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1970 British Grand Prix

1970 British Grand Prix
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 18 July 1970
Official name XXIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Brands Hatch, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.650 miles)
Distance 80 laps, 341.200 km (212.012 miles)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:24.8
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford
Time 1:25.9 on lap 70[1]
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Brabham-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1970 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 18 July 1970. It was race 7 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

The 80-lap race was won from pole position by Austrian driver Jochen Rindt, driving a Lotus 72. Rindt took his third consecutive victory after Australian Jack Brabham, driving a Brabham BT33, ran out of fuel at the last corner while leading comfortably, and after Rindt himself had originally been disqualified for having an illegal rear wing.[1] Brabham held on to second place, scoring what would turn out to be his final points in Formula One, with New Zealander Denny Hulme finishing third for McLaren.

This was the first Formula One race for Brazilian future World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, who qualified 21st and finished eighth in an older Lotus 49. It was also the final F1 race for American Dan Gurney.

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Grid
1 5 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 1:24.8 -- 1
2 17 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 1:24.8 +0.0 2
3 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:25.1 +0.3 3
4 23 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 1:25.6 +0.8 4
5 9 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:25.6 +0.8 5
6 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:25.8 +1.0 6
7 6 United Kingdom John Miles Lotus-Ford 1:25.9 +1.1 7
8 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 1:26.0 +1.2 8
9 26 United States Mario Andretti March-Ford 1:26.2 +1.4 9
10 18 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 1:26.3 +1.5 DNS
11 7 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:26.5 +1.7 10
12 10 United States Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 1:26.6 +1.8 11
13 8 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 1:26.7 +1.9 12
14 27 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:26.8 +2.0 13
15 2 France François Cevert March-Ford 1:26.8 +2.0 14
16 22 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:26.9 +2.1 15
17 24 Canada George Eaton BRM 1:26.9 +2.1 16
18 16 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 1:27.0 +2.2 17
19 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 1:27.1 +2.3 18
20 20 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 1:27.7 +2.9 19
21 15 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 1:28.0 +3.2 20
22 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:28.1 +3.3 21
23 14 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:28.4 +3.6 22
24 29 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford 1:30.3 +5.5 23
25 25 United Kingdom Brian Redman De Tomaso-Ford 1:32.8 +8.0 DNS
Source: [2]

Race

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 80 1:57:02.0 1 9
2 17 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 80 + 32.9 2 6
3 9 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 54.4 5 4
4 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 54.8 6 3
5 16 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 14 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 22 1
7 2 France François Cevert March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 14  
8 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 21  
9 27 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 72 + 8 Laps 13  
NC 29 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford 69 + 11 Laps 23  
Ret 10 United States Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 60 Oil Pressure 11  
Ret 22 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 58 Accident 15  
Ret 23 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 54 Engine 4  
Ret 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 52 Clutch 8  
Ret 20 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 51 Oil Pressure 19  
Ret 8 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 41 Accident 12  
Ret 7 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 24 Wheel 10  
Ret 26 United States Mario Andretti March-Ford 21 Suspension 9  
Ret 15 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 19 Suspension 20  
Ret 6 United Kingdom John Miles Lotus-Ford 15 Engine 7  
Ret 24 Canada George Eaton BRM 10 Oil Pressure 16  
Ret 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 6 Transmission 3  
DNS 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo Fuel Leak 18  
DNS 18 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford
DNS 25 United Kingdom Brian Redman De Tomaso-Ford
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ a b Jenkinson, Denis (August 1970). "23rd British Grand Prix: An RAC Nonsense". Motor Sport. p. 22. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Britain 1970 - Qualification o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "1970 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Britain 1970 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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