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United States Grand Prix

Watkins Glen, 4 Oct 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#24 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
108 1h 57m 32.79s
2 Pedro Rodriguez BRM P153 [05] - P142 V12
#19 Yardley Team BRM
108 1h 58m 09.18s
3 Reine Wisell Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#23 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
108 1h 58m 17.96s
4 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312B/70 [001] - f12
#3 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
107 1h 57m 39.04s
5 Chris Amon March 701 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 March Engineering
107 1h 57m 44.16s
6 Derek Bell Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 Team Surtees
107 1h 58m 49.43s
7 Denis Hulme McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
106 1h 58m 16.18s
8 Henri Pescarolo Matra MS120 [02] - MS12 V12
#7 Equipe Matra Elf
105 1h 57m 38.47s
9 Jo Siffert March 701 [5-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 March Engineering
105 1h 58m 06.40s
10 Jack Brabham Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Motor Racing Developments Limited
105 1h 58m 26.78s
11 Ronnie Peterson March 701 [8] - Cosworth DFV V8
#29 Colin Crabbe Antique Automobiles Racing Team
104 1h 58m 06.59s
12 Rolf Stommelen Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#16 Auto Motor und Sport
104 1h 58m 38.33s
13 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B/70 [004] - f12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
101 1h 58m 01.59s
14 Peter Gethin McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#9 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
100 1h 57m 34.95s
R Jackie Stewart Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
82 oil leak
R Graham Hill Lotus 72C [R4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Brooke Bond Oxo Rob Walker Racing Team
72 clutch
R Fran├žois Cevert March 701 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
62 lost wheel
R Tim Schenken De Tomaso 505-38 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#30 Frank Williams Racing Cars
61 suspension
R Jo Bonnier McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Ecurie Bonnier
50 water leak
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120 [03] - MS12 V12
#6 Equipe Matra Elf
27 handling
R Gus Hutchison Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#31 G Hutchinson
21 engine
R Jackie Oliver BRM P153 [06] - P142 V12
#20 Yardley Team BRM
14 engine
R George Eaton BRM P153 [03] - P142 V12
#21 Yardley Team BRM
10 engine
R John Surtees Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8
#17 Team Surtees
6 engine
DNQ Peter Westbury BRM P153 [04] - P142 V12
#32 Yardley Team BRM
Did not qualify
DNQ Pete Lovely Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8
#28 Pete Lovely Volkswagen Incorporated
Did not qualify
DNQ Andrea de Adamich McLaren M14D [1] - Alfa Romeo T33/3 V8
#10 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
Did not qualify
T Jackie Stewart March 701 [4-2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#33 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS120 [01] - MS12 V12
#34 Equipe Matra Elf
(Only used in practice)
T/S   March 701 [6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#35 March Engineering
(Spare - not used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/70 [001] - Ferrari f12 1m 03.07s
2 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Tyrrell [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 03.62s
3 Emerson Fittipaldi (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 03.67s
4 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [05] - BRM P142 V12 1m 04.18s
5 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre March 701 [1-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 04.23s
6 Clay Regazzoni (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312B/70 [004] - Ferrari f12 1m 04.30s
7 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [06] - BRM P142 V12 1m 04.37s
8 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [001] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 04.52s
9 Reine Wisell (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 04.79s
10 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lotus 72C [R4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 04.81s
11 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 04.84s
12 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120 [02] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 05.00s
13 Derek Bell (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 05.00s
14 George Eaton (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [03] - BRM P142 V12 1m 05.14s
15 Ronnie Peterson (F1) 3-litre March 701 [8] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 05.18s
16 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 05.29s
17 Fran├žois Cevert (F1) 3-litre March 701 [7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 05.30s
18 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS120 [03] - Matra MS12 V12 1m 05.44s
19 Rolf Stommelen (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT33 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 05.77s
20 Tim Schenken (F1) 3-litre De Tomaso 505-38 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 06.08s
21 Peter Gethin (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 06.12s
22 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 06.22s
23 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre March 701 [5-2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 06.23s
24 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7C [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 06.46s
25 Peter Westbury * (F1) 3-litre BRM P153 [04] - BRM P142 V12 1m 07.20s
26 Pete Lovely * (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 07.45s
27 Andrea de Adamich * (F1) 3-litre McLaren M14D [1] - Alfa Romeo T33/3 V8 1m 12.24s
 
* 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 8 Oct 1970 pp9-15 (report by David Phipps). Motor Sport November 1970 pp1202-1204 (by MGD, Mike Doodson). Motoring News 8 Oct 1970 pp12-15 (also by MGD). Sport Auto Novembre 1970 pp22-27 including 'Les Voitures en Course' (by "Elizabeth Hayward", the nom de plume of Priscilla Phipps, journalist, ghost-writer and wife of David Phipps who was reporting on this race for Autosport). Autocar 8 Oct 1970 pp30-32 (by F. David Stone). The Motor Racing Year No 2 p116-122 (by Anthony Pritchard). Motor Sport identified all the cars with their practice times, unsurprisingly Motoring News took the same approach, and Sport Auto had full chassis number details in 'Les Voitures en Course'.

The line-up of cars was much as in Canada, but Lotus rejoined the circus with two Lotus 72s for Fittipaldi and Wisell, John Miles having been dropped, Team Surtees brought over a second TS7 for Derek Bell to drive, BRM put F2 privateer Peter Westbury in the fourth BRM P153, Bonnier arrived with his private McLaren M7C now painted in Bonnier's livery of yellow with red-and-white stripe, and two American privateers joined in: Pete Lovely with his old Lotus 49B and Gus Hutchison with his Brabham BT26A. That brought the number of entries up to 27, with three spare cars also in the paddock: two March 701s and a Matra MS120.