Datos de esta edición: – 9ª prueba puntuable para el WSC (World Sportscar Championship) de 1971 – Longitud del circuito: 13,469 km – 290.000 espectadores Primer clasificado: – Distancia recorrida: 5.335,313 km – Velocidad media: 222,304 km/h – Margen r/ al segundo: 28,965 km Pole Position – Pedro Rodriguez – #18 Porsche 917 LH en 3min 13s 9 Vuelta rápida – Jackie Oliver – #18 Porsche 917 LH en 3min 18s 40 – Premio de la Performance: #22 Porsche 917 K – Premio de la Eficiencia Energética: #58 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Incidencias – #24 Ligier JS3 no se clasifica por no haber recorrido al menos el 70% de la distancia recorrida por el primer clasificado.
Poster Le Mans 1971

Poster Le Mans 1971

Clasificación final de la carrera
Pos Cat Escudería [País] Pilotos Chasis Motor Vueltas D.recorrida Vel. media
1 S 5.0 22 Martini Racing Team [DEU] [AUT] Dr. Helmut Marko [NDL] Gijs van Lennep Porsche 917K Porsche 4.9L Flat-12 397
2 S 5.0 19 John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. [GBR] [GBR] Richard Attwood [CHE] Herbert Müller Porsche 917K Porsche 4.9L Flat-12 395
3 S 5.0 12 North American Racing Team (NART) [USA] [USA] Sam Posey [USA] Tony Adamowicz Ferrari 512 M Ferrari 5.0L V12 366
4 S 5.0 16 David Piper Autorace [GBR] [GBR] Chris Craft [USA] David Weir Ferrari 512 M Ferrari 5.0L V12 355
5 S 5.0 58 North American Racing Team (NART) [USA] [USA] Bob Grossman [USA] Luigi Chinetti Jr. Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Ferrari 4.4L V12 314
6 GT +2.0 63 ASA Cachia Bundi [FRA] [FRA] Raymond Touroul [FRA] André Anselme Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6 306
7 P 2.0 49 André Wicky Racing Team [CHE] [CHE] Walter Brun [CHE] Peter Mattli Porsche 907 Porsche 2.0L Flat-6 306
8 GT +2.0 38 René Mazzia [FRA] [FRA] René Mazzia [DEU] Jürgen Barth Porsche 911EC Porsche 2.4L Flat-6 303
9 GT +2.0 42 Jean Mésange [FRA] [FRA] Jean Mésange [FRA] « Gédéhem » Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6 298
10 GT +2.0 26 Nicolas Koob [LUX] [DEU] Erwin Kremer [LUX] Nicolas Koob [AUT] Günther Huber Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6 292
11 GT +2.0 39 A.G.A.C.I. [FRA] [FRA] Guy Verrier [FRA] Gérard Foucault Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6 290
12 GT +2.0 44 The Paul Watson Race Organisation [GBR] [GBR] Paul Vestey [GBR] Richard Bond Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6 286
13 GT +2.0 36 Écurie Jean Sage [FRA] [SWE] Björn Waldegård [CHE] Bernard Cheneviére Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6 263
14 NC P 3.0 24 Automobiles Ligier [FRA] [FRA] Guy Ligier [FRA] Patrick Depailler Ligier JS3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8 270
15 ABD GT +2.0 35 Pierre Greub [CHE] [FRA] Sylvain Garant [CHE] Pierre Greub Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6
16 ABD S 5.0 57 Zitro Racing Team / Dominique Martin [CHE] [CHE] Dominique Martin [CHE] Gérard Pillon Porsche 917K Porsche 4.5L Flat-12
17 ABD P 3.0 29 André Wicky Racing Team [CHE] [CHE] André Wicky [MOR] Max Cohen-Olivar Porsche 908/2 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8
18 ABD S 5.0 17 John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. [GBR] [CHE] Jo Siffert [GBR] Derek Bell Porsche 917L Porsche 4.9L Flat-12
19 ABD P 3.0 32 Equipe Matra Simca [FRA] [NZL] Chris Amon [FRA] Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra Simca MS660 Matra 3.0L V12
20 ABD S 5.0 9 Écurie Francorchamps [BEL] [BEL] Hughes de Fierlandt [GBR] Alain de Cadenet Ferrari 512 M Ferrari 5.0L V12
21 ABD S 5.0 6 Scuderia Filipinetti / S. Picchio Rosso [CHE] / [ITA] [ITA] Corrado Manfredini [ITA] Giancarlo Gagliardi Ferrari 512 M Ferrari 5.0L V12
22 ABD GT 2.0 47 André Wicky Racing Team [CHE] [CHE] Jean-Jacques Cochet [CHE] Jean Selz Porsche 911S Porsche 2.0L Flat-6
