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The 1970 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Charade, Clermont-Ferrand on 5 July 1970. It was race 6 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. This was the third French Grand Prix to be held at the Circuit de Charade and the second in succession, after plans to hold the race at the Circuit d'Albi near Toulouse fell through.[1]

1970 French Grand Prix
The Circuit de Charade (1958-1988)
The Circuit de Charade (1958-1988)
Race details
Date 5 July 1970
Official name LVI Grand Prix de France
Location Circuit de Charade
Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 8.055 km (5.005 mi)
Distance 38 laps, 306.090 km (190.196 mi)
Weather Overcast
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 2:58.22
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford
Time 3:00.75
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second March-Ford
Third Brabham-Ford

The 38-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jochen Rindt after he started from sixth position. Chris Amon finished second for the March team and Brabham driver Jack Brabham came in third.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 38 1:55:57.0 6 9
2 14   Chris Amon March-Ford 38 + 7.61 3 6
3 23   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 38 + 44.83 5 4
4 19   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 38 + 45.66 7 3
5 20   Henri Pescarolo Matra 38 + 1:19.42 8 2
6 32   Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 38 + 1:19.65 17 1
7 22   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 38 + 2:20.16 14  
8 7   John Miles Lotus-Ford 38 + 2:47.17 18  
9 1   Jackie Stewart March-Ford 38 + 3:09.61 4  
10 8   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 37 + 1 Lap 20  
11 2   François Cevert March-Ford 37 + 1 Lap 13  
12 4   George Eaton BRM 36 + 2 Laps 19  
13 21   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 35 Out of Fuel 2  
14 11   Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 35 + 3 Laps 11  
NC 16   Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 29 + 9 Laps 15  
Ret 12   Jo Siffert March-Ford 23 Accident 16  
Ret 18   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 17 Differential 9  
Ret 10   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 16 Engine 1  
Ret 3   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 6 Gearbox 10  
Ret 5   Jackie Oliver BRM 5 Engine 12  
DNQ 24   Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford    
DNQ 9   Alex Soler-Roig Lotus-Ford    
DNQ 25   Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford        
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • This was the last F1 race to be held on public roads with no Armco lined around the circuit. When F1 returned to the Charade circuit in 1972, Armco had already been installed there.
  • Last Points: Dan Gurney

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rive, Franck. "A Brief History of Charade". theracingline.net. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1970 French Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "France 1970 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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