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1971 Monaco Grand Prix

The 1971 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monaco on May 23, 1971.

Race report

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.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 80 1:52:21.3 1 9
2 17 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg.png Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 80 25.6 6 6
3 4 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx Ferrari 80 53.3 2 4
4 9 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 1:06.7 6 3
5 1 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 24 22px-Flag of Germany.png Rolf Stommelen Surtees-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 16 1
7 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees Surtees-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 10  
8 27 22px-Flag of France.png Henri Pescarolo March-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 13  
9 15 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Pedro Rodríguez BRM 76 + 4 Laps 5  
10 8 22px-Flag of Australia.svg.png Tim Schenken Brabham-Ford 76 + 4 Laps 18  
Ret 14 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Jo Siffert BRM 58 Oil Pipe 3  
Ret 21 22px-Flag of France.png Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 47 Differential 7  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Chris Amon Matra 45 Differential 4  
Ret 5 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 24 Accident 11  
Ret 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 22 Accident 14  
Ret 2 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg.png Reine Wisell Lotus-Ford 21 Wheel bearing 12  
Ret 12 22px-Flag of France.png François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford 5 Accident 15  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill Brabham-Ford 1 Accident 9  
DNQ 16 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Howden Ganley BRM    
DNQ 6 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti Ferrari    
DNQ 18 22px-Flag of Spain.png Alex Soler-Roig March-Ford    
DNQ 28 22px-Flag of the United States.png Skip Barber March-Ford        


  • Fastest Lap: Jackie Stewart - 1:22.2

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