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MARCH 701

Words by Edgardo Azzollini

Chassis number

 

701/1 Chris Amon (1970)

701/1-2 Chris Amon from Belgian GP (1970)

701/2 Jackie Stewart (1970)701/3Mario Andretti (1970)

701/3-2 Mario Andretti after Spanish GP (1970)

701/4 Team Tyrrell T-car (1970)

701/4-2 Jackie Stewart from Dutch GP (new 20 swg monocoque) (1970)

701/5 Jo Siffert (1970)701/5-2Jo Siffert from British GP (1970), Jo Siffert Team (1971)

701/6 March Team T-car from Spanish GP (1970), Frank Williams Racing Team (1971)

701/6 Frank Williams Racing Team (1971)

701/7 Johnny Servoz-Gavin – Francois Cevert (1970)

701/8 Ronnie Peterson (1970)701/9Hahne (1970), Jean-Pierre Jarier (1971)

701/10 John Love (1971)

701/11 Mike Beuttler (1971)

 

Note on the chassis number

 

Team Tyrrell had three cars (701/2, 701/4, 701/7), and in most of races all three were tried during practice.

 

From the Spanish GP on, March had 701/6 as the team spare.

 

March’s own chassis records disagree with contemporary race reports and there is disagreement, too, among contemporary race reports as to the occasion on which Stewart used 701/5 and 701/4. In fact, 701/4 was never raced in its original spec, although it appeared in practice, but its racing history was undertaken with a 20 swg monocoque, thus the choice to give it the designation 701/4-2.

 

After Siffert crashed in the French GP, 701/5 was given a new monocoque, but this was the tub which had been originally fitted to 701/1, which had been repaired after Amon had damaged it in practice for Monaco. 701/1 received a new monocoque for the Belgian GP and this has been designated 701/1-2 (for Amon). Siffert’s car with the tube from 701/1 has been given the designation 701/5-2, but it could be argued that 701/5 disappeared and the car which Jo Siffert drove after the French GP was actually 701/1 and 701/1-2 was a new car.

 

701/11 built up from spares and bits and pieces from Peterson’s car (701/8) for Mordaunt Clark Racing with Alistair Guthrie who entered Mike Beuttler in F1.

Before the end of the season 701/11 was converted by the works to F5000 spec.

 

Frank Williams’s 701/6 received new tub (Tyrrell spare) after Oulton Park crash.

design by R.Herd

Round 1 – South African Grand Prix (Kyalami) – March 7th 1970

March Engineering

701/1 – Chris Amon #15

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #16

Siffert’s car was painted in the right colour: bright dayglow red-orange.

Amon’s car was painted in a normal healthy red because it had left for Africa before right colour arrived.

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

701/3 – Mario Andretti #8

Car painted like Amon’s car for the same reason.

No lateral tanks.

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/7 – Johnny Servoz-Gavin #2

Small differences from works cars: run of oil pipes, unions and fittings, bracing struts for the rear aerofoil, exhaust pipe mountings, oil-radiator mounting.

Stewart’s car was without lateral tanks

Antiques Automobiles Racing

Did not race

“Daily Mail” Race of Champion (Brands Hatch) – March 22nd 1970

March Engineering

701/1 – Chris Amon #3

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/4 – Jackie Stewart #1T

Stewart’s car was without lateral tanks.

Antiques Automobiles Racing

Did not arrive

Round 2 – Gran Premio de Espa˝a (Jarama) – April 19th 1970

March Engineering

701/1 – Chris Amon #9

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #14

701/6 – Chris Amon #9T

All cars with new rear suspension: parallel links instead of wishbones, with inboard brakes.

Amon’s spare car had 20g monocoque bulk (instead of 18g).

All cars where without lateral tanks.

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

701/3 – Mario Andretti #18

The car was being looked after by Vince Granatelli and was basically the original car with outboard brakes and American sliding-spline driveshafts, and more substantial roll-over bar.

The car ran without lateral tanks.

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/4 – Jackie Stewart #1T

701/7 – Johnny Servoz-Gavin #16

Armstrong dampers prefered to Konis.

Front aerofoils fully adjustable and not built integral with the nose.

Stewart’s cars all with new rear suspension, while Servoz-Gavin’s car still had the old rear end arrangement.

All cars had lateral tanks.

Antiques Automobiles Racing

Did not race

Daily Express” International Trophy (Silverstone) – April 24th 1970

March Engineering

701/1 – Chris Amon #15

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1

Antiques Automobiles Racing

Did not race

Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina (Buenos Aires) – January 1st 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6 – Henri Pescarolo #14

The sides of the cockpit had been cut away to give Pescarolo’s tall shoulders more room.

Wheatcroft Racing

701-2 – Derek Bell #10

Last race for this chassis, then went to Tom Wheatcroft’s racing car museum

Jo Siffert Racing

701/5-2 – Joseph Siffert #12

Round 1 – South African Grand Prix (Kyalami) – March 3rd 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6 – Henri Pescarolo #22

Team Gunston

701/10 – John Love #24

Race of Champions (Brands Hatch) – March 21st 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6 – Ray Allen #14

Clarke Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie

701/11 – Mike Beuttler #15

Built up from spares and bits and pieces from Ronnie Peterson’s car (701/8).

