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Monaco Grand Prix

Monte Carlo, 10 May 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jochen Rindt Lotus 49C [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
80 1h 54m 36.6s
2 Jack Brabham Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Motor Racing Developments Limited
80 1h 54m 59.7s
3 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS120 [02] - MS12 V12
#9 Equipe Matra Elf
80 1h 55m 28.0s
4 Denis Hulme McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
80 1h 56m 04.9s
5 Graham Hill Lotus 49C [R10] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team
79 1h 55m 29.0s
6 Pedro Rodriguez BRM P153 [02] - P142 V12
#17 Yardley Team BRM
78 1h 55m 30.2s
7 Ronnie Peterson March 701 [8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Colin Crabbe Antique Automobiles Racing Team
78 1h 55m 49.9s
8 Jo Siffert March 701 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19 March Engineering
76 out of fuel
NC Piers Courage De Tomaso 505-38 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Frank Williams Racing Cars
58 not classified
R Chris Amon March 701 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 March Engineering
60 suspension
R Jackie Stewart March 701 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
57 engine
R Jackie Oliver BRM P153 [04] - P142 V12
#16 Yardley Team BRM
42 engine
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120 [03] - MS12 V12
#8 Equipe Matra Elf
21 transmission
R Bruce McLaren McLaren M14A [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
19 suspension
R John Surtees McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Team Surtees
14 oil pressure
R Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/70 [001] - f12
#26 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
11 halfshaft
DNQ Rolf Stommelen Brabham BT33 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Auto Motor und Sport
Did not qualify
DNQ Andrea de Adamich McLaren M7D [1] - Alfa Romeo T33/3 V8
#10 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Johnny Servoz-Gavin March 701 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
Did not qualify
DNQ George Eaton BRM P153 [03] - P142 V12
#15 Yardley Team BRM
Did not qualify
DNQ John Miles Lotus 49C [R10] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
Did not qualify
T John Miles Lotus 72 [R1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2T Gold Leaf Team Lotus
(Only used in practice)
T Henri Pescarolo Matra MS120 [03] - MS12 V12
#9T Equipe Matra Elf
(Only used in practice)
T Jo Siffert March 701 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#19T March Engineering
(Only used in practice)
T Johnny Servoz-Gavin March 701 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#20T Tyrrell Racing Organisation
(Only used in practice)
T Jackie Stewart March 701 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21T Tyrrell Racing Organisation
(Only used in practice)
T Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/70 [003] - f12
#26T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28T March Engineering
(Only used in practice)
T/C Graham Hill Lotus 49C [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1T Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team
(Crashed in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre March 701 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.0s
2 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre March 701 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 24.6s
3 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.1s
4 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.4s
5 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/70 [001] - Ferrari f12 1m 25.5s
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120 [03] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 25.6s
7 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120 [02] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 25.7s
8 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49C [R6-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.9s
9 Piers Courage (F1) 3-litre De Tomaso 505-38 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.1s
10 Bruce McLaren (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.1s
11 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre March 701 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.2s
12 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 701 [8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.8s
13 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.4s
14 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [04] - BRM P142 V12 1m 27.5s
15 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 28.8s
16 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49C [R10] - Cosworth DFV V8 no time
- Rolf Stommelen * (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.3s
- Andrea de Adamich * (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7D [1] - Alfa Romeo T33/3 V8 1m 26.3s
- Johnny Servoz-Gavin * (F1) 3-litre March 701 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.9s
- George Eaton * (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 27.0s
- John Miles * (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49C [R10] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 27.4s
 
* 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 14 May 1970 pp12-19 (report by Patrick McNally). Motor Sport June 1970 race report pp575-577 and 'Notes on the Cars at Monaco' p579 (both by DSJ). Motoring News 14 May 1970 pp14-16,21 (report by ARM, Andrew Marriott). Sport Auto Juin 1970 pp92-100, including 'Les Voitures en Course' (by GĂ©rard "Jabby" Crombac). Motor 14 May 1970 pp38-44 (by Philip Turner). The Motor Racing Year No 2 p50-56 (by Anthony Pritchard).

The two-car works teams were again the two Lotuses, two Brabham BT33s, two Tyrrell March 701s, two works March 701s and two Matra MS120s. The three-car teams were McLaren with two M14As and a M7D , and BRM with three P153s. The single-car works teams were Ferrari and De Tomaso. As well as these 18 there were three privateers: Rob Walker's private Lotus 49C, entered by Brooke Bond Oxo Racing with Rob Walker, John Surtees in his McLaren M7C, and Colin Crabbe's new works-assisted March 701 for Ronnie Peterson, which was tended by ex-BRM chief mechanic Cyril Atkins. Another old face in new overalls was former Lotus mechanic Leo Wybrott now working for McLaren. The non-arrivals were Silvio Moser's new Bellasi and Tom Wheatcroft's Brabham BT26A. Spare cars were brought by Tyrrell, STP-March, and Lotus.

Autosport, Motor Sport and Motoring News all reported Beltoise' car as MS120/1 as the company had not yet come clean about it being MS120/3. This was not the only car travelling under the carnet of a wrecked car, as McLaren had a virtually new M14A which was still wearing the chassis plate M14A/1. Crombac called this car "M14A/3". Motoring News mistakenly called Peterson's new March 701/9 instead of 701/8.

Denis Jenkinson - who this author holds in the very highest esteem - was not always in favour of the changes taking place in F1, and during early 1970 he was at his grouchiest. In his "Reflections in Monte Carlo Harbour" he railed against sponsors. He seemed perfectly happy with the very wealthy sons of successful businessmen pouring their inherited wealth into their own teams at the Indy 500, but in F1 he saw people "putting money into a racing team when they have barely seen a racing car", and prophesied that this was "a game that is doomed to failure".