|1971 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Date||May 23, 1971|
|Official name||XXIX Grand Prix de Monaco|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Course length||3.145 km (1.954 mi)|
|Distance||80 laps, 251.600 km (156.337 mi)|
|Time||1:22.2 on lap 57 (lap record)|
The 1971 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 23, 1971. It was race 3 of 11 in both the 1971 World Championship of Drivers and the 1971 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers and the 200th World Championship Grand Prix held since the championship began in 1950. This was the last race on the original Monaco circuit, as a dedicated pit lane was created along the harbor before Tabac in 1972.
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.
|DNQ||19||Nanni Galli*||March-Alfa Romeo||1:34.6||+11.4|
|2||17||Ronnie Peterson||March-Ford||80||+ 25.6||6||6|
|3||4||Jacky Ickx||Ferrari||80||+ 53.3||2||4|
|4||9||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Ford||80||+ 1:06.7||8||3|
|5||1||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus-Ford||79||+ 1 Lap||17||2|
|6||24||Rolf Stommelen||Surtees-Ford||79||+ 1 Lap||16||1|
|7||22||John Surtees||Surtees-Ford||79||+ 1 Lap||10|
|8||27||Henri Pescarolo||March-Ford||77||+ 3 Laps||13|
|9||15||Pedro Rodríguez||BRM||76||+ 4 Laps||5|
|10||8||Tim Schenken||Brabham-Ford||76||+ 4 Laps||18|
|Ret||14||Jo Siffert||BRM||58||Oil pipe||3|
|Ret||2||Reine Wisell||Lotus-Ford||21||Wheel bearing||12|
|DNQ||19||Nanni Galli*||March-Alfa Romeo|
- - Andrea de Adamich was listed as the driver of the #19 March, but never drove. Galli was entered instead.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- Collantine, Keith (24 May 2007). "Beltoise scores his only win – and BRM's last – at Monaco". F1Fanatic. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- Pritchard, Anthony (1972). The Motor Racing Year No3. ISBN 0393085023.
- "1971 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- "Monaco 1971 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
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