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    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.

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    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6M7BGUDEVLXLGNK69HB6BV23
    Media URN:
    VLVA6M7BGUDEVLXLGNK69HB6BV23
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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