg Pierre Soukry McLaren-Chevrolet 1:33.8+13.0
3616 Flag of France.svg François Migault March-Ford 6:56.2+5:35.4
3732 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Dean McLaren-Chevrolet No time-
38220 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Featherstone Lola-Chevrolet No time-
Source: [1] [2] [3]

† Holland's car was qualified by Brian Redman.

Race

Pos.No.DriverEntrantConstructorTime/RetiredGrid
13 Flag of France.svg Jean-Pierre Beltoise Marlboro BRM BRM 59:47.87
210 Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Pace Team Surtees Surtees-Ford + 6.6 s5
311 Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Adamich Team Surtees Surtees-Ford 12
44 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Vern Schuppan Marlboro BRM BRM + 1 lap15
55 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Gethin Marlboro BRM BRM + 1 lap9
623 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Watson Hexagon of Highgate March-Ford + 1 lap10
731 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Redman Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Ford + 1 lap3
812 Flag of Sweden.svg Ronnie Peterson March Engineering March-Ford + 1 lap2
99 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Surtees-Ford + 2 laps4
1020 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Reutemann Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford + 2 laps11
1131 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Keith Holland Sid Taylor Racing Chevron-Chevrolet + 2 laps31
1252 Flag of New Zealand.svg Graham McRae Crown Lynn PotteriesMcRae-Chevrolet + 3 laps8
1336 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ian Ashley WMG Marketing Lola-Chevrolet + 3 laps23
1442 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Rollinson Alan McKechnie Racing Lola-Chevrolet + 3 laps19
1514 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Beuttler Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie-Durlacher Racing March-Ford + 3 laps16
1660 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Cannon Sid Taylor Racing March-Oldsmobile + 3 laps17
1735 Flag of the United States.svg Brett Lunger Jock RussellMcRae-Chevrolet + 4 laps30
NC7 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Jody Scheckter Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Ford + 6 laps6
Ret39 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Gijs van Lennep Speed International Racing Surtees-Chevrolet Tyre wear18
Ret16 Flag of New Zealand.svg Chris Amon Frank Williams Racing Cars Politoys-Ford Engine20
Ret1 Flag of Brazil.svg Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Oil pressure1
Ret67 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Roger Williamson Powrmatic H&VKitchmac-Chevrolet Tyre wear32
Ret63 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Teddy Pilette Racing Team VDS McLaren-Chevrolet Valve gear28
Ret19 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Ford Gear linkage14
Ret38 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ray Allen Speed International Racing McLaren-Chevrolet Stopped22
Ret65 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Clive Baker Clive Baker McLaren-Chevrolet Stopped26
Ret17 Flag of France.svg Henri Pescarolo Frank Williams Racing Cars March-Cosworth Steering damage13
DNS44 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Thompson Alan Brodle McLaren-Chevrolet Engine21
DNS34 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Edwards J. T. Butterworth McLaren-Chevrolet Engine24
DNS40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Lanfranchi Speed International Racing McLaren-Chevrolet Car not ready25
DNS51 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Prophet David Prophet Racing McLaren-Chevrolet Car damaged27
DNS22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Purley LEC Refrigeration Racing Connew-Ford Electrical29
DNS68 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Gardner Lola Cars Lola-Chevrolet Withdrawn
DNS48 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Clive Santo Clive Santo McLaren-Chevrolet Engine
DNS16 Flag of France.svg François Migault Écurie Volant Shell March-Ford Practice accident
DNQ53 Flag of Switzerland.svg Pierre Soukry Pierre Soukry McLaren-Chevrolet
DNQ32 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Dean A.G. Dean McLaren-Chevrolet
DNQ220 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Featherstone Chris Featherstone Lola-Chevrolet
Source: [1] [2] [4]

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