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United States Grand Prix

Watkins Glen, 3 Oct 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Fran├žois Cevert Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Elf Team Tyrrell
59 1h 43m 51.991s
2 Jo Siffert BRM P160 [02] - P142 V12
#14 Yardley Team BRM
59 1h 44m 32.053s
3 Ronnie Peterson March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 STP March Racing Team
59 1h 44m 36.061s
4 Howden Ganley BRM P160 [04] - P142 V12
#16 Yardley Team BRM
59 1h 44m 48.740s
5 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Elf Team Tyrrell
59 1h 44m 51.994s
6 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - f12
#5 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
59 1h 45m 08.417s
7 Graham Hill Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#22 Motor Racing Developments Limited
58 1h 44m 13.860s
8 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120B [05] - MS12 V12
#12 Equipe Matra
58 1h 44m 20.570s
9 Peter Gethin BRM P160 [01] - P142 V12
#15 Yardley Team BRM
58 1h 44m 54.151s
10 David Hobbs McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 Penske-White Racing
58 1h 45m 15.503s
11 Andrea de Adamich March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8
#27 STP March Racing Team
57 1h 44m 01.191s
12 Chris Amon Matra MS120B [06] - MS12 V12
#11 Equipe Matra
57 1h 44m 51.004s
13 Helmut Marko BRM P160 [03] - P142 V12
#17 Yardley Team BRM
57 1h 45m 12.737s
14 John Cannon BRM P153 [07] - P142 V12
#28 Yardley Team BRM
56 1h 45m 06.281s
15 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Team Surtees
54 accident
16 Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Ecurie Bonnier
54 out of fuel
17 John Surtees Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team Surtees
54 1h 43m 23.786s
18 Skip Barber March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Gene Mason Racing
52 not classified
19 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - f12
#32 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
49 electrics
20 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
49 not classified
21 Pete Lovely Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Incorporated
(see note 1)
49 not classified
R Denis Hulme McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
47 accident
R Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Motor Racing Developments Limited
41 engine
R Chris Craft Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Ecurie Evergreen
30 suspension
R Henri Pescarolo March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Frank Williams Racing Cars
23 engine
R Sam Posey Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Team Surtees
15 engine
R Nanni Galli March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#26 STP March Racing Team
11 lost wheel
R Reine Wisell Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
5 brakes
R Peter Revson Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Elf Team Tyrrell
1 clutch
DNS Mario Andretti Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - f12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Did not start
(commited to delayed USAC race at Trenton)
DNS Mark Donohue McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 Penske-White Racing
Did not start
(commited to delayed USAC race at Trenton)
AP Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Team Surtees
Also practiced
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312 B2-71 [006] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
DNA Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Team Surtees
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [003] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.642s
2 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.659s
3 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.925s
4 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [005] - Ferrari f12 1m 43.002s
5 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.152s
6 Mario Andretti * (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312 B2-71 [007] - Ferrari f12 1m 43.195s
7 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 43.468s
8 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/71 [004] - Ferrari f12 1m 43.843s
9 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [06] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 43.970s
10 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72D [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.024s
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120B [05] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 44.067s
12 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 711 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.193s
13 Howden Ganley (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [04] - BRM P142 V12 1m 44.430s
14 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [005] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.908s
15 Mike Hailwood (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [004] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.094s
16 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.110s
17 Helmut Marko (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 45.204s
18 Sam Posey (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.267s
19 Mark Donohue * (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.378s
20 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT34 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.448s
21 Peter Revson (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.515s
22 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 711 [3-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.568s
23 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre BRM P160 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 45.729s
24 David Hobbs (F1) 3-litre McLaren M19A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 46.270s
25 Nanni Galli (F1) 3-litre March 711 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 46.608s
26 John Cannon (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [07] - BRM P142 V12 1m 47.471s
27 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 47.673s
28 Andrea de Adamich (F1) 3-litre March 711 [1-3] - Alfa Romeo T33 V8 1m 47.952s
29 Gijs van Lennep * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 48.029s
30 Chris Craft (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 48.698s
31 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 49.391s
32 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 52.140s
 
* 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 7 Oct 1971 pp8-15 (by Pete Lyons). Motoring News 7 Oct 1971 pp11-13,22 (by 'MGD' Mike Doodson). Motor Sport November 1971 pp1131-1134 (by 'ARM' Andrew Marriott). Autocourse 1971-72 pp128-133 (by David Phipps). The Motor Racing Year No 3 (by Anthony Pritchard) pp108-115.

Two cars were entered by Lotus and Matra; one by McLaren, and three each by Ferrari, Tyrrell, Surtees, Brabham and March; and five again from BRM, Tim Parnell and Alan Challis beginning to buckle under the strain. The privateers were Frank Williams, Penske-White Racing, Bonnier, Lovely and Gene Mason, who was a reserve 30th entry. The only spare car was a Ferrari 312B for Ickx, which he elected to race. The extra entries were Peter Revson in Tyrrell 001, John Surtees in the side-radiator TS9, now with very different radiators, and Ecurie Evergreen's Brabham BT33 adopted as a works entry by Brabham. John Cannon replaced George Eaton in the fifth BRM, and De Adamich was back in the third March 711 instead of Beuttler. Stommelen was unwell so Sam Posey and Gijs van Lennep competed to replace him in the No 2 Surtees. Andretti and Donohue were both committed to a USAC race at Trenton, which had been postponed due to rain, and local sponsorship commitments forced their choice. Hobbs took over the Penske McLaren and reserve Barber replaced Andretti.

Among the departures announced after this race were BRM engine designer Aubrey Woods, who left to join Chris Amon, and Surtees team manager Gavin Frew.