1971 Monaco Grand Prix
|Race 3 of 11 in the 1971 Formula One season|
|Date||May 23, 1971|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco|
3.145 km (1.954 mi)
|Distance||80 laps, 251.600 km (156.337 mi)|
|Time||1:22.2 on lap 57|
The 1971 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monaco on May 23, 1971. It was the third round of the 1971 Formula One season and the 200th World Championship Grand Prix held since the championship began in 1950.
Qualifying was extremely wet and so it was Friday morning times that really counted for the grid - for Mario Andretti this was particularly unfortunate as his car was stranded out on the track at this time and so he was unable to qualify despite lying second in the World Championship. Jackie Stewart claimed a stunning pole position over a second ahead of his front row companion Jacky Ickx and shot into an immediate lead from the fast-starting Jo Siffert, Ickx, Pedro Rodríguez, Ronnie Peterson and Denny Hulme. Chris Amon stalled on the grid and Graham Hill - seeking a 6th Monaco win - made a rare mistake, hitting the wall at Tabac on the 2nd lap.
Stewart extended his lead from Siffert and Ickx, despite being painfully ill from fumes leaking into the cockpit. Peterson was astonishing the crowd with his valiant attempts to take 4th place from Rodríguez, who was baulking him as much as was legally possible. Hulme actually managed to join the battle and pass Peterson on one lap. Eventually the Mexican slipped up under pressure and locked up a wheel to let both Peterson and Hulme through.
|2||17||Ronnie Peterson||March-Ford||80||+ 25.6||6||6|
|3||4||Jacky Ickx||Ferrari||80||+ 53.3||2||4|
|4||9||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Ford||80||+ 1:06.7||8||3|
|5||1||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus-Ford||79||+ 1 Lap||17||2|
|6||24||Rolf Stommelen||Surtees-Ford||79||+ 1 Lap||16||1|
|7||22||John Surtees||Surtees-Ford||79||+ 1 Lap||10|
|8||27||Henri Pescarolo||March-Ford||77||+ 3 Laps||13|
|9||15||Pedro Rodríguez||BRM||76||+ 4 Laps||5|
|10||8||Tim Schenken||Brabham-Ford||76||+ 4 Laps||18|
|Ret||14||Jo Siffert||BRM||58||Oil Pipe||3|
|Ret||2||Reine Wisell||Lotus-Ford||21||Wheel bearing||12|
- - Andrea de Adamich was listed as the driver of the #19 March, but never drove. Galli was entered instead.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2008-01-19.
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