Formula 2 1970
Five different constructors won F2 races in 1970, BMW and Tecno leading the count with six each, Lotus with four, Brabham three and March one. However, Brabham drivers accounted for nearly half of podium finishes and about half the rest of the grid.
Clay Regazzoni in a works Tecno and Derek Bell in Tom Wheatcroft's Brabham BT30 fought for the title, the Italian clinching it at the final race. However, it was the BMW 270 that was probably the quicker car with Jo Siffert, Jacky Ickx and Dieter Quester all winning rounds of the championship although only the latter was ungraded and qualified for points. Emerson Fittipaldi picked up enough points in his new monocoque Lotus 69 for third pace in the championship table and teammate Jochen Rindt won one race in his sister car.
30 Mar 1970 > BARC 200 at Thruxton
05 Apr 1970 > Grand Prix de Pau
12 Apr 1970 > Jim-Clark-Gedächtnis-Rennen at Hockenheim
26 Apr 1970 > Gran Premio de Barcelona at Montjuich Park
03 May 1970 > Eifelrennen at Nürburgring
24 May 1970 > Grote Prijs van Limburg at Zolder
25 May 1970 > Alcoa London Trophy at Crystal Palace
14 Jun 1970 > Rhein-Pokalrennen at Hockenheim
21 Jun 1970 > Gran Premio della Lotteria at Monza
28 Jun 1970 > Grand Prix de Rouen at Rouen-les-Essarts
26 Jul 1970 > Trophee de France at Paul Ricard
02 Aug 1970 > Preis von Deutschland at Nürburgring
23 Aug 1970 > Gran Premio del Mediterraneo at Enna-Pergusa
30 Aug 1970 > Festspeilpreis Saltzburg at Salzburgring
30 Aug 1970 > Mantorp Park Grand Prix
13 Sep 1970 > Players Trophy at Phoenix Park
13 Sep 1970 > Jochen Rindt Trophy at Tulln-Langenlebarn
27 Sep 1970 > Gran Premio Citta di Imola
11 Oct 1970 > Preis von Baden-Wurttemberg at Hockenheim
25 Oct 1970 > Flughafenrennen München-Neubiberg
22 Nov 1970 > Grand Prix of Israel at Ashkelon
Championship events shown in bold
|1.||Clay Regazzoni||(works) Tecno||44 pts||3 wins|
|2.||Derek Bell||Wheatcroft Racing Brabham BT30||35 pts||1 win|
|3.||Emerson Fittipaldi||Lotus 69||25 pts|
|4=||Ronnie Peterson||(works) March 702||14 pts|
|4=||Dieter Quester||(works) BMW F270||14 pts||1 win|
The BMW team were the only ones not run Cosworth FVA engines.
Three championship races were won by graded drivers, one by Jochen Rindt, one by Siffert and one by Ickx. Maximum points in those races were awarded to Bell, Regazzoni and François Cévert in the second works Tecno . These are not included in the win totals above.