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The 1971 Canadian Grand Prix was the tenth race of the 1971 Formula One season, and was held at Mosport Park on September 19, 1971. Jackie Stewart won the race, his sixth win of the season, after a tough battle with Ronnie Peterson. The race was run in wet conditions, and increasing fog caused the race to be halted after 64 of 80 scheduled laps.


Background Edit

  • Brabham: Once again Tim Schenken's car had the wide nose cone.
  • BRM: BRM fielded a massive five car entry, all of which were under the factory umbrella, with no rental drivers. The team was obviously gambling on the large prize money paid by the North American races to come out ahead. The logistical problems had team manager Tim Parnell hopping all weekend. During Friday practice Peter Gethin's car was fitted with the short-stroke engine.
  • Ferrari: Mario Andretti was back with the team. After weeks of rumors about a new engine for Ferrari, the unconfirmed new rumor at Mosport was that Jacky Ickx's car had new cylinder heads.
  • Lotus: With almost a month off for the 72s, there were no changes, but the cars had undergone a great deal of maintenance.
    • Pete Lovely showed up with what he called his "69 Special". He took a Formula Two Lotus 69, and grafted onto the back a Ford Cosworth engine and the rear suspension of a Lotus 49. He then redesigned the nose to accomodate the necessarily larger radiator. For someone's garage project, it looked interesting, but did not have the capacity to run an entire Formula One race without refueling.
  • March: Autodelta was not supporting this race, so Mike Beuttler was in the third works car, on the condition that he provide his own Ford Cosworth engine. Ronnie Peterson tried a new 'shovel' nose in practice, looking rather like a concave version of the Tyrrell nose.
  • Matra: Jean-Pierre Beltoise's license had been reinstated again. Chris Amon's car had bifuricated exhaust ports.
  • McLaren: The rumors surrounding the future of McLaren in F1 continued to swirl. Jackie Oliver had been released from his contract. His M19A had been sold to Roger Penske's group, and this car arrived after being completely rebuilt and painted in blue Sunoco colors, with Mark Donohue driving. Both cars had the complicated and difficult to set up rising-rate rear suspensions removed, and replaced with conventional wishbone/ parallel link suspension.
  • Surtees: No changes were made to the cars since Monza, and Stommelen was back driving his old car.
  • Tyrrell: The team had 001 as a spare as usual, and all three cars were back in the short-wheelbase form.


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1971 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
3 Sweden Reine Wisell United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
6 United States Mario Andretti Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
8 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
37 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT34 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
9 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
10 United States Mark Donohue United States Penske-White Racing McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
11 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 003 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
12 France François Cevert United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 002 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
14 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
15 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
16 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
28 Canada George Eaton United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
31 Austria Helmut Marko United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
17 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom STP-March March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
18 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom STP-March March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
19 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom STP-March March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
20 New Zealand Chris Amon France Equipe Matra Matra MS120B Matra MS71 V12 3.0 G
21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Equipe Matra Matra MS120B Matra MS71 V12 3.0 G
22 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
24 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
26 United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Ecurie Evergreen Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
27 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
33 United States Skip Barber United Kingdom Gene Mason Racing March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
35 United States Pete Lovely United Kingdom Pete Lovely Volkswagen Lotus 69 Special Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

24 cars would be allowed to start, but 27 were entered, which meant three would leave disappointed.

Even though Henri Pescarolo was the slowest qualifier, his spot on the grid had been guaranteed by the organizers. So the three DNQs were Barber, Craft and Lovely.

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 11 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 1:15.3
2 14 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 1:15.5 +0.2
3 12 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 1:15.7 +0.4
4 2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:16.1 +0.8
5 20 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 1:16.1 +0.8
6 17 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:16.2 +0.9
7 3 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 1:16.3 +1.0
8 10 United States Mark Donohue McLaren-Ford 1:16.3 +1.0
9 16 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 1:16.3 +1.0
10 9 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:16.4 +1.1
11 21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:16.4 +1.1
12 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:16.5 +1.2
13 6 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 1:16.9 +1.6
14 22 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 1:17.1 +1.8
15 37 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:17.2 +1.9
16 15 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 1:17.2 +1.9
17 8 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 1:17.4 +2.1
18 5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:17.5 +2.2
19 31 Austria Helmut Marko BRM 1:17.8 +2.5
20 18 Italy Nanni Galli March-Ford 1:18.2 +2.9
21 28 Canada George Eaton BRM 1:18.4 +3.1
22 19 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 1:18.5 +3.2
23 24 Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 1:18.8 +3.5
24 33 United States Skip Barber March-Ford 1:19.8 +4.5
25 26 United Kingdom Chris Craft Brabham-Ford 1:20.3 +5.0
26 35 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford 1:21.1 +5.8
27 27 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:21.9 +6.6

GridEdit

RaceEdit

After the results of qualifying were posted, the Ecurie Evergreen team packed up and headed towards Watkins Glen, about a five hour drive. But during the untimed session on race morning, Pescarolo hit a puddle and slid into the guard rail. The car was repairable, but the driver had several minor injuries that, added together, meant that he could not drive that afternoon. Barber was in the race. When the cars set out on reconnaissance laps before the race, Ganley lost control and damaged his BRM. So he was out and Lovely was in.

