There was another one-two for the works Alpine-Renaults at Montlhéry in the Coupes du Salon meeting. The two Alpines of Patrick Depailler and Jean-Pierre Jabouille were fastest in practice from the Martini MW7 of Jacques Coulon and the Brabham BT 35 of Pierre-François Rousselot.

The Alpines took an easy victory with Jabouille leading Depailler home by 0.8 secs despite having to drive on the ignition switch due to a sticking throttle, Lafosse’s Brabham BT35 was third ahead of Christian Ethuin in his Tecno-Renault.



Race Report: Montlhéry, 10 October 1971


1 Patrick Depailler

Alpine-Renault A360

2 Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Alpine-Renault A360

3 Jacques Coulon

Martini-Renault MW7

4 Pierre-François Rousselot

Brabham-Holbay BT35

5 Lucien Guiitteny

Martini-BRM MW7

6 Patrice Compain

Martini-Novamotor MW7


1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Alpine-Renault A360 30:08.4

2 Patrick Depailler

Alpine-Renault A360 30:09.2

3 Jean-Louis Lafosse

Brabham-Holbay BT35 30:25.2

4 Christian Ethuin

Tecno-Renault TF3/71 30:26.4

5 François Lacarrau

Martini-Renault MW7 30:44.0

6 Jacques Coulon

Martini-Renault MW7 30:46.2

7 Phillip Albera

Martini-Novamotor MW7 31:05.0

8 Patrice Compain

Martini-Novamotor MW7 31:09.0

9 François Rabbione

Martini-Novamotor MW7 31:12.0

10 François Migault

Martini-Novamotor MW7 31:13.0