Race Report: Monza, 12 March 1972


This was the first round of the Italian F3 Championship and it was originally planned to run it to the “breakaway” Italian regulations which allowed a 23mm air restrictor, however intervention by a CSI representative saw the normal 21.5mm restrictor fitted to all cars.

The race was held over two heats and a final in the pouring rain on the junior Monza circuit. Heat one went to Vittorio Brambilla after Jochen Mass retired his March 723 with a broken gear lever. The two Scuderia Italia Brabham BT35s of Pico Pina and Adelmo Bignani came second and third. The works Tecno of Luigi Fontanesi won heat two from a gaggle of BT35s, Italian lady racer Lella Lombardi took ninth in her Lotus 69.

Pico Pina took an easy victory in the final winning by 20 seconds from Brambilla, Fontanesi was a further 16 seconds down in third.



Race Report: Monza, 12 March 1972

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00