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. New model 711 was introduced by March in 1971, but older 701 continued to be used by several private teams. Rhodesian John Love, dominating driver in southern Africa in the 1960s, who won the South African Formula One Championship six times in succession from 1964 to 1969, was regular entrant in South African Grand Prix in 1962-72. He raced with his own team sponsored by Gunston cigarettes make. Team Gunston became the first Formula One team to implement sponsorship brands as a livery at the 1968 South African Grand Prix. In 1970 edition of the race Love driving Team Gunston March 701 finished 8th.
|1971||F1WC||South African GP|
|John Love||24||Team Gunston|