1970 Spanish Grand Prix
The 1970 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Jarama circuit on 19 April 1970. It was race 2 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.
|1970 Spanish Grand Prix|
Jarama Permanent Circuit (1967-1990)
|Date||19 April 1970|
|Official name||XVI Gran Premio de España|
|Location||Circuito Permanente del Jarama, Madrid, Spain|
|Course length||3.404 km (2.115 mi)|
|Distance||90 laps, 306.360 km (190.363 mi)|
|Weather||Very hot, Dry|
|Time||1:24.3 on lap 19|
Prior to the race, the organisers of the Grand Prix sparked anger amongst the members of FOCA when they limited the number of starters to only sixteen. To add to the chaos, none of the laps set on Friday were counted towards qualifying. On the morning before the race, the matter seemed resolved and the organisers initially reversed their decision, and those who failed to qualify looked as if they would be allowed to start. The Commission Sportive Internationale then stepped in and forced the Spanish organisers to revert to the original limit of sixteen starters, and the cars that failed to qualify were wheeled off the grid.
The race was won by defending world champion Jackie Stewart, driving a March 701. American driver Mario Andretti took his first Formula One podium in third place. The race was marred by a serious accident involving Jackie Oliver and Jacky Ickx. Both their cars burst into flames, and Ickx was slightly burned after his race overalls became soaked in burning fuel. He recovered sufficiently to be able to compete in the next race, however, at Monaco. Bruce McLaren scored his last podium, points and race finish.
|2||11||Bruce McLaren||McLaren-Ford||89||+ 1 Lap||11||6|
|3||18||Mario Andretti||March-Ford||89||+ 1 Lap||16||4|
|4||6||Graham Hill||Lotus-Ford||89||+ 1 Lap||15||3|
|5||16||Johnny Servoz-Gavin||March-Ford||88||+ 2 Laps||14||2|
|DNS||12||Piers Courage||De Tomaso-Ford||0||Practice Accident||13|
|DNQ||20||Andrea de Adamich||McLaren-Alfa Romeo|
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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