1971 German Grand Prix

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Race details
Circuit Nürburgring-1967-Nordschleife.svg
Date 1 August 1971
Official name XXXIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 22.835 km (14.189 mi)
Distance 12 laps, 274.02 km (170.268 mi)
Pole position
Driver Tyrrell-Ford
Time 7:20.1
Fastest lap
Driver France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford
Time 7:20.1
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second Tyrrell-Ford
Third Ferrari

The 1971 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on 1 August 1971. It was race 7 of 11 in both the 1971 World Championship of Drivers and the 1971 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

The race returned to the Nürburgring after a year at the Hockenheimring after the safety was improved on the track. The race distance was shortened to 12 laps. Notable driver changes included Vic Elford, who replaced Pedro Rodríguez. Jackie Stewart took pole and dominated the race, leading home a Tyrrell 1-2. Clay Regazzoni finished third with Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson and Tim Schenken rounding out the points. Mike Beuttler was disqualified on the third lap after entering the pits via the "short chute", after suffering a flat tire just after passing the pits, and not wanting to drive 14 miles on a flat tire. Jo Siffert was also disqualified on lap seven for taking the short chute into the pits, after his right-hand lower front wishbone started detaching from the chassis and his ignition coil started acting up.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 7:19.0
2 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 7:19.2 +0.2
3 21 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 7:22.4 +3.4
4 6 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 7:22.7 +3.7
5 3 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 7:23.4 +4.4
6 18 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 7:26.0 +7.0
7 15 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 7:26.5 +7.5
8 8 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 7:27.5 +8.5
9 25 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 7:29.8 +10.8
10 14 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 7:30.3 +11.3
11 5 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 7:31.7 +12.7
12 12 West Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 7:34.7 +15.7
13 24 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 7:36.1 +17.1
14 23 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 7:36.6 +17.6
15 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 7:36.7 +17.7
16 10 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 7:37.3 +18.3
17 9 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 7:39.96 +20.96
18 22 United Kingdom Vic Elford BRM 7:39.98 +20.98
19 20 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 7:41.4 +22.4
20 16 Italy Andrea de Adamich March-Alfa Romeo 7:41.7 +22.7
21 17 Italy Nanni Galli March-Alfa Romeo 7:47.5 +28.5
22 28 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 7:42.6 +31.6
DNQ 27 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-Ford 8:17.0 +58.0
Source:[1]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 12 1:29:16.3 1 9
2 3 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 12 + 30.1 5 6
3 6 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 12 + 37.1 4 4
4 5 United States Mario Andretti Ferrari 12 + 2:05.0 11 3
5 15 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 12 + 2:29.1 7 2
6 25 Australia Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 12 + 2:58.6 9 1
7 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 12 + 3:19.0 15  
8 9 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 12 + 6:31.7 17  
9 24 United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 12 + 6:37.0 13  
10 12 West Germany Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 11 + 1 Lap 12  
11 22 United Kingdom Vic Elford BRM 11 + 1 Lap 18  
12 17 Italy Nanni Galli March-Alfa Romeo 10 + 2 Laps 21  
Ret 8 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 8 Oil Leak 8  
DSQ 21 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 6 Disqualified 3  
Ret 10 New Zealand Chris Amon Matra 6 Accident 16  
Ret 14 France Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 5 Suspension 10  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 5 Accident 19  
Ret 18 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 3 Fuel Leak 6  
DSQ 28 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Ford 3 Disqualified 22  
Ret 23 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 2 Engine 14  
Ret 16 Italy Andrea de Adamich March-Alfa Romeo 2 Injection 20  
Ret 4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1 Accident 2  
DNQ 27 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-Ford        
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. ISBN 0393085023. 
  2. ^ "1971 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

External links[edit]


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