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1970 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1970 Formula One season included the 21st FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on March 7, 1970, and ended on October 25 after thirteen races. This is the only season to date in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously.

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Season summary

For 1970 following the agreement with Simca, Tyrrell were asked by Matra to use their V12 rather than the Cosworth. Stewart tested the Matra V12 and found it inferior to the DFV. As a large part of the Tyrrell budget was provided by Ford, and another significant element came from French state-owned petroleum company Elf, which had an agreement with Renault that precluded supporting a Simca partner, Ken Tyrrell had little alternative (due to clashing sponsorship deals) but to buy March 701 chassis as interim solution while developing his own car in secret; the first Tyrrell bore much resemblance to the MS80.

The new wedge-shaped Lotus 72 was a very innovative car featuring torsion bar suspension, hip-mounted radiators, inboard front brakes and an overhanging rear wing. The 72 originally had suspension problems, but when anti-dive and anti-squat were designed out of the suspension the car quickly showed is superiority and Lotus' new leader, the Austrian Jochen Rindt, dominated the championship until he was killed at Monza when a brake shaft broke. He took the 1970 title posthumously for Lotus. Jacky Ickx won the Austrian, Canadian and Mexican Grands Prix to come second in the drivers' championship, having re-joined Ferrari from Brabham. Had he won the United States Grand Prix instead of Brazilian up-riser Emerson Fittipaldi, Ickx would have been crowned champion.

1970 saw the introduction of slick tyres by Goodyear.

Triple champion Jack Brabham retired at the end of the year.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix March 7 Kyalami Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
2 Spain Spanish Grand Prix April 19 Jarama United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom March-Ford Report
3 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 10 Monaco Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
4 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 7 Spa-Francorchamps Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom BRM Report
5 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix June 21 Zandvoort Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
6 France French Grand Prix July 5 Charade Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
7 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 18 Brands Hatch Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
8 Germany German Grand Prix August 2 Hockenheimring Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
9 Austria Austrian Grand Prix August 16 Österreichring Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari Report
10 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 6 Monza Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari Report
11 Canada Canadian Grand Prix September 20 Mont-Tremblant Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari Report
12 United States United States Grand Prix October 4 Watkins Glen Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
13 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix October 25 Hermanos Rodriguez Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari Report

1970 Constructors Championship final standings

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points[1] Wins Podiums Poles
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 49C
72
72B
72C
Ford Cosworth DFV 59 6 7 3
2 Italy Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 52 (55) 4 9 5
3 United Kingdom March-Ford 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 48 1 8 3
4 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV 35 1 5 1
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford M14A Ford Cosworth DFV 35 5
6 France Matra MS120 Matra MS12 23 3
7 United Kingdom BRM P139
P153
BRM P142 23 1 2
8 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford TS7 Ford Cosworth DFV 3
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Alfa Romeo M7D
M14D
Alfa Romeo T33
10 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 1
11 Switzerland Bellasi-Ford F1 Ford Cosworth DFV
12 Italy De Tomaso-Ford 505/38 Ford Cosworth DFV

1970 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.[2]
1 Austria Jochen Rindt 13 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 Ret DNS 45
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ret Ret Ret 8 3 Ret Ret 2 1 Ret 1 4 1 40
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 4 4 Ret 2 1 2 13 2 33
4 New Zealand Denny Hulme 2 Ret 4 4 3 3 Ret 4 Ret 7 3 27
5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 3 1 Ret Ret 2 9 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 25
6 Australia Jack Brabham 1 Ret 2 Ret 11 3 2 Ret 13 Ret Ret 10 Ret 25
7 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 9 WD 6 1 10 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 2 6 23
8 New Zealand Chris Amon Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 5 Ret 8 7 3 5 4 23
9 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 4 Ret Ret 3 5 13 Ret Ret 6 3 8 Ret 5 16
10 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 8 4 15 WD 1 Ret 12
11 Germany Rolf Stommelen Ret Ret DNQ 5 DNQ 7 5 3 5 Ret 12 Ret 10
12 France Henri Pescarolo 7 Ret 3 6 8 5 Ret 6 14 Ret 7 8 9 8
13 United Kingdom Graham Hill 6 4 5 Ret NC 10 6 Ret WD NC Ret Ret 7
14 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Ret 2 Ret 6
15 Sweden Reine Wisell 3 NC 4
16 United States Mario Andretti Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4
17 Italy Ignazio Giunti 4 14 7 Ret 3
18 United Kingdom John Surtees Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 3
19 United Kingdom John Miles 5 DNQ DNQ Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret WD 2
20 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret NC Ret 7 2
21 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin Ret 5 DNQ 2
22 France François Cevert Ret 11 7 7 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret 1
23 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Ret Ret 10 NC 6 14 Ret 1
24 United States Dan Gurney Ret 6 Ret 1
25 United Kingdom Derek Bell Ret 6 1
26 Switzerland Jo Siffert 10 DNQ 8 7 Ret Ret Ret 8 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
27 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 7 NC 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret NC 11 0
28 Italy Andrea de Adamich DNQ DNQ DNQ NC Ret DNQ 12 8 Ret DNQ 0
29 Rhodesia John Love 8 0
30 Canada George Eaton Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 10 Ret 0
31 South Africa Peter de Klerk 11 0
32 South Africa Dave Charlton 12 0
United Kingdom Piers Courage Ret DNS NC Ret Ret 0
Australia Tim Schenken Ret Ret NC Ret 0
United States Pete Lovely DNQ DNQ NC DNQ 0
Switzerland Silvio Moser DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 0
Sweden Jo Bonnier DNQ Ret 0
United States Gus Hutchison Ret 0
Spain Alex Soler-Roig DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Brian Redman DNQ 0
Germany Hubert Hahne DNQ 0
Italy Nanni Galli DNQ 0
United Kingdom Peter Westbury DNQ 0
Pos. Driver RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races held in 1970, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
United Kingdom V Race of Champions Brands Hatch March 22 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom March-Cosworth Report
United Kingdom XXII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone April 26 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom March-Cosworth Report
United Kingdom XVII International Gold Cup Oulton Park August 22 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Surtees-Cosworth Report

