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German Grand Prix

Nürburgring, 1 Aug 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Elf Team Tyrrell
12 1h 29m 15.7s
2 François Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Elf Team Tyrrell
12 1h 29m 45.8s
3 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - f12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 1h 29m 52.8s
4 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 1h 31m 20.7s
5 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 STP March Racing Team
12 1h 31m 44.8s
6 Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Motor Racing Developments Limited
12 1h 32m 14.3s
7 John Surtees Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
12 1h 32m 34.7s
8 Reine Wisell Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
12 1h 35m 47.4s
9 Graham Hill Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Motor Racing Developments Limited
12 1h 35m 52.7s
10 Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
11 1h 29m 23.1s
11 Vic Elford BRM P160 [01] - P142 V12
#22 Yardley Team BRM
11 1h 34m 53.7s
12 Nanni Galli March 711 [4] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8
#17 STP March Racing Team
10 1h 31m 02.1s
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
8 oil leak
R Jo Siffert BRM P160 [02] - P142 Mk II V12
#21 Yardley Team BRM
6 ignition
R Chris Amon Matra MS120B [06] - MS12 V12
#10 Equipe Matra
6 accident
R Henri Pescarolo March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Frank Williams Racing Cars
5 suspension
R Peter Gethin McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
5 accident
R Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
3 fuel leak
R Howden Ganley BRM P153 [06] - P142 V12
#23 Yardley Team BRM
2 engine
R Andrea de Adamich March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8
#16 STP March Racing Team
2 fuel injection
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
1 accident
DSQ Mike Beuttler March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
3 wrong pit entry
DNQ Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Ecurie Bonnier
Did not qualify
AP Helmut Marko McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Ecurie Bonnier
Also practiced
T Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2T Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Matra MS120B [04] - MS71 V12
#10T Equipe Matra
(Only used in practice)
T Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12T AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - f12
#31 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Jo Siffert BRM P160 [03] - P142 Mk II V12
#32 Yardley Team BRM
(Only used in practice)
T/S John Surtees Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNP Dieter Quester Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Speed Sport International [Team Surtees]
Did not take part in official practice
(financial arrangements fell through)
DNA Jackie Oliver McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 19.0s
2 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - Ferrari f12 7m 19.2s
3 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [02] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 7m 22.4s
4 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - Ferrari f12 7m 22.7s
5 François Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 23.4s
6 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 26.0s
7 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 26.5s
8 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 27.5s
9 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 29.8s
10 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 30.3s
11 Mario Andretti (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - Ferrari f12 7m 31.7s
12 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 34.7s
13 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 36.1s
14 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [06] - BRM P142 V12 7m 36.6s
15 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 36.7s
16 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [06] - Matra MS12 V12 7m 37.3s
17 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 39.96s
18 Vic Elford (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM P142 V12 7m 39.98s
19 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 41.4s
20 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8 7m 41.7s
21 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre March 711 [4] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8 7m 47.8s
22 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 7m 52.6s
23 Jo Bonnier * (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 8m 17.0s
 
* Did not start

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 5 Aug 1971 pp8-15 (by Patrick McNally). Motoring News 5 Aug 1971 pp9-12, including 'In the paddock' p9 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport September 1971 pp904-907 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Autocourse 1971-72 pp98-105 (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp79-86.

The German Grand Prix was back at the Nürburgring, which had been significantly modified with reprofiled corners, runoff areas and mile upon mile of Armco barrier, but was still over 14 miles long. Two cars from each of Tyrrell, Lotus, McLaren, Surtees, Brabham; three from Ferrari, who had Andretti back, BRM, who had 'Ring specialist Elford in Rodriguez' place and Ganley in the P153 sponsored by Ganley's backer Barry Newman, and March; and one from each of Matra, Frank Williams, Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie and Jo Bonnier, whose McLaren M7C had been "completely refurbished" by John Thompson's TC Prototypes. So just 23 entries for this race. Matra was down to one car as Jean-Pierre Beltoise's licence had been suspended in further misplaced reaction to his role in the accident that took Ignazio Giunti's life. Dieter Quester had been attempting to hire the remaining Surtees TS7 with Eifelland support, but Eifelland could not agree terms with the race organisers so withdrew, leaving Quester to suffer the ire of John Surtees. Autosport reported that the TS7 did not travel to the event, but Motoring News and Pritchard both said it was at the circuit but stayed in the truck. As at Silverstone, spare cars were given their own entry numbers: Ferrari had a spare 312B used by Regazzoni (31), Siffert had a spare BRM P160 (32) and John Surtees had the latest TS9 (33), which Stommelen also used as 12T. Two other spare cars were used with T numbers: Stewart's Tyrrell 001 (2T) and Amon's spare Matra MS120B (10T), the Kiwi now having the disappointing MS71 engine in the older MS120B-04, and racing the newer MS120B-06 with an old MS12 engine in it. Helmut Marko tried out Bonnier's McLaren M7C as Bonnier was dreadfully slow in it, despite the car allegedly having a new monocoque since its last appearance.