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1971 Austrian Grand Prix

Grosser Preis von Osterreich

Sunday, August 15, 1971
Round:
8
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
54
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Siffert, 1m38.47
Country:
Austria
Circuit:
1971 season:
Report

A fine victory For BRM
Zeltweg, Austria, August 15th

Last year the Austrian Grand Prix was memorable for a number of things, it was the first Grand Prix to be held on the new Osterreichring, it was the first victory by Ferrari in a long time, it was the last race by Stewart with a March car before the announcement of the new Tyrrell car, Italian enthusiasm ran wild after the race, and altogether it was a Grand Prix to remember. There was an incredible atmosphere running across Austria even before the event began, for Ferrari had come so close to victory at the previous Grand Prix and the writing was on the wall for an Italian victory. The sun was shining, Austria was in great form, everyone was delighted with the new circuit the Austrians had built and from the moment of crossing the frontier from Germany into Austria the whole affair had been a roaring success.

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