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1971 World Sportscar Championship

1971 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1971 International Championship for Makes season was the 19th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It was open to Group 6 Sports Prototypes, Group 5 Sportscars, and Group 4 Special GT Cars [1] and was contested over an eleven race series which ran from 10 January to 24 July 1971.[2] Porsche won the championship,[3] and the German manufacturer also won the International Cup for GT Cars.[4]

ScheduleEdit

 
Porsche won the 1971 International Championship for Makes with its 917K (pictured) and 908/3 models
 
Alfa Romeo placed second with its T33/3 model
 
Ferrari placed third with its 512M (pictured), 512S and 312PB models
Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1   1000km of Buenos Aires Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez 10 January
2   24 Hours of Daytona Beach Daytona International Speedway 30 January
31 January
3   12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 20 March
4   BOAC 1000km Brands Hatch 4 April
5   Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 25 April
6   1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 9 May
7   Targa Florio Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie 16 May
8   ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 30 May
9   24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 12 June
13 June
10   Austrian 1000km Österreichring 27 June
11   Watkins Glen 6 Hours Watkins Glen International 24 July

† - Sports Prototypes and Sportscars only, GT class did not participate.

Season resultsEdit

RacesEdit

Rnd Circuit Outright winning team GT winning team Results
Outright winning drivers GT winning drivers
Outright winning car GT winning car
1 Buenos Aires   #30 John Wyer Automotive None Results
  Jo Siffert
  Derek Bell
Porsche 917K
2 Daytona   #2 John Wyer Automotive   #11 Owens Corning Fiberglass Results
  Pedro Rodriguez
  Jackie Oliver
  Tony DeLorenzo
  Don Yenko
Porsche 917K Chevrolet Corvette
3 Sebring   #3 Martini Racing   #48 John Greenwood Racing Results
  Vic Elford
  Gérard Larrousse
  John Greenwood
  Dick Smothers
Porsche 917K Chevrolet Corvette
4 Brands Hatch   #54 Autodelta SpA None Results
  Andrea de Adamich
  Henri Pescarolo
Alfa Romeo T33/3
5 Monza   #2 John Wyer Automotive   #50 Kremer Racing Results
  Pedro Rodriguez
  Jackie Oliver
  Erwin Kremer
  Günther Huber
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
6 Spa-Francorchamps   #21 John Wyer Automotive   #46 Kremer Racing Results
  Pedro Rodriguez
  Jackie Oliver
  Erwin Kremer
  Günther Huber
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
7 Targa Florio   #5 Autodelta SpA   #42 Porsche Club Romand Results
  Nino Vaccarella
  Toine Hezemans
  Bernard Cheneviére
  Paul Keller
Alfa Romeo T33/3 Porsche 911S
8 Nürburgring   #3 Martini Racing   #82 Kremer Racing Results
  Vic Elford
  Gérard Larrousse
  Erwin Kremer
  Jürgen Neuhaus
Porsche 908/3 Porsche 911S
9 La Sarthe   #22 Martini Racing   #63 ASA Cachia Bundi Results
  Helmut Marko
  Gijs van Lennep
  Raymond Touroul
  André Anselme
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
10 Österreichring   #16 John Wyer Automotive   #43 Peter Kersten Results
  Pedro Rodriguez
  Richard Attwood
  Peter Kersten
  Clemens Schickentanz
Porsche 917K Porsche 911S
11 Watkins Glen   #30 Autodelta SpA   #49 John Greenwood Racing Results
  Andrea de Adamich
  Ronnie Peterson
  John Greenwood
  Robert R. Johnson
Alfa Romeo T33/3 Chevrolet Corvette

Championship resultsEdit

International Championship for MakesEdit

Championship points were awarded to the top 6 finishers in each race in the order of 9-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car and any other cars from that manufacturer were merely skipped in the points standings.

All Sportscars, Sports Prototypes and GT cars were eligible for points towards the International Championship for Makes and the GT class also had their own separate award.

Cars participating in races that were not included in the Sportscar, Sports Prototype or GT classes were skipped when awarding points for the overall championship.

Only the best 8 points finishes counted towards the championship, with any other points earned not included in the total. Discarded points are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1   Porsche 9 9 9 (4) 9 9 (3) 9 9 9 (6) 72
2   Alfa Romeo 4 6 9 4 4 9 (3) 6 9 51
3   Ferrari 2 6 1 6 1 4 3 3 26
4   Lola 1 4 5
5   Chevrolet 3 2 5

International Cup for GT CarsEdit

The GT class did not participate in Rounds 1 and 4. Only the best 7 finishes were counted towards the International Cup for GT Cars. Discarded points are shown within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1   Porsche (4) 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 (6) 60
2   Chevrolet 9 9 1 9 28
3   Opel 3 3
4   Alfa Romeo 1 1

The carsEdit

The following models contributed to the net points scores of their respective manufacturers.

International Championship for MakesEdit

International Cup for GT CarsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 259
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, pages 277 to 278
  3. ^ Previous FIA Championship winners, 1973 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, page 124
  4. ^ Previous FIA Championship winners, 1973 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, page 125

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