1972 Le Mans 24 Hours

Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Round
9
Laps
344
Pole
Fastest Lap
Van Lennep, 3m 46.9s
1972 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

1

Graham Hill

15

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Matra-Simca MS670 (Goodyear)

24h

20

 

Henri Pescarolo

       

20

2

1

Francois Cevert

14

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Matra-Simca MS670 (Goodyear)

334 laps

15

 

Howden Ganley

       

15

3

7

Mario Casoni

60

Siffert ATE Racing

Porsche 908LH (Dunlop)

325 laps

12

 

Reinhold Joest

       

12

 

Michel Weber

       

12

4

3

Nino Vaccarella

18

Autodelta

Alfa Romeo T33TT/3 (Goodyear)

307 laps

10

 

Andrea de Adamich

       

10

5

23

Claude Ballot-Lena

39

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Michelin)

306 laps

8

 

Jean-Claude Andruet

       

8

6

15

Tony Adamowicz

74

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Goodyear)

304 laps

6

 

Sam Posey

       

6

7

26

Jean-Jacques Cochet

34

Ecurie Filipinetti

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Michelin)

302 laps

4

 

Jean-Louis Lafosse

       

4

 

Michael Parkes

       

4

8

18

Derek Bell

36

Ecurie Francorchamps

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Michelin)

301 laps

3

 

Richard Bond

       

3

 

Teddy Pilette

       

3

9

16

Claude Buchet

38

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Goodyear)

297 laps

2

 

Jean-Pierre Jarier

       

2

10

25

Gerry Birrell

54

Ford Motorenwerke

Ford Capri RS2600 (Dunlop)

292 laps

1

 

Claude Bourgoignie

       

1

11

23

Dieter Glemser

52

Ford Motorenwerke

Ford Capri RS2600 (Dunlop)

289 laps

0

 

Alex Soler-Roig

       

0

12

1

Alain de Cadenet

68

Duckhams Oil Motor Racing

Duckhams-Ford (Dunlop)

288 laps

0

 

Chris Craft

       

0

13

31

Jurgen Barth

41

L Meznarie

Porsche 911S (Firestone)

285 laps

0

 

Sylvain Garant

       

0

 

Michael Keyser

       

0

14

3

Rene Ligonnet

27

R Ligonnet

Lola T290-Ford (Firestone)

284 laps

0

 

Barrie Smith

       

0

15

36

Robert Johnson

4

North American Racing Team

Chevrolet Corvette (Goodyear)

284 laps

0

 

David Heinz

       

0

16

32

Yves Deprez

32

Claude Dubois

De Tomaso Pantera-Ford (Goodyear)

282 laps

0

 

Jean-Marie Jacquemin

       

0

17

38

Gilles Doncieux

46

North American Racing Team

Ferrari Dino 246 GT (Goodyear)

265 laps

0

 

Jean-Pierre Laffeach

       

0

18

6

Herve Bayard

24

Wicky Racing Team

Porsche 907 (Firestone)

252 laps

0

 

Walter Brun

       

0

 

Peter Mattli

       

0

DNS

Alain Finkel

26

Veglia GRAC Racing

GRAC MT16-Ford (Firestone)

0

 

Lionel Noghes

       

0

 

Daniel Rouveyran

       

0

DNQ

Martin Birrane

47

Motor Racing Facilities

Datsun 240Z (Dunlop)

0

 

Robert Grant

       

0

 

Serge Troesch

       

0

DNQ

Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann

51

Wicky Racing Team

Porsche 911S (Firestone)

0

 

Juan Diez

       

0

DNS

Paul Keller

43

J Mesange

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

0

 

Jean Mesange

       

0

DNQ

Giampiero Moretti

73

Scuderia Brescia Corse

De Tomaso Pantera-Ford (Firestone)

0

 

Enrico Pasolini

       

0

 

Pooky

       

0

DNQ

Gerard Foucault

55

AGACI

Citroen SM (Michelin)

