1971 International Gold Cup

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1971 International Gold Cup
Non-championship race in the 1971 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 22 August 1971 (1971-08-22)
Official name XVIII International Gold Cup
Location Oulton Park, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.441 km (2.760 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 177.634 km (110.40 mi)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:24.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth
Time 1:24.8
Podium
First Surtees-Cosworth
Second BRM
Third Lola-Chevrolet

The XVIII International Gold Cup was a non-championship Formula One race, and also a round of the European Formula 5000 Championship, held on 22 August 1971 at Oulton Park.

Eight Formula 1 cars turned up, with a full complement of F5000 cars making up the rest of the grid. Peter Gethin set pole position for the first heat, which was won by Henri Pescarolo. The grid for the second heat was arranged according to the finishing order of the first heat. John Surtees took the lead from Pescarolo and held it to the end, setting fastest lap, and a new circuit record, in the process. His win and his third place in the first heat made him the aggregate winner, just ahead of Howden Ganley.

Frank Gardner was the highest F5000 finisher in both heats, his performance being good enough for third overall.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car Lap Gap
1 34 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 1:24.6
2 37 France Henri Pescarolo Motul/Frank Williams Racing Cars March 711 1:25.0 +0.4
3 33 New Zealand Howden Ganley Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 1:25.0 +0.0
4 32 United Kingdom John Surtees Brooke Bond Oxo/Rob Walker/Team Surtees Surtees TS9 1:25.8 +0.8
5 35 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March 711 1:25.8 +0.0
6 3 Australia Frank Gardner Motor Racing Research/Lola Cars Ltd. Lola T300 1:26.0 +0.2
7 26 United Kingdom Allan Rollinson Alan McKechnie Racing Surtees TS8 1:26.8 +0.8
8 1 United Kingdom Brian Redman Sid Tayor/Castrol Racing McLaren M18 1:28.2 +1.4
9 22 New Zealand Graham McRae Crown Lynn Properties McLaren M10B 1:28.8 +0.6
10 15 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Team Surtees Ltd. Surtees TS8 1:28.8 +0.0
11 11 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Malaya Garages Leda LT25 1:29.0 +0.2
12 39 United Kingdom Chris Craft Alain de Cadenet Brabham BT33 1:29.2 +0.2
13 77 United Kingdom Mike Walker Doug Hardwick Lola T192 1:29.8 +0.6
14 38 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Motul/Frank Williams Racing Cars March 701 1:31.0 +1.2
15 21 United Kingdom David Prophet Bugle-Prophet Racing McLaren M10B 1:31.8 +0.8
16 44 United Kingdom Gordon Spice Gordon Spice Cash'n'Carry McLaren M10B 1:32.4 +0.6
17 66 Republic of Ireland Fred Saunders Fred Saunders/London School of Flying Crosslé 15F 1:34.4 +2.0
18 41 United Kingdom Bob Miller Bob Miller Dulon LD8 1:37.8 +3.4
19 5 United Kingdom Jock Russell Jock Russell Lotus 70 1:39.6 +1.8
20 4 United Kingdom John Myerscough John Butterworth Racing McLaren M10B 1:39.8 +0.2
21 8 United Kingdom Ray Allen Pink Stamps/Epstein Team Trojan McLaren M10B 1:41.0 +1.2
22 36 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Hubert Hahne March 701 2:14.0 +33.0
DNQ 29 United Kingdom "Ippocastano" Peter J Hawtin Cooper T86B broken halfshaft
DSQ 16 Germany Roland Heller Rallye und Race Gemeinschaft Lola T190 failed scrutineering

Classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Heat 1 Heat 2 Aggregate Grid
1 32 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth 0:28:54.0 0:28:44.6 0:57:39.0 4
2 33 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM 0:28:52.6 0:28:57.4 0:57:50.0 3
3 3 Australia Frank Gardner Lola-Chevrolet 0:29:19.6 0:29:27.0 0:58:46.6 6
4 26 United Kingdom Allan Rollinson Surtees-Chevrolet 0:29:42.2 0:29:33.0 0:59:15.2 7
5 39 United Kingdom Chris Craft Brabham-Cosworth 0:29:57.0 0:29:33.8 0:59:30.8 12
6 77 United Kingdom Mike Walker Lola-Chevrolet 0:30:16.2 0:30:2.0 1:00:18.2 13
7 21 United Kingdom David Prophet McLaren-Chevrolet +1 lap +1 lap 38 laps 15
8 66 Republic of Ireland Fred Saunders Crosslé-Rover +2 laps +2 laps 36 laps 17
9 22 New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren-Chevrolet 15 laps/fire 0:29:41.0 35 laps 9
10 36 France Jean-Pierre Jarier March-Cosworth +4 laps +2 laps 34 laps 22
11 15 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees-Chevrolet 0:29:27.8 13 laps/accident 33 laps 10
12 41 United Kingdom Bob Miller Dulon-Chevrolet +3 laps 16 laps/spin 33 laps 18
13 37 France Henri Pescarolo March-Cosworth 0:28:48.2 6 laps/accident 26 laps 2
14 34 United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM 0:29:19.8 3 laps/accident 23 laps 1
15 44 United Kingdom Gordon Spice McLaren-Chevrolet 0 laps/accident +1 lap 19 laps 16
16 38 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer March-Cosworth 17 laps/accident DNS 17 laps 14
17 1 United Kingdom Brian Redman McLaren-Chevrolet 14 laps/overheating DNS 14 laps 8
18 11 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Leda LT25-Chevrolet 4 laps/accident DNS 4 laps 11
19 8 United Kingdom Ray Allen McLaren-Chevrolet 1 laps/oil pump DNS 1 lap 21
20 35 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth 0 laps/fuel injection DNS 0 laps 5
21 5 United Kingdom Jock Russell Lotus-Ford 0 laps/camshaft DNS 0 laps 19
NC 4 United Kingdom John Myerscough McLaren-Chevrolet DNS/practice accident DNS 20

References[edit]

  • "The Formula One Archives". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  • "Formula 1 - Non Championship Races 1971". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  • "Rothmans Gold Cup". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  • "GP '71 - XVIII International Gold Cup". Retrieved 25 November 2015.


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