1971 European Formula Two Championship

The 1971 European Formula Two season was contested over 11 rounds. March Engineering driver Ronnie Peterson clinched the championship title.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Driver Rounds
  Rondel Racing Brabham-Ford BT36 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Graham Hill 1-3, 5-6, 9
  Tim Schenken 1-10
  Bob Wollek 4, 6-9
  Reine Wisell 7
  Bob Gerard Racing Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Brian Hart 1-2, 5
  Alistair Walker Racing Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Alistair Walker 1-3, 5
  Brian Cullen Racing Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Brian Cullen 1-2
  Paul Watson Racing Organisation Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jeremy Richardson 1-3, 5-6
  Automóvil Club Argentino Brabham-Ford BT30
BT36
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Carlos Reutemann All
  Carlos Ruesch All
  Team Obrist Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jürg Dubler 1-5
  Scuderia Ala d'Oro
  Ernesto Brambilla
Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Ernesto Brambilla 1-3
  Vittorio Brambilla 1-3
  Gianluigi Picchi 1, 5
March-Ford 712M   Giovanni Salvati 5, 8-11
  Ernesto Brambilla 5-6, 8, 10
  Vittorio Brambilla 6, 11
  Claudio Francisci 9
  Giancarlo Gagliardi 10-11
  Racing Team IRIS Ceramiche Tecno-Ford 70
71
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Arturo Merzario 1, 4, 6
  Nanni Galli 1-2, 4, 8
  Claudio Francisci 6, 8, 10-11
  Luigi Fontanesi 10
  Helmut Gall Autofunk Racing Team Tecno-Ford 71
70
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Helmut Gall 1-3, 10
  Roland Binder Tecno-Ford 69 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Roland Binder 1
  Équipe Tecno Elf Tecno-Ford 71 Ford Cosworth BDA 1.6 L4   François Cevert 1-10
  Patrick Depailler 1-3, 5-6, 8-9
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1, 4-6, 9
  Ernesto Brambilla 7
  LIRA - Team Lotus
  J & J Stanton - Lotus Racing
Lotus-Ford 69
69C
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Reine Wisell 1-6
  Richard Scott 1-5, 7
  Gerry Birrell 1-2, 4-7, 9-10
  François Migault 6
  Irish Racing Cars Lotus-Ford 69 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Alan Rollinson 1
Brabham-Ford BT30   Tommy Reid 2
  Brian Cullen 3
  Tetsu Ikuzawa Lotus-Ford 69
69C
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Tetsu Ikuzawa 1-2, 5-9
  Team Bardahl Lotus-Ford 69
69C
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Wilson Fittipaldi 1-4
  Emerson Fittipaldi 3-5, 9-11
March-Ford 712M   Wilson Fittipaldi 5, 7-11
  Eifelland Wohnwagenbau Brabham-Ford BT30
BT36
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Dieter Quester 1
  Rolf Stommelen 3, 5, 7
  Hans-Joachim Stuck 3
March-Ford 712M
702
  Hannelore Werner 1, 3-7
  Hermann Unold 1
  Willi Deutsch 3
March-BMW BMW M11 1.6 L4   Dieter Quester 3-11
  Bosch Racing Team March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Niki Lauda 1-10
  SMOG March Engineering March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Ronnie Peterson 1-10
  Sten Gunnarsson 7
  François Migault 9
  Squadra Tartaruga March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Xavier Perrot 1-3
  Midland Racing Team Chevron-Ford B18 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Bruno Frey 1
  Hervé Bayard 6
  Ecurie Bonnier SA
  Lola Cars Ltd
Lola-Ford T240 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Helmut Marko 1, 3-4
  Jo Bonnier 11
  Constructions Mechaniques Pygmée Pygmée-Ford MDB16 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Patrick Dal Bo 1-2, 4, 7, 9
  Jean-Pierre Beltoise 4, 6
  Helmut Marko 7
  Jimmy Mieusset 9
  John Watson Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   John Watson 1-8, 10
  Johnny Blades Lotus-Ford 59B Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Johnny Blades 1-3, 5
  Clarke-Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Mike Beuttler 1-7, 9-11
  Écurie Monaco Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Lionel Noghès 1-2, 4, 6, 9, 11
  Jean Blanc Tecno-Ford 70
71
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jean Blanc 1-2, 4, 11
  John Cannon Racing March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   John Cannon 2-7, 10-11
  FIRST Brabham-Ford BT30
BT36
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Peter Westbury 2-3, 5-6, 8-10
  John Wingfield Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   John Wingfield 2-3, 5
  Rod Pickering Brabham-Ford BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Rod Pickering 2
  Ecurie Ecosse March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Tom Walkinshaw 2, 4-5
  Gerry Birrell 3
  Frank Williams Motul March March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Derek Bell 2-3, 5, 7, 9-10
  Henri Pescarolo 2-3, 5, 8-10
  Max Jean 6
  Carlos Pace 6-11
  Christian Ethuin 6
Lotus-Ford 59B   Carlos Pace 5
  Shell - Meubles Arnold Team March-Ford 712M Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 2-10
  Jean-Pierre Jarier 2, 4-7, 9-11
  Clay Regazzoni 11
  Jo Siffert - Chevron Racing Team Chevron-Ford B18
B18C
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jo Siffert 2-3, 5
  François Mazet 4, 6, 9-10
  Chris Craft 5, 7
  José Dolhem 11
  Crosslé Racing Team Crosslé-Ford 18F Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Brian Nelson 2
  Bernd Terbeck Brabham-Ford BT36 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Bernd Terbeck 3, 5, 7
  Scuderia Jolly Club Switzerland - Marlboro Racing
  Silvio Moser Racing Team SA
Brabham-Ford BT30 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Silvio Moser 4-6, 9-11
  Jürg Dubler 6-7
March-Ford 712M   Fredy Link 5, 7, 10-11
  GTE Racing Cars Lotus-Ford 69 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Adam Potocki 4-6, 9-10
  Jean-Pierre Beltoise 9
  Nick May Chevron-Ford B17B Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Nick May 5
  Hervé Bayard Chevron-Ford B18 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Hervé Bayard 5
  ACA Racing Club McLaren-Ford M4A Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Georges Schäfer 5
  Keiper Recaro Racing Team Maco-Ford 271 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Ernst Maring 7

