1970 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 13 in the 1970 Formula One season
Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit 1960-1975.png
Date 18 July 1970
Official name XXIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Brands Hatch, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.265 km (2.650 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 341.200 km (212.012 mi)
Pole position
Driver Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
Time 1:24.8
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford
Time 1:25.9
Podium
First Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
Second Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford
Third New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford

The 1970 British Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 18 July 1970. It was the seventh race of the 1970 Formula One season.

Jack Brabham had a substantial lead in this race, however his car ran out of fuel literally at the last bend and Jochen Rindt went on to win the race.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 80 1:57:02.0 1 9
2 17 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 80 + 32.9 2 6
3 9 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 54.4 5 4
4 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 80 + 54.8 6 3
5 16 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 17 2
6 14 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 22 1
7 2 France François Cevert March-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 14  
8 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 21  
9 27 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 72 + 8 Laps 13  
NC 29 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford 69 Not Classified 23  
Ret 32 United States Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 60 Oil Pressure 11  
Ret 22 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 58 Accident 15  
Ret 23 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 54 Engine 4  
Ret 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 52 Clutch 8  
Ret 20 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 51 Oil Pressure 19  
Ret 8 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 41 Accident 12  
Ret 7 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 24 Wheel 10  
Ret 26 United States Mario Andretti March-Ford 21 Suspension 9  
Ret 15 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 19 Suspension 20  
Ret 6 United Kingdom John Miles Lotus-Ford 15 Engine 7  
Ret 24 Canada George Eaton BRM 10 Oil Pressure 16  
Ret 3 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 6 Transmission 3  
DNS 11 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo Fuel Leak 18  
DNS 18 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford
DNS 25 United Kingdom Brian Redman De Tomaso-Ford

Notes[edit]

  • Rindt was initially disqualified but within minutes reinstated
  • This was Dan Gurney's last race.
  • Last podium and last points finish for Jack Brabham.

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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