Reigning world champion Jackie Stewart of Great Britain, driving a Tyrell-Ford, on Sunday won the 200-mile (318-km) Argentine Grand Prix - the first event in the 1972 formula one world championships.
GV Start of race & cars around bend (2 shots)
MV Car No. 21 (Jackie Stewart) leading group of cars round bend
GV PAN Cars round bend
SV PAN Car 21 past
MV PAN Car 4 (Wisell) past towards pits
MV PAN Cars round bend
MV & GV Car No. 20 (Amon) being assisted onto verge after breaking down (2 shots)
SV Cars round bend
GV & LV Cars down straight (2 shots)
Initials SGM/0348 SGM/0417
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: Reigning world champion Jackie Stewart of Great Britain, driving a Tyrell-Ford, on Sunday won the 200-mile (318-km) Argentine Grand Prix - the first event in the 1972 formula one world championships.
Denis Hulme of New Zealand was second in a McLaren, and Jacky Ickx of Belgium third in a Ferrari.
SYNOPSIS: The 1972 formula one world championships opened on Sunday with the Argentine Grand Prix in Buenos Aires. The 200-mile race was run in gruellingly hot weather.
Jackie Stewart, in a Tyrell-Ford, took the lead from the start, chased by Argentina's Carlos Reutermann, in a Brabham.
Stewart, the British reigning champion, held onto his lead, setting a fierce pace that proved too much for some of the cars.
Despite the heat, the 95-lap race was watched by an enthusiastic crowd estimated at over 100-thousand.
Last year's winner, Chris Amon, retired with clutch trouble in his Matra. Only 11 of the 21 starters finished the course, and the result - first Jackie Stewart, second Denis Hulme of New Zealand in a McLaren, third Jacky Ickx of Belgium, in a Ferrari. So Stewart starts the new championship with nine points three ahead of Denny Hulme.