Legends Of The Sport
Formula 1 Print 1970 - Jochen Rindt in his Lotus-Ford 49C Cosworth DFV at 1970 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo
Jochen Rindt (AUT) racing his Lotus-Ford 49C Cosworth DFV, battling Jack Brabham (AUS) in a Brabham-Cosworth BT33 during the later stages of the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on May 10th. The two battled for first place in the latter part of the race with the two cars nose to tail by the start of the last lap. At the last corner Brabham braked too late and slid into the straw bales, handing victory to the Austrian Rindt, who had already clocked up the fastest lap time. Brabham rejoined to take second while Henri Pescarolo (FRA) came home third in his Matra MS120. Britain's Jackie Stewart had started on pole.
The 1970 Formula One season was the 21st FIA Formula One World Championship season. Thirteen races were held between 7 March 1970 and 25 October 1970, with the Championship won by Jochen Rindt and the constructors' title by Lotus. Rindt died four races before the end of the season, but had earned enough World Championship points such that no other driver managed to surpass his total by the end of the season. It is the only season to date in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously. Jacky Ickx driving for Ferrari finished the season strongly, but a 4th-place finish in the penultimate round ensured that Rindt's title lead would stand. In the end, all of Rindt's points came from his five wins.
The 1970 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Circuit de Monaco on May 10, 1970. It was the third race of the 1970 Formula One season. Jochen Rindt scored the last victory for the famous Lotus 49.