23 ABD GT +2.0 1 Écurie Léopard [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Claude Aubriet [FRA] Jean-Pierre Rouget Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray Chevrolet 7.0L V8
24 ABD P 3.0 30 Louis Cosson [FRA] [FRA] Louis Cosson [DEU] Helmut Leuze Porsche 908/2 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8
25 ABD GT 2.0 69 Autohaus Max Moritz GmbH [DEU] [CHE] Gerd F. Quist [CHE] Dietrich Krum Porsche 914/6 GT Porsche 2.0L Flat-6
26 ABD GT +2.0 2 Greder Racing [FRA] [FRA] Marie-Claude Charmasson [FRA] Henri Greder Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray Chevrolet 7.0L V8
27 ABD S 5.0 18 John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. [GBR] [MEX] Pedro Rodriguez [GBR] Jackie Oliver Porsche 917L Porsche 4.9L Flat-12
28 ABD S 5.0 15 Escuderia Montjuich [ESP] [ESP] José Juncadella [ITA] Nino Vaccarella Ferrari 512 M Ferrari 5.0L V12
29 ABD P 3.0 28 Auguste Veuillet / Établissement Sonauto [FRA] [FRA] Claude Ballot-Léna [FRA] Guy Chasseuil Porsche 908/2 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8
30 ABD S 5.0 7 Scuderia Filipinetti [CHE] [GBR] Mike Parkes [FRA] Henri Pescarolo Ferrari 512 F Ferrari 5.0L V12
31 ABD GT +2.0 65 Jacques Dechaumel [FRA] [FRA] Jacques Dechaumel [FRA] Jean-Claude Parot Porsche 911S Porsche 2.3L Flat-6
32 ABD S 5.0 23 Martini Racing Team [DEU] [DEU] Reinhold Joest [DEU] Willi Kauhsen Porsche 917/20 « Pink Pig » Porsche 4.9L Flat-12
33 ABD S 5.0 21 Martini Racing Team [DEU] [GBR] Vic Elford [FRA] Gérard Larrousse Porsche 917L Porsche 4.9L Flat-12
34 ABD GT +2.0 33 Rey Racing [CHE] [CHE] Jean-Pierre Cassegrain [CHE] Jacques Rey Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6
35 ABD GT 2.0 46 Ecurie Porsche Club Romand [CHE] [CHE] Paul Keller [FRA] Jean Sage Porsche 914/6 GT Porsche 2.0L Flat-6
36 ABD GT +2.0 34 Richie Ginther Racing Inc. [USA] [USA] Alain Johnson [USA] Elliott Forbes-Robinson Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6
37 ABD GT +2.0 37 Pierre Mauroy [FRA] [FRA] Pierre Mauroy [FRA] Jean-Claude Lagniez Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6
38 ABD GT +2.0 40 Jean Egreteaud [FRA] [FRA] Jean Egreteaud [FRA] Jean-Marie Jacquemin Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6
39 ABD GT +2.0 41 Jean-Pierre Gaban [BEL] [BEL] Jean-Pierre Gaban [BEL] Willy Braillard Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6
40 ABD P 2.0 50 Camel Filters Team Huron [GBR] [GBR] Guy Edwards [GBR] Roger Enever Lola T212 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8L I4
41 ABD S 5.0 11 Roger Penske / Kirk F. White [USA] [USA] Mark Donohue [GBR] David Hobbs Ferrari 512 M/P Ferrari 5.0L V12
42 ABD S 5.0 10 Gelo Racing Team [DEU] [DEU] Georg Loos [DEU] Franz Pesch Ferrari 512 M Ferrari 5.0L V12
43 ABD P 3.0 60 Claude Haldi [CHE] [CHE] Claude Haldi [DEU] Hans-Dieter Weigel Porsche 908/2 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8
44 ABD S 5.0 14 North American Racing Team (NART) [USA] [USA] Masten Gregory [CAN] George Eaton Ferrari 512 S Spyder Ferrari 5.0L V12
45 ABD GT +2.0 66 Rey Racing [CHE] [FRA] Jean-Claude Guérie [FRA] Claude Mathurin Porsche 911S Porsche 2.4L Flat-6
46 ABD GT +2.0 48 Jean-Pierre Hanrioud [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Pierre Hanrioud [ITA] Mario Ilotte Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6
47 ABD GT +2.0 43 François Migault [FRA] [FRA] Jean-Pierre Bodin [FRA] Gilbert Courthiade Porsche 911S Porsche 2.2L Flat-6
48 ABD P 3.0 27 Christian Poirot [FRA] [FRA] Christian Poirot [FRA] Jean-Claude Andruet Porsche 910 Porsche 3.0L Flat-8
49 ABD S 5.0 5 Racing Team VDS [BEL] [BEL] Teddy Pilette [BEL] Gustave Gosselin Lola T70 Mk.IIIB Chevrolet 5.0L V8
ABD.=Abandona – ELI=Eliminado – DSQ.=Descalificado – NC.=No clasificado