Saturday 4th March 1972
Denny Hulme won the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. Emerson Fittipaldi finished second with an impressive drive from Peter Revson finishing third, as he started from 12 on the grid. Mike Hailwood set the fastest lap but a suspension failure put him out 23 laps into the race. Jackie Stewart sat on pole, but a gearbox failure put him out.