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1970 South African Grand Prix

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Date  7 March 1970
Course length  4.104 km (2.550 mi)
1970 South African Grand Prix
Official name  Fourth South African Grand Prix
Location  Kyalami, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 328.320 km (204.009 mi)

The 1970 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the Fourth South African Grand Prix (Afrikaans: Vierde Suid-Afrikaanse Grand Prix), was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami Circuit on 7 March 1970. It was the first round of the 1970 Formula One season. It was also the last Formula One victory for triple world champion Jack Brabham.

Two times World Champion and five times Monaco Grand Prix winner Graham Hill, driving a Lotus 49C for Rob Walker, made his return to racing after a life-threatening crash in the 1969 United States Grand Prix. Despite extensive knee surgery that left Hill with minimal mobility, he finished sixth. Hill rated this achievement as among his finest. After the race, he could not get out of the car by himself and had to be lifted out.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1970 South African Grand Prix Wikipedia