1971 World Sportscar Championship season

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1971 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1971 International Championship for Makes season was the 19th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It was open to Group 6 Sports Prototypes, Group 5 Sportscars, and Group 4 Special GT Cars [1] and was contested over an eleven race series which ran from 10 January to 24 July 1971.[2] Porsche won the championship, [3] and the German manufacturer also won the International Cup for GT Cars.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Porsche won the 1971 International Championship for Makes with its 917K (pictured) and 908/3 models
Alfa Romeo placed second with its T33/3 model
Ferrari placed third with its 512M (pictured), 512S and 312PB models
Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 Argentina 1000km of Buenos Aires Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez 10 January
2 United States 24 Hours of Daytona Beach Daytona International Speedway 30 January
31 January
3 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 20 March
4 United Kingdom BOAC 1000km Brands Hatch 4 April
5 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 25 April
6 Belgium 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 9 May
7 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 16 May
8 Germany ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 30 May
9 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 12 June
13 June
10 Austria Austrian 1000km Österreichring 27 June
11 United States Watkins Glen 6 Hours Watkins Glen International 24 July

† - Sports Prototypes and Sportscars only, GT class did not participate.

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit Outright winning team GT winning team Results
Outright winning drivers GT winning drivers
Outright winning car GT winning car
1 Buenos Aires United Kingdom #30 John Wyer Automotive None Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Porsche 917K
2 Daytona United Kingdom #2 John Wyer Automotive United States #11 Owens Corning Fiberglass Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
United States Tony DeLorenzo
United States Don Yenko
Porsche 917K Chevrolet Corvette
3 Sebring Germany #3 Martini Racing United States #48 John Greenwood Racing Results
United Kingdom Vic Elford
France Gérard Larrousse
United States John Greenwood
United States Dick Smothers
Porsche 917K Chevrolet Corvette
4 Brands Hatch Italy #54 Autodelta SpA None Results
Italy Andrea de Adamich
France Henri Pescarolo
Alfa Romeo T33/3
5 Monza United Kingdom #2 John Wyer Automotive Germany #50 Kremer Racing Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Germany Erwin Kremer
Germany Günther Huber
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
6 Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom #21 John Wyer Automotive Germany #46 Kremer Racing Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Germany Erwin Kremer
Germany Günther Huber
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
7 Palermo Italy #5 Autodelta SpA Switzerland #42 Porsche Club Romand Results
Italy Nino Vaccarella
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
Switzerland Bernard Cheneviére
Switzerland Paul Keller
Alfa Romeo T33/3 Porsche 911S
8 Nürburgring Germany #3 Martini Racing Germany #82 Kremer Racing Results
United Kingdom Vic Elford
France Gérard Larrousse
Germany Erwin Kremer
Germany Jürgen Neuhaus
Porsche 908/3 Porsche 911S
9 La Sarthe Germany #22 Martini Racing France #63 ASA Cachia Bundi Results
Austria Helmut Marko
Netherlands Gijs van Lennep
France Raymond Touroul
France André Anselme
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
10 Österreichring United Kingdom #16 John Wyer Automotive Germany #43 Peter Kersten Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
United Kingdom Richard Attwood
Germany Peter Kersten
Germany Clemens Schickentanz
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
11 Watkins Glen Italy #30 Autodelta SpA United States #49 John Greenwood Racing Results
Italy Andrea de Adamich
Sweden Ronnie Peterson
United States John Greenwood
United States Robert R. Johnson
Alfa Romeo T33/3 Chevrolet Corvette

Championship results[edit]

International Championship for Makes[edit]

Championship points were awarded to the top 6 finishers in each race in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car and any other cars from that manufacturer were merely skipped in the points standings.

All Sportscars, Sports Prototypes and GT cars were eligible for points towards the International Championship for Makes and the GT class also had their own separate award.

Cars participating in races that were not included in the Sportscar, Sports Prototype or GT classes were skipped when awarding points for the overall championship.

Only the best 8 points finishes counted towards the championship, with any other points earned not included in the total. Discarded points are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1 Germany Porsche 9 9 9 (4) 9 9 (3) 9 9 9 (6) 72
2 Italy Alfa Romeo 4 6 9 4 4 9 (3) 6 9 51
3 Italy Ferrari 2 6 1 6 1 4 3 3 26
4 United Kingdom Lola 1 4 5
5 United States Chevrolet 3 2 5

International Cup for GT Cars[edit]

The GT class did not participate in Rounds 1 and 4. Only the best 7 finishes were counted towards the International Cup for GT Cars. Discarded points are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1 Germany Porsche (4) 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 (6) 60
2 United States Chevrolet 9 9 1 9 28
3 Germany Opel 3 3
4 Italy Alfa Romeo 1 1

The cars[edit]

The following models contributed to the net points scores of their respective manufacturers.

International Championship for Makes[edit]

International Cup for GT Cars[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 259
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, pages 277 to 278
  3. ^ Previous FIA Championship winners, 1973 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, page 124
  4. ^ Previous FIA Championship winners, 1973 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, page 125

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