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1972 French Grand Prix

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Date  July 2, 1972
Driver  Chris Amon
Course length  8.055 km (5.005 mi)
1972 French Grand Prix
Location  Charade Circuit, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
Course  Temporary Street Circuit
Distance  38 laps, 306.09 km (190.19 mi)

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.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1972 French Grand Prix Wikipedia

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