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 64 1:55:12.9 1 9
2 17 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 64 +38.3 6 6
3 10 United States Mark Donohue McLaren-Ford 64 +1:35.8 8 4
4 9 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 63 +1 Lap 10 3
5 3 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 63 +1 Lap 9 2
6 12 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 62 +2 Laps 3 1
7 2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 62 +2 Laps 4  
8 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 62 +2 Laps 12  
9 14 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 61 +3 Laps 2  
10 20 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 61 +3 Laps 5  
11 22 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 60 +4 Laps 14  
12 31 Austria Helmut Marko BRM 60 +4 Laps 19  
13 6 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 60 +4 Laps 13  
14 15 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 59 +5 Laps 16  
15 15 Canada George Eaton BRM 59 +5 Laps 21  
16 18 Italy Nanni Galli March-Ford 57 +7 Laps 20  
NC 19 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 56 +8 Laps 22  
NC 35 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford 55 +9 Laps 26  
Ret 24 Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 26 Oil pressure 23  
Ret 21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 16 Accident 11  
Ret 33 United States Skip Barber March-Ford 13 Oil pressure 24  
Ret 5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 7 Accident 18  
Ret 37 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 2 Accident 15  
Ret 8 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 1 Electrics 17  
DNS 16 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM   Accident 9  
DNS 27 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford   Accident 27  
DNQ 26 United Kingdom Chris Craft Brabham-Ford     25  

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 60
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 29
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx 19
4 France François Cevert 17
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 16 ▼1
6 Switzerland Jo Siffert 13
7= United States Mario Andretti 12
7= Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 12
9= Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 9
9= New Zealand Chris Amon 9
9= United Kingdom Peter Gethin 9
9= Sweden Reine Wisell 9 ▲1
9= New Zealand Denny Hulme 9 ▲2
14 Australia Tim Schenken 5
15= France Henri Pescarolo 4
15= United States Mark Donohue 4 ▲6
17= United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 3 ▼1
17= United Kingdom John Surtees 3 ▼1
17= West Germany Rolf Stommelen 3 ▼1
20= New Zealand Howden Ganley 2 ▼1
20= United Kingdom Graham Hill 2 ▼1
22 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1 ▼1
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 64
2 Italy Ferrari 32
3= United Kingdom BRM 30
3= United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 30 ▲1
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 21
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 10 ▲2
7 France Matra 9 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 8 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 5

ReferencesEdit

  • Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.. pp. 101-108. ISBN 0-393-08502-3.
V T E 1971 Formula One Season
Constructors Bellasi • Brabham • BRM • Ferrari • Lotus • March • Matra • McLaren • Surtees • Tyrrell
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Matra
Drivers De Adamich • Amon • Andretti • Barber • Bell • Beltoise • Beuttler • Bonnier • Cannon • Cevert • Charlton • Craft • Donohue • Eaton • Elford • Fittipaldi • Galli • Ganley • Gethin • Hailwood • Hill • Hobbs • Hulme • Ickx • Jarier • Jean • Lauda • van Lennep • Love • Lovely • Marko • Mazet • Moser • Oliver • Pescarolo • Peterson • Posey • Pretorius • Redman • Regazzoni • Revson • Rodríguez • Schenken • Siffert • Soler-Roig • Stewart • Stommelen • Surtees • Walker • Wisell
Cars Bellasi F170 • Brabham BT33 • Brabham BT34 • BRM P153 • BRM P160 • Ferrari 312B • Ferrari 312B2 • Lotus 56B • Lotus 69 • Lotus 72C • Lotus 72D • March 701 • March 711 • Matra MS120B • McLaren M7C • McLaren M14A • McLaren M19A • Surtees TS7 • Surtees TS9 • Tyrrell 001 • Tyrrell 002 • Tyrrell 003
Tyres Goodyear • Firestone
Races South Africa • Spain • Monaco • Netherlands • France • Britain • Germany • Austria • Italy • Canada • United States
See also 1970 Formula One Season • 1972 Formula One Season • Category
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