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1972 Belgian Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Belgique

Sunday, June 4, 1972
Round:
5
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
85
Fastest Lap:
Amon, 1m12.12
Country:
Belgium
Circuit:
1972 season:
Report

(Belgian Grand Prix)

Nivelles-Baulers, June 4th

On paper the Belgian Grand Prix took place on June 4th over 85 laps of the new Nivelles-Baulers Autodrome just south of Bruxelles in the flat industrial area near Charleroi. What happened in fact was a nice tidy race for Formula One cars on a standardised, characterless autodrome that could have been anywhere and the race could have been any race in the autodrome series. Some 65,000 people turned out to watch and for a change this season, the weather was fair, but not brilliant. But if it was the Belgian Grand Prix and the shape of things that have come, then we should seriously consider running the British Grand Prix at Mallory Park.

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