Race Report: Monza, 27 – 28 May 1972


It was four heats and two finals over two days for the Italian F3 runners at Monza. One surprise was that Vittorio Brambilla had given up on his Birel-Alfa Romeo and was now running a Brabham-Novamotor BT38, his elder brother Tino was having a run in the Birel, his first F3 race for several years.

On the 27th the first heat, after a typical Monza slipstreamer, went to Pino Pica from Giorgio Pianta, Vittorio Venturi and “Pibo” with just 0.4 seconds separating them at the finish. Heat two saw Vittorio Brambilla take a relatively easy 2 second win over Claudio Francisci, Alessandro Pessenti-Rossi was a further 0.2 seconds behind with Gaudenzio Mantova and Tino Brambilla fourth and fifth, 0.3 seconds apart.
The final was an incredibly close affair with the first five cars being separated by 0.2 seconds, Pino Pica took the win from Carlo Giorgio, Vittorio Brambilla, Sandro Cinotti and Alessandro Pessenti-Rossi.

On the 28th some more drivers arrived to join in the fun and it was Alberto Colombo winning heat one by 0.1 seconds from Vittorio Brambilla, “Pibo”, Marcello Gallo and “Gero”. Heat two and it was Carlo Giorgio heading Adelmo Bignami, Pino Pica and Sandro Cinotti.
The final was fought out between three drivers with Alberto Colombo taking the victory from Carlo Giorgio and Vittorio Brambilla, fourth and fifth were Adelmo Bignami and Sandro Cinotti.



Race Report: Monza, 27 – 28 May 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