1971 Spring Trophy

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1971 Spring Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1971 Formula One season
Oulton Park.svg
Race details
Date 9 April 1971 (1971-04-09)
Official name Rothmans/Daily Express Spring Trophy
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 Tyrrell-Cosworth
Time 1:25.8
Fastest lap
Drivers Mexico Pedro Rodriguez BRM
Fastest lap United Kingdom Peter Gethin BRM
Time 1:25.06
Podium
First BRM
Second McLaren-Cosworth
Third Tyrrell-Cosworth

The Rothmans/Daily Express Spring Trophy was a non-championship Formula One race held on 9 April 1971 at Oulton Park.[1]

Only twelve cars took part. Team Lotus entered three different chassis types - a 49C, a 72D and the Pratt & Whitney gas-turbine-engined 56B. Local favourite and Formula 3 driver Cyd Williams was entrusted with a Frank Williams Racing Cars March but crashed heavily during untimed practice and did not start the race. Jackie Stewart set pole position in the spare car but in the race itself he struggled with his regular car's handling. Pedro Rodriguez won ahead of Peter Gethin, the two of them sharing fastest lap. Stewart finished third.

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car Lap Gap
1 16 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 001 1:25.8
2 6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A 1:25.8 +0.0
3 3 Mexico Pedro Rodriguez Yardley Team BRM BRM P160 1:27.0 +1.2
4 4 Switzerland Jo Siffert Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 1:27.4 +0.4
5 5 United Kingdom John Surtees Brooke-Bond-Oxo/Rob Walker/Team Surtees Surtees TS9 1:27.6 +0.2
6 2 New Zealand Howden Ganley Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 1:28.2 +0.6
7 10 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C 1:29.4 +1.2
8 8 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler Clarke-Mordaunt-Guthrie Racing March 701 1:32.2 +2.8
9 11 Sweden Reine Wisell Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 56B 1:33.6 +1.4
10 17 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 49C 1:34.6 +1.0
11 14 United Kingdom Cyd Williams Motul/Frank Williams Racing Cars March 701 1:37.2 +2.6
12 15 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson Jo Siffert Automobiles March 701 1:38.0 +0.8
DNA 1 Sweden Jo Bonnier Ecurie Bonnier McLaren M7A
DNA 7 New Zealand Denis Hulme Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M19A
DNA 12 Sweden Ronnie Peterson STP March Engineering March 711

Classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time/Laps Grid
1 3 Mexico Pedro Rodriguez BRM 57:33.4 3
2 6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Cosworth +4.6 2
3 16 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Cosworth +12.2 1
4 2 New Zealand Howden Ganley BRM +1 lap 6
5 15 United Kingdom Alan Rollinson March-Cosworth +4 laps 12
6 17 United Kingdom Tony Trimmer Lotus-Cosworth +9 laps 10
7 10 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth +16 laps 7
Ret 11 Sweden Reine Wisell Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 17 laps/Puncture 9
Ret 8 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler March-Cosworth 16 laps/Nose cone 8
Ret 4 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM 13 laps/Ignition 4
Ret 5 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Cosworth 5 laps/Engine 5
DNS 14 United Kingdom Cyd Williams March-Cosworth Practice Crash 11
DNS 9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart1 Tyrrell-Cosworth Drove #16
Sources:[2][3]

1 Stewart practiced in the spare Tyrrell 002 but opted to race Tyrrell 001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GP '71 - Rothmans/Daily Express International Spring Trophy". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "The Formula One Archives". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Formula 1 - Non Championship Races 1971". Retrieved 25 November 2015.


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