JOCHEN RINDT - LOTUS

F1 WORLD CHAMPION 1970





1970 F1 RACES

Formula 1 - 1970 Round 02 - Spain Grand Prix
FULL RACE 1 HOUR 13 MINS

                                                                                             
 




Formula 1 - 1970 Round 03 - Monaco Grand Prix
46 MINS






1970 Formula One season


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.



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

RndRaceCircuitDatePole positionFastest lapWinning driverConstructorTyreReport
1South Africa South African Grand PrixKyalamiMarch 7United Kingdom Jackie StewartAustralia Jack BrabhamAustralia Jack BrabhamUnited Kingdom Brabham-FordGReport
2Spain Spanish Grand PrixJaramaApril 19Australia Jack BrabhamAustralia Jack BrabhamUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom March-FordDReport
3Monaco Monaco Grand PrixMonacoMay 10United Kingdom Jackie StewartAustria Jochen RindtAustria Jochen RindtUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
4Belgium Belgian Grand PrixSpa-FrancorchampsJune 7United Kingdom Jackie StewartNew Zealand Chris AmonMexico Pedro RodríguezUnited Kingdom BRMDReport
5Netherlands Dutch Grand PrixZandvoortJune 21Austria Jochen RindtBelgium Jacky IckxAustria Jochen RindtUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
6France French Grand PrixCharadeJuly 5Belgium Jacky IckxAustralia Jack BrabhamAustria Jochen RindtUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
7United Kingdom British Grand PrixBrands HatchJuly 18Austria Jochen RindtAustralia Jack BrabhamAustria Jochen RindtUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
8West Germany German Grand PrixHockenheimringAugust 2Belgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxAustria Jochen RindtUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
9Austria Austrian Grand PrixÖsterreichringAugust 16Austria Jochen RindtBelgium Jacky Ickx
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
Belgium Jacky IckxItaly FerrariFReport
10Italy Italian Grand PrixMonzaSeptember 6Belgium Jacky IckxSwitzerland Clay RegazzoniSwitzerland Clay RegazzoniItaly FerrariFReport
11Canada Canadian Grand PrixMont-TremblantSeptember 20United Kingdom Jackie StewartSwitzerland Clay RegazzoniBelgium Jacky IckxItaly FerrariFReport
12United States United States Grand PrixWatkins GlenOctober 4Belgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxBrazil Emerson FittipaldiUnited Kingdom Lotus-FordFReport
13Mexico Mexican Grand PrixHermanos RodriguezOctober 25Switzerland Clay RegazzoniBelgium Jacky IckxBelgium Jacky IckxItaly FerrariFReport

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1970 FIA World Championship.

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyreDriverRounds
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing OrganisationMarch
Tyrrell
701
001
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8DUnited Kingdom Jackie StewartAll
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin1-3
France François Cevert5-13
France Equipe Matra ElfMatraMS120Matra MS12 3.0 V12GFrance Jean-Pierre BeltoiseAll
France Henri PescaroloAll
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor RacingMcLarenM14A
M7D
M14D
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Alfa Romeo T33 3.0 V8
GNew Zealand Bruce McLaren1-3
New Zealand Denny Hulme1-3, 6-13
Italy Andrea de Adamich2-3, 5-12
United Kingdom Peter Gethin5, 8-13
United States Dan Gurney5-7
Italy Nanni Galli10
United Kingdom Team SurteesMcLaren
Surtees
M7C
M7A
TS7
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited Kingdom John Surtees1-3, 5, 7-13
United Kingdom Derek Bell12
United States STP CorporationMarch701Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited States Mario Andretti1-2, 7-9
United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus
United Kingdom Garvey Team Lotus
United Kingdom World Wide Racing
Lotus49C
72A
72B
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FAustria Jochen Rindt1-10
United Kingdom John Miles1-10
Spain Alex Soler-Roig2, 4, 6
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi7-10, 12-13
Sweden Reine Wisell12-13
United Kingdom Rob Walker Racing Team
United Kingdom Brooke Bond Oxo Racing - Rob Walker
Lotus49C
72C
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited Kingdom Graham Hill1-8, 10-13
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd
United Kingdom Auto Motor und Sport
BrabhamBT33Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GAustralia Jack BrabhamAll
West Germany Rolf StommelenAll
United Kingdom March EngineeringMarch701Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FNew Zealand Chris AmonAll
Switzerland Jo SiffertAll
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACFerrari312BFerrari 001 3.0 F12FBelgium Jacky IckxAll
Italy Ignazio Giunti4, 6, 9-10
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni5, 7-13
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation
United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM
BRMP153
P139
BRM P142 3.0 V12DUnited Kingdom Jackie OliverAll
Mexico Pedro RodríguezAll
Canada George Eaton1-3, 5-7, 9-12
United Kingdom Peter Westbury12
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing CarsDe Tomaso505Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8DUnited Kingdom Piers Courage1-5
United Kingdom Brian Redman7-8
Australia Tim Schenken9-12
Rhodesia Team GunstonLotus
Brabham
49
BT26A
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8D