CalendarEdit

Race No Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1   Hockenheim 4 April 20+20 6.789=271.56 km 1'27:09.8 186.931 km/h   Ronnie Peterson   Ronnie Peterson   François Cevert
2   Thruxton 12 April 50 3.791=189.55 km 1'02:36.2
1'02:36.8
181.668 km/h
181.639 km/h
  Ronnie Peterson   Ronnie Peterson   Graham Hill
  Ronnie Peterson
3   Nürburgring
(Eifelrennen)
2 May 10 22.835=228.35 km 1'20:19.2 170.580 km/h   Derek Bell   Ronnie Peterson   François Cevert
4   Jarama 16 May 60 3.404=204.24 km 1'29:42.9
1'29:57.7
136.593 km/h
136.218 km/h
  Ronnie Peterson   Tim Schenken   Emerson Fittipaldi
  Dieter Quester
5   Crystal Palace 31 May 50 2.238=111.85 km 0'42:03.0
0'42:07.4
159.590 km/h
159.312 km/h
  Ronnie Peterson   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
  Tim Schenken
  Ronnie Peterson
  Emerson Fittipaldi
  Emerson Fittipaldi
  Tim Schenken
6   Rouen 27 June 25 6.541=163.525 km 0'55:36.3 176.450 km/h   Ronnie Peterson   François Cevert   Ronnie Peterson
7   Mantorp Park 8 August 36+36 4.092=294.624 km 1'46:08.2 166.554 km/h   Ronnie Peterson   Ronnie Peterson   Ronnie Peterson
  Pergusa-Enna 22 August cancelled
8   Tulln-Langenlebarn 12 September 35+35 2.86=200.2 km 1'24:32.26 142.091 km/h   Ronnie Peterson   Tim Schenken   Ronnie Peterson
9   Albi 26 September 63 3.636=229.068 km 1'16:49.1
1'17:49,6
178.917 km/h
176.599 km/h
  Carlos Reutemann   Carlos Reutemann   Emerson Fittipaldi
  Carlos Reutemann
10   Vallelunga 10 October 35+35 3.2=224.0 km 1'25:57.2 156.364 km/h   Emerson Fittipaldi   Emerson Fittipaldi   Ronnie Peterson
11   Vallelunga 17 October 65 3.2=208.0 km 1'19:49.1 156.355 km/h   Emerson Fittipaldi   Mike Beuttler
  Dieter Quester
  Mike Beuttler

