1970 Belgian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 13 in the 1970 Formula One season
Spa 1950.jpg
Date June 7, 1970
Official name XXIX Grand Prix de Belgique
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
14.100 km (8.761 mi)
Distance 28 laps, 394.800 km (245.317 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford
Time 3:28.0
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford
Time 3:27.4
Podium
First Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM
Second New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford
Third France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra

The 1970 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 7, 1970. It was the fourth round of the 1970 Formula One season.

March driver Chris Amon set the new lap record at this race, at a speed of 152 miles an hour. Race winner Pedro Rodríguez had set a 160 miles an hour lap in a sports car race the week before the Grand Prix. It was also Rodriguez's last victory in Formula One, and BRM's first victory since Jackie Stewart won the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix. This was the second Formula One win ever for a Mexican driver, and as of April 2014, the most recent.

This was the last Formula One race to be held on the original Spa circuit; a chicane was put at the extremely high speed Malmedy corner to slow the cars' entrance into the Masta straight. It was also the last Formula One race for Dunlop.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 28 1:38:09.9 6 9
2 10 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 28 + 1.1 3 6
3 25 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 28 + 1:43.7 11 4
4 28 Italy Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 28 + 2:38.5 8 3
5 19 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 28 + 3:31.8 7 2
6 26 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 27 Electrical 17 1
7 9 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 26 Fuel Pressure 10  
8 27 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 26 + 2 Laps 4  
NC 14 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 20 Not Classified 9  
Ret 18 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 19 Clutch 5  
Ret 23 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 19 Engine 16  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 14 Engine 1  
Ret 21 United Kingdom John Miles Lotus-Ford 13 Gearbox 13  
Ret 20 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 10 Engine 2  
Ret 2 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 7 Engine 14  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Piers Courage De Tomaso-Ford 4 Oil Pressure 12  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Bell Brabham-Ford 1 Gearbox 15  
DNS 22 Spain Alex Soler-Roig Lotus-Ford Completed insufficient laps in practice

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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