1969 Madrid Grand Prix

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Spain  1969 Madrid Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1969 Formula One season
Date 13 April 1969
Official name III Gran Premio de Madrid
Location Circuito Permanente del Jarama, Madrid
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 136.6 km (84.6 mi)
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Chevrolet
Time 1:31.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Chevrolet
Time 1:30.9
Podium
First Lola-Chevrolet
Second McLaren-Chevrolet
Third BRM

The 1969 Madrid Grand Prix was a Formula One non-championship race held at Jarama, Madrid on 13 April 1969, run over 40 laps of the circuit. The field only included two Formula One cars however, the remainder being Formula 5000 and Formula Two cars.

The entrants included Max Mosley, later to become president of the FIA, who drove a Formula Two Lotus.

The fastest combination in the event was clearly Peter Gethin in his F5000 McLaren-Chevrolet, but after an engine failure on the last lap, it was left to Keith Holland to take the victory, with the rest of the field at least a lap down. Contemporary reports listed Tony Dean (BRM P261) as finishing second having completed 39 out of 40 laps. However, Gethin broke down on lap 40 and some later reports classify him as second.[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Note: a blue background indicates a Formula 5000 entrant and a pink background indicates a Formula Two entrant.

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 53 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Chevrolet 1:31.9
2 52 United Kingdom Keith Holland Lola-Chevrolet 1:35.2 +3.3
3 12 United Kingdom Tony Dean BRM 1:35.8 +3.9
4 16 United Kingdom Max Mosley Lotus-Ford 1:38.3 +6.4
5 54 United Kingdom Robert Lamplough Lotus-Ford 1:39.0 +7.1
6 14 United Kingdom Neil Corner Cooper-Maserati 1:41.1 +9.2
7 55 United Kingdom Jock Russell Lotus-Ford 1:42.4 +10.5
8 11 New Zealand Bill Stone Brabham-Lotus No time
DNA 15 New Zealand Graham McRae Brabham-Ford
DNA 51 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lola-Chevrolet

Classification[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired
1 52 United Kingdom Keith Holland Alan Fraser Racing Team Lola-Chevrolet 40 1.03:29.8
2 53 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Church Farm Racing Team McLaren-Chevrolet 39 Engine ‡
3 12 United Kingdom Tony Dean A. G. Dean BRM 39 + 1 lap
4 55 United Kingdom Jock Russell Jock Russell Lotus-Ford 38 + 2 laps
5 14 United Kingdom Neil Corner Antiques Automobiles Racing Cooper-Maserati 38 + 2 laps
6 11 New Zealand Bill Stone Jack Smith Brabham-Lotus 36 Retired
Ret 16 United Kingdom Max Mosley Len Street (Engineering) Lotus-Ford 14 Injector trumpet
Ret 54 United Kingdom Robert Lamplough Robert Lamplough Lotus-Ford 0 Engine
  • The fastest lap for a Formula One car during the race was 1:34.2 by Tony Dean.
  • ‡Contemporary reports listed Dean as finishing second.[1]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Jenkinson, Denis (May 1969). "Madrid G.P". Motor Sport magazine archive. p. 23. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
Sources


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