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1971 Formula One season

1971 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Jackie Stewart
Constructors' Champion: Tyrrell-Ford
Previous: 1970 Next: 1972
File:Anefo 924-6616 Jackie Stewart, Zandvoort 18.06.1971.jpg
Jackie Stewart (on right) won his 2nd driver's championship, driving for Tyrrell

The 1971 Formula One season included the 22nd FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on 6 March 1971, and ended on 3 October after eleven races.

After the death of Jochen Rindt the previous year, Lotus had a desultory season, with young and inexperienced drivers such as Emerson Fittipaldi appearing in the cars. The team spent a lot of time experimenting with a gas turbine powered car, and with four wheel drive again. Using their own chassis heavily inspired by the Matra MS80 but with conventional tanks, Tyrrell and Jackie Stewart easily took success in 1971. Of the 11 races in the season, Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx, Jo Siffert, Peter Gethin and François Cevert won one race each, while Stewart won the other 6 races.

Jo Siffert and Pedro Rodríguez, who had an intense rivalry driving for John Wyer's Gulf-sponsored works Porsche endurance sportscar team both lost their lives racing in 1971. Rodriguez died driving a Ferrari 512 at an Interserie race at the Nosiring, Germany in July; and Siffert died in a fiery crash at the World Championship Victory Race non-championship Formula One event at Brands Hatch in October.

The Belgian Grand Prix was originally supposed to be held on 6 June (between the Monaco and Dutch Grands Prix), at the notorious 8.7 mile (14.1 km) Spa-Francorchamps circuit, but the failure of the track owners and authorities to bring Spa up to mandatory safety specs meant that the circuit was deemed unsuitable for Formula One cars to race on and the event was promptly cancelled.[1] And the Mexican Grand Prix was originally supposed to be the last race of the year, but the FIA cancelled the race because of the previous year's events, where a gigantic crowd turned up to see the race and they were situated in front of the barriers during the race.

This was the first season where at least 22 cars started every race, except the Monaco Grand Prix, where 18 cars started.

Season review

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 23x15px South African Grand Prix Kyalami 6 March 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Ferrari F Report
2 23x15px Spanish Grand Prix Montjuïc 18 April 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
3 23x15px Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 23 May 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
4 23x15px Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 20 June 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Ferrari F Report
5 23x15px French Grand Prix Paul Ricard 4 July 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
6 23x15px British Grand Prix Silverstone 17 July 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
7 23x15px German Grand Prix Nürburgring 1 August 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px François Cevert 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
8 23x15px Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring 15 August 23x16px Jo Siffert 23x16px Jo Siffert 23x16px Jo Siffert 23x15px BRM F Report
9 23x15px Italian Grand Prix Monza 5 September 23x15px Chris Amon 23x15px Henri Pescarolo 23x15px Peter Gethin 23x15px BRM F Report
10 23x15px Canadian Grand Prix Mosport Park 19 September 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Denny Hulme 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report
11 23x15px United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 3 October 23x15px Jackie Stewart 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px François Cevert 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford G Report

