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The 1971 Italian Grand Prix (formally the XLII Gran Premio d'Italia) was a Formula One World Championship race that took place on 9 September 1971 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and served as the ninth round (out of eleven) of the 1971 Formula One Season. It was the 42nd Italian Grand Prix, and the 38th to be held at the Monza circuit.

With the Monza circuit without chicanes (for what turned out to the final time), the race was an incredibly fast slipstreaming battle, and at 242.615 km/h (150.754 mph), was the fastest race of all time for 32 years until broken by the 2003 race at the circuit. The race also featured the closest finish in F1 history (allowing for improvements in timing technology).

Chris Amon took pole position at a speed of 251.214 km/h (156.071 mph), 0.42 seconds ahead of Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx. The BRMs of Jo Siffert and Howden Ganley filled the second row, while the re-crowned World Championship Jackie Stewart was in seventh.

At the start, Ickx's teammate, Clay Regazzoni, amazingly took the lead from eighth on the grid, while Amon did the opposite the crossed the line at the end of the first lap in eighth. Regazzoni soon was slipstreamed and passed by multiple cars as Ronnie Peterson held the lead at multiple stages throughout the race, with Stewart, François Cevert, Siffert, Ganley and Ickx were all in close proximity. Ickx, Stewart and Regazzoni all retired early and they were replaced in the pack initially by Mike Hailwood (in his first race in over six years) and later by Amon, while Peter Gethin was never too far behind.

Siffert and Ganley both fell back temporarily with overheating engines, and while both returned to the front, Siffert fell back again when his gearbox became stuck in fourth gear. Amon finally made his way into the lead on lap 37 and was beginning to break away ten laps later when, intending to remove a visor tear-off, accidently ripped off the whole visor. He was forced to give up his best opportunity to secure an F1 victory when this issue combined with an overheating engine that required cooling. This left a leading pack of Peterson, Cevert, Hailwood, Ganley and Gethin.

Hailwood, and the following lap Gethin, took the lead from Peterson in the final laps. However, Gethin fell to fourth place as he started the final lap, but in a car geared to gain traction out of the Parabolica corner, he found himself in the lead ahead of Peterson and Cevert.

Using the slipstream, Peterson closed in on Gethin, but the British driver somehow stayed ahead, winning the race by just one hundredth of a second (0.01 seconds). Cevert crossed the line in third, just 0.09 seconds behind Gethin, and Hailwood was another 0.09 seconds down on Cevert. Ganley brought home the rear of the group for fifth, a relatively distant 0.61 seconds behind Gethin. Amon came home sixth, 32 seconds down on Gethin.

Henri Pescarolo scored the fastest lap of the race on lap 9; ten other drivers recorded a lap within half a second of the Frenchman. Eight different drivers managed to lead the race, an F1 record; Peterson was the only driver to lead more than ten laps as the lead changed hands 25 times.

Cevert's third place secured Tyrrell's first Constructors' Championship in their first full season of Formula One; their lead driver Stewart having won the Drivers' Championship the race before.

BackgroundEdit

With Jackie Stewart having taken the Drivers' Championship with three rounds remaining, only one Championship remained open, though only a large amount of misfortune for Tyrrell and a few slices of luck for Ferrari could prevent Tyrrell from capturing their first title.

Following the death of Jochen Rindt a year earlier, legal issues meant that the "Team Lotus" entries were absent; however, under the entry of "World Wide Racing", Emerson Fittipaldi got a run-out in the Lotus 56B powered by a Pratt & Whitney turbine engine. A second Lotus, entered by Swiss sportscar champion Herbert Müller, was unable to start a session.

Also interestingly, Enzo Ferrari had threatened to not participate in the race after blaming the car's Firestone tyres for the poor performance in Austria. However, he decided to attend the race. All in all, Jacky Ickx considered the 312B2 not drivable enough for the event and switched to the year-old 312B; Clay Regazzoni continued with the new car.

Having missed the race in Austria to sort out engine issues, Matra returned with an improved V12 engine for driver Chris Amon; Jean-Pierre Beltoise still suspended for his January sportscar accident.

