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The 1969 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 7, 1969. It was race 8 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was notable in that less than a fifth of second separated the winner from the fourth-placed driver, and is generally reckoned to be the closest 1–2–3–4 in Formula One history. Jackie Stewart and Matra-Ford claimed the Drivers' and Manufacturers' titles respectively, with three races still remaining.

1969 Italian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date September 7, 1969
Official name XL Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.750 km (3.573 mi)
Distance 68 laps, 391.000 km (242.956 mi)
Weather Sunny, Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:25.48
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford
Time 1:25.2 on lap 64
Podium
First Matra-Ford
Second Lotus-Ford
Third Matra-Ford

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 68 1:39:11.26 3 9
2 4   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 68 + 0.08 1 6
3 22   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 68 + 0.17 6 4
4 18   Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 68 + 0.19 5 3
5 32   Piers Courage Brabham-Ford 68 + 33.44 4 2
6 10   Pedro Rodríguez Ferrari 66 + 2 Laps 12 1
7 16   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 66 + 2 Laps 2  
8 30   Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 64 Engine 8  
9 2   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 63 Halfshaft 9  
10 26   Jacky Ickx Brabham-Ford 61 Out of Fuel 15  
NC 14   John Surtees BRM 60 Not Classified 10  
Ret 12   Jackie Oliver BRM 48 Oil Pressure 11  
Ret 36   Silvio Moser Brabham-Ford 9 Fuel Leak 13  
Ret 28   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 6 Oil Leak 7  
Ret 6   John Miles Lotus-Ford 3 Engine 14  
DNS 10   Ernesto Brambilla Ferrari Car raced by Rodríguez
Sources:[1][2]

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. ^ "1969 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Italian GP, 1969". GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Italy 1969 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Lang, Mike (1982). Grand Prix! Vol 2. Haynes Publishing Group. pp. 102–103. ISBN 0-85429-321-3.

External linksEdit