The March 701 was built in just under 12 weeks, between November 1969 and February 1970, at March Engineering’s factory in Bicester. Designed by Robin Herd, it features distinctive wing shaped side fuel tanks. It was powered by a Ford-Cosworth DFV engine matched to a Hewland DG300 five-speed gearbox. The March 701 won three of its first four races, starting from pole position three times, but suffered from heavy weight and high polar inertia. It was driven amongst others by Jackie Stewart, Chris Amon, Jo Siffert, Jean-Pierre Jarier and Ronnie Peterson.