1970 Dutch Grand Prix

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Netherlands  1970 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 13 in the 1970 Formula One season
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Date June 21, 1970
Official name XVIII Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 377.370 km (234.487 mi)
Pole position
Driver Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
Time 1:18.5
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 1:19.23
Podium
First Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
Second United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford
Third Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari

The 1970 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Zandvoort on June 21, 1970. The race was won by Lotus-Ford driver Jochen Rindt in his new monocoque-chassis Type 72, which had only raced twice before (but in a different spec); and this came 3 years after the 72's predecessor; DFV-debutant Type 49 won in 1967 won first time out at exactly the same track with the late Jim Clark driving. The race however was marred by the fatal accident of British driver Piers Courage driving the Frank Williams-entered De Tomaso-Ford.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 80 1:50:43.41 1 9
2 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 80 + 30.00 2 6
3 25 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 3 4
4 26 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 23 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 79 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 16 United Kingdom John Surtees McLaren-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 12 United Kingdom John Miles Lotus-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 8  
8 24 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 78 + 2 Laps 13  
9 22 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 16  
10 1 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 77 + 3 Laps 7  
11 18 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 76 + 4 laps 12  
NC 15 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 71 Not Classified 20  
Ret 6 France François Cevert March-Ford 31 Engine 15  
Ret 3 Canada George Eaton BRM 26 Oil Leak 18  
Ret 2 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 23 Engine 5  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Piers Courage De Tomaso-Ford 22 Fatal Accident 9  
Ret 9 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 22 Engine 17  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 18 Accident 11  
Ret 32 United States Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 2 Engine 19  
Ret 8 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 1 Clutch 4  
DNQ 21 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 19 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford    
DNQ 31 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford    
DNQ 29 Switzerland Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford        
Courage's fatal accident (Warning: This photo in enlarged form may be disturbing for sensitive users.)

Notes[edit]

This was the first race for future-grand prix winners Clay Regazzoni and François Cevert.

Piers Courage was killed in a violent accident on lap 22, at Tunnel Oost, when his car's suspension was damaged after hitting a curb, and the car went straight up a grass embankment. It then somersaulted and exploded, and Courage had died instantly on impact. The flames were so intense, that trees surrounding the accident site, were lit up as a result. A similar accident occurred at the 1973 race, which had claimed the life of Roger Williamson.

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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