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1970 Tasman Series
Champion
New Zealand Graeme Lawrence
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The 1970 Tasman Series was the seventh in the Tasman Series, beginning on 3 January and ending on 22 February after seven races. The series was won by Graeme Lawrence of New Zealand, driving the Ferrari 246T[1] that fellow New Zealander Chris Amon raced to win the 1969 series.

It was a transitional year, the first year not involving the European Formula One teams which had given the Tasman Series its distinctive style. It was also the first year that stock production engines of up to five litres cubic capacity were allowed, in short, Formula 5000. Entries arrived from both Europe and the United States, although not of the same quality of the earlier Tasman Formula era. Traditional 2.5 litre Tasman cars, like Lawrence's Ferrari, continued to race along with the 1.6 litre cars that filled much of the lower end of the grids during the Tasman era.

Contents

ResultsEdit

RacesEdit

Additional information sourced from:[2]

Round Name Circuit Date Winning driver Winning car Winning team Report
New
Zealand
1 Levin International Levin 3 January   Graeme Lawrence Ferrari 246T Report
2 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 10 January   Frank Matich McLaren M10A Chevrolet Rothmans Team Matich Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 17 January   Frank Matich McLaren M10A Chevrolet Rothmans Team Matich Report
4 Teretonga International Teretonga 24 January   Graham McRae McLaren M10A Chevrolet Report
Australia 5 Surfers Paradise 100 Surfers Paradise 8 February   Graham McRae McLaren M10A Chevrolet Report
6 Warwick Farm 100 Warwick Farm 15 February   Kevin Bartlett Mildren Mono Waggott Alec Mildren Racing Report
7 Sandown Park Cup Sandown 22 February   Neil Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet Report

StandingsEdit

All scores from points-scoring races were counted

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver LEV PUK WIG TER SUR WAR SAN Pts
1   Graeme Lawrence 1 3 Ret 4 3 3 2 30
2   Frank Matich 3 1 1 4 Ret Ret 25
3   Kevin Bartlett Ret 5 Ret 5 2 1 Ret 19
=   Max Stewart 2 9 3 Ret 9 2 4 19
5   Graham McRae DNS Ret Ret 1 1 Ret Ret 18
6   Ron Grable DNS 4 2 2 5 Ret Ret 17
7   Neil Allen ?? 8 Ret 4 1 12
8   Mike Goth 4 7 5 3 8 6 Ret 10
9   Ulf Norinder 6 6 Ret Ret 6 8 3 7
10   Derek Bell 9 2 Ret DNS 6
11   Bill Simpson Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3
12   Dennis Marwood 5 Ret Ret Ret 2
=   John Harvey 5 Ret 2
=   Alfredo Costanzo Ret 5 2
15   Derrick Williams 10 10 9 6 10 ?? Ret 1
=   Mike Campbell Ret Ret 6 DNS Ret 10 Ret 1
=   Tony Stewart 6 1
Pos Driver LEV PUK WIG TER SUR WAR SAN Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

KeyEdit

Abbreviation Circuit
LEV Levin
PUK Pukekohe
SAN Sandown
SUR Surfers Paradise
TER Teretonga
WAR Warwick Farm
WIG Wigram

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "sergent.com.au - Contains Tasman Series information". Archived from the original on 9 March 2000. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  2. ^ Allen Brown. "Tasman Cup (F5000) races « Formula 5000 « OldRacingCars.com". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009.