Dutch GP 1971
JUNE 20, 1971
Dutch GP, 1971
The cancellation of the Belgian Grand Prix (because the authorities had not done the safety work required) meant that the stop-and-go 1971 season had a month-long gap between Monaco and Holland (following six weeks between South Africa and Spain and five weeks between Spain and Monaco). Most of the teams decided to take part in a non-championship race at Hockenheim, although some of the drivers were busy at Le Mans or in CanAm. The race was won by Jacky Ickx's Ferrari.
For the Dutch GP Team Lotus lead driver Emerson Fittipaldi was out of action after a road accident in France and his place was taken by South African Dave Charlton. The team also entered a gas turbine car for F1 debutante Dave Walker. He crashed one of the conventional cars on Friday and this could not be repaired, so Charlton did not get a drive and Walker had to race the Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 56. The only other change in the entry was the appearance of local driver Gij Van Lennep in a third Surtees.
As usual it was Jackie Stewart versus the V12 cars with Ickx taking pole for Ferrari from Pedro Rodriguez (BRM). Stewart was on the outside of the front row in his Tyrrell-Cosworth) which had won two of the first three races of the year. The second row featured Clay Regazzoni's Ferrari and Chris Amon's Matra. This left Reine Wisell to be the second V8 car back on the third row, which the Lotus driver shared with John Surtees (Surtees) and Jo Siffert (BRM).
At the start Ickx went ahead of Rodriguez, Stewart and Amon. Siffert blew his chances with a spin. On the second lap Amon spun out and on the third lap Stewart had a rare spin and dropped to eighth place. This left Regazzoni third and Surtees fourth ahead of Wisell. The Swede did not last long because a rear wheel worked loose and trying to solve the problem he reversed into the pitlane and was disqualified. As everyone else struggled Ickx and Rodriguez built up a big lead with Rodriguez moving ahead on the ninth lap. Their duel would continue for most of the afternoon but towards the end Ickx pulled away to win by nearly eight seconds. Regazzoni finished third.
|1||2||Jacky Ickx||Ferrari 312B2||70||1h56m20.090s||1|
|2||8||Pedro Rodriguez||BRM P160||70||1h56m28.080s||2|
|3||3||Clay Regazzoni||Ferrari 312B2||69||4|
|4||16||Ronnie Peterson||March-Cosworth 711||68||13|
|5||23||John Surtees||Surtees-Cosworth TS9||68||7|
|6||9||Jo Siffert||BRM P160||68||8|
|7||10||Howden Ganley||BRM P153||66||9|
|8||30||Gijs van Lennep||Surtees-Cosworth TS7||65||21|
|9||21||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||Matra Simca-Matra MS120B||65||11|
|10||24||Graham Hill||Brabham-Cosworth BT34||65||16|
|11||5||Jackie Stewart||Tyrrell-Cosworth 003||65||3|
|12||26||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Cosworth M19A||63||14|
|nc||31||Henri Pescarolo||March-Cosworth 711||62||15|
|nc||22||Skip Barber||March-Cosworth 711||60||24|
|nc||28||Peter Gethin||McLaren-Cosworth M19A||60||23|
|r||19||Alex Soler-Roig||March-Cosworth 711||57||Engine||17|
|r||25||Tim Schenken||Brabham-Cosworth BT33||39||Suspension||19|
|r||6||Francois Cevert||Tyrrell-Cosworth 002||29||Accident||12|
|dq||29||Rolf Stommelen||Surtees-Cosworth TS9||19||Push Start After Spin||10|
|dq||14||Reine Wisell||Lotus-Cosworth 72D||17||Reversed Into Pits||6|
|r||18||Giovanni Galli||March-Alfa Romeo 711||7||Accident||20|
|r||15||David Walker||Lotus-Pratt & Whitney 56B||6||Accident||22|
|r||4||Mario Andretti||Ferrari 312B||5||Engine||18|
|r||20||Chris Amon||Matra Simca-Matra MS120B||2||Spin||5|