1971 BRDC International Trophy

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United Kingdom  1971 BRDC International Trophy
Race details
combined Formula One/Formula 5000 race
Date 8 May 1971
Official name XXIII GEN/Daily Express BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
4.714 km (2.923 mi)
Distance 2 x 26 laps, 244.80 km (152.11 mi)
Pole position
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Matra
Time 1:20.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Cosworth
Time 1:20.5 (1st heat)
Podium
First United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth
Second United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Cosworth
Third Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Cosworth
The Silverstone Grand Prix circuit as used for the 1971 International Trophy races.
Graham Hill in the Brabham BT34 "lobster-claw" car which took him to victory in the 1971 International Trophy.

The 23rd BRDC International Trophy meeting - formally the GEN/Daily Express BRDC International Trophy - was held on 8 May 1971 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run to Formula One and Formula 5000 regulations, and was held over two heats of 26 laps each, the final results being an aggregate of the two. Graham Hill emerged the winner in the unique Brabham BT34 lobster-claw car, designed by Ron Tauranac. It would be the two-time World Champion's last victory in a Formula One race. The 1971 event was also notable as one of the few competitive outings for the Lotus 56 gas turbine car. However, suspension failure on only the third lap of the first heat resulted in early retirement for driver Emerson Fittipaldi, although the car held together for long enough to take third place in the second heat.

The race incorporated Round 5 of the 1971 Rothmans European Formula 5000 Championship.

Results[edit]

Final aggregate[edit]

(Note: F5000 cars shown in blue, F1 in white)

Pos Driver Chassis Engine Time
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham BT34 Cosworth 1:11:03.2
2 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren M14A Cosworth + 1:33.8
3 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham BT33 Cosworth + 2:04.7
4 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM P60 BRM + 1 lap
5 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8 Chevrolet + 1 lap
6 France Henri Pescarolo March 711 Cosworth + 1 lap
7 United Kingdom Tony Dean McLaren M7A Chevrolet + 2 laps
8 France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud McLaren M18 Chevrolet + 2 laps
9 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Surtees TS8 Chevrolet + 2 laps
10 Australia Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet + 2 laps
11 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March 701 Cosworth + 2 laps
12 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees TS9 Cosworth + 3 laps
13 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra MS120B Matra + 3 laps
14 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus 72C Cosworth + 4 laps
15 Sweden Ulf Norinder McLaren M18 Chevrolet + 5 laps
16 United Kingdom Gordon Spice McLaren M10B Chevrolet + 5 laps
17 United Kingdom Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F Rover + 6 laps
18 United Kingdom Bob Miller Dulon LD8 Chevrolet + 8 laps
19 United Kingdom Jock Russell Lotus 70 Ford + 14 laps
20 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren M18 Chevrolet + 17 laps
21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120B Matra + 19 laps
22 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 56B P&W + 24 laps
23 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 003 Ford + 26 laps
24 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM P153 BRM + 26 laps
25 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March 711 Alfa Romeo + 28 laps
26 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren M10B Chevrolet + 32 laps
27 United Kingdom John Myerscough McLaren M10B Chevrolet + 35 laps
28 United Kingdom Robert Lamplough Lola T102 Ford + 42 laps
29 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM P160 BRM + 45 laps
30 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet + 47 laps
31 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Leda LT25 Chevrolet + 49 laps

Heats[edit]

Heat 1
Pos Driver Constructor Time/Ret.
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Cosworth 35:29.0
2 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM + 11.6 s
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth + 12.8 s
4 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth + 18.9 s
5 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra + 22.8 s
6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Cosworth + 1:06.5
7 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Cosworth + 1:16.5
8 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM + 1:19.9
9 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Cosworth + 1:20.6
10 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Chevrolet + 1:21.0
11 United Kingdom Tony Dean McLaren-Chevrolet + 1 lap
12 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet + 1 lap
13 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Surtees-Chevrolet + 1 lap
14 Australia Frank Gardner Lola-Chevrolet + 1 lap
15 France Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth + 1 lap
16 France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud McLaren-Chevrolet + 1 lap
17 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth + 1 lap
18 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Alfa Romeo accident
19 United Kingdom Gordon Spice McLaren-Chevrolet gearbox
20 Sweden Ulf Norinder McLaren-Chevrolet + 3 laps
21 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra fuel
22 United Kingdom Jock Russell Lotus-Ford + 4 laps
23 United Kingdom Fred Saunders Crosslé-Rover + 4 laps
24 United Kingdom Bob Miller Dulon-Chevrolet + 4 laps
Ret United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet cooling
Ret United Kingdom John Myerscough McLaren-Chevrolet oil leak
Ret Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM engine
Ret United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet accident
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Leda-Chevrolet handling
Ret United Kingdom Robert Lamplough Lola-Ford oil leak
Ret Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-P&W suspension
Heat 2
Pos Driver Constructor Time/Ret.
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth 35:21.4
2 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra + 5.2 s
3 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-P&W + 38.0 s
4 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Cosworth + 40.1 s
5 France Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth + 48.2 s
6 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet + 56.1 s
7 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Cosworth + 56.9 s
8 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM + 1 lap
9 United Kingdom Tony Dean McLaren-Chevrolet + 1 lap
10 France Jean-Pierre Jaussaud McLaren-Chevrolet + 1 lap
11 Australia Frank Gardner Lola-Chevrolet + 1 lap
12 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth + 1 lap
13 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Surtees-Chevrolet + 1 lap
14 Sweden Ulf Norinder McLaren-Chevrolet + 2 laps
15 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth suspension
16 United Kingdom Fred Saunders Crosslé-Rover out of fuel
17 United Kingdom Gordon Spice McLaren-Chevrolet + 3 laps
18 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Cosworth engine
19 United Kingdom Bob Miller Dulon-Chevrolet + 4 laps
Ret United Kingdom Jock Russell Lotus-Ford oil pump
Ret United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Chevrolet electrics
Ret United Kingdom Robert Lamplough Lola-Ford water pump
Ret France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra engine
Ret New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM accident
Ret United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Cosworth accident

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