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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.

United Kingdom  1970 British Grand Prix
Race details
Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit 1960-1975.png
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 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 341.200 km (212.012 mi)
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

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.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 80 1:57:02.0 1 9
2 17   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 80 + 32.9 2 6
3 9   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 54.4 5 4
4 4   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 54.8 6 3
5 16   Chris Amon March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 14   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 22 1
7 2   François Cevert March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 14  
8 28   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 21  
9 27   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 72 + 8 Laps 13  
NC 29   Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford 69 + 11 Laps 23  
Ret 32   Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 60 Oil Pressure 11  
Ret 22   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 58 Accident 15  
Ret 23   Jackie Oliver BRM 54 Engine 4  
Ret 1   Jackie Stewart March-Ford 52 Clutch 8  
Ret 20   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 51 Oil Pressure 19  
Ret 8   Henri Pescarolo Matra 41 Accident 12  
Ret 7   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 24 Wheel 10  
Ret 26   Mario Andretti March-Ford 21 Suspension 9  
Ret 15   Jo Siffert March-Ford 19 Suspension 20  
Ret 6   John Miles Lotus-Ford 15 Engine 7  
Ret 24   George Eaton BRM 10 Oil Pressure 16  
Ret 3   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 6 Transmission 3  
DNS 11   Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo Fuel Leak 18  
DNS 18   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford
DNS 25   Brian Redman De Tomaso-Ford
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jenkinson, Denis (August 1970). "23rd British Grand Prix: An RAC Nonsense". Motor Sport. p. 22. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "1970 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 


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