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1969 Spanish Grand Prix

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Date  May 4, 1969
Course length  3.791 km (2.356 mi)
Course  Street Circuit
1969 Spanish Grand Prix
Official name  XV Gran Premio de España
Location  Montjuïc circuit, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Distance  90 laps, 341.190 km (212.006 mi)

The 1969 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Montjuïc circuit on May 4, 1969. It was the second round of the 1969 Formula One season.

This is one of only two Grands Prix where the winner finished two laps ahead of the runner-up, the other occasion being the 1995 Australian Grand Prix. This was the last race of the high wing era in Formula One. Both works Lotus cars suffered massive accidents when their suspension-mounted wing supports failed. Despite the narrow confines of the Montjuïc circuit, drivers Jochen Rindt and Graham Hill both survived. Chris Amon inherited the lead after Rindt's crash. Establishing a thirty-second lead, the New Zealander seemed to be on his way to his first Grand Prix victory until his engine seized on lap 56. The lead was then gifted to Jackie Stewart, who then went on to win by a margin of two laps; one of his most dominant performances, on a circuit that would become synonymous with the danger and lack of professionalism he detested.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1969 Spanish Grand Prix Wikipedia


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