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The 1971 Formula One season was the 22nd FIA Formula One season. It featured the 22nd World Championship of Drivers, the 14th International Cup for F1 Manufacturers and several non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship season commenced on March 6 and ended on October 3 after eleven races.

Tyrrell Racing added reliability to the flashes of blinding speed showed by their new car at the end of 1970. Jackie Stewart took advantage of that and won six races and the championship, with his young teammate François Cevert winning the season finale and jumping to third in the final standings.

Teams and DriversEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Lotus-Ford Cosworth
Lotus-Pratt & Whitney
56B
72C
72D
F Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1–3, 5–11
United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus
United Kingdom World Wide Racing
Cosworth DFV V8
Pratt & Whitney ST6 TBN
Sweden Reine Wisell 1–8, 10–11
South Africa Dave Charlton 4, 6
Australia David Walker 4
Ferrari 312B
312B2
F Belgium Jacky Ickx All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 001 F12
Ferrari 001/1 F12
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni All
United States Mario Andretti 1–4, 7, 10–11
March-Alfa Romeo
March-Ford Cosworth
711 F Sweden Ronnie Peterson All
United Kingdom STP March Raing Team Alfa Romeo T33 V8
Cosworth DFV V8
Italy Andrea de Adamich 1–2, 5–7, 9, 11
Spain Alex Soler-Roig 1–5
Italy Nanni Galli 3–11
Austria Niki Lauda 8
United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 10
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 001
002
003
G France François Cevert All
United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Cosworth DFV V8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart All
United States Peter Revson 11
McLaren-Ford Cosworth M14A
M19A
G New Zealand Denny Hulme 1–8, 10–11
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Cosworth DFV V8 United Kingdom Peter Gethin 1–7
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 6, 8–9
Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT33
BT34
G United Kingdom Graham Hill All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Cosworth DFV V8 South Africa Dave Charlton 1
Australia Tim Schenken 2–11

CalendarEdit

World Championship ScheduleEdit

Round Grand Prix Date
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix 6 March
Kyalami 1968layout
Official Title V Grand Prix of South Africa
Circuit Kyalami Circuit
Location South Africa Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Lap distance 4.104 km (2.551 mi)
Race distance 324.216 km (201.502 mi)
Date 6 March Laps 79
2 Spain Spanish Grand Prix 18 April
Circuit MontjuichPark
Official Title XVII Gran Premio de España
Circuit Montjuïc Park
Location Spain Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Lap distance 4.252 km (2.643 mi)
Race distance 297.64 km (184.984 mi)
Date 18 April Laps 70
3 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 23 May
CircuitdeMonaco1950
Official Title XXIX Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Circuit Circuit de Monaco
Location Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Lap distance 3.145 km (1.955 mi)
Race distance 251.6 km (156.37 mi)
Date 23 May Laps 80
4 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix 20 June
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1948
Official Title XIX Grote Prijs van Nederland
Circuit Circuit Park Zandvoort
Location Netherlands Zandvoort, Netherlands
Lap distance 3.145 km (1.955 mi)
Race distance 251.6 km (156.37 mi)
Date 20 June Laps 80
5 France French Grand Prix 4 July
Circuit Paul Ricard Le Castellet 1970-1999
Official Title LVII Grand Prix de France
Circuit Circuit Paul Ricard
Location France Le Castellet, France
Lap distance 5.809 km (3.61 mi)
Race distance 319.495 km (198.567 mi)
Date 4 July Laps 55
6 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 17 July
Silverstone1952
Official Title XXIV Woolmark British Grand Prix
Circuit Silverstone Circuit
Location United Kingdom Northamptonshire, England, UK
Lap distance 4.711 km (2.928 mi)
Race distance 320.348 km (199.098 mi)
Date 17 July Laps 68
7 West Germany German Grand Prix 1 August
Nürburgring 1967
Official Title XXXIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Circuit Nürburgring Nordschleife
Location West Germany Nürburg, West Germany
Lap distance 22.8 km (14.17 mi)
Race distance 273.6 km (170.044 mi)
Date 1 August Laps 12
8 Austria Austrian Grand Prix 15 August
Österreichring 1969-1976
Official Title IV Großer Preis von Österreich
Circuit Österreichring
Location Austria Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Lap distance 5.911 km (3.674 mi)
Race distance 319.194 km (198.38 mi)
Date 15 August Laps 54
9 Italy Italian Grand Prix 5 September
Monza 1957
Official Title XLII Gran Premio d'Italia
Circuit Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Location Italy Monza, Italy
Lap distance 5.750 km (3.574 mi)
Race distance 316.25 km (196.551 mi)
Date 5 September Laps 55
10 Canada Canadian Grand Prix 19 September
Mosport
Official Title XI Player's Canadian Grand Prix
Circuit Mosport Park
Location Canada Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Lap distance 3.957 km (2.459 mi)
Race distance 253.248 km (157.395 mi)
Date 19 September Laps 64
11 United States United States Grand Prix 3 October
Watkins Glen 1975-1983
Official Title XIV United States Grand Prix
Circuit Watkins Glen Circuit
Location United States Watkins Glen, New York, USA
Lap distance 3.4 km (2.113 mi)
Race distance 200.6 km (124.674 mi)
Date 3 October Laps 59

