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Canadian Grand Prix

Mosport Park, 19 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Elf Team Tyrrell
64 1h 55m 12.9s
2 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 STP March Racing Team
64 1h 55m 51.2s
3 Mark Donohue McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Penske-White Racing
64 1h 56m 48.7s
4 Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
63 1h 56m 11.2s
5 Reine Wisell Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
63 1h 56m 30.7s
6 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Elf Team Tyrrell
62 1h 55m 41.5s
7 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
62 1h 55m 42.9s
8 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
62 1h 56m 07.5s
9 Jo Siffert BRM P160 [02] - P142 Mk II V12
#14 Yardley Team BRM
61 1h 56m 29.5s
10 Chris Amon Matra MS120B [06] - MS71 V12
#20 Equipe Matra
61 1h 56m 41.5s
11 John Surtees Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
60 1h 55m 16.3s
12 Helmut Marko BRM P153 [07] - P142 V12
#31 Yardley Team BRM
60 1h 55m 22.5s
13 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - f12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
60 1h 56m 33.5s
14 Peter Gethin BRM P160 [01] - P142 Mk II V12
#15 Yardley Team BRM
59 1h 56m 03.2s
15 George Eaton BRM P160 [03] - P142 V12
#28 Yardley Team BRM
59 1h 57m 00.0s
16 Nanni Galli March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 STP March Racing Team
57 1h 55m 46.1s
NC Mike Beuttler March 711 [1-3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
56 not classified
NC Pete Lovely Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#35 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Incorporated
(see note 1)
55 not classified
R Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
26 overheating
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120B [05] - MS12 V12
#21 Equipe Matra
15 accident
R Skip Barber March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Gene Mason Racing
13 oil pressure
R Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 accident
R Graham Hill Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#37 Motor Racing Developments Limited
2 accident
R Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
1 ignition
DNS Chris Craft Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Ecurie Evergreen
Did not start
(engine failure in practice)
DNSC Howden Ganley BRM P160 [04] - P142 V12
#16 Yardley Team BRM
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Henri Pescarolo March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Frank Williams Racing Cars
Did not start (crashed)
T Peter Gethin BRM P160 [01] - P142 short stroke V12
#15 Yardley Team BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - f12
#25T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T/S Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 15.3s
2 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [02] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 15.5s
3 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 15.7s
4 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.1s
5 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [06] - Matra MS71 V12 1m 16.1s
6 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.2s
7 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.3s
8 Mark Donohue (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.3s
9 Howden Ganley * (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [04] - BRM P142 V12 1m 16.3s
10 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.4s
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [05] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 16.5s
12 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - Ferrari f12 1m 16.5s
13 Mario Andretti (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - Ferrari f12 1m 16.9s
14 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.1s
15 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.2s
16 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 17.2s
17 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.4s
18 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 17.5s
19 Helmut Marko (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 17.8s
20 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.2s
21 George Eaton (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 18.4s
22 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 711 [1-3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.5s
23 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.8s
24 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.8s
25 Chris Craft * (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.3s
26 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.1s
27 Henri Pescarolo * (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.9s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] (Pete Lovely): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for John Mikes and Graham Hill to race in F2 in 1970. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was Hill's previous Lotus 59B chassis 59-F2-20 converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970. Also driven by Eugenio Baturone at Montjuich Park. Retained by Ecclestone for Hill to race in the first few F2 races of 1971, then sold to Pete Lovely and fitted with the rear end of his Lotus 49B for suitable races at his home track in Seattle, and for the 1971 US GP. After Lovely died in 2011, the car was sold by his daughter to Peter Gleeson (Seattle, WA), a BMW collector originally from England.

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 23 Sep 1971 pp8-15 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 23 Sep 1971 pp10-12 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport November 1971 pp1158,1160-1161 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Autocourse 1971-72 pp122-127 (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp100-108.

Two cars arrived from Lotus, Brabham, Tyrrell, Matra, Surtees, plus only one from McLaren, three from Ferrari and March, and a completely absurd five from BRM, with George Eaton buying a drive in a P160 as well as Marko in the P153 he usually drove. The privateers this time were Frank Williams, Ecurie Evergreen with Keith Greene as team manager, Gene Mason for Skip Barber, and Pete Lovely with his nicely modified Lotus 69/49 hybrid, bringing the total to 27. The second McLaren had been leased by Penske/White Racing, painted blue and appeared as a private entry with its own mechanics led by John Woodard, although it was sharing a pool of engines with the works team. Beuttler was now in a works March instead of his Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie car, but was using the Stockbroker car's Ford engine. Only two spare cars were present: Stewart's Tyrrell 001 and Ferrari 312B/004 numbered 25T and used by Regazzoni. Pritchard said that 312B/002 was also present, but it was not seen by anyone else. The McLaren M19As had their rising rate rear suspension replaced with conventional wishbones and links, but retained the rising rate front suspension. There would have been two non-qualifiers, but Craft's engine failure and Pescarolo's accident meant this was never an issue.

Given the uncertainty over Amon's mount at Monza, it is interesting that this time he had his "accustomed" MS120B-06 and "his usual spare" was said to have been left at home. So why had 04 been his main car at Monza? Was Motor Sport right after all? Autosport said that the "sports car" nose on Schenken's Brabham BT33 was "designed without a bottom panel to create a 'suction' or 'ground effect'". The Tyrrell nose, by contrast, did not have "ground effect", even allegedly. Matra, the only other user of a "sports car" nose at this stage, also tried removing the bottom panel during practice.