Race Report: Clermont-Ferrand, 20 June 1971

The works Alpines finished 1-2 at Clermont Ferrand leading the other runners from start to finish. José Dolhem held third place after the Tecno-Novamotor of Christian Ethuin retired with a water leak until the Martini-BRM driver found himself in a battle with Migault’s Martini-Novamotor. At the chequered flag Migault got the verdict by one second from Dolhem, fifth went to Rousselot, whilst sixth went to Claude Bourgoignie despite a collision with Lacarrau’s Martini-Renault. Jean-Louis Lafosse was lucky to escape any injury following a high speed off in his Brabham-Holbay BT35. British based drivers who made the trip to France were out of luck, Andy Sutcliffe failing to qualify his Lotus 69 and American John Bisignano crashed his March 713M in qualifying fracturing his elbow.



Race Report: Clermont-Ferrand, 20 June 1971


Patrick Depailler

Alpine-Renault A360 3:27.1

Fastest Lap

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Alpine-Renault A360 3:26.8


1 Patrick Depailler

Alpine-Renault A360 34:44.8 10

2 Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Alpine-Renault A360 34:45.1 10

3 François Migault

Martini-Novamotor MW7 35:36.2 10

4 José Dolhem

Martini-BRM MW7 35:37.2 10

5 Pierre-François Rousselot

Brabham-Holbay BT35 35:44.4 10

6 Claude Bourgoignie

Lotus-Holbay 69 35:52.1 10

7 François Rabbione

Martini-Novamotor MW7 35:53.0 10

8 Patrice Compain

Martini-Novamotor MW7 36:31.0 10

9 François Lacarrau

Martini-Renault MW7 37:04.0 10

10 Gérard Gourdon

Tecno-Renault 37:57.0 10