Non-Championship ScheduleEdit

Date Event Circuit Report
January 24 Argentina VIII Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina Buenos Aires Report
March 21 United Kingdom VI Race of Champions Brands Hatch Report
March 28 United States Questor Grand Prix Ontario Speedway Report
April 9 United Kingdom Rothmans/Daily Express Spring Trophy Oulton Park Report
May 8 United Kingdom XXIII GKN International Trophy Meeting Silverstone Circuit Report
June 13 West Germany Jochen Rindt Gedächtnis-Rennen Hockenheimring Report
August 22 United Kingdom XVIII Rothmans International Gold Cup Oulton Park Report

Results and standingsEdit

DriversEdit

Points for the 1971 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race. For classification, only the best five results from the first half of the season and the best five results from the second half of the season could be retained.

Pos Driver RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Points
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 2nd 1st 1st 11 1st 1st 1st Ret Ret 1st 5 62
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 10 Ret 2nd 4 Ret 2nd 5 8 2nd 2nd 3rd 33
3 France François Cevert Ret 7 Ret Ret 2nd 10 2nd Ret 3 6 1st 26
4 Belgium Jacky Ickx 8 2nd 3 1st Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 19
5 Switzerland Jo Siffert Ret Ret Ret 6 4 9 DSQ 1st 9 9 2nd 19
6 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Ret Ret 5 3 3 Ret 2nd 8 7 NC 16
7 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 13
8 United States Mario Andretti 1st Ret DNQ Ret 4 13 DNS 12
9 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Ret 8 Ret NC 9 Ret Ret 10 1st 14 9 9
10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Ret 4 9 2nd Ret 9
11 New Zealand Chris Amon 5 3 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 6 10 12 9
12 Sweden Reine Wisell 4 NC Ret DSQ 6 NC 8 4 5 Ret 9
13 New Zealand Denny Hulme 6 5 4 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 9
14 Australia Tim Schenken 9 10 Ret 12 12 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5
15 New Zealand Howden Ganley Ret 10 DNQ 7 10 8 Ret Ret 5 DNS 4 5
16 United States Mark Donohue 3 DNS 4
17 France Henri Pescarolo 11 Ret 8 NC Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret DNS Ret 4
18 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 4 15 3
19 United Kingdom John Surtees Ret 11 7 5 8 6 7 Ret Ret 11 17 3
20 West Germany Rolf Stommelen 12 Ret 6 DSQ 11 5 10 7 DNS Ret 3
21 United Kingdom Graham Hill 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 5 Ret Ret 7 2
22 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 6 Ret 9 7 7 Ret 8 1
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ret 9 7 0
United Kingdom Brian Redman 7 0
Netherlands Gijs Van Lennep 8 DNS 0
Sweden Jo Bonnier Ret DNQ DNS 10 16 0
United Kingdom David Hobbs 10 0
Italy Nanni Galli DNQ Ret DNS 11 12 12 Ret 16 Ret 0
Austria Helmut Marko DNS 11 Ret 12 13 0
Italy Andrea de Adamich 13 Ret Ret NC Ret Ret 11 0
United Kingdom Vic Elford 11 0
France François Mazet 13 0
Canada John Cannon 14 0
Canada George Eaton 15 0
United Kingdom Mike Beuttler Ret DSQ NC Ret NC 0
United States Skip Barber DNQ NC Ret NC 0
United States Pete Lovely NC NC 0
France Max Jean NC 0
France Jean-Pierre Jarier NC 0
Spain Alex Soler-Roig Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 0
South Africa Dave Charlton Ret DNS Ret 0
United Kingdom Chris Craft DNQ Ret 0
Rhodesia John Love Ret 0
South Africa Jackie Pretorius Ret 0
Australia David Walker Ret 0
United Kingdom Derek Bell Ret 0
Austria Niki Lauda Ret 0
Switzerland Silvio Moser Ret 0
United States Sam Posey Ret 0
United States Peter Revson Ret 0
Pos. Driver RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts.

International Cup for Manufacturers final standingsEdit

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
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts.[1]
1 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 2 1 1 11 1 1 1 Ret 3 1 1 73
2 United Kingdom BRM Ret 4 9 2 4 8 11 1 1 9 2 36
3 Italy Ferrari 1 2 3 1 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 8 6 33
4 United Kingdom March-Ford 10 Ret 2 4 13 2 5 (6) 2 2 3 33 (34)
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 4 NC 5 DSQ 3 3 8 2 5 NC 21
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 6 5 4 12 9 Ret Ret 9 7 3 10 10
7 France Matra 5 3 Ret 9 5 7 Ret 6 10 8 9
8 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 7 11 6 5 8 5 7 7 4 11 15 8
9 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 9 9 10 10 12 12 6 3 Ret Ret 7 5
United Kingdom Lotus-Pratt & Whitney Ret NC 8 0
United Kingdom March-Alfa Romeo 13 Ret NC 12 12 Ret 11 0
Switzerland Bellasi-Ford Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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.
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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