March 871

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March 871
Category Formula One
Constructor March Engineering
Designer(s) Gordon Coppuck
Tim Holloway
Predecessor 87P
Successor 881
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Inboard coil springs, pull-rods and double wishbones
Suspension (rear) Inboard coil springs, pull-rods and double wishbones
Engine Cosworth DFZ, 3,494 cc (213.2 cu in), 90° V8, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission March 6-speed manual
Fuel Shell
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Leyton House March Racing Team
Notable drivers 16. Italy Ivan Capelli
Debut 1987 San Marino Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
15 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The March 871 was a Formula One racing car designed by the March Racing Team and driven in the 1987 Formula One season. The car was powered by a Cosworth DFZ V8 engine, and was driven by the 1986 International Formula 3000 champion, Italian Ivan Capelli.

The team was sponsored by Japanese real estate company Leyton House.

The 871 chassis was not ready for the first race in Brazil. So the team used an F3000/F1 hybrid called the 87P. The 871 was ready for the second race in San Marino.

The best result and the only points were achieved with a 6th place at the 1987 Monaco Grand Prix. However Capelli and the March 871 did finish 4th in the Colin Chapman Trophy for constructors of cars equipped with naturally aspirated engines.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. WCC
1987 March Racing Team Cosworth DFZ
V8 NA
G BRA SMR BEL MON DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR ESP MEX JPN AUS 1 13th
Ivan Capelli Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 11 13 9 12 Ret Ret Ret

Colin Chapman Trophy (for constructors of cars equipped with naturally aspirated engines)[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts. CCT
1987 March Racing Team Cosworth DFZ
V8 NA
G BRA SMR BEL MON DET FRA GBR GER HUN AUT ITA POR ESP MEX JPN AUS 38 4th
Ivan Capelli Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 1 2 1 3 Ret Ret Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STATS F1 • March 871". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23.