0

 

Francois Monath

       

0

 

Guy Verrier

       

0

DNS

Andre Wicky

61

Wicky Racing Team

Porsche 908/2

0

 

Walter Brun

       

0

 

Max Cohen-Olivar

       

0

DNQ

Gerard Pillon

64

Ecurie Filipinetti

Lola T280-Ford

0

 

Dominique Martin

       

0

 

Jean-Jacques Cochet

       

0

DNQ

Joel Bonnemaison

82

Claude Buchet

Ford Capri RS2600

0

 

Claude Buchet

       

0

DNS

Pierre Greub

78

GELO Racing

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

0

 

Georg Loos

       

0

 

Jean Sage

       

0

DNS

Jean-Daniel Jakubowski

85

Sts Darnval

Taydec Mk3-Ford (Firestone)

0

 

Peter Schweitzer

       

0

NC

Philippe Farjon

67

Christian Poirot

Porsche 908/2 (Dunlop)

206 laps Not classified

0

 

Christian Poirot

       

0

R

Hans-Joachim Stuck

53

Ford Motorenwerke

Ford Capri RS2600 (Dunlop)

152 laps Oil pump

0

 

Jochen Mass

       

0

R

Paul Blancpain

69

M Dupont

Chevron B19/21-Ford (Michelin)

29 laps Gearbox

0

 

Jean-Pierre Bodin

       

0

 

Michel Dupont

       

0

R

Gerard Larrousse

7

Ecurie Bonnier

Lola T280-Ford (Goodyear)

86 laps Clutch

0

 

Hugues de Fierlant

       

0

R

Jean-Claude Aubriet

71

Ecurie Leopard

Chevrolet Corvette (Dunlop)

188 laps Engine

0

 

Depnic

       

0

R

Alain Cudini

72

John Greenwood Racing

Chevrolet Corvette (Goodyear)

82 laps Engine

0

 

Bernard Darniche

       

0

 

John Greenwood

       

0

R

Louis Cosson

65

L Cosson

Porsche 910 (Dunlop)

188 laps Wheel bearing

0

 

Jean-Louis Ravenel

       

0

R

Martial Delalande

56

Claude Laurent

Ligier JS2-Maserati (Michelin)

186 laps Oil pressure

0

 

Claude Laurent

       

0

 

Jacques Marche

       

0

R

Luigi Chinetti jr

57

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Goodyear)

226 laps Engine

0

 

Masten Gregory

       

0

R

Walter Roser

58

Bosch Racing Team

Porsche 908/2 (Firestone)

11 laps Accident

0

 

Otto Stuppacher

       

0

R

Helmut Krause

6

HD Weigel

Porsche 908/2 (Firestone)

244 laps Accident

0

 

Hans-Dieter Weigel

       

0

R

Hermes Delbar

79

JP Gaban

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

36 laps Gearbox

0

 

Roger van der Schrick

       

0

R

Gerard Larrousse

8

Ecurie Bonnier

Lola T280-Ford (Goodyear)

213 laps Accident

0

 

Gijs van Lennep

       

0

 

Jo Bonnier

       

0

R

John Fitzpatrick

80

Porsche Kremer Racing

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

39 laps Engine

0

 

Erwin Kremer

       

0

R

Cyril Grandet

84

Shark Team

Ford Capri RS2600 (Dunlop)

26 laps Oil pressure

0

 

Jean-Claude Guerie

       

0

 

Jean-Pierre Rouget

       

0

R

Francois Migault

75

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Michelin)

22 laps Clutch

0

 

Daniel Rouveyran

       

0

 

Jean-Claude Andruet

       

0

R

Jean-Claude Lagniez

76

J Egreteaud

Porsche 908/2 (Goodyear)

83 laps Out of fuel

0

 

Raymond Touroul

       

0

R

Georg Loos

44

J Sage

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

64 laps Engine

0

 

Franz Pesch

       

0

 

