1970 Australian Grand Prix

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Race details
Formula 5000 race
Warwick Farm Raceway.png
Date 22 November 1970
Official name XXXV Australian Grand Prix
Location Warwick Farm Raceway, Sydney, New South Wales
Course Permanent racing facility
3.621 km (2.25 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 162.945 km (101.25 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Australia Frank Matich McLaren-Repco-Holden
Time 1'23.9
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Frank Matich McLaren-Repco-Holden
Time 1'24.8
Podium
First Australia Frank Matich McLaren-Repco-Holden
Second Australia Niel Allen McLaren-Chevrolet
Third New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Ferrari

The 1970 Australian Grand Prix was a race held at Warwick Farm Raceway on 22 November 1970.

It was the thirty fifth running of the Australian Grand Prix. Frank Matich won his first AGP and started the race on pole and also drove the fastest race lap.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Qual Gap
1 10 Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10B / Repco-Holden 5.0L V8 1:23.9
2 4 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.4L V6 1:24.4 +0.5
3 1 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 59 / Waggott 2.0L I4 1:25.2 +1.3
4 2 Australia Niel Allen McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:25.5 +1.6
5 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Mildren / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:25.7 +1.8
6 6 Australia Max Stewart Mildren / Waggott 2.0L I4 1:25.9 +2.0
7 3 Australia David Walker Lotus 70 / Ford 5.0L V8 1:26.5 +2.6
8 8 Australia Keith Holland McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:27.1 +3.2
9 14 Australia John McCormack Elfin 600D / Repco 2.5L V8 1:27.9 +4.0
10 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin 600D / Repco 2.5L V8 1:28.4 +4.5
11 22 Australia Len Goodwin McLaren M4A / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 1:29.0 +5.1
12 9 Australia Bob Muir Mildren Mono / Waggott 2.0L I4 1:29.0 +5.1
13 7 Australia Col Green Brabham BT16 / Climax FPF 2.5L I4 1:30.7 +6.8
14 20 Australia Johnnie Walker Elfin 600B / Ford 1.6L I4 1:31.0 +7.1
15 23 Australia Ken Goodwin Rennmax / Ford 1.6L I4 1:31.2 +7.3
16 15 New Zealand Frank Radisich McLaren M10A / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 1:31.2 +7.3
17 18 Australia Clive Mills Elfin 600C / Ford 1.6L I4 1:31.4 +7.5
18 24 Australia Jack Bono Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.6L I4 1:32.4 +8.5
19 17 Australia Tony Stewart Elfin 600B / Ford 1.6L I4 1:34.1 +10.2
20 25 Australia Ian Fergusson Bowin P3A / Ford 1.6L I4 1:34.1 +10.2

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time Grid
1 10 Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10B / Repco-Holden 5.0L V8 45 1h 04m 37.6s 1
2 2 Australia Niel Allen McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 45 1h 04m 44.7s 4
3 4 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Ferrari 246T / Ferrari 2.4L V6 45 1h 04m 45.2s 2
4 1 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 59 / Waggott 2.0L I4 45 1h 04m 46.4s 3
5 3 Australia David Walker Lotus 70 / Ford 5.0L V8 43 7
6 22 Australia Len Goodwin McLaren M4A / Cosworth FVA 1.6L I4 43 11
7 20 Australia Johnnie Walker Elfin 600B / Ford 1.6L I4 42 14
8 17 Australia Tony Stewart Elfin 600B / Ford 1.6L I4 42 19
9 24 Australia Jack Bono Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.6L I4 42 18
10 6 Australia Max Stewart Mildren / Waggott 2.0L I4 42 6
11 25 Australia Ian Fergusson Bowin P3A / Ford 1.6L I4 41 20
12 15 New Zealand Frank Radisich McLaren M10A / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 38 16
13 7 Australia Col Green Brabham BT16 / Climax FPF 2.5L I4 32 13
Ret 23 Australia Ken Goodwin Rennmax / Ford 1.6L I4 39 fuel regulator 15
Ret 18 Australia Clive Mills Elfin 600C / Ford 1.6L I4 35 out of fuel 17
Ret 12 Australia Garrie Cooper Elfin 600B / Repco 2.5L V8 21 fuel pump 10
Ret 5 Australia Kevin Bartlett Mildren / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 21 electrics 5
Ret 9 Australia Bob Muir Mildren Mono / Waggott 2.0L I4 14 accident 12
Ret 8 Australia Keith Holland McLaren M10B / Chevrolet 5.0L V8 9 oil pump 8
DNS 14 Australia John McCormack Elfin 600D / Repco 2.5L V8 Engine (withdrawn) 9

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1970". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 346–352. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
Preceded by
1969 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1970
Succeeded by
1971 Australian Grand Prix