1972 Italian Grand Prix
The 1972 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on September 10, 1972. It was the first race to feature Monza's chicanes, one before the Curva Grande and one at the site of the old Curva Vialone, which were installed to limit speeds around the track in the interests of safety.
- Emerson Fittipaldi won the race and became World Champion for the first time, the youngest ever champion at 25 years and 273 days, until superseded by Fernando Alonso in 2005.
- By winning the race, Lotus won the Constructors' Championship with two races left to run.
- Team Lotus was forced to run only one car because Emerson Fittipaldi's Lotus 72D was seriously damaged in an accident while being transported to Monza. Fittipaldi raced another 72D, but with specifications very close to the 1970's model.
- Last win: Firestone
- Last race: John Surtees
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2008-01-22.
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