1970 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 6 of 13 in the 1970 Formula One season
The Charade Circuit (1958-1988)
The Charade Circuit (1958-1988)
Date July 5, 1970
Official name LVI Grand Prix de France
Location Charade Circuit, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
Course Permanent racing facility
8.055 km (5.005 mi)
Distance 38 laps, 306.090 km (190.196 mi)
Weather Overcast
Pole position
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 2:58.22
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford
Time 3:00.75
Podium
First Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
Second New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford
Third Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford

The 1970 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Charade Circuit on July 5, 1970. It was the 6th race of the 1970 Formula One season.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 38 1:55:57.0 6 9
2 14 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 38 + 7.61 3 6
3 23 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 38 + 44.83 5 4
4 19 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 38 + 45.66 7 3
5 20 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 38 + 1:19.42 8 2
6 32 United States Dan Gurney McLaren-Ford 38 + 1:19.65 17 1
7 22 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 38 + 2:20.16 14  
8 7 United Kingdom John Miles Lotus-Ford 38 + 2:47.17 18  
9 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 38 + 3:09.61 4  
10 8 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 37 + 1 Lap 20  
11 2 France François Cevert March-Ford 37 +1 Lap 13  
12 4 Canada George Eaton BRM 36 + 2 Laps 19  
13 21 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 35 Out of Fuel 2  
14 11 Italy Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 35 + 3 Laps 11  
NC 16 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 29 Not Classified 15  
Ret 12 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 23 Accident 16  
Ret 18 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 17 Differential 9  
Ret 10 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 16 Engine 1  
Ret 3 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 6 Gearbox 10  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 5 Engine 12  
DNQ 24 Switzerland Silvio Moser Bellasi-Ford    
DNQ 9 Spain Alex Soler-Roig Lotus-Ford    
DNQ 25 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Ford        

Notes[edit]

  • This was the last F1 race to held on public roads with no Armco lined around the circuit. When F1 returned to the Charade circuit in 1972, Armco had already been installed there.

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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