A third Surtees was entered for motorcycle champion Mike Hailwood, making his first start in Formula One in seven years.

On the other hand, McLaren only fielded one entry for Jackie Oliver after Denny Hulme decided to enter the USAC race rather than compete in the Grand Prix. A second McLaren, fielded privately by Jo Bonnier, was also entered.

Frank Williams Racing Cars entered two cars, for Henri Pescarolo and Carlos Pace, but Pace was unable to take part, due to a shortage of engines.

There are both four BRMs and four Marchs. The BRMs, with their V12 engines, were expected to perform well, off the back of Jo Siffert's Austrian victory.

Tyrrell and Brabham entered their standard pairings. But Jackie Stewart's car had some interesting modifications. To add stability in Monza's long, sweeping turns, the car had an 11cm (4.3 inch) spacer inserted between the engine and gearbox. It also had a modified rear wing, comprised of a pair of large blended ducts starting just after the chassis, covering the engine and continuing to the rear of the car, and funneling air to the radiators, mounted at the extreme rear. After experimenting with this configuration in practice, the car was overheating, so the radiator was moved back to its original location in the nose, but the larger wing and ducting were kept for the race.

Other entries included the sole débutant, Jean-Pierre Jarier, who was driving an old March 701 chassis; Silvio Moser, who returned to drive his Bellasi; and François Mazet had an entry, using a March from Siffert, but he did not appear.

Constructors' Championship permutationsEdit

  • Still in the title race:
  • Gaps
    • Pre-race gap from leader to second place: 19 points
    • Post-race gap required for Tyrrell victory: 18 points (Tyrrell's victories would give the British team the title)
  • Tyrrell would win the title if:
    • The best-placed Tyrrell car is ahead of the best-placed Ferrari car; or
    • Tyrrell get precisely one less point than Ferrari; or
    • Ferrari do not score any points; or
    • Both teams fail to score any points.
  • Ferrari would stay in the title race if:
    • Ferrari scored two or more points than Tyrrell.

Entry listEdit

Note: Drivers in italics did not compete in any sessions.

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 France François Cevert United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 002 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 F12 3.0 F
4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001/1 F12 3.0 F
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom World Wide Racing Lotus 56B Pratt & Whitney STN76 tbn F
6 Switzerland Herbert Müller Switzerland Villiger Cigar Team Herbert Müller[1] Lotus 72A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
7 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Brooks Bond Oxo Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
8 West Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Auto Motor und Sport Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS9 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
10 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham BT34 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
11 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
12 New Zealand Chris Amon France Equipe Matra Sports Matra MS120B Matra MS71 V12 3.0 G
14 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
15 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
16 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
18 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
19 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
20 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
21 Austria Helmut Marko United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 V12 3.0 F
22 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom STP March Racing Team March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
23 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom STP March Racing Team March 711 Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0 F
24 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
25 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom STP March Racing Team March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
26 France Jean-Pierre Jarier France Shell Arnold Team March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
27 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Jolly Club Switzerland Bellasi F1 70 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
28 Sweden Jo Bonnier Sweden Ecurie Bonnier McLaren M7C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
29 France François Mazet Switzerland Jo Siffert Automobiles March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
30 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 003 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
  • Jackie Stewart was originally assigned #1, but thought it very disrespectful that the track where his good friend, Jochen Rindt, was killed the previous year would not omit issuing car number 1 as a tribute to the champion. So Stewart opted for the lowest unassigned number, 30.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

There were six hours of practice, but with no mid-qualifying results released, drivers would have to try their best and hope that at the end of the day that their times were good in comparison. It was expected that the V12s would dominate, so Ferrari, BRM and Matra were expected to fill up the front rows.

And they did so. Late on Saturday, it was believed that Jacky Ickx (Ferrari) had set the fastest time. However, Chris Amon, driving the sole Matra, had in fact set a time faster – four tenths faster – and thus the New Zealander took pole, his lap also two seconds faster than Ickx's pole from 1970. The BRMs of Jo Siffert and Howden Ganley were next, and François Cevert was the fastest of the V8s, and a second down on Amon. Ronnie Peterson was sixth, new World Champion Jackie Stewart was seventh, and 1970 winner Clay Regazzoni eighth in the second Ferrari.