Notes

  1. ^ Constructors' points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race however only the best placed car from each constructor was eligible to score points. The best 6 results from the first 7 races and the best 5 results from the last 6 races were counted. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  2. ^ Drivers' points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race. The best 6 results from the first 7 races and the best 5 results from the last 6 races were counted however this rule did not effect any driver's points tally in the 1970 championship.

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Simple English

The 1970 Formula One season crowned as champion Jochen Rindt.

Season review

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 South African Grand Prix March 7 Kyalami Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford Report
2 Spanish Grand Prix April 19 Jarama Jackie Stewart March-Ford Report
3 Monaco Grand Prix May 10 Monaco Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
4 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix June 7 Spa-Francorchamps Pedro Rodríguez BRM Report
5 Dutch Grand Prix June 21 Zandvoort Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
6 French Grand Prix July 5 Charade Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
7 British Grand Prix July 18 Brands Hatch Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
8 German Grand Prix August 2 Hockenheimring Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
9 Austrian Grand Prix August 16 Österreichring File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx Ferrari Report
10 Italian Grand Prix September 6 Monza Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Report
11 Canadian Grand Prix September 20 Mont-Tremblant File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx Ferrari Report
12 United States Grand Prix October 4 Watkins Glen Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
13 Mexican Grand Prix October 25 Hermanos Rodriguez File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx Ferrari Report

1970 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
MEX
Pts.
1 Jochen Rindt 13 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 Ret DNS 45
2 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jacky Ickx Ret Ret Ret 8 3 Ret Ret 2 1 Ret 1 4 1 40
3 Clay Regazzoni 4 4 Ret 2 1 2 13 2 33
4 Denny Hulme 2 Ret 4 4 3 3 Ret 4 Ret 7 3 27
5 Jackie Stewart 3 1 Ret Ret 2 9 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 25
6 Jack Brabham 1 Ret 2 Ret 11 3 2 Ret 13 Ret Ret 10 Ret 25
7 Pedro Rodríguez 9 WD 6 1 10 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 2 6 23
8 Chris Amon Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 5 Ret 8 7 3 5 4 23
9 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 4 Ret Ret 3 5 13 Ret Ret 6 3 8 Ret 5 16
10 Emerson Fittipaldi 8 4 15 WD 1 Ret 12
11 Rolf Stommelen Ret Ret DNQ 5 DNQ 7 5 3 5 Ret 12 Ret 10
12 Henri Pescarolo 7 Ret 3 6 8 5 Ret 6 14 Ret 7 8 9 8
13 Graham Hill 6 4 5 Ret NC 10 6 Ret WD NC Ret Ret 7
14 Bruce McLaren Ret 2 Ret 6
15 Reine Wisell 3 NC 4
16 Mario Andretti Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 4
17 Ignazio Giunti 4 14 7 Ret 3
18 John Surtees Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 3
19 John Miles 5 DNQ DNQ Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret WD 2
20 Jackie Oliver Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret NC Ret 7 2
21 Johnny Servoz-Gavin Ret 5 DNQ 2
22 François Cevert Ret 11 7 7 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret 1
23 Peter Gethin Ret Ret 10 NC 6 14 Ret 1
24 Dan Gurney Ret 6 Ret 1
25 Derek Bell Ret 6 1
26 Jo Siffert 10 DNQ 8 7 Ret Ret Ret 8 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
27 Ronnie Peterson 7 NC 9 Ret 9 Ret Ret NC 11 0
28 Andrea de Adamich DNQ DNQ DNQ NC Ret DNQ 12 8 Ret DNQ 0
29 John Love 8 0
30 George Eaton Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 10 Ret 0
31 Peter de Klerk 11 0
32 Dave Charlton 12 0
Piers Courage Ret DNS NC Ret Ret 0
Tim Schenken Ret Ret NC Ret 0
Pete Lovely DNQ DNQ NC DNQ 0
Silvio Moser DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 0
Jo Bonnier DNQ Ret 0
Gus Hutchison Ret 0
Alex Soler-Roig DNQ DNQ 0
Brian Redman DNQ 0
Hubert Hahne DNQ 0
Nanni Galli DNQ 0
Peter Westbury DNQ 0
Pos. Driver RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
MEX
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)







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