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South African Grand Prix

Kyalami, 6 Mar 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B/71 [002-2] - f12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
79 1h 47m 35.5s
2 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Elf Team Tyrrell
79 1h 47m 56.4s
3 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
79 1h 48m 06.9s
4 Reine Wisell Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
79 1h 48m 44.9s
5 Chris Amon Matra MS120B [04] - MS12 V12
#19 Equipe Matra
78 1h 47m 43.2s
6 Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
78 1h 47m 53.6s
7 Brian Redman Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Team Surtees
78 1h 48m 05.5s
8 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/71 [001] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
78 1h 48m 35.4s
9 Graham Hill Brabham BT33 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Motor Racing Developments Limited
77 1h 47m 43.7s
10 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 STP March Racing Team
77 1h 48m 00.6s
11 Henri Pescarolo March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Frank Williams Racing Cars
77 1h 48m 22.4s
12 Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 AMS-Eifelland Team Surtees
77 1h 48m 37.8s
13 Andrea de Adamich March 711 [1] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8
#8 STP March Racing Team
75 1h 48m 08.6s
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
58 engine
R John Surtees Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
56 gearbox
R Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Elf Team Tyrrell
45 accident
R Howden Ganley BRM P153 [03] - P142 V12
#27 Yardley Team BRM
42 driver ill
R Pedro Rodriguez BRM P160 [01] - P142 V12
#16 Yardley Team BRM
33 overheating
R Jo Siffert BRM P153 [06] - P142 V12
#17 Yardley Team BRM
31 overheating
R Dave Charlton Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Motor Racing Developments Limited
31 engine
R John Love March 701 [10-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Team Gunston
30 transmission
R Jackie Pretorius Brabham BT26A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Team Gunston
22 engine
R Peter Gethin McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
7 fuel leak
R Alex Soler-Roig March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 STP March Racing Team
5 engine
R Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Ecurie Bonnier
5 suspension
T Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Elf Team Tyrrell
(Only used in practice)
T Pedro Rodriguez BRM P153 [07] - P142 V12
#16T Yardley Team BRM
(Only used in practice)
T John Surtees Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20T Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
(Only used in practice)
T/C Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - f12
#5T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Crashed in practice)
T/S Chris Amon Matra MS120 [02] - MS12 V12
#19T Equipe Matra
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.8s
2 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [04] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 18.4s
3 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - Ferrari f12 1m 18.7s
4 Mario Andretti (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [002-2] - Ferrari f12 1m 19.0s
5 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.1s
6 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.1s
7 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.1s
8 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [001] - Ferrari f12 1m 119.2s
9 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.2s
10 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 19.3s
11 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.6s
12 Dave Charlton (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.8s
13 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.9s
14 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.9s
15 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.1s
16 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [06] - BRM P142 V12 1m 20.2s
17 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.2s
18 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.2s
19 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.5s
20 Jackie Pretorius (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.7s
21 John Love (F1) 3-litre March 701 [10-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.9s
22 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre March 711 [1] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8 1m 22.2s
23 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.3s
24 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 23.7s
25 Alex Soler-Roig (F1) 3-litre March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.8s
- John Surtees(T) (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.7s

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 11 Mar 1971 pp10-19 (by David Phipps). Motoring News 11 Mar 1971 pp8-10 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Motor Sport April 1971 pp330,332-333 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Autocourse 1971-72 pp56-63 (published by Simon Taylor, edited by David Phipps, with F1 reports by Phipps and other articles by 'Elizabeth Haywood', the nom de plume of Priscilla Phipps, David's wife, and intricate lap charts by Alan Phillips). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp34-40. Motoring News gave chassis numbers on the grid, to show which cars had started the race, and in the Practice Times table, which showed how T cars had been used. Pritchard's Motor Racing Year detailed all the cars present, including unused spares. Autocourse also became an important source in 1971, as its 'Entries and Practice Times' table showed exactly how T cars were used.

The ten "works" teams provided 22 entries: two cars from Lotus, Tyrrell, McLaren and Brabham; three from Ferrari, March, BRM and Surtees; and just one from Matra and Williams. The third cars from STP-March, Yardley-BRM and Surtees were numbered away from their main pairings, suggesting a 'B' team. The privateers were Jo Bonnier, with the McLaren M7C, and Team Gunston who had cars for Love and Pretorious, to bring the total to 25 entries. The only spare cars visible were an older Matra MS120 as a spare for Amon, and a BRM P153 for Rodriguez, but Motoring News noted that the Tyrrell team had a March 701 on a trailer as well. Regazzoni wrecked the new Ferrari 312B2 in pre-race testing, so a 312B was flown out for the race. Other new cars included the McLaren M19A in which Hulme was unlucky not to win the race, three March 711s, a Matra MS120B, a single BRM P160, and the Tyrrell 002.