1970 Italian Grand Prix

The 1970 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 6, 1970.[1] It was race 10 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was marred by the death of Jochen Rindt, who died during the practice session on September 5 and became Formula One's only posthumous World Champion as to date.[2] The 68-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Clay Regazzoni after he started from third position. Jackie Stewart finished second for the March team and Matra driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise came in third.

1970 Italian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date September 6, 1970
Official name XLI Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale di 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 Ferrari
Time 1:24.14
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Time 1:25.2
Podium
First Ferrari
Second March-Ford
Third Matra
Lap leaders

This was the last time that Monza was driven for 68 laps. From 1971 onwards, the race distance would be 55 laps.[citation needed] It was also the last win for a driver wearing an open-face helmet in Formula One.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos. Driver Constructor Time No
1 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:24,14 1
2 Pedro Rodríguez B.R.M. 1:24,36 2
3 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:24,39 3
4 Jackie Stewart March-Ford 1:24,73 4
5 Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 1:24,74 5
6 Jackie Oliver B.R.M. 1:24,77 6
7 Jo Siffert March-Ford 1:25,09 7
8 Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 1:25,39 8
9 Denis Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:25,47 9
10 John Surtees Surtees-Ford 1:25,56 10
11 François Cevert March-Ford 1:25,56 11
12 Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 1:25,71 DNS
13 Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 1:25,91 12
14 Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:25,93 13
15 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:26,01 14
16 Henri Pescarolo Matra 1:26,04 15
17 Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 1:26,19 16
18 Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:26,38 DNS
19 John Miles Lotus-Ford 1:26,51 DNS
20 Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 1:26,60 17
21 Chris Amon March-Ford 1:26,67 18
22 Tim Schenken De Tomaso-Ford 1:26,67 19
23 George Eaton B.R.M. 1:27,15 20
DNQ Jo Bonnier McLaren-Ford 1:28,07
25 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 1:28,39 DNS
DNQ Nanni Galli McLaren-Alfa Romeo 1:28,59
DNQ Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford 1:28,61

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 68 1:39:07.1 3 9
2 18   Jackie Stewart March-Ford 68 + 5.73 4 6
3 40   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 68 + 5.80 14 4
4 30   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 68 + 6.15 9 3
5 46   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 68 + 6.41 17 2
6 20   François Cevert March-Ford 68 + 1:03.46 11 1
7 48   Chris Amon March-Ford 67 + 1 Lap 18  
8 34   Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 61 + 7 Laps 12  
NC 32   Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 60 + 8 Laps 16  
Ret 8   Jackie Oliver BRM 36 Engine 6  
Ret 52   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 35 Engine 13  
Ret 44   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 31 Accident 8  
Ret 2   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 25 Clutch 1  
Ret 12   George Eaton BRM 21 Overheating 20  
Ret 54   Tim Schenken De Tomaso-Ford 17 Engine 19  
Ret 6   Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 14 Fuel system 5  
Ret 42   Henri Pescarolo Matra 14 Engine 15  
Ret 10   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 12 Engine 2  
Ret 50   Jo Siffert March-Ford 3 Engine 7  
Ret 14   John Surtees Surtees-Ford 0 Electrical 10  
DNS 16   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford   Practice only    
WD 28   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford   Withdrew    
WD 24   John Miles Lotus-Ford   Withdrew    
DNS 22   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford   Fatal accident in practice    
DNQ 38   Jo Bonnier McLaren-Ford        
WD 26   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford   Withdrew    
DNQ 36   Nanni Galli McLaren-Alfa Romeo        
DNQ 56   Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford        
Source:[3]

NotesEdit

  • First Grand Prix win for Clay Regazzoni.
  • Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Jackie Stewart and Pedro Rodríguez all led the race at some point; during the entire race, the lead changed 28 times.
  • First points for François Cevert.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "41st Italian Grand Prix". Motor Sport: 32. October 1970. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  2. ^ "Jochen Rindt". Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ "1970 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Italy 1970 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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