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1971 Spring Trophy

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Course length  4.441 km (2.760 mi)
1971 Spring Trophy
Date  9 April 1971 (1971-04-09)
Official name  Rothmans/Daily Express Spring Trophy
Location  Oulton Park, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  40 laps, 177.634 km (110.40 mi)

The Rothmans/Daily Express Spring Trophy was a non-championship Formula One race held on 9 April 1971 at Oulton Park.

Only twelve cars took part. Team Lotus entered three different chassis types - a 49C, a 72D and the Pratt & Whitney gas-turbine-engined 56B. Local favourite and Formula 3 driver Cyd Williams was entrusted with a Frank Williams Racing Cars March but crashed heavily during untimed practice and did not start the race. Jackie Stewart set pole position in the spare car but in the race itself he struggled with his regular car's handling. Pedro Rodriguez won ahead of Peter Gethin, the two of them sharing fastest lap. Stewart finished third.


1 Stewart practiced in the spare Tyrrell 002 but opted to race Tyrrell 001.


1971 Spring Trophy Wikipedia

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