1969 Spanish Grand Prix
The Montjuïc Circuit (1966–1975)
|Date||May 4, 1969|
|Official name||XV Gran Premio de España|
|Location||Montjuïc circuit, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Course length||3.791 km (2.356 mi)|
|Distance||90 laps, 341.190 km (212.006 mi)|
|Weather||Sunny, mild, dry|
|Time||1:28.3 on lap 15|
The 1969 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Montjuïc circuit on May 4, 1969. It was race 2 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.
This is one of only two Grands Prix where the winner finished two laps ahead of the runner-up, the other occasion being the 1995 Australian Grand Prix. This was the last race of the high wing era in Formula One. Both works Lotus cars suffered massive accidents when their suspension-mounted wing supports failed. Despite the narrow confines of the Montjuïc circuit, drivers Jochen Rindt and Graham Hill both survived. Chris Amon inherited the lead after Rindt's crash. Establishing a thirty-second lead, the New Zealander seemed to be on his way to his first Grand Prix victory until his engine seized on lap 56. The lead was then gifted to Jackie Stewart, who then went on to win by a margin of two laps; one of his most dominant performances, on a circuit that would become synonymous with the danger and lack of professionalism he detested.
|2||6||Bruce McLaren||McLaren-Ford||88||+ 2 Laps||13||6|
|3||8||Jean-Pierre Beltoise||Matra-Ford||87||+ 3 Laps||12||4|
|4||5||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Ford||87||+ 3 Laps||8||3|
|5||14||John Surtees||BRM||84||+ 6 Laps||9||2|
|6||4||Jacky Ickx||Brabham-Ford||83||+ 7 Laps||7||1|
|Ret||10||Jo Siffert||Lotus-Ford||30||Oil Leak||6|
|Ret||12||Jackie Oliver||BRM||1||Oil Pipe||10|
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Life Is All About Timing? Chris Amon and the Ferrari 312B…". Primotipo... Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "1969 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
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