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1971 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
23x15px Gold Leaf Team Lotus
23x15px World Wide Racing
Lotus-Ford 72C
72D
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 1-3, 5-8, 10-11
23x15px Reine Wisell 1-5, 7-8, 10-11
23x15px Dave Charlton 6
Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 56B Pratt & Whitney STN76 tbn 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 9
23x15px Reine Wisell 6
23x15px David Walker 4
23x15px Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B
312B2
Ferrari 001 3.0 F12
Ferrari 001/1 3.0 F12
F 23x15px Jacky Ickx All
23x16px Clay Regazzoni All
23x15px Mario Andretti 1-4, 7, 10-11
23x15px STP March Racing Team March-Ford 711 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 1-4, 6-11
23x15px Alex Soler-Roig 1-5
23x15px Nanni Galli 5-6, 9-11
23x15px Niki Lauda 8
23x15px Mike Beuttler 10
March-Alfa Romeo 711 Alfa Romeo T33 3.0 V8 23x15px Andrea de Adamich 1-2, 5-7, 9, 11
23x15px Nanni Galli 3-4, 7-8
23x15px Ronnie Peterson 5
23x15px Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford 001
002
003
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px Jackie Stewart All
23x15px François Cevert All
23x15px Peter Revson 11
23x15px Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren-Ford M19A
M14A
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px Denny Hulme 1-8, 10-11
23x15px Peter Gethin 1-7
23x15px Jackie Oliver 6, 8-9
23x15px Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham-Ford BT33
BT34
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px Graham Hill All
23x15px Dave Charlton 1
23x15px Tim Schenken 2-11
23x15px Yardley Team BRM BRM P160
P153
BRM P142 3.0 V12 F 23x15px Pedro Rodríguez 1-5
23x16px Jo Siffert All
23x15px Howden Ganley All
23x15px Vic Elford 7
23x15px Helmut Marko 8-11
23x15px Peter Gethin 8-11
23x15px George Eaton 10
23x15px John Cannon 11
23x15px Equipe Matra Sports Matra MS120B Matra MS71 3.0 V12 G 23x15px Chris Amon 1-7, 9-11
23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise 2-6, 10-11
23x15px Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
23x15px Auto Motor und Sport Team Surtees
23x15px Team Surtees
Surtees-Ford TS9
TS7
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px John Surtees All
23x15px Rolf Stommelen 1-10
23x15px Brian Redman 1
23x15px Derek Bell 6
23x15px Mike Hailwood 9, 11
23x15px Sam Posey 11
23x15px Gijs van Lennep 11
23x15px Frank Williams Racing Cars March-Ford 701
711
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Henri Pescarolo All
23x15px Max Jean 5
23x15px Ecurie Bonnier McLaren-Ford M7C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px Joakim Bonnier 1, 7-9, 11
23x15px Helmut Marko 7
23x15px Team Gunston March-Ford 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px John Love 1
Brabham-Ford BT26A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 23x15px Jackie Pretorius 1
23x15px Gene Mason Racing March-Ford 711 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Skip Barber 3-4, 10-11
23x15px Stichting Autoraces Nederland Surtees-Ford TS7 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Gijs van Lennep 4
23x16px Jo Siffert Automobiles March-Ford 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px François Mazet 5
23x15px Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March-Ford 701
711
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Mike Beuttler 6-9
23x15px Shell Arnold Team March-Ford 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier 9
23x16px Jolly Club of Switzerland Bellasi-Ford F1 70 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x16px Silvio Moser 9
23x15px Penske-White Racing McLaren-Ford M19A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px Mark Donohue 10-11
23x15px David Hobbs 11
23x15px Ecurie Evergreen Brabham-Ford BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 23x15px Chris Craft 10-11
23x15px Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc. Lotus-Ford 69 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F 23x15px Pete Lovely 10-11

1971 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver RSA
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ESP
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MON
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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ITA
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CAN
23x15px
USA
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Pts.[2]
1 23x15px Jackie Stewart 2 1 1 11 1 1 1 Ret Ret 1 5 62
2 23x15px Ronnie Peterson 10 Ret 2 4 Ret 2 5 8 2 2 3 33
3 23x15px François Cevert Ret 7 Ret Ret 2 10 2 Ret 3 6 1 26
4 23x15px Jacky Ickx 8 2 3 1 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 19
5 23x16px Jo Siffert Ret Ret Ret 6 4 9 DSQ 1 9 9 2 19
6 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi Ret Ret 5 3 3 Ret 2 8 7 NC 16
7 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 13
8 23x15px Mario Andretti 1 Ret DNQ Ret 4 13 DNS 12
9 23x15px Peter Gethin Ret 8 Ret NC 9 Ret Ret 10 1 14 9 9
10 23x15px Pedro Rodríguez Ret 4 9 2 Ret 9
11 23x15px Chris Amon 5 3 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 6 10 12 9
12 23x15px Reine Wisell 4 NC Ret DSQ 6 NC 8 4 5 Ret 9
13 23x15px Denny Hulme 6 5 4 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 9
14 23x15px Tim Schenken 9 10 Ret 12 12 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5
15 23x15px Howden Ganley Ret 10 DNQ 7 10 8 Ret Ret 5 DNS 4 5
16 23x15px Mark Donohue 3 DNS 4
17 23x15px Henri Pescarolo 11 Ret 8 NC Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret DNS Ret 4
18 23x15px Mike Hailwood 4 15 3
19 23x15px John Surtees Ret 11 7 5 8 6 7 Ret Ret 11 17 3
20 23x15px Rolf Stommelen 12 Ret 6 DSQ 11 5 10 7 DNS Ret 3
21 23x15px Graham Hill 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 5 Ret Ret 7 2
22 23x15px Jean-Pierre Beltoise 6 Ret 9 7 7 Ret 8 1
23x15px Jackie Oliver Ret 9 7 0
23x15px Brian Redman 7 0
23x15px Gijs Van Lennep 8 DNS 0
23x15px Jo Bonnier Ret DNQ DNS 10 16 0
23x15px David Hobbs 10 0
23x15px Nanni Galli DNQ Ret DNS 11 12 12 Ret 16 Ret 0
23x15px Helmut Marko DNS 11 Ret 12 13 0
23x15px Andrea de Adamich 13 Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 11 0
23x15px Vic Elford 11 0
23x15px François Mazet 13 0
23x15px John Cannon 14 0
23x15px George Eaton 15 0
23x15px Mike Beuttler Ret DSQ NC Ret NC 0
23x15px Skip Barber DNQ NC Ret NC 0
23x15px Pete Lovely NC NC 0
23x15px Max Jean NC 0
23x15px Jean-Pierre Jarier NC 0
23x15px Alex Soler-Roig Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 0
23x15px Dave Charlton Ret Ret 0
23x15px Chris Craft DNQ Ret 0
23x15px John Love Ret 0
23x15px Jackie Pretorius Ret 0
23x15px David Walker Ret 0
23x15px Derek Bell Ret 0
23x15px Niki Lauda Ret 0
23x16px Silvio Moser Ret 0
23x15px Sam Posey Ret 0
23x15px Peter Revson Ret 0
Pos. Driver RSA
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ESP
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MON
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
23x15px
GER
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AUT
23x15px
ITA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
USA
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Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

