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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.

CalendarEdit

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix Kyalami March 6 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United States Mario Andretti United States Mario Andretti Italy Ferrari F Report
2 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Montjuic April 18 Belgium Jacky Ickx Belgium Jacky Ickx United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
3 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 23 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
4 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort June 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Belgium Jacky Ickx Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari F Report
5 France French Grand Prix Paul Ricard July 4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
6 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone July 15 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
7 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart France François Cevert United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
8 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring August 15 Switzerland Jo Siffert Switzerland Jo Siffert Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom BRM F Report
9 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza September 5 New Zealand Chris Amon France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom BRM F Report
10 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Mosport September 19 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G Report
11 United States United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Belgium Jacky Ickx France François Cevert United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford G 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 Brabham • BRM • Ferrari • Lotus • March • Matra • McLaren • Surtees • Tyrrell
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth
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
V T E Formula One Seasons
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