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The 1970 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Österreichring on 16 August 1970. It was race 9 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. This was the third Austrian Grand Prix, the second as part of the World Championship, and the first at the scenic Österreichring, built to replace the bumpy and bland Zeltweg Airfield circuit.

Austria  1970 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
The Österreichring (in 1970)
The Österreichring (in 1970)
Date 16 August 1970
Official name III Großer Preis von Österreich
Location Österreichring
Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.911 km (3.673 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 354.66 km (220.38 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:39.23
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
Ferrari
Ferrari
Time 1:40.4
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Brabham-Ford

The 60-lap race was won by Jacky Ickx, driving a Ferrari, after he started from third position. Team-mate Clay Regazzoni achieved his first podium finish by coming second, while Rolf Stommelen achieved his only podium finish, coming third in a Brabham-Ford. Local driver and championship leader Jochen Rindt started from pole position in his Lotus-Ford, but retired with an engine failure.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 60 1:42:17.3 3 9
2 27   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 60 + 0.61 2 6
3 11   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 60 + 1:27.88 17 4
4 17   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 59 + 1 Lap 22 3
5 16   Jackie Oliver BRM 59 + 1 Lap 14 2
6 19   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 59 + 1 Lap 7 1
7 14   Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 59 + 1 Lap 5  
8 4   Chris Amon March-Ford 59 + 1 Lap 6  
9 3   Jo Siffert March-Ford 59 + 1 Lap 20  
10 23   Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 59 + 1 Lap 21  
11 18   George Eaton BRM 58 + 2 Laps 23  
12 22   Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 57 + 3 Laps 15  
13 10   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 56 + 4 Laps 8  
14 20   Henri Pescarolo Matra 56 + 4 Laps 13  
15 8   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 55 + 5 Laps 16  
Ret 21   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 30 Engine 11  
Ret 15   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 27 Engine 12  
Ret 26   Tim Schenken De Tomaso-Ford 25 Engine 19  
Ret 6   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 21 Engine 1  
Ret 5   Mario Andretti March-Ford 13 Accident 18  
Ret 24   Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford 13 Radiator 24  
Ret 1   Jackie Stewart March-Ford 7 Fuel Pipe 4  
Ret 7   John Miles Lotus-Ford 4 Brakes 10  
Ret 2   François Cevert March-Ford 0 Engine 9  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1970 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 


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