Note:

Race 1, 7, 8 and 10 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

Race 2, 5 and 6 were held with two semi-final heats and the final run, with time only shown for the final.

Race 2, 4, 5 and 9 was won by a graded driver, all graded drivers are shown in Italics.

Final point standingsEdit

DriverEdit

 
Tim Schenken's Brabham BT36

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 8 results count. No driver had a point deduction.

Place Name Team Chassis Engine HOC
 
THR
 
NÜR
 
JAR
 
CRY
 
ROU
 
MAN
 
TUL
 
ALB
 
VLL1
 
VLL2
 
Points
1   Ronnie Peterson March Engineering March Ford - 9 - - 6 9 9 9 3 9 - 54
2   Carlos Reutemann Automovil Club Argentino Brabham Ford 6 - 6 6 3 2 4 - 9 4 - 40
3   Dieter Quester Eifelland March BMW - - - 9 - 6 - 4 - 6 6 31
4   Tim Schenken Rondel Racing Brabham Ford 3 3 - - 9 - 6 6 - - - 27
5   François Cevert Équipe Tecno Tecno Ford 9 4 9 - - - - - - - - 22
6   Wilson Fittipaldi Team Bardahl Lotus Ford 4 2 2 2 - - 3 3 - - - 16
7   Mike Beuttler Team Clarke-Mordaunt March Ford - - - - - - - - - 3 9 12
8   Jean-Pierre Jarier Team Arnold March Ford - - - - - - - - 6 - 4 10
9   Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Team Arnold March Ford - - - 3 4 - - - 2 - - 9
10   Niki Lauda Bosch Racing March Ford - - 3 1 - 4 - - - - - 8
11   François Migault Team Lotus Lotus Ford - - - - - 3 - - 7
March Engineering March Ford 4 - -
  Gerry Birrell Team J. & J. Stanton Lotus Ford 2 - - - 2 - 1 - - 2 - 7
13   Derek Bell Williams Racing March Ford - 6 - - - - - - - - - 6
14   Peter Westbury FIRST Brabham Ford - - 4 - - - - - 1 - - 5
  John Watson private entry Brabham Ford - - - - - - 2 2 - 1 - 5
16   John Cannon private entry March Ford - - - 4 - - - - - - - 4
17   Carlos Ruesch Automovil Club Argentino Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - - 3 3
18   Vittorio Brambilla private entry March Ford - - - - - - - - - - 2 2
  Silvio Moser Moser Racing Brabham Ford - - - - 1 - - - - - 1 2
20   Brian Hart Gerard Racing Brabham Ford 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1
  Alistair Walker Walker Racing Brabham Ford - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
  Helmut Marko Écurie Bonnier Lola Ford - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
  François Mazet Siffert Racing Chevron Ford - - - - - 1 - - - - - 1
  Bob Wollek Rondel Racing Brabham Ford - - - - - - - 1 - - - 1

Note:

Only drivers which were not graded were able to score points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1971 European F2 Trophy". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2018.