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  • Canadian Grand Prix
  • Stewart victorious in new Tyrrell
  • September 24, 1972: Jackie Stewart won the penultimate race of the season at the extensively-resurfaced Mosport Park circuit as he debuted the new Tyrrell 005

  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Fittipaldi becomes F1's youngest champion
  • September 10, 1972: Emerson Fittipaldi became the youngest-ever world champion driver by winning from Mike Hailwood and Denny Hulme in the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza

  • Austrian Grand Prix
  • Fittipaldi puts one hand on the title
  • August 13, 1972: By winning the Austrian Grand Prix, Emerson Fittipaldi put one hand on the World Championship at the Osterreichring, pulling 25 points clear of Denny Hulme

  • German Grand Prix
  • Ickx leads home Ferrari 1-2
  • July 30, 1972: Jacky Ickx claimed a pole to flag victory, leading home Clay Regazzoni for a Ferrari 1-2 in the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring

  • French Grand Prix
  • Marko blinded by stone as Stewart wins
  • July 2, 1972: Jackie Stewart signalled he was not going to surrender his title without a fight with victory at the French Grand Prix, where Helmut Marko's career came to an end in a freak incident

  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Fittipaldi is season's third different winner
  • May 1, 1972: After a two-month break, the championship resumed at Jarama for the Spanish Grand Prix and Emerson Fittipaldi made it three different winners in three races with victory in his Lotus

  • South African Grand Prix
  • Hulme victory gives McLaren impetus
  • March 4, 1972: Denny Hulme was victorious in the second round of the championship as his McLaren fended off the opposition in South Africa

  • Argentine Grand Prix
  • Stewart opens title defence in style
  • January 23, 1972: Reigning world champion Jackie Stewart opened his 1972 account in style by winning the opening race of the season at Buenos Aires, taking victory from Denny Hulme's McLaren

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