Jean Sage

       

0

R

Lee Banner

45

Raymond Touroul

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

183 laps Engine

0

 

Dominique Bardini

       

0

R

Rene Herzog

49

Team Schnitzer Motul

BMW 2800CS (Dunlop)

70 laps Oil pressure

0

 

Hans Heyer

       

0

R

Juan Fernandez

5

Escuderia Montjuich

Porsche 908/3 (Goodyear)

278 laps Accident

0

 

Eugenio Baturone

       

0

 

Paco Torredemer

       

0

R

Pierre Mauroy

40

R Mazzia

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

27 laps Engine

0

 

Marcel Mignot

       

0

R

Gedehem

42

Claude Haldi

Porsche 911S (Dunlop)

208 laps Engine

0

 

Claude Haldi

       

0

 

Paul Keller

       

0

R

John Hine

37

Maranello Concessionaires

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Michelin)

72 laps Engine

0

 

Peter Westbury

       

0

R

Gerard Pillon

35

Ecurie Filipinetti

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona (Michelin)

204 laps Accident

0

 

Florian Vetsch

       

0

 

Bernard Cheneviere

       

0

R

Guy Chasseuil

33

Societe Franco-Britannic

De Tomaso Pantera-Ford (Goodyear)

3 laps Engine

0

 

Jean Vinatier

       

0

R

John Greenwood

28

John Greenwood Racing

Chevrolet Corvette (BF Goodrich)

53 laps Engine

0

 

Dick Smothers

       

0

R

Marie-Claude Beaumont

29

Greder Racing

Chevrolet Corvette (Michelin)

235 laps Accident

0

 

Henri Greder

       

0

R

Jose Juncadella

30

Escuderia Montjuich

De Tomaso Pantera-Ford (Goodyear)

36 laps Engine

0

 

Fernando de Baviera

       

0

R

Cox Kocher

31

Escuderia Montjuich

De Tomaso Pantera-Ford (Goodyear)

36 laps Engine

0

 

Herbert Muller

       

0

R

Rolf Stommelen

19

Autodelta

Alfa Romeo T33TT/3 (Goodyear)

263 laps Gearbox

0

 

Nanni Galli

       

0

R

Jean-Francois Piot

21

Automobiles Ligier

Ligier JS2-Maserati (Michelin)

7 laps Engine

0

 

Guy Ligier

       

0

R

Pierre Maublanc

22

Automobiles Ligier

Ligier JS2-Maserati (Michelin)

195 laps Engine

0

 

Jacques Laffite

       

0

R

Brian Robinson

23

G Edwards

Chevron B21-Ford (Firestone)

76 laps Engine

0

 

Jean Rondeau

       

0

R

Chris Amon

12

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Matra-Simca MS670 (Goodyear)

2 laps Engine

0

 

Jean-Pierre Beltoise

       

0

R

David Hobbs

16

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

Matra-Simca MS660C (Goodyear)

278 laps Gearbox

0

 

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

       

0

R

Vic Elford

17

Autodelta

Alfa Romeo T33TT/3 (Goodyear)

232 laps Clutch

0

 

