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Argentinian Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, 24 Jan 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Chris Amon Matra MS120 [02] - MS12 V12
#8 Equipe Matra-Elf
100 2h 8m 19.29s
159.614 kph
2 Henri Pescarolo March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Frank Williams Racing Cars
100 2h 8m 41.15s
3 Carlos Reutemann McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Ecurie Bonnier
100 2h 9m 12.6s
4 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
#22 D Prophet
96
5 Derek Bell March 701 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Wheatcroft Racing
88 engine
6 Jo Siffert March 701 [5-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Jo Siffert Racing
86 broken rear upright
7 Reine Wisell Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
84 accident
8 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#24 G Spice (see note 1)
84
9 Wilson Fittipaldi Lotus 49C [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
71 engine
10 Jo Bonnier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Ecurie Bonnier (see note 2)
68
11 Silvio Moser Bellasi [F1-1-70] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Jolly Club
66 engine
12 Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
60 gearbox damage after accident
13 Carlos Marincovich,
Gregg Young
(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Luigi Chinetti
58
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
47 oil pressure
R Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8
#30 Luigi Chinetti
11 engine oil seal

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Rolf Stommelen501h 3m 57.97s160.1 kph
2Jo Siffert501h 4m 04.25s
3Henri Pescarolo501h 4m 4.59s
4Chris Amon501h 4m 4.91s
5Reine Wisell50
6Carlos Reutemann50
7Derek Bell50
8Wilson Fittipaldi50
9David Prophet48
10Emerson Fittipaldi47
11Silvio Moser42
12Gordon Spice37
Jo Bonnier22flat battery
Carlos Marincovich12broken fuel injection pump
Nestor Garcia Veiga11engine oil seal
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Chris Amon501h 4m 14.38s159.418 kph
2Henri Pescarolo501h 4m 36.56s
3Carlos Reutemann501h 4m 45.97s
4David Prophet48
5Gordon Spice47
6Gregg Young47
7Jo Bonnier46
Derek Bell38engine
Jo Siffert36broken rear upright
Reine Wisell34accident
Silvio Moser24engine
Wilson Fittipaldi21engine
Rolf Stommelen10gearbox damage after accident
Emerson FittipaldiDid not start (oil pressure)
Qualifying
1 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 15.85s
2 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120 [02] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 15.88s
3 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.03s
4 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.28s
5 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.49s
6 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre March 701 [5-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.61s
7 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.80s
8 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre March 701 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.23s
9 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49C [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.90s
10 Silvio Moser (F1) 3-litre Bellasi [F1-1-70] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.01s
11 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.58s
12 Jo Bonnier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.96s
13 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.45s
14 Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.26s
15 Carlos Marincovich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 2m 00.06s

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10B [400-05] (Gordon Spice): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] (Jo Bonnier): New to Jo Bonnier and raced at Sebring 28 Dec 1969. To Daniel Rouveyran 1970 for French hillclimbs but crashed. Returned to Bonnier and rebuilt on new T190 tub. Sold to Roland Heiler (Germany) and loaned back to Bonnier again for 1971 Argentine GP. Peter Wiechert (Germany) and Heiler UK 1971. Likely to be the car raced by Hans Furian (Austria) in Swiss Championship events in 1973 and at the F5000 races at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in October 1973. Subsequent history unknown.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 Non-championship events 1966-1983

These results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 28 Jan 1971 pp8-13 (by Simon Taylor). Motoring News 28 Jan 1971 pp10-11,18 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport March 1971 p240 (uncredited). Autocourse 1971-72 pp134-135 summary only (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp118-121.

The only works entries were the three cars from Team Lotus, one from Matra and one from newly-minted works team Surtees, managed by Gavin Frew, and they were accompanied by privateers Frank Williams, Tom Wheatcroft and Jo Siffert, all with ex-works March 701s, Ecurie Bonnier's McLaren M7C for local star Carlos Reutemann, and Silvio Moser in the Bellasi. Five Formula 5000 cars were invited to make up the numbers, three from the UK and therefore running on carburettors, and two from SCCA Formula A running fuel injection. The two US cars belonged to Gregg Young and their entry had been arranged at short notice by Luigi Chinetti.