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British Grand Prix

Silverstone, 19 Jul 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jackie Stewart Matra MS80 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Matra International
84 1h 55m 55.6s
2 Jacky Ickx Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Motor Racing Developments Limited
83 1h 56m 36.1s
3 Bruce McLaren McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
83 1h 56m 42.5s
4 Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
83 1h 57m 04.0s
5 Piers Courage Brabham BT26A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Frank Williams Racing Cars
83 1h 57m 04.8s
6 Vic Elford McLaren M7B [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Colin Crabbe Antique Automobiles Racing Team
82 1h 56m 39.4s
7 Graham Hill Lotus 49B [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
82 1h 56m 53.8s
8 Jo Siffert Lotus 49B [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Rob Walker & Jack Durlacher Racing
81 1h 56m 25.8s
9 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Matra International
78 1h 57m 24.1s
10 John Miles Lotus 63 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
75 1h 56m 34.7s
R Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari 312/69 [0009] - '69 V12
#12 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
61 engine
R Chris Amon Ferrari 312/69 [0017] - '69 V12
#11 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
45 gearbox
R Denis Hulme McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
27 ignition
R Jackie Oliver BRM P133 [01] - P142 V12
#15 Owen Racing Organisation
19 transmission
R Jo Bonnier Lotus 63 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Ecurie Bonnier
6 engine
R Derek Bell McLaren M9A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
5 suspension
R John Surtees BRM P139 [01] - P142 V12
#14 Owen Racing Organisation
1 suspension
AP Graham Hill Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
Also practiced
T Graham Hill Lotus 63 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T Gold Leaf Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Jackie Stewart Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Matra International
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS80 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4T Matra International
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Ferrari 312/69 [0019] - '69 V12
#32 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T/C Jackie Stewart Matra MS80 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Matra International
(Crashed in practice)
DNA Trevor Taylor Cosworth ['1'] - DFV V8
#17 Cosworth Engineering
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 20.8s
2 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Matra MS80 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.2s
3 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.5s
4 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 21.6s
5 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/69 [0017] - Ferrari '69 V12 1m 21.9s
6 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre BRM P139 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 22.1s
7 Bruce McLaren (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.6s
8 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/69 [0009] - Ferrari '69 V12 1m 22.6s
9 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.7s
10 Piers Courage (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 22.9s
11 Vic Elford (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7B [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.3s
12 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.6s
13 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre BRM P133 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 23.7s
14 John Miles (F1) 3-litre Lotus 63 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.1s
15 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre McLaren M9A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.1s
16 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre Lotus 63 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 28.2s
17 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 31.2s
- Jackie Stewart(T) (F1) 3-litre Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 23.4s
- Graham Hill * (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.1s
 
* Did not start

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 25 Jul 1969 pp22-31 (report by Patrick McNally and Autosport Editor Simon Taylor). Motor Sport August 1969 p844-845. Motoring News 24 Jul 1969 pp10-13 (report by ARM, Andrew Marriott). Sport Auto Septembre 1969 pp17-23 (report uncredited). Race Report 3 p87 (by Eddie Guba).

The very angular new four-wheel-drive Cosworth F1 car, designed by Robin Herd, was due to make its debut at this race but not enough testing had been completed and its stayed away. So the works entries consisted of two Lotus 49Bs for Hill and Rindt plus a 63 for Miles; two Matra MS80s for Stewart and Beltoise with the 4WD MS84 on hand as a spare; the usual two McLarens for Bruce and Denny, plus the 4WD M9A for Derek Bell; two Brabham BT26s for Ickx to choose between as Jack recuperated; the usual two 1969 Ferraris for Amon plus an updated 1968 chassis 0009 for Rodriguez; and the reorganised BRM team, with Surtees apparantly in charge, back with the usual P139 for Surtees and a P133 for Oliver. Privateers Walker/Durlacher, Williams and Crabbe's Antique Automobiles were joined by the Ecurie Bonnier Lotus 49B, but the latter was short lived. Lotus were taking BRM's place as the team in the biggest shambles, as Chapman had sold two 49Bs to force his drivers to focus on the Lotus 63s, only to have to quickly reclaim one of them from Bonnier. Rindt and Hill would race 49Bs, with Miles in one 63 and Bonnier in the other 63 as a consolation. Beltoise raced the Matra MS84 after Stewart damaged his intended MS80 in practice and took over the Frenchman's MS80 for the race. That meant 17 filled entries, with a total of 20 cars present.

The BBC televised the Grand Prix, paying the organisers for the privilege, and insisted on the removal of larger advertising logos. This particularly hurt some privateers, notably Williams whose Dunlop logos were especially important to the team's finances, and Walker whose Swiss sponsor flew home in disgust.