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The 1969 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit on 19 July 1969. It was race 6 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. Jackie Stewart was victorious, as he lapped the entire field and took his fifth win in six races.

1969 British Grand Prix
The Silverstone Circuit (1952-1974)
The Silverstone Circuit (1952-1974)
Race details
Date 19 July 1969
Official name XXII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.711 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 84 laps, 395.724 km (245.891 mi)
Weather Overcast, dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:20.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford
Time 1:21.3 on lap 57
Podium
First Matra-Ford
Second Brabham-Ford
Third McLaren-Ford

The race developed as a contest between Stewart and Rindt who constantly overtook each other by slipstreaming. It was on one of these occasions towards the end when Stewart signalled to Rindt as he drew alongside[1] that the end plate of his rear wing had come loose and was fouling the left-rear tyre each time Rindt flung his Lotus through a fast right-hander. Rindt was able to confirm this in his mirror and was forced to pit. However, his team failed to put enough fuel into the car to enable him to finish the race and consequently he was obliged to make a further stop.[2]

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 84 1:55:55.6 2 9
2 7   Jacky Ickx Brabham-Ford 83 + 1 Lap 4 6
3 6   Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 83 + 1 Lap 7 4
4 2   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 83 + 1 Lap 1 3
5 16   Piers Courage Brabham-Ford 83 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 19   Vic Elford McLaren-Ford 82 + 2 Laps 11 1
7 1   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 82 + 2 Laps 12  
8 10   Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 81 + 3 Laps 9  
9 4   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 78 + 6 Laps 17  
10 9   John Miles Lotus-Ford 75 + 9 Laps 14  
Ret 12   Pedro Rodríguez Ferrari 61 Engine 8  
Ret 11   Chris Amon Ferrari 45 Gearbox 5  
Ret 5   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 27 Ignition 3  
Ret 15   Jackie Oliver BRM 19 Transmission 13  
Ret 18   Jo Bonnier Lotus-Ford 6 Engine 16  
Ret 20   Derek Bell McLaren-Ford 5 Suspension 15  
Ret 14   John Surtees BRM 1 Suspension 6  
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 5 results from the first 6 rounds and the best 4 results from the last 5 rounds counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stewart in TalkSport radio interview 02/07/15
  2. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (2 July 2014). "1969: The greatest British Grand Prix?". ESPN. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "1969 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Britain 1969 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Lang, Mike (1982). Grand Prix! Vol 2. Haynes Publishing Group. pp. 98–99. ISBN 0-85429-321-3.


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