1970 Season
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1970 Highveld 100
1969 Mexican GP
1969 South African GP

1970 South African GP

1970 Race of Champions
1970 Spanish GP
1971 South African GP
 XVI  South African Grand Prix

Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

DateSaturday 7 March 1970
Start time14:00
EventSouth African GP
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race3 of 26
Championship race185
Circuit Perimeter4104 m
Race Distance4104 × 80 = 328.320 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
WeatherVery hot, Dry
Championship Debutants
Rolf Stommelen (Driver),
March (Car Manufacturer),
STP (Lubricant Manufacturer),
BRM P153 (Car Model),
Brabham BT33 (Car Model),
De Tomaso 505-38 (Car Model),
Ferrari 312B (Car Model),
Lotus 49C (Car Model),
March 701 (Car Model),
   Matra MS120 (Car Model),
McLaren M14A (Car Model),
Auto Motor und Sport (Entrant),
Equipe Matra Elf (Entrant),
March Engineering (Entrant),
STP Corporation (Entrant),
Team Surtees (Entrant),
Tyrrell Racing Organisation (Entrant)
MilestonesChris Amon - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Denny Hulme - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Goodyear - 250th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Gulf - 50th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
March - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
McLaren - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
McLaren - 75th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Piers Courage - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Surtees - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Tyrrell Racing Organisation - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresGraham Hill (52),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresGraham Hill (52),
3. Highest Constructors' Championship Points Score RatioBrian Redman (200.00%),
4. Highest 3rd Place Finish RatioMarch (20.00%),
5. Most 6th Fastest LapsBruce McLaren (6),
6. Most 15th Fastest LapsLotus (9)
Records Extended 1. Most 13th Place FinishesLotus (8),
2. Most 16th Fastest LapsLotus (17),
3. Most Race EntriesFerrari (541),
4. Most Race EntriesJack Brabham (116),
5. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (54),
6. Most 10th Place QualificationsBruce McLaren (12)

1 Jack Brabham 9
2 Denny Hulme 6
3 Jackie Stewart 4
4 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 3
5 John Miles 2
6 Graham Hill 1
1 Brabham / Ford 9
2 McLaren / Ford 6
3 March / Ford 4
4 Matra / Matra 3
5 Lotus / Ford 2

 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 1Car 12
EntrantMotor Racing DevelopmentsTyrrell Racing OrganisationMotor Racing Developments
DriverJack BrabhamJackie StewartJack Brabham
CarBrabham BT33March 701Brabham BT33
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Speed179.775 km/h186.310 km/h182.851 km/h

Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led