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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.

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

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.

QualifyingEdit

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

ClassificationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • "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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