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Mexican Grand Prix

Mexico City, 19 Oct 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Denis Hulme McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
65 1h 54m 08.80s
2 Jacky Ickx Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Motor Racing Developments Limited
65 1h 54m 11.36s
3 Jack Brabham Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Motor Racing Developments Limited
65 1h 54m 47.28s
4 Jackie Stewart Matra MS80 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Matra International
65 1h 54m 55.84s
5 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS80 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Matra International
65 1h 55m 47.32s
6 Jackie Oliver BRM P139 [02] - P142 V12
#15 Owen Racing Organisation
63 1h 55m 02.74s
7 Pedro Rodriguez Ferrari 312/69 [0017] - 69/68 V12
#12 North American Racing Team
63 1h 55m 30.14s
8 Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Matra International
63 1h 55m 47.77s
9 Pete Lovely Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Incorporated
62 1h 55m 51.28s
10 Piers Courage Brabham BT26A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Frank Williams Racing Cars
61 1h 54m 19.91s
11 Silvio Moser Brabham BT24 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 Silvio Moser Racing Team
60 fuel leak
R John Surtees BRM P139 [03] - P142 V12
#14 Owen Racing Organisation
53 gearbox
R Jochen Rindt Lotus 49B [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
21 suspension
R George Eaton BRM P139 [01] - P142 V12
#22 Owen Racing Organisation
6 gearbox
R Jo Siffert Lotus 49B [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Rob Walker & Jack Durlacher Racing
4 accident
R John Miles Lotus 63 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
3 fuel pump
DNSP Bruce McLaren McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Did not start (retired on parade lap)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 42.90s
2 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.60s
3 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Matra MS80 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.67s
4 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.70s
5 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.81s
6 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 43.94s
7 Bruce McLaren * (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 44.75s
8 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS80 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.58s
9 Piers Courage (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 47.23s
10 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre BRM P139 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 47.29s
11 John Miles (F1) 3-litre Lotus 63 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 47.76s
12 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre BRM P139 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 48.01s
13 Silvio Moser (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT24 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 48.25s
14 Johnny Servoz-Gavin (F1) 3-litre Matra MS84 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 48.74s
15 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/69 [0017] - Ferrari 69/68 V12 1m 49.46s
16 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 50.34s
17 George Eaton (F1) 3-litre BRM P139 [01] - BRM P142 V12 1m 52.30s
 
* 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 23 Oct 1969 pp9-15 (report by David Phipps). Motor Sport November 1969 p1216 (report by ARM, Andrew Marriott, then Sports Editor of Motoring News). Motoring News 23 Oct 1969 p6 (report also by ARM). Sport Auto Decembre 1969 pp18-23 (report uncredited). Race Report 3 p89 (by Eddie Guba). Motor Sport and Motoring News only published very brief reports. ARM added further detail such as practice times and lap chart in "ARM in Mexico" (Motoring News 30 Oct 1969 p20). Motoring News also had a very interesting table of "Formula 1 Fortunes, Car by Car" (MN 6 Nov 1969 p10) which gave the race history of every F1 to appear during 1969.

The entry was almost entirely as at Watkins Glen, as the cars had been transported by road. Graham Hill was missing because of his accident at the Glen, Miles replaced Mario Andretti in the Lotus 63, Eaton was promoted to the oldest of the three P139s, and the P138 had been sent off to an exhibition.