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The 1970 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the Fourth AA Grand Prix of South Africa (Afrikaans: Vierde AA Suid-Afrikaanse Grand Prix[1]), was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami Circuit on 7 March 1970. It was race 1 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was also the last Formula One victory for triple world champion Jack Brabham.[2][citation needed]

1970 South African Grand Prix
The Kyalami Circuit (1967–1985)
The Kyalami Circuit (1967–1985)
Race details
Date 7 March 1970
Official name Fourth AA Grand Prix of South Africa
Location Kyalami, Midrand, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.104 km (2.550 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 328.320 km (204.009 mi)
Weather Very hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver March-Ford
Time 1:19.3
Fastest lap
Drivers United Kingdom John Surtees (lap 6) McLaren-Ford
Fastest lap Australia Jack Brabham (lap 71) Brabham-Ford
Time 1:20.8
Podium
First Brabham-Ford
Second McLaren-Ford
Third March-Ford

Two times World Champion and five times Monaco Grand Prix winner Graham Hill, driving a Lotus 49C for Rob Walker, made his return to racing after a life-threatening crash in the 1969 United States Grand Prix.[2] Despite extensive knee surgery that left Hill with minimal mobility, he finished sixth. Hill rated this achievement as among his finest. After the race, he could not get out of the car by himself and had to be lifted out.[citation needed]

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 80 1:49:34.6 3 9
2 6   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 8.1 6 6
3 1   Jackie Stewart March-Ford 80 + 17.1 1 4
4 3   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 80 + 1:13.1 8 3
5 10   John Miles Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 14 2
6 11   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 19 1
7 4   Henri Pescarolo Matra 78 + 2 Laps 18  
8 23   John Love Lotus-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 22  
9 20   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 76 + 4 Laps 16  
10 16   Jo Siffert March-Ford 75 + 5 Laps 9  
11 24   Peter de Klerk Brabham-Ford 75 + 5 Laps 21  
12 25   Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 73 Engine 13  
13 9   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 72 Engine 4  
Ret 17   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 60 Engine 5  
Ret 7   John Surtees McLaren-Ford 60 Engine 7  
Ret 21   George Eaton BRM 58 Engine 23  
Ret 2   Johnny Servoz-Gavin March-Ford 57 Engine 17  
Ret 5   Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 39 Engine 10  
Ret 22   Piers Courage De Tomaso-Ford 39 Accident 20  
Ret 8   Mario Andretti March-Ford 26 Overheating 11  
Ret 14   Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 23 Engine 15  
Ret 19   Jackie Oliver BRM 22 Gearbox 12  
Ret 15   Chris Amon March-Ford 14 Overheating 2  
DNS 11   Brian Redman Lotus-Ford Car raced by Graham Hill
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1970 Formula One Programmes: South Africa". Motor Racing Programme Covers. The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The Grand Prix of South Africa". Motor Sport: 30. April 1970.
  3. ^ "1970 South African Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "South Africa 1970 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

External linksEdit


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