The Eifelland Type 21
|Rolf Stommelen drives the Type 21|
|The car featured Colani's unique rounded style|
On debut the car was a stark contrast to it's competitors, featuring a bulbous streamlined body. This proved to be a massive disadvantage, as the car was plagued by overheating. Despite the aerodynamic look to the car, it suffered from a lack of downforce. As the season progressed the car began to look more and more like the March 721 it was based upon, doing away with the rounded bodywork in favor of a more conventional sidepod and wings design. This did not solve the problem of pace however, the car went on to score a best finish of tenth on two occasions, with no points to its name. A serious fire at Eifelland factory and disputes with its driver forced the team to shut its doors and the end of the 1972 season.
|For the 1972 South African GP the Eifelland sprouted a tea tray wing|