View from the Watkins Glen crowd at 1972 US GP: You Were There

That’s what Denis Jenkinson called the United States Grand Prix, and in October 1972 Jan Edick was at Watkins Glen in New York state to capture the action in the final round of a thrilling season

F1 starting US GP grid in 1972

The scarlet hue of Jacky Ickx’s flat-12 Ferrari stands out among DFVs and Hewland gearboxes as the field powers away towards the first corner

Clay Regazzoni’s Ferrari heads Fittipaldi

Clay Regazzoni’s Ferrari heads Fittipaldi in his Brabham and Hailwood’s Surtees.

Reutemann stopping for a new nose on his Brabham

Some first-corner argy-bargy meant Reutemann stopping for a new nose on his Brabham BT37

Derek Bell stops in the pits

Head gasket problems in qualifying didn’t bode well for Derek Bell; sure enough his Tecno boiled dry after just eight race laps

Mike Hailwood talks with Surtees

Mike Hailwood confers with team boss Surtees, who gave up his seat to Tim Schenken.

Clay Regazzoni in his Ferrari 312B2

Clay Regazzoni ran well up until the exhaust broke up on his Ferrari 312B2

Skip Barber in his March 711

Skip Barber qualified well in his private March 711, but fading brakes dropped the American driver to 16th

Close up of Peter Gethin in his helmet

Peter Gethin has a hunted look as well he might – all four cars in the BRM team expired for one reason or another

Jackie Stewart on track at the US GP 1972

Jackie Stewart was in charge from flag to flag, dominating the race, his team-mate Cevert second.

Constructor and manager John Surtees

The effort of being constructor and manager and even qualifying one of his four cars shows on John Surtees’ face

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