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The 1970 Canadian Grand Prix was held on September 20, at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant, about an hour north of Montreal. Jacky Ickx led home Clay Regazzoni in a Ferrari 1-2, with Chris Amon finishing third in his March-Ford. But the story of the day was Jackie Stewart taking pole position in the brand-new Tyrrell 001, then absolutely dominating the race until the car broke on lap 32.


BackgroundEdit

The Formula One circus regrouped at Mont Tremblant less than two weeks after the shocking death of Jochen Rindt, the third and most notable loss of the season. For many, the lure of lucrative races in North America was balanced against a desire for the season to be over, so that they could rest and try to heal from their enormous losses.

  • De Tomaso: Another team that was still suffering from a loss, that of Piers Courage at Zandvoort. So when Alejandro De Tomaso announced that the marque would withdraw from auto racing after the United States Grand Prix, few were surprised. Team owner Frank Williams was already in discussions with March about 1971.
  • Ferrari: The Scuderia felt that they had the best cars, and a realistic chance of taking both the drivers and constructors titles away from Lotus. To focus their efforts, they pared back the entries to just two in each North American race, and Ignazio Giunti would stay home for testing.
  • Lotus: Gold Leaf Team Lotus was in such disarray that they withdrew completely from Canada, and some speculated that they would not appear in New York or Mexico.
  • McLaren:
  • Tyrrell: The Tyrrell 001 that had shocked the racing world, had made it's racing debut at the International Gold Cup at Oulton Park, but had not been entered at the Italian Grand Prix. The car was entered here, with a different number than Jackie Stewart's usual March 701, as befitting a car of a different make. Stewart set a time in the March that would have placed him fourth on the grid, but in the Tyrrell he edged Ickx for pole, and during the race he dominated until breaking a front stub axle on lap 33.


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1970 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 D
2 France François Cevert United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 D
3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 001 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 D
4 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS7 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
5 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
8 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Alfa Romeo T33 V8 3.0 G
9 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Brooke Bond Oxo
Racing - Rob Walker
Lotus 72C Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 F
10 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars De Tomaso 505 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 D
11 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
12 Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Auto Motor und Sport Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G

Practice Overview Edit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 1:31.5
2 18 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:31.6 +0.1
3 19 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:31.9 +0.4
4 2 France François Cevert March-Ford 1:32.4 +0.9
5 4 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 1:32.6 +1.1
6 20 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 1:32.6 +1.1
7 14 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:32.7 +1.2
8 24 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 1:32.9 +1.4
9 16 Canada George Eaton BRM 1:32.9 +1.4
10 15 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 1:33.1 +1.6
11 6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 1:33.2 +1.7
12 8 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 1:33.2 +1.7
13 23 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:33.4 +1.9
14 21 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 1:33.5 +2.0
15 5 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:33.9 +2.4
16 26 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:34.4 +2.9
17 10 Australia Tim Schenken De Tomaso 1:34.6 +3.1
18 12 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 1:34.7 +3.2
19 11 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 1:35.4 +3.9
20 9 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:35.8 +4.3

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 18 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 90 2:21:18.4 2 9
2 19 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 90 +14.8 3 6
3 20 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 90 +57.9 6 4
4 14 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 89 +1 Lap 7 3
5 4 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 89 +1 Lap 5 2
6 6 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 88 +2 Laps 11 1
7 24 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 87 +3 Laps 8  
8 23 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 85 Clutch 13  
9 2 France François Cevert March-Ford 85 +5 Laps 4  
10 16 Canada George Eaton BRM 85 +5 Laps 9  
NC 10 Australia Tim Schenken De Tomaso-Ford 79 +11 Laps 17  
NC 9 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 77 +13 Laps 20  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 68 Oil pressure 12  
NC 26 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 65 +25 Laps 16  
Ret 5 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 58 Flywheel 15  
Ret 11 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 56 Oil leak 19  
NC 15 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 52 +38 Laps 10  
Ret 1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford 31 Stub axle 1  
Ret 12 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 23 Suspension 18  
Ret 21 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 21 Engine 14  

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Austria Jochen Rindt 45
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx 28 ▲4
3 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 27 ▲2
4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 25 ▼2
Australia Jack Brabham 25 ▼2
6 New Zealand Denny Hulme 23 ▼1
7 New Zealand Chris Amon 18
8 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 16 ▲1
9 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 14 ▼1
10 Germany Rolf Stommelen 10
11 France Henri Pescarolo 8
12 United Kingdom Graham Hill 7
13 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 6
14 United States Mario Andretti 4
15 Italy Ignazio Giunti 3
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 3
United Kingdom John Surtees 3 ▲5
18 United Kingdom John Miles 2 ▼1
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin 2 ▼1
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 2 ▼1
21 United States Dan Gurney 1 ▼1
France François Cevert 1 ▼1
United Kingdom Peter Gethin 1 ▲1
Intercontinental Cup for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 50
2 Italy Ferrari 43 ▲2
United Kingdom March-Ford 43
4 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 34 ▼1
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 32
6 France Matra 21
7 United Kingdom BRM 16
8 United Kingdom Surtees-Ford 2 ▲1
V T E Canada Canadian Grand Prix
Circuits Mosport Park (1967, 1969, 1971–1974, 1976–1977), Mont-Tremblant (1968, 1970), Montreal (1978–1986, 1988–2008, 2010–present)
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V T E 1970 Formula One Season
Constructors Bellasi • Brabham • BRM • De Tomaso • Ferrari • Lotus • March • Matra • McLaren • Surtees • Tyrrell
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Matra
Drivers De Adamich • Amon • Andretti • Barber • Bell • Beltoise • Bonnier • Brabham  • Cevert • Charlton • Courage • Eaton • Elford • Fittipaldi • Galli • Ganley • Gethin • Giunti • Hill • Hobbs • Hulme • Ickx • Love • Lovely • McLaren • Moser • Oliver • Pescarolo • Peterson • Posey • Pretorius • Redman • Regazzoni • Rindt • Rodríguez • Schenken • Siffert • Soler-Roig • Stewart • Stommelen • Surtees • Wisell
Cars Bellasi F170 • Brabham BT33 • BRM P139 •  • BRM P139 • BRM P153 • De Tomaso 505 • Ferrari 312B • Lotus 49 • Lotus 49B • Lotus 49C • Lotus 72B • Lotus 72C • March 701 • Matra MS120B • McLaren M7C • McLaren M7D • McLaren M14A • McLaren M14D • Surtees TS7 • Tyrrell 001
Tyres Dunlop • Firestone • Goodyear
Races South Africa • Spain • Monaco • Belgium • Netherlands • France • Britain • Germany • Austria • Italy • Canada • United States • Mexico
See also 1969 Formula One Season • 1971 Formula One Season • Category
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