1971 Argentine Grand Prix

Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina

Sunday, January 24, 1971
Laps:
100
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Amon, 1m15.05
Country:
Argentina
Circuit:
1971 season:
Report

After the unfortunate Ferrari/Matra accident in the 1,000-kilometre race at Buenos Aires the Italian team withdrew completely from the Formula One race and the French team entered only one car, so that there were only ten cars on the entry list; the organisers invited three miscellaneous F5000 entries and two American Formula A entries to strengthen the field. Using a 3.413-kms. variation of the municipal Autodrome the race was run in two heats of 50 laps each, with a 45-minute break between them, using the rather unsatisfactory arrangement of deciding the final result by aggregate times.

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