G

Rhodesia John Love1
South Africa Peter de Klerk1
South Africa Scuderia ScribanteLotus49CFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FSouth Africa Dave Charlton1
United Kingdom Antique Automobiles Racing Team
United Kingdom Colin Crabbe Racing
March701Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GSweden Ronnie Peterson3-8, 10-12
United Kingdom Tom Wheatcroft RacingBrabhamBT26AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GUnited Kingdom Derek Bell4
Switzerland Silvio Moser Racing TeamBellasiF1 70Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GSwitzerland Silvio Moser5-6, 8-10
United States Pete Lovely Volkswagen Inc.Lotus49BFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FUnited States Pete Lovely5-7, 12
West Germany Hubert HahneMarch701Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8FWest Germany Hubert Hahne8
Sweden Ecurie BonnierMcLarenM7CFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GSweden Joakim Bonnier10, 12
United States Gus HutchisonBrabhamBT26AFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8GUnited States Gus Hutchison12

1970 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos.DriverRSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.[1]
1Austria Jochen Rindt13Ret1Ret1111RetDNS


45
2Belgium Jacky IckxRetRetRet83RetRet21Ret14140
3Switzerland Clay Regazzoni



4
4Ret21213233
4New Zealand Denny Hulme2Ret4

433Ret4Ret7327
5United Kingdom Jackie Stewart31RetRet29RetRetRet2RetRetRet25
6Australia Jack Brabham1Ret2Ret1132Ret13RetRet10Ret25
7Mexico Pedro Rodríguez9Ret6110RetRetRet4Ret42623
8New Zealand Chris AmonRetRetRet2Ret25Ret8735423
9France Jean-Pierre Beltoise4RetRet3513RetRet638Ret516
10Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi





8415DNS
1Ret12
11West Germany Rolf StommelenRetRetDNQ5DNQ7DNS535Ret12Ret10
12France Henri Pescarolo7Ret3685Ret614Ret7898
13United Kingdom Graham Hill645RetNC106Ret
DNSNCRetRet7
14New Zealand Bruce McLarenRet2Ret









6
15Sweden Reine Wisell










3NC4
16United States Mario AndrettiRet3



RetRetRet



4
17Italy Ignazio Giunti


4
14

7Ret


3
18United Kingdom John SurteesRetRetRet
6
Ret9RetRet5Ret83
19United Kingdom John Miles5DNQDNQRet78RetRetRetDNS


2
20United Kingdom Jackie OliverRetRetRetRetRetRetRetRet5RetNCRet72
21France Johnny Servoz-GavinRet5DNQ









2
22France François Cevert



Ret1177Ret69RetRet1
23United Kingdom Peter Gethin



Ret

Ret10NC614Ret1
24United States Dan Gurney



Ret6Ret





1
25United Kingdom Derek Bell


Ret






6
1
Switzerland Jo Siffert10DNQ87RetRetRet89RetRet9Ret0
Sweden Ronnie Peterson

7NC9Ret9Ret
RetNC11
0
Italy Andrea de Adamich
DNQDNQ
DNQNCDNSDNQ128RetDNQ
0
Rhodesia John Love8











0
Canada George EatonRetDNQDNQ
Ret12Ret
11Ret10Ret
0
South Africa Peter de Klerk11











0
South Africa Dave Charlton12











0
United Kingdom Piers CourageRetDNSNCRetRet







0
Australia Tim Schenken







RetRetNCRet
0
United States Pete Lovely



DNQDNQNC



DNQ
0
Switzerland Silvio Moser



DNQDNQ
DNQRetDNQ


0
Sweden Jo Bonnier








DNQ
Ret
0
United States Gus Hutchison










Ret
0
Spain Alex Soler-Roig
DNQ
DNS
DNQ






0
United Kingdom Brian RedmanDNS




DNSDNQ




0
West Germany Hubert Hahne






DNQ




0
Italy Nanni Galli








DNQ


0
United Kingdom Peter Westbury










DNQ
0
Pos.DriverRSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.
Key
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

1970 Constructors Championship final standings

Points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six finishers at each round, however only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points. The best six results from the first seven rounds and the best five results from the last six rounds were retained.