Tim Schenken was ninth, ahead of Henri Pescarolo. The other two BRMs of Peter Gethin and Helmut Marko were 11th and 12th, ahead of Jackie Oliver's sole works McLaren. The two other World Champions on the grid, Graham Hill and John Surtees, lined up 14th and 15th. Mike Beuttler was half a second behind Surtees in 16th. Mike Hailwood (on his return), Emerson Fittipaldi (in a turbine and Nanni Galli were separated by 0.02 seconds as they qualified 17th, 18th and 19th respectively. Andrea de Adamich's Alfa Romeo-powered March was 20th. Jo Bonnier's old McLaren was 21st and Silvio Moser's Bellasi was 22nd. Rolf Stommelen had qualified 23rd, but an accident too damaging to repair meant the German would not start. Jean-Pierre Jarier, in an outdated March, qualified last on his début.

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Avg speed Grid
1 12 New Zealand Chris Amon France Matra 1:22.40 251.214 km/h 1
2 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari 1:22.82 + 0.42 s 249.940 km/h 2
3 20 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom BRM 1:23.03 + 0.60 s 249.307 km/h 3
4 19 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom BRM 1:23.15 + 0.75 s 248.948 km/h 4
5 2 France François Cevert United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:23.41 + 1.01 s 248.172 km/h 5
6 25 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:23.46 + 1.06 s 248.023 km/h 6
7 30 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:23.61 + 1.21 s 247.578 km/h 7
8 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 1:23.69 + 1.29 s 247.341 km/h 8
9 11 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:23.73 + 1.33 s 247.223 km/h 9
10 16 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:23.77 + 1.37 s 247.105 km/h 10
11 18 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom BRM 1:23.88 + 1.48 s 246.781 km/h 11
12 21 Austria Helmut Marko United Kingdom BRM 1:23.96 + 1.56 s 246.546 km/h 12
13 14 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:24.09 + 1.69 s 246.165 km/h 13
14 10 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:24.27 + 1.87 s 245.639 km/h 14
15 7 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:24.45 + 2.05 s 245.115 km/h 15
16 24 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.01 + 2.61 s 243.501 km/h 16
17 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:25.17 + 2.77 s 243.043 km/h 17
18 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 1:25.18 + 2.78 s 243.015 km/h 18
19 22 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.19 + 2.79 s 242.986 km/h 19
20 23 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom March-Alfa Romeo 1:25.78 + 3.38 s 241.315 km/h 20
21 28 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:26.14 + 3.74 s 240.306 km/h 21
22 27 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Bellasi-Ford Cosworth 1:26.54 + 4.14 s 239.196 km/h 22
23 8 West Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:27.92 + 5.52 s 235.441 km/h DNS*
24 26 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:28.19 + 5.79 s 234.720 km/h 24

Note:

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Chris Amon 2
______________ Jacky Ickx
Row 2 3 ______________
Jo Siffert 4
______________ Howden Ganley
Row 3 5 ______________
François Cevert 6
______________ Ronnie Peterson
Row 4 7 ______________
Jackie Stewart 8
______________ Clay Regazzoni
Row 5 9 ______________
Tim Schenken 10
______________ Henri Pescarolo
Row 6 11 ______________
Peter Gethin 12
______________ Helmut Marko
Row 7 13 ______________
Jackie Oliver 14
______________ Graham Hill
Row 8 15 ______________
John Surtees 16
______________ Mike Beuttler
Row 9 17 ______________
Mike Hailwood 18
______________ Emerson Fittipaldi
Row 10 19 ______________
Nanni Galli 20
______________ Andrea de Adamich
Row 11 21 ______________
Jo Bonnier 22
______________ Silvio Moser
Row 12 23 ______________
Rolf Stommelen* 24
______________ Jean-Pierre Jarier

Note:

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

The cars lined up on the grid, and just as the cars were ready, the flag was waved and the drivers started the race. Clay Regazzoni made by far the best start, moving off fractions before the rest, to stunningly take the lead from eighth. Jo Siffert manages to take second, ahead of Jacky Ickx and polesitter Chris Amon. Siffert temporarily takes the lead from Regazzoni before the Ferrari driver drives past his BRM opponent, and takes a sizeable lead. As the drivers start the second lap, Regazzoni leads Siffert, with Jackie Stewart third, Howden Ganley fourth, Ronnie Peterson fifth, Ickx sixth, Henri Pescarolo seventh, Amon eighth, Peter Gethin ninth and François Cevert tenth. Mike Hailwood made a good start from 17th to 14th, as did Nanni Galli from 19th to 16th; Graham Hill started poorly, falling from 14th to 18th.

Siffert attacks Regazzoni, but fails to pass. Peterson makes his way past Stewart and Ganley, the New Zealander also losing a place to Ickx. At the back, Andrea de Adamich's engine misfires, and he falls to last place.

On the fourth lap, Peterson takes the lead, as both Regazzoni and Siffert are overhauled. Stewart finishes the lap second, Siffert third and Regazzoni fourth. Cevert is now seventh, and Amon has fallen to tenth, suffering from an overheating engine. Further down the pack, both Helmut Marko and John Surtees suffered from engine failures, and were the day's first retirements. 21 remained.

The top five cars run wheel-to-wheel on lap five, as Cevert overtakes Ganley for sixth, and Gethin and Amon push Pescarolo down two places. Hailwood was now eleventh, but at the back, Jean-Pierre Jarier, broke his clutch pedal, but it was soon fixed. On lap six, Regazzoni overtook his fellow Swiss driver, while Cevert overtook Ickx. Down the pack, both Tim Schenken and Silvio Moser retired with suspension issues. Hailwood was now tenth, while Pescarolo had fallen to twelfth, behind Jackie Oliver.

Peterson survives to lead lap seven while Cevert passes Siffert for fourth and Galli passes Pescarolo for twelve. Stewart made his way past Peterson on lap eight, and Hailwood moved to ninth after overtaking Amon, while Galli and Pescarolo swapped back.

Regazzoni made a move on lap nine, first getting past Peterson, followed by Stewart for the lead. Peterson then passed Stewart to take second back. Behind them, Hailwood made it past Gethin to get into the top eight, and Galli and Pescarolo swapped once again.

Regazzoni lost the lead to Peterson on lap ten, as Stewart held off Siffert, who'd overtaken Cevert. Ixkx and Ganley were still sixth and seventh, while Hailwood held eighth. Amon had overhauled Gethin for ninth, while Oliver held onto eleventh with Galli twelfth and Pescarolo thirteenth. The top five were separated by 0.9 seconds, and Pescarolo was only 4.4 seconds down on Peterson.

To be completed

Post-raceEdit

Peter Gethin's win capped off a fast race, the fastest in F1 history at the time. Unfortunately for Gethin, it turned out to be the highlight of his career, and he would not score another win, let alone another podium. Ronnie Peterson's second place moved him ahead of Jacky Ickx in the battle for second place in the Championship, while François Cevert's third place saw him move up to fourth in the Championship. It was also enough points to secure Tyrrell their first (and only) Constructors' Championship.

Mike Hailwood's first F1 race in over six years was a success for the motorcycle champion, fourth place with five laps in the lead a good return for someone unfamiliar with slipstreaming. Howden Ganley's fifth place was his first points finish.

Chris Amon missed another opportunity to take his first victory in a World Championship race. Although he started on pole, Amon's poor start and overheating issues put him out of the early running. Once the issues were resolved, Amon led, but in ripping off his helmet visor he seriously damaged his chances, and fuel starvation issues removed all chances of victory.

Emerson Fittipaldi, driving the sole Lotus with a Pratt & Whitney turbine engine, finished in eighth and a lap down. Jo Siffert was also part of the lead pack, but ended the race two laps down with gearbox issues.

Newly re-crowned World Champion Jackie Stewart was one of three notable early retirements, along with the Ferraris of Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazzoni. Regazzoni was not punished for his jump start by the Italian authorities. Ferrari held onto the second place in the Constructors' Championship, ahead of BRM.

