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The 1971 German Grand Prix was the seventh race of the 1971 Formula One season, and was held at the Nürburgring on August 1, 1971. Jackie Stewart led the entire race from pole position for his fifth win of the season, leading home teammate François Cevert, with Clay Regazzoni in a Ferrari finishing third.


Background Edit

The Nürburgring returned to the calendar after a one year hiatus for safety improvements. The Grand Prix had been at Hockenheimring in 1970.

  • Brabham: The team brought a transmission technician with them, in response to the problems incurred at Silverstone. Tim Schenken's car had a very strange nose, with the old 1969-style opening and a Tyrrell-style full width deflector in place of the front wings.
  • BRM: Vic Elford was added to the team for this race, in an agreement made before the death of Pedro Rodríguez. Jo Siffert's car had a slightly upgraded engine, and all three cars had reinforced rear wing supports, after the trouble with Siffert's car at Silverstone.
  • Ferrari: Mario Andretti returned to the team, and the cars were not using the aerodynamic deflectors at the end of the front wings, seen at Silverstone.
  • Lotus: Reine Wisell was in a brand-new 72D chassis, and the cars now had ventilated disc brakes.
  • March: The team ran two Alfa Romeo engined cars, due to a shortage of Cosworth engines. Ronnie Peterson's Cosworth car had an airbox, cowls over the radiators and gas-filled shock absorbers.
  • Matra: The racing license of Jean-Pierre Beltoise had been suspended again, after an FIA hearing about the accident that killed Ignazio Giunti in Argentina. The team made no effort to replace him, and Chris Amon had both of his usual cars, again completely unchanged.
  • McLaren: The cars were the same except for some detail changes to Denny Hulme's car. A third entry for Jackie Oliver was scratched, due to a shortage of Cosworth engines.
    • Jo Bonnier's private M7 McLaren appeared for the first time since South Africa. It had been completely rebuilt with a new monocoque and suspension. This was also the first car ever to appear with the supposedly mandatory red light at the rear of the car.
  • Surtees: Aside from high airboxes for both cars, they were unchanged from Silverstone. Dieter Questor had contracted to run the TS7 'hire car', but had not been able to raise the money necessary, so he did not drive.
  • Tyrrell: The cars were unchanged from Silverstone, and the team had the usual 001 as a spare.


Entry listEdit

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 003 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
3 France François Cevert United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 002 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
5 United States Mario Andretti Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
6 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy S.p.a. Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
7 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
12 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
8 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
9 Sweden Reine Wisell United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
10 New Zealand Chris Amon France Equipe Matra Matra MS120B Matra MS71 V12 3.0 G
14 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
15 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom STP-March March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
16 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom STP-March March 711 Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0 F
17 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom STP-March March 711 Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0 F
18 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
20 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
21 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
22 United Kingdom Vic Elford United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
23 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom Yardley-BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 V12 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
27 Sweden Jo Bonnier Sweden Ecurie Bonnier McLaren M7C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
28 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom Clarke Mordaunt Racing
with Alistair Guthrie
March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 7:19.0
2 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 7:19.2 +0.2
3 21 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 7:22.4 +3.4
4 6 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 7:22.7 +3.7
5 14 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 7:23.4 +4.4
6 18 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 7:26.0 +7.0
7 15 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 7:26.5 +7.5
8 8 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 7:27.5 +8.5
9 25 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 7:29.8 +10.8
10 14 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 7:30.3 +11.3
11 5 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 7:31.7 +12.7
12 12 Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 7:34.7 +15.7
13 24 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 7:36.1 +17.1
14 23 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 7:36.6 +17.6
15 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 7:36.7 +17.7
16 10 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 7:37.3 +18.3
17 9 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 7:39.96 +20.96
18 22 United Kingdom Vic Elford BRM 7:39.98 +20.98
19 20 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 7:41.4 +22.4
20 17 Italy Andrea de Adamich March-Alfa Romeo 7:41.7 +22.7
21 17 Italy Nanni Galli March-Alfa Romeo 7:47.5 +28.5
22 28 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 7:52.6 +33.6
DNQ 27 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-Ford 8:17.0 +58.0

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Jackie Stewart
Jacky Ickx ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Jo Siffert
Clay Regazzoni ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 François Cevert
Denny Hulme ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Ronnie Peterson
Emerson Fittipaldi ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Tim Schenken
Henri Pescarolo ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Mario Andretti
Rolf Stommelen ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Graham Hill
Howden Ganley ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 John Surtees
Chris Amon ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Reine Wisell
Vic Elford ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Peter Gethin
Andrea de Adamich ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Nanni Galli
Mike Beuttler ______________

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 12 1:29:15.7 1 9
2 3 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 12 +30.1 5 6
3 6 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 12 +37.1 4 4
4 5 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 12 +2:05.0 11 3
5 15 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 12 +2:29.1 7 2
6 25 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 12 +2:58.6 9 1
7 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 12 +3:19.0 15  
8 9 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 12 +6:31.7 17  
9 24 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 12 +6:37.0 13  
10 12 Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 11 +1 Lap 12  
11 22 United Kingdom Vic Elford BRM 11 +1 Lap 18  
12 17 Italy Nanni Galli March-Alfa Romeo 10 +2 Laps 21  
Ret 8 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 8 Oil pressure 8  
Ret 10 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 7 Accident damage 16  
DSQ 21 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 7 Disqualified 3  
Ret 14 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 6 Suspension 10  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 5 Accident damage 19  
Ret 18 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 3 Fuel leak 6  
DSQ 28 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 3 Disqualified 24  
Ret 16 Italy Andrea de Adamich March-Alfa Romeo 3 Fuel injection 20  
Ret 23 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 2 Engine 14  
Ret 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1 Accident damage 2  
  • Mike Beuttler was disqualified after suffering a puncture just after start/finish, and taking the short loop back into the pits.
  • Jo Siffert was disqualified after his coil started to quit and the front suspension was breaking on the south curve, and he took the short loop back to the pits.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 51
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx 19
3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 17
4= United States Mario Andretti 12
4= France François Cevert 12
4= Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 12
7 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 10
8 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 9
9 New Zealand Chris Amon 8
10 New Zealand Denny Hulme 6
11= Sweden Reine Wisell 4
11= Switzerland Jo Siffert 4
13= France Henri Pescarolo 3
13= United Kingdom John Surtees 3
13= Germany Rolf Stommelen 3
16= France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1
16= Australia Tim Schenken 1
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 51
2 Italy Ferrari 32
3 United Kingdom March-Ford 17
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 13
5 United Kingdom BRM 12
6 France Matra 8
7 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 6
8 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 5
9 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 1

ReferencesEdit

  • Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.. pp. 79-86. 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
V T E Germany German Grand Prix
Circuits Nürburgring (1951–1954, 1956–1958, 1960–1969, 1970–1976, 1985, 2007–2013*), AVUS (1959), Hockenheimring (1970, 1977–1984, 1986–2006, 2007–2014*, 2016, 2018)
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