1971 Can-Am season

1971 Can-Am season
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The 1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup was the sixth season of the Can-Am auto racing series. It was contested by FIA Group 7 two-seater racing cars competing in two-hour sprint races. The series began on 13 June 1971 and ended on 31 October 1971, after ten rounds. The series was given official recognition by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile for the first time in 1971.[1]

The series was won by Peter Revson driving a McLaren M8F for McLaren Cars.

ScheduleEdit

 
Peter Revson won the series driving a McLaren M8F
 
Jo Siffert placed fourth driving a Porsche 917/10
 
Mario Andretti placed 19th driving a Ferrari 712M
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Labatt's 200 Mosport Park June 13
2 Mont-Tremblant 50 Circuit Mont-Tremblant June 27
3 Road Atlanta Can-Am Road Atlanta July 11
4 Watkins Glen Can-Am Watkins Glen International July 25
5 Valvoline Can-Am Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 22
6 Road America Can-Am Road America August 29
7 Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix Donnybrooke International Raceway September 12
8 Molson Can-Am Edmonton Speedway Park September 26
9 Monterey Castrol Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway October 17
10 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway October 31

Race resultsEdit

Rnd Circuit Winning team Results
Winning driver
Winning car
1 Mosport   #5 McLaren Cars Results
  Denny Hulme
McLaren M8F
2 Mont-Tremblant   #1 Carl Haas Racing Results
  Jackie Stewart
Lola T260
3 Road Atlanta   #7 McLaren Cars Results
  Peter Revson
McLaren M8F
4 Watkins Glen   #7 McLaren Cars Results
  Peter Revson
McLaren M8F
5 Mid-Ohio   #1 Carl Haas Racing Results
  Jackie Stewart
Lola T260
6 Road America   #7 McLaren Cars Results
  Peter Revson
McLaren M8F
7 Donnybrooke   #7 McLaren Cars Results
  Peter Revson
McLaren M8F
8 Edmonton   #5 McLaren Cars Results
  Denny Hulme
McLaren M8F
9 Laguna Seca   #7 McLaren Cars Results
  Peter Revson
McLaren M8F
10 Riverside   #5 McLaren Cars Results
  Denny Hulme
McLaren M8F

Series standingsEdit

Points were awarded to the top ten finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1.[1] Only the best four placings from the first five races and the best four places from the second five races could be counted towards a driver's series total.[1] Points earned but not counted are marked by parenthesis. The fourth-place finish overall of Jo Siffert was determined posthumously as Siffert died in October 1971 at a Formula One race at Brands Hatch.[2]

Pos Driver Team Car Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Total
1   Peter Revson   McLaren Cars McLaren M8F Chevrolet 15 12 20 20 (4) 20 20 20 15 142
2   Denny Hulme   McLaren Cars McLaren M8F Chevrolet 20 15 15 15 15 20 12 20 132
3   Jackie Stewart   Carl Haas Racing Lola T260 Chevrolet 20 20 6 15 15 76
4   Jo Siffert   STP-Jo Siffert Porsche 917/10 Porsche 12 15 15 8 10 8 68
5   Lothar Motschenbacher   Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 12 8 12 10 4 6 52
6   Milt Minter   Vasek Polak Racing Porsche 917PA Porsche 3 8 6 4 8 2 6 37
7   Tony Adamowicz   Auto World McLaren M8D Chevrolet 10 8 12 4 34
8   Chuck Parsons   A.G. Dean
  World Racing
  Motschenbacher Racing
McLaren M8D
Lola T160/3
McLaren M8E/D
Chevrolet 10
 
 
 
8
 
 
 
3
 
 
1
 
 
8
30
9   Vic Elford   American Racing Associates
  Roy Woods Racing
McLaren M8E
McLaren M8D
Chevrolet 3
 
12
 
10
 
25
10   Hiroshi Kazato   Carl Haas Racing Lola T222 Chevrolet 2 6 1 8 2 19
11   Sam Posey   North American Racing Team
  Sam Woods Racing
Ferrari 512M
McLaren M8E
Ferrari
Chevrolet
6
 
 
10
16
12   John Cordts   John Cordts
  World Racing
McLaren M8C
Lola T160
Chevrolet 8
 
6
 
14
13   Dave Causey   Dave Causey Lola T222 Chevrolet 4 4 6 14
14=   Gregg Young   Young American Racing Team
  Motschenbacher Racing
Ferrari 512M
McLaren M8E/D
Ferrari
Chevrolet
 
12
12
14=   Jackie Oliver   Advanced Vehicle Systems Shadow Mk.2 Chevrolet 12 12
14=   Howden Ganley   Sid Taylor Racing BRM P167 Chevrolet 12 12
17   Tom Dutton   Barrett Racing McLaren M6B Chevrolet 2 3 3 4 12
18   Herbert Müller   Müller Racing Ferrari 512M Ferrari 10 1 11
19=   Bob Bondurant   Motschenbacher Racing McLaren M8E/D Chevrolet 10 10
19=   Mario Andretti   SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 712M Ferrari 10 10
19=   Brian Redman   Sid Taylor Racing BRM P167 Chevrolet 10 10
22   Bobby Brown   Bob Brown Racing McLaren M6B
McLaren M8E
Chevrolet 6
 
 
3
9
23   Roger McCaig   McCaig Racing McLaren M8E Chevrolet 1 4 4 9
24   Dick Durant   Dick Durant Lola T163 Chevrolet 1 6 7
25   Jim Adams   Earle-Cord Racing Ferrari 512P Ferrari 3 1 3 7
26   Steve Matchett   A.G. Dean Porsche 908/02 Porsche 2 3 5
27   Andrea de Adamich   Autodelta SpA Alfa Romeo T33/3 Alfa Romeo 4 4
28   Gary Wilson   Great Western Champagne McLaren M12 Chevrolet 1 3 4
29   George Drolsom   Warren Burmester McLaren M8C Chevrolet 2 2 4
30   Charlie Kemp   Charlie Kemp McLaren M8C Chevrolet 2 1 3
31=   Gijs van Lennep   J.W. Automotive Porsche 917K Porsche 2 2
31=   George Follmer   Roy Woods Racing McLaren M8D Chevrolet 2 2
33=   Jim Butcher   Jim Butcher Lola T163 Chevrolet 1 1
33=   Bob Nagel   Bob Nagel
  Glen Racing Ltd.
  Dave Causey
Lola T222
McLaren M12
Lola T222
Chevrolet  
 
1
1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Anthony Pritchard, The Motor Racing Year No 3, 1972, pages 261 to 268
  2. ^ De Jager, Dirk (September 3, 2012). "Jo Siffert's Final Can-Am Racer". Autoweek. 62 (18): 29.