1971 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Formula 5000 race
Warwick Farm Raceway.png
Date 21 November 1971
Official name XXXVI Australian Grand Prix
Location Warwick Farm Raceway, Sydney, New South Wales
Course Permanent racing facility
3.621 km (2.25 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 162.945 km (101.25 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Australia Frank Matich Matich-Repco Holden
Time 1'24.3
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Frank Matich Matich-Repco Holden
Time 1'24.6
Podium
First Australia Frank Matich Matich-Repco Holden
Second Australia Kevin Bartlett McLaren-Chevrolet
Third Australia Alan Hamilton McLaren-Chevrolet

The 1971 Australian Grand Prix was a race held at Warwick Farm Raceway on 21 November 1971.

It was the thirty sixth running of the Australian Grand Prix. Frank Matich won his second straight AGP and like 1970, started the race on pole and also drove the fastest race lap. The race was the debut for Matich's self designed and built Matich A50 which was powered by a Repco Holden V8 engine. He won the race by 58.7 seconds from Kevin Bartlett driving a McLaren M10B-Chevrolet, with Alan Hamilton only 1.1 seconds behind Bartlett in third place. Hamilton also drove a McLaren M10B-Chevrolet.

Other than two New Zealanders, the only international driver in the event was 1964 Formula One World Drivers' Champion John Surtees. The Englishman started 9th in his Surtees TS8-Chevrolet, and after a race long duel with Bartlett, Hamilton, and until his retirement, Colin Bond in Frank Matich's McLaren M10B in which Matich had won the 1970 AGP, Surtees retired from second place with a puncture with only 6 laps remaining.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 1 Australia Frank Matich Matich A50 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:24.3
2 8 Australia Bob Muir Mildren Mono / Waggott 2.0L I4 1:25.4 +0.9
3 7 Australia John Harvey Brabham BT36 / Waggott 2.0L I4 1:25.6 +1.3
4 6 Australia Max Stewart Mildren / Waggott 2.0L I4 1:25.8 +1.5
5 14 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Brabham BT30 / Cosworth FVC 1.8L I4 1:26.0 +1.7
6 9 Australia Alan Hamilton McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:26.3 +2.0
7 2 Australia Colin Bond McLaren M10B / Holden 5.0L V8 1:26.4 +2.1
8 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:26.8 +2.5
9 3 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees TS8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:27.2 +2.9
10 11 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR5 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:27.6 +3.3
11 12 Australia Warwick Brown McLaren M4A / Cosworth FVC 1.9L I4 1:29.3 +5.0
12 26 Australia Jack Bono Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:29.7 +5.4
13 15 Australia Don O'Sullivan McLaren M18 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 1:29.7 +5.4
14 17 Australia Gary Campbell Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:30.1 +5.8
15 20 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Elfin AC1 / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:30.1 +5.8
16 16 New Zealand Henk Woelders Elfin 600C / Waggott 1.6L I4 1:31.2 +6.9
17 10 Australia Colin Hyams Lola T192 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:31.4 +7.1
18 19 Australia Terry Quartly Lotus 32B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:31.8 +7.5
19 25 Australia Ian Fergusson Bowin P3A / Ford 1.6L I4 1:33.0 +8.7
20 21 New Zealand Ian Cook Devione LC2 / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:33.8 +9.5
21 24 Australia Ross Ambrose Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:34.2 +9.9
22 18 Australia Clive Mills Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:34.8 +10.5
23 23 Australia Chris Farrell Brabham BT6 / BRM Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 DNP

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time
1 1 Australia Frank Matich Matich A50 / Repco Holden 5.0L V8 45 1h 05m 09.5s
2 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 45 1h 06m 08.2s
3 9 Australia Alan Hamilton McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 45 1h 06m 09.3s
4 14 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Brabham BT30 / Cosworth FVC 1.8L 4cyl 45 1h 06m 09.7s
5 6 Australia Max Stewart Mildren / Waggott 2.0L 4cyl 45 1h 06m 10.2s
6 11 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR5 / Holden 5.0L V8 44
7 12 Australia Warwick Brown McLaren M4A / Cosworth FVC 1.9L 4cyl 43
8 17 Australia Gary Campbell Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl 43
9 16 Australia Henk Woelders Elfin 600C / Waggott 1.6L 4cyl 43
10 26 Australia Jack Bono Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl 43
11 25 Australia Ian Fergusson Bowin P3A / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl 42
12 21 New Zealand Ian Cook Devione LC2 / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl 42
13 18 Australia Clive Mills Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl 42
Ret 3 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees TS8 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 39 puncture
Ret 18 Australia Terry Quartly Lotus 32 / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl 35
Ret 2 Australia Colin Bond McLaren M10B / Holden 5.0L V8
Ret 7 Australia John Harvey Brabham BT36 / Waggott 2.0L 4cyl
Ret 15 Australia Dan O'Sullivan McLaren M18 / Holden 5.0L V8
Ret 20 Australia Alfredo Costanzo Elfin AC1 / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl
Ret 10 Australia Colin Hyams Lola T192 / Chevrolet 5.0L V8
Ret 24 Australia Ross Ambrose Elfin 600B / Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl
Ret 8 Australia Bob Muir [2] Mildren Mono / Waggott 2.0L I4
DNP 23 Australia Chris Farrell Brabham BT6 / BRM Cosworth FVA 1.6L 4cyl

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1971". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 354–361. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1971". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. p. 358. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
Preceded by
1970 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1971
Succeeded by
1972 Australian Grand Prix