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Argentinian Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, 24 Jan 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Chris Amon Matra MS120 [02] - MS12 V12
#8
100 2h 8m 19.29s
159.614 kph
2 Henri Pescarolo March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14
100 2h 8m 41.15s
3 Carlos Reutemann McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16
100 2h 9m 12.6s
4 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
96
5 Derek Bell March 701 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10
88 engine
6 Jo Siffert March 701 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12
86 broken rear upright
7 Reine Wisell Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4
84 accident
8 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
84
9 Wilson Fittipaldi Lotus 49C [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6
71 engine
10 Jo Bonnier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
68
11 Silvio Moser Bellasi [F1-1-70] - Cosworth DFV V8
66 engine
12 Rolf Stommelen Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18
60 gearbox damage after accident
13 Gregg Young (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8

13 Carlos Marincovich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8

R Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8
engine oil seal
R Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2
oil pressure

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Rolf Stommelen501h 3m 57.97s160.1 kph
2Jo Siffert501h 4m 04.25s
3Henri Pescarolo501h 4m 4.59s
4Chris Amon501h 4m 4.91s
5Reine Wisell50
6Carlos Reutemann50
7Derek Bell50
8Wilson Fittipaldi50
9David Prophet48
10Emerson Fittipaldi47
11Silvio Moser42
12Gordon Spice37
Jo Bonnier22flat battery
Carlos Marincovich12broken fuel injection pump
Nestor Garcia Veiga11engine oil seal
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Chris Amon501h 4m 14.38s159.418 kph
2Henri Pescarolo501h 4m 36.56s
3Carlos Reutemann501h 4m 45.97s
4David Prophet48
5Gordon Spice47
6Gregg Young47
7Jo Bonnier46
Derek Bell38engine
Jo Siffert36broken rear upright
Reine Wisell34accident
Silvio Moser24engine
Wilson Fittipaldi21engine
Rolf Stommelen10gearbox damage after accident
Emerson FittipaldiDid not start (oil pressure)
Qualifying
1 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 15.85s
2 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120 [02] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 15.88s
3 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.03s
4 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.28s
5 Carlos Reutemann (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.49s
6 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre March 701 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.61s
7 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 16.80s
8 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre March 701 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.23s
9 Wilson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49C [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 17.90s
10 Silvio Moser (F1) 3-litre Bellasi [F1-1-70] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.01s
11 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.58s
12 Jo Bonnier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.96s
13 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.45s
14 Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.26s
15 Carlos Marincovich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 2m 00.06s

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10B [400-05] (Gordon Spice): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lola T190 [190/F1/4-2] (Jo Bonnier): New to Jo Bonnier and raced at Sebring 28 Dec 1969. To Daniel Rouveyran 1970 for French hillclimbs but crashed. Returned to Bonnier and rebuilt on new T190 tub. Sold to Roland Heiler (Germany) and loaned back to Bonnier again for 1971 Argentine GP. Peter Wiechert (Germany) and Heiler UK 1971. Likely to be the car raced by Hans Furian (Austria) in Swiss Championship events in 1973 and at the F5000 races at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in October 1973. Subsequent history unknown.

Sources

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