Questor Grand Prix (Ontario Motorspeedway) – March 28th 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6 – Derek Bell #17

STP Oil treatment Corporation

701/3-2 – John Cannon #25

Rothmans International Trophy (Oulton Park) – April 4th 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6 – Cyd Williams #11

No lateral tanks

Clarke Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie

701/11 – Mike Beuttler #8

No lateral tanks

Jo Siffert Automobiles

701/5-2 – Alan Rollinson #15

International Trophy (Silversone) – May 8th 1971

Clarke Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie

701/11 – Mike Beuttler #18

Jochen Rindt Gedńchtnis Rennen (Hockenheim) – June 13th 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6-2 – Ray Allen #15

701/6 had been destroyed by Cyd Williams at Oulton Park: the only salvageable part was the chassis number plate, which was affixed to one of Ken Tyrrell’s spare tubs rebuilt with most of the March stock of 701 spares

Clarke Mordaunt Racing with Alistair Guthrie

701/11 – Mike Beuttler #22

Jo Siffert Automobiles

701/5-2 – Xavier Perrot #23

Round 5 –Grand Prix de France (Le Castelet – Paul Ricard) – July 4th 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6-2 – Jean Max #28

Jo Siffert Automobiles

701/5-2 – Franšois Mazet #34

Battery and fire extinguisher at the rear.

Rothmans International Gold Cup (Oulton Park) – August 21st 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6-2 – Tony Trimmer #38

Goodwin Racing Services

701/9 – Jean-Pierre Jarier #36

Round 9 –Gran Premio d’Italia (Autodromo di Monza) – September 9th 1971

Frank Williams Racing Cars

701/6-2 – Carlos Pace #15

Did not race. There was no time to rebuilt it after Trimmer had crashed in the Oulton Park Gold Cup race.

Shell – Arnold Team

701/9 – Jean-Pierre Jarier #26

Round 3 – Grand Prix de Monaco (Montecarlo) – May 5th 1970

March Engineering

701/1 – Joseph Siffert #19T

701/1 – Chris Amon #28

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #19

701/6 – Chris Amon #28T

Unchanged

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race.

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #21

701/4 – Jackie Stewart #21T

701/4 – Johnny Servoz-Gavin #20T

701/7 – Johnny Servoz-Gavin #20

All cars with new rear suspension.

Stewart’s car with old-type exhaust system with short tail pipes and a different wing.

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #23

 

The only March 701 with outboard rear brakes and old suspension

Round 4 – Grote Prjis van Belgie (Spa-Francorchamps) – June 7th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #10

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #9

After Amon had damaged 701/1 in Monaco’s practice, received a new monocoque and thus designated 701/1-2

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #11

701/7 – Jackie Stewart #11T

Tubular roll bars were now being used.

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #14

The car now had the inboard rear brake set-up and new suspension.

New seat for Peterson and modified monocoque to give him more elbow room

Round 5 – Grote Prjis van Nederland (Zandvoort) – June 21st 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #8

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #9

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

701/3 – Mario Andretti #28

 

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #5

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #5T

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #6

Spare car 701/4 had been completely rebuilt using a light-gauge monocoque and all the latest suspension modification.

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #22

Round 6 – Grand Prix de France (Clermont Ferrand) – July 5th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #14

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #12

701/6 – Chris Amon #14T

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1T

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #2

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #18

Round 7 – British Grand Prix (Brands Hatch) – July 18th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #16

701/5-2 – Joseph Siffert #15

After Siffert crashed in the French GP, 701/5 was given a new monocoque, but this was the tub which had been originally fitted to 701/1: thus the designation of 701/5-2.

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

701/3-2 – Mario Andretti #26

New monocoque for Andretti and numerous alterations to the water cooling system, the rear suspension uprights and the rear suspension members

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1T

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #2

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #27

Round 8 – Gro▀▀er Preis von Deutschland (Hockenheim) – August 2nd 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #5

701/5-2 – Joseph Siffert #12

Battery at rear.

No lateral tanks.

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

701/3-2 – Mario Andretti #11

Rear suspension with wishbones at the rear instead of parallel links.

No lateral tanks

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #1T

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #3

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronie Peterson #22

Engine covered

Hubert Hahne

701/9 – Hubert Hahne #26

Round 9 – Gro▀▀er Preis von Ísterreich (Ísterreichring – Zeltweg) – August 16th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #4

701/5-2 – Joseph Siffert #3

New wings for both cars.

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

701/3-2 – Mario Andretti #5

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/2 – Jackie Stewart #30

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #2

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #25

Gold Cup (Oulton Park) – August 22nd 1970

March Engineering

Did not race

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #1

Antiques Automobiles Racing

Did not race

Round 10 – Gran Premio d’Italia (Autodromo di Monza) – September 6th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #48

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #50

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #18

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #20

No rear wings.

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #52

Round 11 – Grand Prix de Canada (Mont Tremblant – St.Jovite) – September 20th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #20

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #21

701/6 – spare car #22

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #1

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #2

Restoration of wings after Monza

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #26

Round 12 – United States Grand Prix (Watkins Glen) – October 4th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #12

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #11

701/6 – spare car #35

Fire estinguisher at rear.

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/4-2 – Jackie Stewart #33

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #2

Antiques Automobiles Racing

701/8 – Ronnie Peterson #29

Fire extinguisher at rear

Round 13 – Gran Premio de Mexico (Ciudad de Mexico) – October 25th 1970

March Engineering

701/1-2 – Chris Amon #12

701/5 – Joseph Siffert #11

STP Oil Treatment Corporation

Did not race

Tyrrell Racing Organisation

701/7 – Franšois Cevert #2

Antiques Automobiles Racing

Did not race