Helmut Marko

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Francois Cevert

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 42.2s

1

Howden Ganley

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 42.2s

2

Graham Hill

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 44.9s

2

Henri Pescarolo

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 44.9s

3

Chris Amon

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 46s

3

Jean-Pierre Beltoise

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 46s

4

Nanni Galli

Autodelta

3m 47.9s

4

Rolf Stommelen

Autodelta

3m 47.9s

5

Jo Bonnier

Ecurie Bonnier

3m 50s

5

Gerard Larrousse

Ecurie Bonnier

3m 50s

5

Gijs van Lennep

Ecurie Bonnier

3m 50s

6

Helmut Marko

Autodelta

3m 50.2s

6

Vic Elford

Autodelta

3m 50.2s

7

Andrea de Adamich

Autodelta

3m 52.6s

7

Nino Vaccarella

Autodelta

3m 52.6s

8

David Hobbs

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 52.6s

8

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Equipe Matra-Simca Shell

3m 52.6s

9

Gerard Larrousse

Ecurie Bonnier

3m 54.5s

9

Hugues de Fierlant

Ecurie Bonnier

3m 54.5s

10

Mario Casoni

Siffert ATE Racing

4m 3.3s

10

Reinhold Joest

Siffert ATE Racing

4m 3.3s

10

Michel Weber

Siffert ATE Racing

4m 3.3s

11

Alain de Cadenet

Duckhams Oil Motor Racing

4m 3.9s

11

Chris Craft

Duckhams Oil Motor Racing

4m 3.9s

12

Jean-Claude Lagniez

J Egreteaud

4m 15.7s

12

Raymond Touroul

J Egreteaud

4m 15.7s

13

Helmut Krause

HD Weigel

4m 16.3s

13

Hans-Dieter Weigel

HD Weigel

4m 16.3s

14

Paco Torredemer

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 16.9s

14

Eugenio Baturone

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 16.9s

14

Juan Fernandez

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 16.9s

15

Brian Robinson

G Edwards

4m 17s

15

Jean Rondeau

G Edwards

4m 17s

16

Alain Cudini

John Greenwood Racing

4m 18.8s

16

Bernard Darniche

John Greenwood Racing

4m 18.8s

16

John Greenwood

John Greenwood Racing

4m 18.8s

17

Rene Ligonnet

R Ligonnet

4m 20.1s

17

Barrie Smith

R Ligonnet

4m 20.1s

18

Philippe Farjon

Christian Poirot

4m 20.2s

18

Christian Poirot

Christian Poirot

4m 20.2s

19

Louis Cosson

L Cosson

4m 21.6s

19

Jean-Louis Ravenel

L Cosson

4m 21.6s

20

Francois Migault

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

4m 21.7s

20

Daniel Rouveyran

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

4m 21.7s

20

Jean-Claude Andruet

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

4m 21.7s

21

Tony Adamowicz

North American Racing Team

4m 23.1s

21

Sam Posey

North American Racing Team

4m 23.1s

22

Walter Roser

Bosch Racing Team

4m 23.1s

22

Otto Stuppacher

Bosch Racing Team

4m 23.1s

23

Guy Ligier

Automobiles Ligier

4m 24.2s

23

Jean-Francois Piot

Automobiles Ligier

4m 24.2s

24

Herve Bayard

Wicky Racing Team

4m 24.4s

24

Walter Brun

Wicky Racing Team

4m 24.4s

24

Peter Mattli

Wicky Racing Team

4m 24.4s

25

Jean-Pierre Jarier

North American Racing Team

4m 24.7s

25

Claude Buchet

North American Racing Team

4m 24.7s

26

Derek Bell

Ecurie Francorchamps

4m 25.1s

26

Richard Bond

Ecurie Francorchamps

4m 25.1s

26

Teddy Pilette

Ecurie Francorchamps

4m 25.1s

27

John Hine

Maranello Concessionaires

4m 25.3s

27

Peter Westbury

Maranello Concessionaires

4m 25.3s

28

Claude Ballot-Lena

