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British Grand Prix

Silverstone, 17 Jul 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Elf Team Tyrrell
68 1h 31m 31.5s
2 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 STP March Racing Team
68 1h 32m 07.6s
3 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
68 1h 32m 22.0s
4 Henri Pescarolo March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Frank Williams Racing Cars
67 1h 31m 41.0s
5 Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
67 1h 31m 41.5s
6 John Surtees Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
67 1h 31m 58.7s
7 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120B [05] - MS12 V12
#22 Equipe Matra
66 1h 31m 34.0s
8 Howden Ganley BRM P153 [06] - P142 V12
#17 Yardley Team BRM
66 1h 31m 39.1s
9 Jo Siffert BRM P160 [02] - P142 V12
#16 Yardley Team BRM
66 1h 32m 50.9s
10 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Elf Team Tyrrell
65 1h 31m 41.9s
11 Nanni Galli March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 STP March Racing Team
65 1h 32m 29.2s
12 Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
63 gearbox
NC Reine Wisell Lotus 56B [1] - Pratt & Whitney STN76 turbine
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
57 not classified
NC Andrea de Adamich March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8
#19 STP March Racing Team
56 not classified
R Peter Gethin McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
53 engine
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
51 engine
R Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
48 oil pressure
R Chris Amon Matra MS120B [06] - MS71 V12
#21 Equipe Matra
35 engine
R Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
32 engine
R Derek Bell Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Team Surtees
23 suspension (practiced as #33)
R Mike Beuttler March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
21 oil pressure (practiced as #35)
R Dave Charlton Lotus 72D [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
1 engine
R Graham Hill Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Motor Racing Developments Limited
0 accident
R Jackie Oliver McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
0 accident
T Derek Bell Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T Jo Siffert BRM P160 [03] - P142 V12
#32 Yardley Team BRM
(Only used in practice)
T John Surtees Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T/S Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Elf Team Tyrrell
(Spare - not used in practice)
T/S Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - f12
#34 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNA Mario Andretti Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - f12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Did not arrive
DNA Pedro Rodriguez BRM P160 - P142 V12
#15 Yardley Team BRM
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 18.1s
2 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.1s
3 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 18.2s
4 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.3s
5 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.0s
6 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - Ferrari f12 1m 19.5s
7 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.5s
8 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.6s
9 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [06] - Matra MS71 V12 1m 19.7s
10 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.8s
11 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [06] - BRM P142 V12 1m 19.94s
12 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.98s
13 Dave Charlton (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.05s
14 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.1s
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [05] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 20.2s
16 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.3s
17 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.5s
18 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.61s
19 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 56B [1] - Pratt & Whitney STN76 turbine 1m 20.66s
20 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.7s
21 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.9s
22 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.0s
23 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.3s
24 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8 1m 23.2s

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 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 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 at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 22 Jul 1971 pp30-39 (by Patrick McNally). Motoring News 22 Jul 1971 pp12-14 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport August 1971 pp787-789 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Autocourse 1971-72 pp90-97 (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp71-79.

Two cars were entered by each of Ferrari, Brabham, Tyrrell and Matra, only two this time from BRM after the tragic death of Rodriguez in a sports car race; three each from March as usual, Lotus who had Wisell in the turbine, McLaren who had entered Jackie Oliver in an older M14A, and Surtees who had a car for Derek Bell; and just one this week from Frank Williams. When the third entries from BRM and Ferrari (Andretti) did not arrive, Clarke-Mordant-Guthrie was allowed an entry with a hired March 711 for Mike Beuttler, to bring the total to 24. Beuttler's March 701 earlier in the season had been kept at the March factory and run for Beuttler by ex-Lotus mechanic Bob Sparshott, and this was the beginning of Space Racing in F1, even if it had not yet adopted that name. Oliver's third-string McLaren was tended by Leo Wybrott and Richie Bray. Matra was now such a shambles that the team's transporter broke down on the way from France.

Spare cars were given their own entry numbers: Stewart's Tyrrell 001 (#30), Siffert's BRM P160 (#32), the spare Surtees ST9 raced by Bell (#33), Ickx' 312B2 (#34) and, curiously, Beuttler's March 711 (#35) which was renumbered to 6 for the race, and must originally have been brought along as a spare. Neither Autosport, Motoring News nor Motor Sport gave any clues what #31 might have been.