Twenty-seven drivers representing fifteen countries are expected to drive Saturday's (March 4th) South African Grand Prix.
SV Mechanics in pit working on cars(2 shots)
SV Graham Hill in pits
SV Jackie Stewart talking to mechanics
GV Ronnie Peterson into car
GV PAN Francois Covert (France) away from pits
SV PAN Jackie Stewart (Britain) away from pits
GV Rolf stommelen (W.Germany) away from pits
LV Car past camera at speed
LV Cars up track and past camera
SV Jackie Stewart past camera
SV PAN Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil) around track
SV PAN cars into pits(2 shots)
SV PAN Jackie Ickx (Belgium) around track
SV PAN Denis Hulme (N.Zealand) past camera
LV Francois Covert around track and past camera
LV Cars around bend and up straight
SV Clay Regazzoni (Switzerland) past camera
SV Cars flagged home
Various drivers leaving pits - Ronnie Peterson (Sweden), Francois Covert (France), Jackie Stewart (Britain), Rolf Stommelen (W.Germany); Various cars in practice laps during second session - Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil), Jacky Ickx (Belgium), Denis Hulme (New Zealand), Francois Covert, Clay Regazzoni (Switzerland).
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SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: Twenty-seven drivers representing fifteen countries are expected to drive Saturday's (March 4th) South African Grand Prix.
The race is the second in the 1972 Formula One series.
Leading the field in the first two official practice sessions was the British driver, Jackie stewart -- the world motor racing champion, who has already won this season's first championship race, the Argentine Grand Prix.
The second day of practice was on Thursday (March 2nd) when Jackie Stewart completed the 2.549 mile (4.103km) course in 1 minute 17.3 seconds. That's an average speed of 118.744 miles-an-hour (119.1 kph).
Others with fast times were Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil -- his average was 118.558 miles-an-hour (190.8 kph) -- Clay Regazzoni of Switzerland, Jackie Ickx of Belgium, and Ronnie Peterson of Sweden, all of whom averaged 117.874 miles-an-hour (189.8 kph).