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

4m 25.4s

28

Jean-Claude Andruet

Automobiles Charles Pozzi

4m 25.4s

29

Masten Gregory

North American Racing Team

4m 25.7s

29

Luigi Chinetti jr

North American Racing Team

4m 25.7s

30

Hans-Joachim Stuck

Ford Motorenwerke

4m 25.9s

30

Jochen Mass

Ford Motorenwerke

4m 25.9s

31

John Fitzpatrick

Porsche Kremer Racing

4m 25.9s

31

Erwin Kremer

Porsche Kremer Racing

4m 25.9s

32

Paul Blancpain

M Dupont

4m 25.9s

32

Jean-Pierre Bodin

M Dupont

4m 25.9s

32

Michel Dupont

M Dupont

4m 25.9s

33

Jean-Jacques Cochet

Ecurie Filipinetti

4m 26.1s

33

Jean-Louis Lafosse

Ecurie Filipinetti

4m 26.1s

33

Michael Parkes

Ecurie Filipinetti

4m 26.1s

34

Alex Soler-Roig

Ford Motorenwerke

4m 26.5s

34

Dieter Glemser

Ford Motorenwerke

4m 26.5s

35

Gerry Birrell

Ford Motorenwerke

4m 28.9s

35

Claude Bourgoignie

Ford Motorenwerke

4m 28.9s

36

Gerard Pillon

Ecurie Filipinetti

4m 29.1s

36

Florian Vetsch

Ecurie Filipinetti

4m 29.1s

36

Bernard Cheneviere

Ecurie Filipinetti

4m 29.1s

37

Guy Chasseuil

Societe Franco-Britannic

4m 29.4s

37

Jean Vinatier

Societe Franco-Britannic

4m 29.4s

38

John Greenwood

John Greenwood Racing

4m 31.2s

38

Dick Smothers

John Greenwood Racing

4m 31.2s

39

Hermes Delbar

JP Gaban

4m 33.9s

39

Roger van der Schrick

JP Gaban

4m 33.9s

40

Gedehem

Claude Haldi

4m 35.2s

40

Claude Haldi

Claude Haldi

4m 35.2s

40

Paul Keller

Claude Haldi

4m 35.2s

41

Rene Herzog

Team Schnitzer Motul

4m 35.3s

41

Hans Heyer

Team Schnitzer Motul

4m 35.3s

42

Cox Kocher

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 36.7s

42

Herbert Muller

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 36.7s

43

Cyril Grandet

Shark Team

4m 37.2s

43

Jean-Claude Guerie

Shark Team

4m 37.2s

43

Jean-Pierre Rouget

Shark Team

4m 37.2s

44

Jurgen Barth

L Meznarie

4m 37.9s

44

Sylvain Garant

L Meznarie

4m 37.9s

44

Michael Keyser

L Meznarie

4m 37.9s

45

Lee Banner

Raymond Touroul

4m 38.6s

45

Dominique Bardini

Raymond Touroul

4m 38.6s

46

Marie-Claude Beaumont

Greder Racing

4m 38.9s

46

Henri Greder

Greder Racing

4m 38.9s

47

Pierre Maublanc

Automobiles Ligier

4m 39.7s

47

Jacques Laffite

Automobiles Ligier

4m 39.7s

48

Yves Deprez

Claude Dubois

4m 39.8s

48

Jean-Marie Jacquemin

Claude Dubois

4m 39.8s

49

Jose Juncadella

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 42.1s

49

Fernando de Baviera

Escuderia Montjuich

4m 42.1s

50

Pierre Mauroy

R Mazzia

4m 42.6s

50

Marcel Mignot

R Mazzia

4m 42.6s

51

Robert Johnson

North American Racing Team

4m 42.8s

51

David Heinz

North American Racing Team

4m 42.8s

52

Georg Loos

J Sage

4m 46.2s

52

Franz Pesch

J Sage

4m 46.2s

52

Jean Sage

J Sage

4m 46.2s

53

Jean-Claude Aubriet

Ecurie Leopard

4m 48.4s

53

Depnic

Ecurie Leopard

4m 48.4s

54

Paul Keller

J Mesange

4m 48.9s

54

Jean Mesange

J Mesange

4m 48.9s

55

Gilles Doncieux

North American Racing Team

4m 53.8s

55

Jean-Pierre Laffeach

North American Racing Team

4m 53.8s

Circuit - Le Mans

Country

France

Location

Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

Type

Temporary road course

Length

8.476 (Miles)

Record

Jean-Pierre Jabouille (Alpine A442A-Renault), 3m34.2, 142.454 mph, Sports Cars, 1978

3,169

Championships

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Drivers

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