The race set a number of a records. It was the fastest race in F1 history at 242.615 km/h (150.754 mph), and was only beaten in 2003. It is still the fifth-fastest race. The eight different leaders was, and still is, a standalone F1 record. The close finish of 0.01 seconds was, and (along with the 2002 United States Grand Prix) the closest ever finish in an F1 race. It is also still holds records for closest finish between first and third (0.09 seconds), first and fourth (0.18 seconds) and first and fifth (0.61 seconds).

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 18 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom BRM 55 1 h 18 m 12.60 s 11 9
2 25 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 55 + 0.01 s 6 6
3 2 France François Cevert United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 55 + 0.09 s 5 4
4 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 55 + 0.18 s 17 3
5 19 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom BRM 55 + 0.61 s 4 2
6 12 New Zealand Chris Amon France Matra 55 + 32.36 s 1 1
7 14 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 55 + 1 m 24.83 s 13
8 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 54 + 1 lap 18
9 20 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom BRM 53 + 2 laps 3
10 28 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 51 + 4 laps 21
Ret 10 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 47 Gearbox 14
NC 26 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 47 + 8 laps 24
Ret 24 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 41 Engine 16
Ret 16 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 40 Suspension 10
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom March-Alfa Romeo 33 Engine 20
Ret 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 17 Engine 8
Ret 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari 15 Engine 2
Ret 30 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 15 Engine 7
Ret 22 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 11 Electrical 19
Ret 11 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 5 Suspension 9
Ret 27 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Bellasi-Ford Cosworth 5 Suspension 22
Ret 21 Austria Helmut Marko United Kingdom BRM 3 Engine 12
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 3 Engine 15
DNS 8 West Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 Accident 23

Fastest lapsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Lap Time Gap Avg Speed Race
1 16 France Henri Pescarolo United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 9 1:23.8 247.017 km/h Ret
2 19 New Zealand Howden Ganley United Kingdom BRM 54 1:24.0 + 0.2 s 246.429 km/h 5th
3 9 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 9 1:24.1 + 0.3 s 246.136 km/h 4th
4 14 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 9 1:24.1 + 0.3 s 246.136 km/h 7th
5 25 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 38 1:24.1 + 0.3 s 246.136 km/h 2nd
6 18 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom BRM 47 1:24.1 + 0.3 s 246.136 km/h 1st
7 22 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 9 1:24.2 + 0.4 s 245.843 km/h Ret
8 20 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom BRM 28 1:24.2 + 0.4 s 245.843 km/h 9th
9 12 New Zealand Chris Amon France Matra 37 1:24.2 + 0.4 s 245.843 km/h 6th
10 11 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 3 1:24.3 + 0.5 s 245.552 km/h Ret
11 2 France François Cevert United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 39 1:24.3 + 0.5 s 245.552 km/h 3rd
12 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari 14 1:24.8 + 1.0 s 244.104 km/h Ret
13 30 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 15 1:24.8 + 1.0 s 244.104 km/h Ret
14 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 14 1:24.9 + 1.1 s 243.816 km/h Ret
15 10 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 43 1:25.2 + 1.4 s 242.958 km/h Ret
16 24 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 29 1:25.4 + 1.6 s 242.389 km/h Ret
17 7 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 3 1:25.7 + 1.9 s 241.540 km/h Ret
18 5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 41 1:25.9 + 2.1 s 240.978 km/h 8th
19 21 Austria Helmut Marko United Kingdom BRM 2 1:26.4 + 2.6 s 239.583 km/h Ret
20 28 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 4 1:28.3 + 4.5 s 234.428 km/h 10th
21 27 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Bellasi-Ford Cosworth 3 1:28.8 + 5.0 s 233.108 km/h Ret
22 23 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom March-Alfa Romeo 21 1:29.8 + 6.0 s 230.512 km/h Ret
23 26 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 2 1:30.6 + 6.8 s 228.477 km/h NC

