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. This was his 1st victory. 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

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 - 1971 USA Grand Prix winner

1971 USA Grand Prix results

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

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

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

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

Tyrrell 003

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 72D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 69

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M7C

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P160

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Tyrrell 002

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P153

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Ferrari 312B2

Ferrari 001/1 F12 3.0

Ferrari 312B

Ferrari 001 F12 3.0

March 711

Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0

March 711

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M19A

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT33

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 001

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Matra MS120B

Matra MS71 V12 3.0

Surtees TS9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0