1970 World Sportscar Championship season

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1970 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1970 World Sportscar Championship season was the 18th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1970 International Championship for Makes [1] and the 1970 International Cup for GT Cars,[1] which were contested concurrently from 31 January to 11 October over a ten race series. The International Championship for Makes, which was open to Group 6 Sports-Prototypes, Group 5 Sports Cars and Group 4 Special GT Cars,[2] was won by German manufacturer Porsche. The International Cup for GT Cars was also won by Porsche.

Schedule[edit]

Porsche won the 1970 International Championship for Makes with its 917 (pictured) and 908/3 models
Ferrari placed second with the 512S
Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 United States 24 Hours of Daytona Daytona International Speedway 31 January
1 February
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 21 March
3 United Kingdom BOAC 1000km Brands Hatch 12 April
4 Italy 1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 25 April
5 Italy Targa Florio Circuito delle Madonie 3 May
6 Belgium 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 17 May
7 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 31 May
8 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 15 June
16 June
9 United States Watkins Glen 6 Hours Watkins Glen International 11 July
10 Austria Austrian 1000km Österreichring 11 October

† - The BOAC 1000km was open to Group 6 Sports-Prototypes and Group 5 Sports Cars only. GT Cars did not participate.

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Porsche won the 1970 International Cup for GT Cars with its 911 (pictured) and 914/6 models
Rnd Circuit Sportscar Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
Sportscar Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United Kingdom #2 John Wyer Automotive United States #7 Owens Corning Racing Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
Finland Leo Kinnunen
United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Jerry Thompson
United States John Mahler
2 Sebring Italy #21 SpA Ferrari SEFAC United States #1 Troy Promotions Results
Italy Ignazio Giunti
Italy Nino Vaccarella
United States Mario Andretti
United States Tony DeLorenzo
United States Dick Lang
3 Brands Hatch United Kingdom #10 John Wyer Automotive None Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
Finland Leo Kinnunen
4 Monza United Kingdom #7 John Wyer Automotive Italy #87 Brescia Corse Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
Finland Leo Kinnunen
Italy Giuseppe Schenetti
Italy Sergio Zerbini
5 Targa Florio United Kingdom #12 John Wyer Automotive Italy #174 HF Squadra Corse Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Italy Sandro Munari
Italy Claudio Maglioli
6 Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom #24 John Wyer Automotive Switzerland #59 Bernard Cheneviére Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Switzerland Bernard Cheneviére
Switzerland Claude Haldi
7 Nürburgring Austria #22 Porsche Salzburg Germany #79 Dieter Fröhlich Results
United Kingdom Vic Elford
Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr.
Germany Dieter Fröhlich
Finland Pauli Toivonen
8 La Sarthe Austria #23 Porsche Salzburg France #40 Etablissement Sonauto Results
Germany Hans Herrmann
United Kingdom Richard Attwood
France Claude Ballot-Léna
France Guy Chasseuil
9 Watkins Glen United Kingdom #2 John Wyer Automotive United States #5 Bob Grossman Results
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
Finland Leo Kinnunen
United States Bob Grossman
United States Don Yenko
10 Österreichring United Kingdom #23 John Wyer Automotive Germany #51 Peter-Ernst Strähle Results
Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Germany Günter Steckkönig
Germany Ferfried von Hohenzollern

International Championship for Makes[edit]

Points were awarded for the first six places in each race on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis.[3] Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest placed car [4] with no points awarded for positions filled by other cars from the same manufacturer.

No points were awarded for positions filled by cars other than Group 6 Sports-Prototypes, Group 5 Sports Cars and Group 4 Special GT Cars.

Out of the ten rounds in the championship, only the best seven results counted towards the points total for each manufacturer.[3] Discarded points are shown within brackets in the following table.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 [1] Germany Porsche [1] 9 (6) 9 9 9 9 9 9 (9) (9) 63
2 [1] Italy Ferrari [1] 4 9 (2) 6 4 6 4 (3) 4 37
3 [1] Italy Alfa Romeo [1] 4 6 10
4 [1] France Matra-Simca [1] 2 2 4
5 [1] United States Chevrolet [1] 1 1 2

International Cup for GT Cars[edit]

Points were awarded for the first six places in the GT category at each race on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for positions filled by other cars from the same manufacturer.

Only the best seven results were retained towards the championship total of each manufacturer. Discarded points are shown within brackets in the following table.

The Grand Touring Car category did not participate in Round 3 at Brands Hatch.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 [1] Germany Porsche [1] (3) 4 9 9 9 6 9 9 55
2 [1] United States Chevrolet [1] 9 9 9 27
3 [1] Italy Lancia [1] 9 9
4 [1] France Alpine [1] 1 3 4
4 [1] United Kingdom Lotus [1] 4 4
5 [1] United Kingdom BLMC [1] 1 1

The Cars[edit]

The following models contributed towards the net point scores of their respective manufacturers.

International Championship for Makes

International Cup for GT Cars

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x 1974 FIA Yearbook, Grey Section, Previous FIA Championship Winners, pages 124-125
  2. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide To International Motor Racing, 1995, page 259
  3. ^ a b Anthony Prichard, The Motor Racing Year No2, 1971, page 214
  4. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide To International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260

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