Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometers. Won by Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken.
Buenos Aires, Argentina...After a tragic debut in the previous year's event, the Ferrari 312P prototype dominated the Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometers. The race was round 1 of the 1972 World Sports Car Championship. In their first drive for Ferrari, the team of Sweden's Ronnie Peterson and Australia's Tim Schenken took the victory by nearly a lap. The winners covered the 1000 kilometer distance in 5 hours, 45 minutes for an average speed of 108 mph. Not only was it the first win for the 312P, but Clay Regazzoni/Brian Redman drove a team car to second and only minor mechanical problems with the Jackie Ickx/Mario Andretti car prevented a 1-2-3 sweep for the 312P.