31 May 2016 — Jari Bruppacher commanded the top spot most of all, leading 25 of 26 laps on a run to first place in the Zandvoort ’79 F1’71 in the 10th and final round of the Formula 1 1971 series.
Bruppacher started the race in the first spot and caught Matt Geddes for first on the second lap. Bruppacher got around Geddes and into first place on lap 2, and controlled it the remaining 24 laps to the conclusion.
Bruppacher finished the series second in the standings. Bruppacher made 10 starts and led 26 of his 230 laps while taking the win once.
Formula 1 1971 series finished its season after 10 rounds spanning two months. A total of 29 drivers competed for points in the championship.
Ricardo Almeida captured the championship, leading 118 laps and taking five wins in eight races. Jari Bruppacher, Andy Bruno, Roberto Marino, and Gerardo Doglioli finished out the Top 5.
Luís Almeida made his 20th start in the F1’71 and captured 10th place.
Making his 10th start in the F1’71, Gilles Lalonde drove to a eighth-place finish.
Almeida traded positions multiple rounds with Paul Noble in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for ninth starting midway through, running within a couple turns of each other over a span of 12 laps and changing positions six times. Almeida drove nearly equal parts leading Noble after being engaged by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 18, Almeida passed Noble for the third time and into 10th place on lap 19, and held it the remaining few laps to the checkered flag.
Almeida finished the series 10th in the standings. Almeida made six starts and finished as high as fifth.
Ricardo Almeida captured second place.
Matt Geddes led the pack for a lap in a run to fifth place.
Lalonde mixed it up with Roberto Marino in a prolonged battle for ninth from the early stages, fighting over a range of 13 laps. Lalonde drove the majority pursuing Marino after being challenged and passed by him on the third lap. Lalonde cleared Marino and into eighth place on lap 23, and held it the remaining lap to the finish.
Lalonde finished the series 23rd in the standings. He made one start and finished as high as eighth.
Roberto Marino made his 10th start in the F1’71 and captured ninth place.
In the 20 career runs taken by Almeida in the F1’71, he has finished as high as third once.
In the 10 career runs taken by Lalonde in the F1’71, he has finished as high as fourth twice. Lalonde has taken the car to Zandvoort ’79 two times.
Almeida spent all of 26 laps total pursuing Jari Bruppacher after engaging him on the first lap. In the end Almeida settled into second the 25 laps running to the checkered flag.
Almeida finished the series in front of the standings. Almeida made eight starts and led 118 of his 197 laps while taking the victory five times.
Geddes ran nearly all of 16 laps total leading Philipp Pichler after being caught by him on the second lap. Ultimately Geddes settled into fifth the nine laps before retiring early due to accident trouble.
Geddes finished the series 18th in the standings. He made one start and led one of his 25 laps raced while finishing as high as fifth.
Philipp Pichler took third place.
Marino traded positions with Gilles Lalonde in a prolonged battle for ninth from the early stages, wrangling over a span of 13 laps. Marino spent the majority leading Lalonde after challenging and passing him on the third lap, coming from as many as five places back. Ultimately Marino lost the spot on lap 23 and settled into ninth through attrition the couple laps running to the finish.
Marino finished the series fourth in the standings. Marino made 10 starts and finished as high as third.