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1969 British Grand Prix

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Date  19 July 1969
Course length  4.711 km (2.927 mi)
1969 British Grand Prix
Official name  XXII RAC British Grand Prix
Location  Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  84 laps, 395.724 km (245.891 mi)

The 1969 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit on 19 July 1969. It was the sixth round of the 1969 Formula One season. Jackie Stewart was victorious, as he lapped the entire field and took his fifth win in six races.

The race developed as a contest between Stewart and Rindt who constantly overtook each other by slipstreaming. It was on one of these occasions towards the end when Stewart signalled to Rindt as he drew alongside that the end plate of his rear wing had come loose and was fouling the left-rear tyre each time Rindt flung his Lotus through a fast right-hander. Rindt was able to confirm this in his mirror and was forced to pit. However, his team failed to put enough fuel into the car to enable him to finish the race and consequently he was obliged to make a further stop.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 5 results from the first 6 rounds and the best 4 results from the last 5 rounds counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1969 British Grand Prix Wikipedia

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