The 1971 season saw a major skirmish in the battle between 12-cylinder rearguards BRM, Ferrari and Matra against the ever growing ranks of teams using the lighter and cheaper Ford DFVs.
Ferrari’s aging flat-12 powered 312 earned debutant Mario Andretti a welcome win in the first race of the season, but once ‘69 world champion Jackie Stewart found his stride with the monocoque Trell-Ford 003, there wasn’t too much joy for fans of the big twelves. As the season progressed, Stewart and Tyrell developed a magical recipe that combined a very well designed car, a strong reliable engine and the Scot’s sublime talent.
Stewart was helped to victory by an extremely talented chasing pack that saw wins spread between four other drivers, making it hard for anyone to sustain the momentum needed to overhaul the flying Scotsman.
The 1971 season is perfectly summarised in this 52 minute piece of nostalgia. Relive key events from this colourful, exciting and hard-fought year of racing.
Previously sold as Formula One 1971 Great Scot