1971 Constructors Championship final standings

File:1971 Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus 72 (kl).JPG
Lotus-Ford placed 5th in the 1971 Constructors title

Points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six finishers at each round, however only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points. The best five results from the first six rounds and the best four results from the last five rounds were retained.

Pos. Manufacturer RSA
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ESP
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MON
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NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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ITA
23x15px
CAN
23x15px
USA
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Pts.[3]
1 23x15px Tyrrell-Ford 2 1 1 11 1 1 1 Ret 3 1 1 73
2 23x15px BRM Ret 4 9 2 4 8 11 1 1 9 2 36
3 23x15px Ferrari 1 2 3 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 8 6 33
4 23x15px March-Ford 10 Ret 2 4 13 2 5 (6) 2 2 3 33 (34)
5 23x15px Lotus-Ford 4 NC 5 DSQ 3 3 8 2 5 NC 21
6 23x15px McLaren-Ford 6 5 4 12 9 Ret Ret 9 7 3 10 10
7 23x15px Matra 5 3 Ret 9 5 7 Ret 6 10 8 9
8 23x15px Surtees-Ford 7 11 6 5 8 5 7 7 4 11 15 8
9 23x15px Brabham-Ford 9 9 10 10 12 12 6 3 Ret Ret 7 5
23x15px Lotus-Pratt & Whitney Ret NC 8 0
23x15px March-Alfa Romeo 13 Ret NC 12 12 Ret 11 0
23x16px Bellasi-Ford Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer RSA
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ESP
23x15px
MON
23x15px
NED
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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AUT
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ITA
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CAN
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USA
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Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races were also held in 1971, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
23x15px XIV Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 24 January 23x15px Chris Amon 23x15px Matra Report
23x15px VI Race of Champions Brands Hatch 21 March 23x16px Clay Regazzoni 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px Questor Grand Prix Ontario Motor Speedway 28 March 23x15px Mario Andretti 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px XII Spring Trophy Oulton Park 9 April 23x15px Pedro Rodriguez 23x15px BRM Report
23x15px XXIII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 8 May 23x15px Graham Hill 23x15px Brabham-Cosworth Report
23x15px VI Rhein-Pokalrennen Hockenheim 13 June 23x15px Jacky Ickx 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px XVIII International Gold Cup Oulton Park 22 August 23x15px John Surtees 23x15px Surtees-Cosworth Report
23x15px I World Championship Victory Race Brands Hatch 24 October 23x15px Peter Gethin 23x15px BRM Report

Notes

  1. ^ "Dutch GP, 1971 Race Report - GP Encyclopedia - F1 History on". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers in each race.
  3. ^ Only the best 5 results from the first 6 rounds and the best 4 results from the last 5 rounds counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.