• Short Summary

    New Zealander, Chris Amon, driving a French Matra MS 120, won the 200 mile (320 km) Argentine Grand Prix yesterday (Sunday) in Buenos Aires after taking the lead in the 54th lap of the 100 lap race.

  • Description

    New Zealander, Chris Amon, driving a French Matra MS 120, won the 200 mile (320 km) Argentine Grand Prix yesterday (Sunday) in Buenos Aires after taking the lead in the 54th lap of the 100 lap race.

    The 27 year old Amon gradually drew away from the rest of the field and was half a lap ahead of runner up Henri Pescarolo of France at the finnish. Carlos Reutemann of Argentina was third 500 yards (metres) behind.

    The race does not count towards the World Championship. West Germany's Rolf Stommelen, who was leading at the end of the first 50-lap stage of the race fell behind at the start of the second stage and dropped out with a stripped gear box in the 68th lap.

    Sweden's Reinel Wissel crashed against a rail in the 68th lap dashing the hopes of the Gold Leaf team Lotus' chances in the race. The car was wrecked but the driver walked away unscathed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1AP9UPAZJ91ROE0MF3JWIPV
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1AP9UPAZJ91ROE0MF3JWIPV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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