1971 USA Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Watkins Glen circuit. Full information

1971 USA Grand Prix poster

1971 USA Grand Prix poster

1971 USA Grand Prix

1971 USA Grand Prix is 208th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Watkins Glen circuit. Jackie Stewart won the pole position, François Cevert won this race. Jo Siffert and Ronnie Peterson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 59 laps (321 km).

Previous race: 1971 Canada Grand Prix
Next race: 1972 Argentina Grand Prix
Race Start: 3rd October 1971

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1971 USA Grand Prix

7th victory for the Tyrrell team
1st victory for the François Cevert
4th podium for the François Cevert
6th podium for the Jo Siffert
5th podium for the Ronnie Peterson

François Cevert - Winner of the 1971 USA Grand Prix

François Cevert - Winner of the 1971 USA Grand Prix

1971 USA Grand Prix

1971 USA Grand Prix

Tyrrell 002 - 1971 USA Grand Prix winner

Tyrrell 002 #9 - 1971 USA Grand Prix winner

1971 USA Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 François Cevert Tyrrell 002, #9 9.00  1h 43m 51.991s  ( 185.237 km/h ) 59 Elf Team Tyrrell
2 Jo Siffert BRM P160, #14 6.00  1h 44m 32.053s  ( +40.062s ) 59 Yardley Team BRM
3 Ronnie Peterson March 711, #25 4.00  1h 44m 36.061s  ( +44.070s ) 59 STP March Racing Team
4 Howden Ganley BRM P160, #16 3.00  1h 44m 48.740s  ( +56.749s ) 59 Yardley Team BRM
5 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 003, #8 2.00  1h 44m 51.994s  ( +1m 00.003s ) 59 Elf Team Tyrrell
6 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B2, #5 1.00  1h 45m 08.417s  ( +1m 16.426s ) 59 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Graham Hill Brabham BT34, #22 0   58 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
8 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120B, #12 0   58 Equipe Matra Sports
9 Peter Gethin BRM P160, #15 0   58 Yardley Team BRM
10 David Hobbs McLaren M19A, #31 0   58 Penske-White Racing
11 Andrea De Adamich March 711, #27 0   57 STP March Racing Team
12 Chris Amon Matra MS120B, #11 0   57 Equipe Matra Sports
13 Helmut Marko BRM P160, #17 0   57 Yardley Team BRM
14 John Cannon BRM P153, #28 0   56 Yardley Team BRM
15 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9, #20 0  Accident 54 Team Surtees
16 Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C, #29 0  Out of fuel 54 Ecurie Bonnier
17 John Surtees Surtees TS9, #18 0   54 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
nc Skip Barber March 711, #33 0   52 Gene Mason racing
nc Pete Lovely Lotus 69, #30 0   49 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.
nc Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D, #2 0   49 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
ab Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B, #32 0  Oil leak 49 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Denny Hulme McLaren M19A, #7 0  Accident 47 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
ab Tim Schenken Brabham BT33, #23 0  Engine 41 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
ab Chris Craft Brabham BT33, #24 0  Suspension 30 Ecurie Evergreen
ab Henri Pescarolo March 711, #21 0  Camshaft 23 Frank Williams Racing Cars
ab Sam Posey Surtees TS9, #19 0  Engine 15 Team Surtees
ab Nanni Galli March 711, #26 0  Steering 11 STP March Racing Team
ab Reine Wisell Lotus 72D, #3 0  Accident 5 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
ab Peter Revson Tyrrell 001, #10 0  Clutch 1 Elf Team Tyrrell
np Gijs Van Lennep Surtees TS9, #19 0  Car race by team mate   Team Surtees
np Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B2, #6 0  Race in another race   Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
np Mark Donohue McLaren M19A, #31 0  Race in another race   Penske-White Racing
np Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B, #4 0  Drove another car   Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC

Qualifying Results for the 1971 USA Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 003, #8 1'42''642 Elf Team Tyrrell
2 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D, #2 1'42''659 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
3 Denny Hulme McLaren M19A, #7 1'42''925 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
4 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B2, #5 1'43''002 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 François Cevert Tyrrell 002, #9 1'43''152 Elf Team Tyrrell
6 Mario Andretti Ferrari 312B2, #6 1'43''195 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
7 Jo Siffert BRM P160, #14 1'43''468 Yardley Team BRM
8 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B, #4 1'43''843 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Chris Amon Matra MS120B, #11 1'43''970 Equipe Matra Sports
10 Reine Wisell Lotus 72D, #3 1'44''024 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
11 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120B, #12 1'44''067 Equipe Matra Sports
12 Ronnie Peterson March 711, #25 1'44''193 STP March Racing Team
13 Howden Ganley BRM P160, #16 1'44''430 Yardley Team BRM
14 John Surtees Surtees TS9, #18 1'44''908 Brooke Bond Oxo Team Surtees
15 Mike Hailwood Surtees TS9, #20 1'45''094 Team Surtees
16 Tim Schenken Brabham BT33, #23 1'45''110 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
17 Helmut Marko BRM P160, #17 1'45''204 Yardley Team BRM
18 Sam Posey Surtees TS9, #19 1'45''267 Team Surtees
19 Mark Donohue McLaren M19A, #31 1'45''378 Penske-White Racing
20 Graham Hill Brabham BT34, #22 1'45''448 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
21 Peter Revson Tyrrell 001, #10 1'45''515 Elf Team Tyrrell
22 Henri Pescarolo March 711, #21 1'45''568 Frank Williams Racing Cars
23 Peter Gethin BRM P160, #15 1'45''729 Yardley Team BRM
24 David Hobbs McLaren M19A, #31 1'46''270 Penske-White Racing
25 Nanni Galli March 711, #26 1'46''608 STP March Racing Team
26 John Cannon BRM P153, #28 1'47''471 Yardley Team BRM
27 Skip Barber March 711, #33 1'47''673 Gene Mason racing
28 Andrea De Adamich March 711, #27 1'47''952 STP March Racing Team
29 Gijs Van Lennep Surtees TS9, #19 1'48''029 Team Surtees
30 Chris Craft Brabham BT33, #24 1'48''698 Ecurie Evergreen
31 Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C, #29 1'49''391 Ecurie Bonnier
32 Pete Lovely Lotus 69, #30 1'52''140 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.
0 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B, #32 0 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC

List of all cars for the 1971 USA Grand Prix on the Watkins Glen circuit

March 711

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 69

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 001

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312B

Ferrari 001 F12 3.0

McLaren M7C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Matra MS120B

Matra MS71 V12 3.0

March 711

Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0

BRM P160

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Surtees TS9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 72D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 002

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 003

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M19A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P153

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Brabham BT34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT33

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312B2

Ferrari 001/1 F12 3.0