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The 1970 Formula One Season was the 21st season of the Drivers' World Championship and the 13th season of the Constructors' Championship.

It began on March 19th 1970 in South Africa and ended on October 25th in Mexico, and consisted of 13 races.

The Drivers' World Championship was won by Jochen Rindt of Lotus, who became the first (and so far only) posthumous winner of the championship, when he was killed during practice for the Italian Grand Prix. He finished five points ahead of Jacky Ickx of Ferrari. Ickx's teammate, Clay Regazzoni was third.

The Constructors' Championship was won by Lotus-Ford, seven points ahead of Ferrari, and 11 ahead of March, a brand new constructor.

In addition to Rindt, drivers Bruce McLaren (testing accident at Goodwood) and Piers Courage (during the Dutch Grand Prix) were killed this season, giving this year the sobriquet "The Year of Death".

Team and DriversEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
March-Ford Cosworth
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
701
001
D United Kingdom Jackie Stewart All
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation DFV V8 3.0 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin 1-3
France François Cevert 5-13
Matra MS120 G France Jean-Pierre Beltoise All
France Equine Matra Elf MS12 V12 3.0 France Henri Pescarolo All
McLaren-Alfa Romeo
McLaren-Ford Cosworth
M7D
M14A
M14D
G New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1-3
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing T33 V8 3.0
DFV V8 3.0
New Zealand Denny Hulme 1-3, 6-13
Italy Andrea de Adamich 2-3, 5-12
United States Dan Gurney 5-7
United Kingdom Peter Gethin 5, 8-13
Italy Nanni Galli 10
McLaren-Ford Cosworth
Surtees-Ford Cosworth
M7C
TS7
F United Kingdom John Surtees 1-3, 5, 7-13
United Kingdom Team Surtees DFV V8 3.0 United Kingdom Derek Bell 12
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 49C
72B
72C
F Austria Jochen Rindt 1-10
United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus
United Kingdom Garvey Team Lotus
United Kingdom World Wide Racing
DFV V8 3.0 United Kingdom John Miles 1-10
Spain Alex Soler-Roig 2, 4, 6
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 7-10, 12-13
Sweden Reine Wisell 12-13
March-Ford Cosworth 701 F United States Mario Andretti 1-2, 7-9
United States STP Corporation DFV V8 3.0
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 49C
72C
F United Kingdom Graham Hill 1-8, 10-13
United Kingdom Walker/Durlacher Raching Team
United Kingdom Brooke Bond Oxo Racing
DFV V8 3.0
Brabham-Ford Cosworth BT33 G Australia Jack Brabham All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments
United Kingdom Auto Motor und Sport
DFV V8 3.0 Germany Rolf Stommelen All
March-Ford Cosworth 701 F New Zealand Chris Amon All
United Kingdom March Engineering DFV V8 3.0 Switzerland Jo Siffert All
BRM P139
P153
D United Kingdom Jackie Oliver All
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation
United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM
P142 V12 3.0 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez All
Canada George Eaton 1-3, 5-7, 9-12
United Kingdom Peter Westbury 12
Ferrari 312B F Belgium Jacky Ickx All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC 001 F12 3.0 Italy Ignazio Giunti 4, 6, 9-10
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 5, 7-13
De Tomaso-Ford Cosworth 505/38 D United Kingdom Piers Courage 1-5
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars DFV V8 3.0 United Kingdom Brian Redman 7-8
Australia Tim Schenken 9-12
Brabham-Ford Cosworth
Lotus-Ford Cosworth
BT26A
49
D
G
Rhodesia John Love 1
Rhodesia Team Gunston DFV V8 3.0 South Africa Peter de Klerk 1
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 49C F South Africa Dave Charlton 1
South Africa Scuderia Scribante DFV V8 3.0
March-Ford Cosworth 701 G Sweden Ronnie Peterson 3-8, 10-12
United Kingdom Antique Automobiles
United Kingdom Colin Crabbe Racing
DFV V8 3.0

Season calendarEdit

RaceDateEventCircuitReport
1 March 7 South Africa South African Grand Prix Kyalami Report
2 April 19 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Report
3 May 10 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Report
4 June 7 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Report
5 June 21 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort Report
6 July 5 France French Grand Prix Charade Circuit Report
7 July 19 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Brands Hatch Report
8 August 2 Germany German Grand Prix Hockenheimring Report
9 August 16 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Osterreichring Report
10 September 6 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza Report
11 September 20 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Mont-Tremblant Report
11 October 4 United States United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen Report
13 October 25 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Magdalena Mixhuca Report

Non Championship CalendarEdit

Date Event Circuit Report
March 22 United Kingdom V Race of Champions Brands Hatch Report
April 26 United Kingdom Daily Express Trophy Silverstone Report
August 22 United Kingdom XVII Gold Cup Oulton Park Report

See AlsoEdit


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