Pos.ManufacturerRSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.[2]
1United Kingdom Lotus-Ford541Ret111115DNSNC1NC59
2Italy FerrariRetRetRet4314421114152 (55)
3United Kingdom March-Ford317222578235448
4United Kingdom Brabham-Ford1Ret251132535Ret10Ret35
5United Kingdom McLaren-Ford224
643310467335
6United Kingdom BRM9Ret611012RetRet4Ret42623
7France Matra4Ret3355Ret66378523
8United Kingdom Surtees-Ford





Ret9RetRet5683
United Kingdom McLaren-Alfa Romeo
DNQDNQ
DNQNCDNSDNQ128RetDNQ
0
Italy De Tomaso-FordRetDNSNCRetRet
DNSDNQRetRetNCRet
0
United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford









RetRetRet0
Switzerland Bellasi-Ford



DNQDNQ
DNQRetDNQ


0
Pos.ManufacturerRSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
AUT
Austria
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results

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

Race NameCircuitDateWinning driverConstructorReport
United Kingdom V Race of ChampionsBrands HatchMarch 22United Kingdom Jackie StewartUnited Kingdom March-CosworthReport
United Kingdom XXII BRDC International TrophySilverstoneApril 26New Zealand Chris AmonUnited Kingdom March-CosworthReport
United Kingdom XVII International Gold CupOulton ParkAugust 22United Kingdom John SurteesUnited Kingdom Surtees-CosworthReport

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Only the best 6 results from the first 7 rounds and the best 5 results from the last 6 rounds counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.















Formula 1 - 1971 Round 03 - Monaco Grand Prix 1 H 3 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1971 Round 07 Germany Grand Prix Highlights  37 MINS 



Formula 1 - 1972 Round 07 - Britain Grand Prix 1 H 33 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1972 Round 08 - German Grand Prix Highlights
Formula 1 - 1972 Round 09 - Austrian Grand Prix Highlights
Formula 1 - 1972 Round 10 - Italian Grand Prix Highlights



Formula 1 - 1973 Round 09 - British Grand Prix Highlights  50 MINS
Formula 1 - 1973 Round 11 - Germany Grand Prix  2 H 29 MINS FULL RACE



Formula 1 - 1974 Season - Raund 10 British Grand Prix (Brands Hatch) Highlights (ESPN Classic)



Formula 1 - 1975 Round 05 - Monaco Grand Prix 1 H 29 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1975 Round 10 - British Grand Prix      Highlights 25 MINS
Formula 1 - 1975 Round 11 - Germany Grand Prix HIGHLIGHTS 44 MINS



Formula 1 - 1976 Round 08 - France Grand Prix 2 H 9 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1976 Round 11 - Austria Grand Prix 1 H 39 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1976 Round 13 - Italy Grand Prix 1 H 50 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1976 Round 15 - USA Grand Prix Highlights
Formula 1 - 1976 Round 16 - Japan Grand Prix 2 H 20 MINS FULL RACE



Formula 1 - 1977 Round 02 - Brazil Grand Prix   1H 59 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1977 Round 03 - South Africa Grand Prix  HIGHLIGHTS
Formula 1   1977 Round 04    USA Grand_Prix  2 H 1 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1977 Round 05 - Spain Grand Prix  1 H 52 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1977 Round 10 - Britain Grand Prix     HIGHLIGHTS
Formula 1 - 1977 Round 11 - Germany Grand Prix  1 H 52 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1977 Round 13 - Holland Grand Prix 2 H 2 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1977 Round 17 - Japan Grand Prix  1 H 40 MINS FULL RACE



Formula 1 - 1978 Round 01 - Argentina Grand Prix 1 H 57 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 02 - Brasil Grand Prix 2 HRS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 03 - South Africa Grand Prix 1 43 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 04 - USA West Grand Prix 1 H 56 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 05 - Monaco Grand Prix 2 H 21 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 06 - Belgium Grand Prix 1 H 56 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 07 - Spain Grand Prix 1H 53 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 08 - Sweden Grand Prix 1 H 46 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 09 - France Grand Prix 1 H 50 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 10 - Britain Grand Prix 2 H 2 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 11 - Germany Grand Prix 2 H 8 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 12 - Austria Grand Prix 3H 4 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 13 - Holland Grand Prix 2 H 2 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 14 - Italy Grand Prix 3 H 42 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 15 - USA East Grand Prix 1 H 3 MINS FULL RACE
Formula 1 - 1978 Round 16 - Canada Grand Prix Highlights Commentary by Murray Walker


   
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