Laps in the leadEdit

StintsEdit

Stint Driver Laps Total Distance
1 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 01 – 03 3 17.250 km
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 04 – 07 4 23.000 km
3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 08 – 08 1 5.750 km
4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 09 – 09 1 5.750 km
5 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 10 – 14 5 28.750 km
6 France François Cevert 15 – 16 2 11.500 km
7 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 17 – 22 6 34.500 km
8 France François Cevert 23 – 23 1 5.750 km
9 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 24 – 24 1 5.750 km
10 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 25 – 25 1 5.750 km
11 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 26 – 26 1 5.750 km
12 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 27 – 27 1 5.750 km
13 Switzerland Jo Siffert 28 – 30 3 17.250 km
14 France François Cevert 31 – 32 2 11.500 km
15 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 33 – 33 1 5.750 km
16 France François Cevert 34 – 34 1 5.750 km
17 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 35 – 35 1 5.750 km
18 France François Cevert 36 – 36 1 5.750 km
19 New Zealand Chris Amon 37 – 41 5 28.750 km
20 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 42 – 42 1 5.750 km
21 New Zealand Chris Amon 43 – 46 4 23.000 km
22 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 47 – 50 4 23.000 km
23 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 51 – 51 1 5.750 km
24 United Kingdom Peter Gethin 52 – 53 2 11.500 km
25 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 54 – 54 1 5.750 km
26 United Kingdom Peter Gethin 55 – 55 1 5.750 km

TotalsEdit

Pos. Driver Laps Distance
1 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 23 132.250 km
2 New Zealand Chris Amon 09 51.750 km
3 France François Cevert 07 40.250 km
4 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 05 28.750 km
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 04 23.000 km
6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin 03 17.250 km
Switzerland Jo Siffert 03 17.250 km
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 01 5.750 km

MilestonesEdit

  • Peter Gethin's first and only victory and podium.
  • First points score for Howden Ganley.
  • Tyrrell secured their first and only Constructors' Championship.
  • Jean-Pierre Jarier's Championship début.
  • Final start for Silvio Moser.
  • Henri Pescarolo's first (and only) fastest lap in his 25th race.
  • Closest victory in Formula One history at 0.01 seconds, joint fastest to the hundredth of a second with the 2002 United States Grand Prix (which was timed at 0.011 seconds) and the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix (timed to 0.014 seconds).
  • Then-fastest race in Formula One at 242.615 km/h (150.754 mph). The record was beaten at the 2003 Italian Grand Prix (which still holds the record) and this race is still the fifth-fastest in history.
  • Eight different drivers crossed the line in the lead, a record that still stands.
  • Final race to be run at the chicane-less Monza circuit.
  • Final race for both a four-wheel-drive car and a gas-turbine powered car (both the Lotus 56B).

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 51
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 23 ▲1
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx 19 ▼1
4 France François Cevert 16 ▲3
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 16 ▼1
6 Switzerland Jo Siffert 13 ▼1
7 United States Mario Andretti 12 ▼1
8 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 12
9 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 9
10 New Zealand Chris Amon 9
11 United Kingdom Peter Gethin 9
12 Sweden Reine Wisell 7 ▼1
13 New Zealand Denny Hulme 6 ▼1
14 Australia Tim Schenken 5 ▼1
15 France Henri Pescarolo 4 ▼1
16 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 3
17 United Kingdom John Surtees 3 ▼2
18 West Germany Rolf Stommelen 3 ▼2
19 New Zealand Howden Ganley 2
20 United Kingdom Graham Hill 2 ▼3
21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1 ▼3
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 55
2 Italy Ferrari 32
3 United Kingdom BRM 30
4 United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 24 ▲1
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 19 ▼1
6 France Matra 9
7 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 8 ▲1
8 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 6 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 5
  • Constructors' Championship scores were best result per constructor.

NotesEdit

  1. Some sources list Müller's entrant as Siffert Racing Team. However, as this image shows, the entrant was Villiger Cigar Team Herbert Müller.

External linksEdit

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Circuits Monza (1950 - 1979, 1981 - Present), Imola (1980)
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European Championship Races 1931 • 1932 • 1935 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938
Non-Championship Races 1921 • 1922 • 1923 • 1924 • 1925 • 1926 • 1927 • 1928 • 1933 • 1934 • 1947 • 1948 • 1949
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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