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Italian Grand Prix

Monza, 5 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin BRM P160 [01] - P142 Mk II V12
#18 Yardley Team BRM
55 1h 18m 12.60s
2 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 STP March Racing Team
55 1h 18m 12.61s
3 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Elf Team Tyrrell
55 1h 18m 12.69s
4 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Team Surtees
55 1h 18m 12.78s
5 Howden Ganley BRM P160 [04] - P142 Mk II V12
#19 Yardley Team BRM
55 1h 18m 13.21s
6 Chris Amon Matra MS120B [04] - MS71 V12
#12 Equipe Matra
55 1h 18m 44.96s
7 Jackie Oliver McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
55 1h 19m 37.43s
8 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 56B [1] - Pratt & Whitney STN76 turbine
#5 World Wide Racing
54 1h 18m 55.17s
9 Jo Siffert BRM P160 [02] - P142 Mk II V12
#20 Yardley Team BRM
53 1h 19m 45.16s
10 Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Ecurie Bonnier
51 1h 18m 13.88s
NC Jean-Pierre Jarier March 701 [9] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 Shell Arnold
47 not classified
R Graham Hill Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Motor Racing Developments Limited
47 gearbox
R Mike Beuttler March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing
41 engine
R Henri Pescarolo March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Frank Williams Racing Cars
40 suspension
R Andrea de Adamich March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8
#23 STP March Racing Team
33 engine
R Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
17 engine
R Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Elf Team Tyrrell
15 engine
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - f12
#3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
15 engine
R Nanni Galli March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 STP March Racing Team
11 electrics
R Silvio Moser Bellasi [F1-1-70] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Jolly Club of Switzerland
5 suspension
R Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Motor Racing Developments Limited
5 suspension
R Helmut Marko BRM P153 [07] - P142 V12
#21 Yardley Team BRM
3 engine
R John Surtees Surtees TS9 [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
3 engine
DNSC Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
Did not start (crashed)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - f12
#3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - f12
#3T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Matra MS120B [06] - MS12 V12
#12T Equipe Matra
(Only used in practice)
T Helmut Marko BRM P160 [03] - P142 short stroke V12
#20T Yardley Team BRM
(Only used in practice)
T Jo Siffert BRM P160 [03] - P142 short stroke V12
#20T Yardley Team BRM
(Only used in practice)
DNP Herbert Muller Lotus 72C [R4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Jo Siffert Racing Team
Did not take part in official practice
(financial arrangement fell through)
DNA Carlos Pace March 701 [6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Frank Williams Racing Cars
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [04] - Matra MS71 V12 1m 22.40s
2 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - Ferrari f12 1m 22.82s
3 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [02] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 23.03s
4 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [04] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 23.15s
5 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.41s
6 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.46s
7 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.61s
8 Clay Regazzoni(T) (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - Ferrari f12 1m 23.69s
9 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.73s
10 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.77s
11 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM P142 Mk II V12 1m 23.88s
12 Helmut Marko (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 23.96s
13 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.09s
14 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.27s
15 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.45s
16 Mike Beuttler (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.01s
17 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.17s
18 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 56B [1] - Pratt & Whitney STN76 turbine 1m 25.18s
19 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.19s
20 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8 1m 25.78s
21 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.14s
22 Silvio Moser (F1) 3-litre Bellasi [F1-1-70] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.54s
23 Rolf Stommelen * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.92s
24 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F1) 3-litre March 701 [9] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 28.19s
 
* 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 9 Sep 1971 pp13-19 (by Patrick McNally). Motoring News 9 Sep 1971 pp10-13 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport October 1971 pp1011-1013 and 'Notes on the Cars art Monza' pp1013-1014 (by 'DSJ' Denis Jenkinson). Autocourse 1971-72 pp116-121 (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp94-100.

There were two cars from each of Tyrrell, Ferrari and Brabham; three from March and Surtees, and four from BRM, and only one from Matra as Beltoise was still suspended. Team Lotus were absent due to ongoing court cases from Rindt's death the year before, so "Worldwide Racing" entered the turbine Lotus 56B for Fittipaldi with Peter Warr managing the operation, and McLaren had a single entry for Oliver in an M14A as the M19As had already been dispatched to North America. There were six privateers this time: Frank Williams and Clark-Mordaunt-Guthrie both with March 711s, Shell-Arnold with the ex-Hahne March 701 for Jarier, Silvio Moser with the Bellasi for the first time all year, Jo Bonnier in his McLaren M7C now in Filipinetti colours, and Herbert Muller in the ex-Walker Lotus 72 now owned by Siffert, adding up to 25 entries. Autodelta was looking after the Alfa-engined March 711, but it was still a works entry. Carlos Pace was entered in Williams' March 701 but there was no time to repair it after the Gold Cup, and although Muller's Lotus 72 was present, and looking very attractive in yellow Villiger Cigar livery, it did not move. Surtees' extra car was for Mike Hailwood, Surtees' regular F5000 team leader, who was rumoured to be joining the F1 team full time in 1972. However, the Eifelland-funded deal that had put Stommelen in the second Surtees was not being continued. In more Surtees news, "Big John" had a new chassis 005 with the radiators moved to the sides, in the style of the Lotus 72, but it was converted to standard specification for the race.

Ferrari had four cars present, so each driver had a spare, but the only other spare cars in use were Amon's Matra MS120B-04 which had an older MS12 engine in it and Siffert's slimline BRM P160 with short-stroke engine, which Marko was also allowed to try during practice. Tyrrell had decided to send Tyrrell 001 ahead to Canada for tyre testing for Stewart had no spare for the first time in a very long time. The Ferrari drivers had so many options that Ickx ended up racing a 1970 312B and Regazzoni managed to set his practice time in one 312B2 but raced a different one. As it was a Ferrari and Monza, this was overlooked.

Poor Chris Amon took pole position and looked likely to win with only seven laps to go when he managed to pull off his visor. Autosport said he raced 04 with the MS71 engine, but Motor Sport said he raced 06, and that 04 was just a training car without the new sleeker bodywork and engine cover. Autocourse sided with Autosport on this, not perhaps a surprise as they were Haymarket stablemates, and Motoring News sided with Motor Sport, also not a surprise. Pritchard also said that 06 was the spare, and Race Report said that Amon raced 04 with an MS71 engine.