1. Special: March 711

18S113 March 711 No.17 2nd Monaco GP 1971 – Ronnie Peterson

SuperSwede unleashed

Robin Herd had achieved support from former Team Lotus members Frank Costin and Geoff Ferris to design the new March 711 for the 1971 season. Costin’s rounded front section design seems to have nothing in common with Colin Chapman’s successful Lotus 72 but both the initially inboard mounted front brakes and the position of the oil and water radiators in the sidepods show where the inspiration came from. Until today the elliptical tray-shaped front wing on the March 711 remains one of the most unusual aerodynamic features in Formula 1 history.

In 1971 Ronnie Peterson was doubtlessly the fastest of the young talents coming from Formula 2. Five victories and the European F2 title for March that year brought him the nickname “SuperSwede” and gave him the self-confidence to race the new March 711 in Formula 1 at a very high level as well. Five podium finishes meant the runner-up position in the F1 World Championship of 1971, the Monaco Grand Prix being one of the highlights. 8th on the grid Ronnie Peterson battled for victory with Jackie Stewart’s superior Tyrrell 003. (by Raceland)

Model available from Raceland GmbH

18S113 March 711 No.17 2nd Monaco GP 1971 - Ronnie Peterson
18S113 March 711 No.17 2nd Monaco GP 1971 – Ronnie Peterson
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