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1972 French Grand Prix

  1972 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 12 in the 1972 Formula One season
Date July 2 1972
Location Charade Circuit, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 8.055 km (5.005 mi)
Distance 38 laps, 306.09 km (190.19 mi)
Pole position
Driver Matra
Time 2:53.4
Fastest lap
Driver Chris Amon Matra
Time 2:53.9 on lap 32
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third
  • Chris Amon
Matra

The 1972 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Charade Circuit in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France on July 2, 1972.

Due to cutting the corners, a stone thrown from Emerson Fittipaldi's Lotus hit Helmut Marko in the eye during the race, ending his F1 career. The stones also had caused ten deflated tyres, but no big crashes. The French Grand Prix was moved to the new Paul Ricard Circuit for 1973.

Chris Amon achieved the fifth and final pole position of his career and was leading the race until a puncture forced him to pit, but he charged back through the field, annihilating the circuit's lap record to finish third. Jackie Stewart won the race, with Fittipaldi second.

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