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1970 German Grand Prix

The 1970 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on 2 August 1970. It was race 8 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 50-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jochen Rindt after he started from second position. Jacky Ickx finished second for the Ferrari team and McLaren driver Denny Hulme came in third.

1970 German Grand Prix
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Race details
Date August 2, 1970
Location Hockenheimring
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 339.45 km (210.9 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:59.5
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 2:00.5
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Ford

On short notice following the drivers' demand for improved safety at the Nürburgring, the race was moved to Hockenheim for the first time in the history of the German Grand Prix as this track already had been fitted with Armco. F1 returned to an updated Nürburgring in 1971.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 50 1:42:00.3 2 9
2 10   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 50 + 0.7 1 6
3 4   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 50 + 1:21.8 16 4
4 17   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 50 + 1:55.1 13 3
5 21   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 49 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 14   Henri Pescarolo Matra 49 + 1 Lap 5 1
7 23   François Cevert March-Ford 49 + 1 Lap 14  
8 12   Jo Siffert March-Ford 47 Ignition 4  
9 7   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 46 Engine 15  
Ret 9   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 37 Engine 20  
Ret 5   Chris Amon March-Ford 34 Engine 6  
Ret 15   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 30 Engine 3  
Ret 16   John Miles Lotus-Ford 24 Engine 10  
Ret 1   Jackie Stewart March-Ford 20 Engine 7  
Ret 11   Mario Andretti March-Ford 15 Gearbox 9  
Ret 22   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 11 Engine 19  
Ret 6   Pedro Rodriguez BRM 7 Ignition 8  
Ret 18   Jackie Oliver BRM 5 Engine 18  
Ret 3   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 4 Oil Leak 12  
Ret 8   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 4 Suspension 21  
Ret 24   Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 3 Throttle 17  
DNQ 25   Brian Redman De Tomaso-Ford        
DNQ 20   Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo        
DNQ 27   Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford        
DNQ 26   Hubert Hahne March-Ford        
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

Last win, podium, points and race finish: Jochen Rindt

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1970 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 1970 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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