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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

The 1971 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 23, 1971. It was race 3 of 11 in both the 1971 World Championship of Drivers and the 1971 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers and the 200th World Championship Grand Prix held since the championship began in 1950. This was the last race on the original Monaco circuit, as a dedicated pit lane was created along the harbor before Tabac in 1972.[1]

Monaco  1971 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
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Date May 23, 1971
Official name XXIX Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 251.600 km (156.337 mi)
Weather Overcast
Pole position
Driver Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:23.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:22.2 on lap 57 (lap record)
Podium
First Tyrrell-Ford
Second March-Ford
Third Ferrari

Events of the race are captured in the documentary film Weekend of a Champion in which Roman Polanski shadows Jackie Stewart.

Contents

Race reportEdit

Qualifying was extremely wet and so it was Friday morning times that really counted for the grid - for Mario Andretti this was particularly unfortunate as his car was stranded out on the track at this time and so he was unable to qualify despite lying second in the World Championship. Jackie Stewart claimed a stunning pole position over a second ahead of his front row companion Jacky Ickx and shot into an immediate lead from the fast-starting Jo Siffert, Ickx, Pedro Rodríguez, Ronnie Peterson and Denny Hulme. Chris Amon stalled on the grid and Graham Hill - seeking a 6th Monaco win - made a rare mistake, hitting the wall at Tabac on the 2nd lap.

Stewart extended his lead from Siffert and Ickx, despite being painfully ill from fumes leaking into the cockpit. Peterson was astonishing the crowd with his valiant attempts to take 4th place from Rodríguez, who was baulking him as much as was legally possible. Hulme actually managed to join the battle and pass Peterson on one lap. Eventually the Mexican slipped up under pressure and locked up a wheel to let both Peterson and Hulme through.

The Who used parts of the Grand Prix and showed Jackie Stewart in the music video for the song "Baba O'Riley".

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 11   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.2
2 4   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:24.4 +1.2
3 14   Jo Siffert BRM 1:24.8 +1.6
4 20   Chris Amon Matra 1:24.8 +1.6
5 15   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:25.1 +1.9
6 9   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:25.3 +2.1
7 21   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:25.6 +2.4
8 17   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:25.8 +2.6
9 7   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1:26.0 +2.8
10 22   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 1:26.0 +2.8
11 5   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:26.1 +2.9
12 2   Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 1:26.7 +3.5
13 27   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 1:26.7 +3.5
14 10   Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 1:26.9 +3.7
15 12   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 1:27.2 +4.0
16 24   Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 1:27.2 +4.0
17 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:27.7 +4.5
18 8   Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 1:28.3 +5.1
DNQ 16   Howden Ganley BRM 1:28.8 +5.6
DNQ 6   Mario Andretti Ferrari 1:29.1 +5.9
DNQ 19   Nanni Galli* March-Alfa Romeo 1:34.6 +11.4
DNQ 18   Alex Soler-Roig March-Ford 1:44.4 +21.2
DNQ 28   Skip Barber March-Ford 2:48.6 +1:25.4
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 80 1:52:21.3 1 9
2 17   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 80 + 25.6 6 6
3 4   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 80 + 53.3 2 4
4 9   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 1:06.7 8 3
5 1   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 24   Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 16 1
7 22   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 10  
8 27   Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 13  
9 15   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 76 + 4 Laps 5  
10 8   Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 76 + 4 Laps 18  
Ret 14   Jo Siffert BRM 58 Oil Pipe 3  
Ret 21   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 47 Differential 7  
Ret 20   Chris Amon Matra 45 Differential 4  
Ret 5   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 24 Accident 11  
Ret 10   Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 22 Accident 14  
Ret 2   Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 21 Wheel bearing 12  
Ret 12   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 5 Accident 15  
Ret 7   Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1 Accident 9  
DNQ 16   Howden Ganley BRM    
DNQ 6   Mario Andretti Ferrari    
DNQ 19   Nanni Galli* March-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 18   Alex Soler-Roig March-Ford    
DNQ 28   Skip Barber March-Ford        
Source:[3]
  • - Andrea de Adamich was listed as the driver of the #19 March, but never drove. Galli was entered instead.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collantine, Keith (24 May 2007). "Beltoise scores his only win – and BRM's last – at Monaco". F1Fanatic. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. ISBN 0393085023. 
  3. ^ "1971 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 


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