March 701 was the first F1 design by March Engineering. Despite Jackie Stewart has described the car as “the most difficult F1 car I drove”, he was able to achieve the maiden victory for the constructor in its second Championship’ race at 1970 Spanish GP in Jarama. March 701 throughout 1970 season was used by many entrants, including the March works team, Ken Tyrrell Racing Organization and STP Corporation. In 1971, when new March 711 was available, the 701 continued to be in action in several small racing stables. One of them was the French Schell-backed team named Schell Arnold Team run by Alsatian Marcel Arnold. At the end of 1960s Ecurie Arnold entered to French F3 racing, and in 1971 the team moved to European Formula 2 Championship. The same season Arnold decided to try the taste of Formula 1. He rented March 710/9 chassis from March Engineering, the car used in 1970 by Hubert Hahne. Young French Jean-Pierre Jarier, who was with the Arnold team since F3 times, was selected as the driver. The team entered for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. In the qualifying session inexperienced debutant Jarier was 24th and last, almost 6 seconds behind the Chris Amons’ pole position time. In the race Jarier run at the back of the peloton. He was able to get the checkered flag, but was not classified as finished last 8 laps behind the winner.
|Jean-Pierre Jarier||26||Schell Arnold Team|
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