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The 1971 Dutch Grand Prix was the fourth race of the season, and was held on June 20. Because of the cancellation of the Belgian Grand Prix, there had been a four week gap after Monaco. The track was battered by heavy rain and gusty winds at different times over the weekend, and the race was dominated by 12-cylinder cars with Firestone rain tires. Jacky Ickx captured the pole, led most of the race and set the fastest lap on his way to victory.

BackgroundEdit

  • BRM: There was a third P160 as a spare; Howden Ganley would be upgraded from the P153 when the next P160 chassis was completed. The three P160s were running the 'shovel' nose first seen in practice in Monaco, and Pedro Rodríguez briefly tested a 'sports car' like full-width nose.
  • Ferrari: a third 312B2 had been completed for Mario Andretti, and there were two of the 1970-vintage 312B's as spares.
  • Lotus: Emerson Fittipaldi had been injured in a road accident, and would miss the race. Dave Charlton took his place in the entry, and Dave Walker was entered in the 56B turbine car. The 56B was a possible non-starter, as the turbine was being rebuilt at the factory in Canada, after a fire in the unit at the non-championship race at Hockenheimring.
  • March: All three cars were running a revised rear suspension, first seen at Monaco. There was a spare 711 chassis with an Alfa Romeo engine for Ronnie Peterson at the track, but the team decided not to use it.
  • McLaren: At great effort, a second M19A had been completed, with Denny Hulme taking the new car, leaving older one for Peter Gethin. The team was being pulled in three directions, between the Indianapolis, Can-Am and F1 programs, and Gethin was starting to feel that the F1 effort was coming in third.
  • Surtees: John Surtees was running a new type of pressed magnesium wheels on his car. Gijs van Lennep's car was a TS7, with as many TS9 parts as could be used. This car was to be used as a "rent-a-drive" for the remainder of the season.
  • Tyrrell: The team had car 001 as a spare. Jackie Stewart briefly tried out a full width 'sports car' nose, similar to what BRM was experimenting with.


Entry ListEdit

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
4 United States Mario Andretti Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 003 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
6 France François Cevert United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 002 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
8 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
9 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
10 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
12 South Africa Dave Charlton United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
14 Sweden Reine Wisell United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
15 Australia Dave Walker United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 56B Pratt & Whitney STS76 turbine F
16 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 Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0 F
19 Spain Alex Soler-Roig 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 States Skip Barber United Kingdom Gene Mason Racing March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
23 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
29 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
29 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS7/9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
24 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT34 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
25 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
26 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
28 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
31 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F

Practice OverviewEdit

Before official practice started on Friday, there had been an unofficial session at the track on Wednesday. The only teams to take part were Ferrari, Lotus and March.

Even though Dave Charlton was listed in place of Emerson Fittipaldi on the entry sheet, it was Dave Walker who was in fact the higher placed driver in the team. This was made obvious on Friday morning when, concerned that the rebuilt turbine for the 56B might not arrive, Walker took out Charlton's 72C. Who soon spun the car, wrecking the rear suspension. As the team did not have enough spare parts, Charlton's weekend was over without turning a lap. Fastest in the morning was Clay Regazzoni with a 1:17.98, then an oil pipe came loose, and dropped oil over roughly half the circuit. After practice restarted, Regazzoni and Mario Andretti tried out new 17 inch rims for the rear tires. Both cars soon suffered rapid deflation of a rear tire. Firestone determined that the tires were centrifuging off of the rims. The team went back to the older rims, and because of damage to his B2, Andretti used one of the spare 312Bs for the rest of the weekend.

Friday afternoon's practice was alternately wet and dry, with setting good times requiring a bit of luck. Saturday morning featured heavy rain, but the turbine for Walker's Lotus had arrived, and the team worked all night to get it installed. Jackie Stewart suffered a blown engine in 003, which meant he was unable to try out wet track settings. After lunch, the track had dried out, but the cars were fighting a headwind down the main straight, so the grid was mostly based on Friday times except for a few cars at the back of the grid.

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:17.42
2 14 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:17.46 +0.04
3 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 1:17.64 +0.22
4 3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:17.98 +0.56
5 20 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 1:18.46 +1.04
6 14 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 1:18.70 +1.28
7 23 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 1:18.71 +1.29
8 9 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 1:18.91 +1.49
9 10 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 1:19.09 +1.67
10 29 Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 1:19.11 +1.69
11 21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:19.16 +1.74
12 6 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 1:19.54 +2.12
13 16 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:19.73 +2.31
14 26 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:19.74 +2.32
15 31 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:20.01 +2.59
16 24 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:20.07 +2.65
17 19 Spain Alex Soler-Roig March-Ford 1:20.26 +2.84
18 6 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 1:20.32 +2.90
19 25 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 1:20.35 +2.93
20 17 Italy Nanni Galli March-Alfa Romeo 1:20.61 +3.19
21 30 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Ford 1:20.79 +3.37
22 15 Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Ford 1:21.83 +4.41
23 10 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 1:22.07 +4.65
24 22 United States Skip Barber March-Ford 1:22.19 +4.77
DNQ 12 South Africa Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford No time

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 70 1:56:20.09 1 9
2 8 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 70 +7.99 2 6
3 3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 4 4
4 16 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 68 +2 Laps 13 3
5 23 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 68 +2 Laps 7 2
6 9 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 68 +2 Laps 8 1
7 10 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 66 +4 Laps 9  
8 30 Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Surtees-Ford 65 +5 Laps 21  
9 21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 65 +5 Laps 11  
10 24 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 65 +5 Laps 16  
11 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 65 +5 Laps 3  
12 26 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 63 +7 Laps 14  
NC 31 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 62 +8 Laps 15  
NC 22 United States Skip Barber March-Ford 60 +10 Laps 24  
NC 28 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 60 +10 Laps 23  
Ret 19 Spain Alex Soler-Roig March-Ford 58 Engine 17  
Ret 25 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 39 Suspension damage 19  
Ret 6 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 28 Accident damage 12  
Ret 29 Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 19 Disqualified 10  
Ret 14 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 17 Disqualified 6  
Ret 18 Italy Nanni Galli March-Alfa Romeo 8 Accident 20  
Ret 15 Australia Dave Walker Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 6 Accident 22  
Ret 4 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 4 Fuel pump 18  
Ret 20 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 2 Accident damage 5  

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 24
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx 19
3= United States Mario Andretti 9
3= Sweden Ronnie Peterson 9
3= Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 9
6 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 8
7= New Zealand Chris Amon 6
7= New Zealand Denny Hulme 6
9 Sweden Reine Wisell 3
10= Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 2
10= United Kingdom John Surtees 2
12= France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1
12= Germany Rolf Stommelen 1
12= Switzerland Jo Siffert 1
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Italy Ferrari 28
2 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 24
3= United Kingdom BRM 9
3= United Kingdom March-Ford 9
5= France Matra 6
5= United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 6
7 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 5
8 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 3

ReferencesEdit

Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.. pp. 56-64. 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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