The 1970 Italian Grand Prix was held at Monza on September 6. Clay Regazzoni won the race in a Ferrari, followed by Jackie Stewart in a March-Ford and Jean-Pierre Beltoise in a Matra. The weekend was marred by yet another death: this time it was championship leader Jochen Rindt in a crash at the Parabolica curve on Saturday. The Year Of Death had captured the ultimate victim.

Background[edit | edit source]


Entry list[edit | edit source]

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 3.0 F12 F
4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 3.0 F12 F
6 Italy Ignazio Giunti Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 3.0 F12 F
8 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 3.0 V12 D
10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 3.0 V12 D
12 Canada George Eaton United Kingdom Yardley Team BRM BRM P153 BRM P142 3.0 V12 D
14 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS7 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
16 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 001 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D
18 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D
20 France François Cevert United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D
22 Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
24 United Kingdom John Miles United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
26 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus 72C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
28 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Brooke Bond Oxo Racing – Rob Walker Lotus 72C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
30 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
32 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
34 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M14D Alfa Romeo T33 3.0 V8 G
36 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7D Alfa Romeo T33 3.0 V8 G
38 Sweden Jo Bonnier Switzerland Ecurie Bonnier McLaren M7C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
40 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Equipe Matra Elf Matra MS120 Matra MS12 3.0 V12 G
42 France Henri Pescarolo France Equipe Matra Elf Matra MS120 Matra MS12 3.0 V12 G
44 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
46 West Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Auto Motor und Sport Brabham BT33 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
48 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom March Engineering March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
50 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom March Engineering March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F
52 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Colin Crabbe Racing March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G
54 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars De Tomaso 505/38 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D
56 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Silvio Moser Racing Team Bellasi F1 70 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

There were 27 entries, but the organizers would only allow 20 starters, so practice was a bit of a scramble.

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Ferrari 1:24.14
2 10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom BRM 1:24.36 +0.22s
3 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Italy Ferrari 1:24.39 +0.25s
4 18 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:24.73 +0.59s
5 6 Italy Ignazio Giunti Italy Ferrari 1:24.74 +0.60s
6 8 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom BRM 1:24.77 +0.63s
7 50 Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.09 +0.95s
8 44 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:25.39 +1.25s
9 30 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:25.47 +1.33s
10 14 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:25.56 +1.42s
11 20 France François Cevert United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.56 +1.42s
12* 22 Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:25.71 +1.57s
13 34 Italy Andrea de Adamich United Kingdom McLaren-Alfa Romeo 1:25.91 +1.77s
14 52 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:25.93 +1.79s
15 40 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise France Matra 1:26.01 +1.87s
16 42 France Henri Pescarolo France Matra 1:26.04 +1.90s
17 32 United Kingdom Peter Gethin United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:26.19 +2.05s
18 28 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:26.38 +2.24s
19 24 United Kingdom John Miles United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:26.51 +2.37s
20 46 West Germany Rolf Stommelen United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:26.60 +2.46s
21 48 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:26.67 +2.53s
22 54 Australia Tim Schenken United Kingdom De Tomaso-Ford Cosworth 1:26.67 +2.53s
23 12 Canada George Eaton United Kingdom BRM 1:27.15 +3.01s
DNQ 38 Sweden Jo Bonnier Switzerland McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:28.07 +3.93s
DNQ 26 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:28.39 +4.25s
DNQ 36 Italy Nanni Galli United Kingdom McLaren-Alfa Romeo 1:28.59 +4.45s
DNQ 56 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Bellasi-Ford Cosworth 1:28.61 +4.47s
  • * Rindt could not take the start of the race as he had killed in action.
  • Hill, Miles, and Fittipaldi had to withdraw due to Rindt's fatal accident.

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Jacky Ickx 2
______________ Pedro Rodríguez
Row 2 3 ______________
Clay Regazzoni 4
______________ Jackie Stewart
Row 3 5 ______________
Ignazio Giunti 6
______________ Jackie Oliver
Row 4 7 ______________
Jo Siffert 8
______________ Jack Brabham
Row 5 9 ______________
Denny Hulme 10
______________ John Surtees
Row 6 11 ______________
François Cevert 12
______________ Andrea de Adamich
Row 7 13 ______________
Ronnie Peterson 14
______________ Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Row 8 15 ______________
Henri Pescarolo 16
______________ Peter Gethin
Row 9 17 ______________
Rolf Stommelen 18
______________ Chris Amon
Row 10 19 ______________
Tim Schenken 20
______________ George Eaton

Race[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 4 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 68 1:39:06.88 3 9
2 18 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart March-Ford 68 +5.73 4 6
3 40 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 68 +5.80 14 4
4 30 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 68 +6.15 9 3
5 46 Germany Rolf Stommelen Brabham-Ford 68 +6.41 17 2
6 20 France François Cevert March-Ford 68 +1:03.46 11 1
7 24 New Zealand Chris Amon March-Ford 67 +1 Lap 8  
8 34 Italy Andrea de Adamich McLaren-Alfa Romeo 61 +7 Laps 12  
NC 32 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren-Ford 60 +8 Laps 16  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 36 Engine 6  
Ret 52 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 35 Engine 13  
Ret 44 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 31 Accident 8  
Ret 2 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 25 Clutch 1  
Ret 12 Canada George Eaton BRM 21 Overheating 20  
Ret 54 Australia Tim Schenken De Tomaso-Ford 17 Engine 19  
Ret 42 France Henri Pescarolo Matra 14 Engine 15  
Ret 6 Italy Ignazio Giunti Ferrari 14 Fuel pump 5  
Ret 10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 12 Engine 2  
Ret 50 Switzerland Jo Siffert March-Ford 3 Engine 7  
Ret 14 United Kingdom John Surtees Surtees-Ford 0 Electrics 10  

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings after race[edit | edit source]

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Austria Jochen Rindt 45
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 25 ▲2
Australia Jack Brabham 25
4 New Zealand Denny Hulme 23 ▼1
5 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 21 ▲3
6 Belgium Jacky Ickx 19 ▼2
7 New Zealand Chris Amon 14 ▼1
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 14 ▲2
9 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 13 ▼2
10 Germany Rolf Stommelen 10
11 France Henri Pescarolo 8 ▼1
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
17 United Kingdom John Miles 2
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin 2
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 2
20 United Kingdom John Surtees 1
United States Dan Gurney 1
France François Cevert 1 ▲1
Intercontinental Cup for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 50
2 United Kingdom March-Ford 39
3 United Kingdom Brabham-Ford 34 ▼1
Italy Ferrari 34 ▲2
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 31 ▼1
6 France Matra 21
7 United Kingdom BRM 13
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