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1970 Mexican Grand Prix

  1970 Mexican Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 13 in the 1970 Formula One season
The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Date October 25 1970
Official name Mexican Grand Prix
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.421 km (2.763 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 305.049 km (190.656 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:41.86
Fastest lap
Driver Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 1:43.11
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Ford

The 1970 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Mexico City on October 25, 1970. It was the 13th and final race in the 1970 Formula One season.

Race report

The immense crowd of 200,000 proved almost uncontrollable and almost forced the cancellation of the race. They were crammed in front of the guard-rails, sat at the trackside and ran across the track itself. Despite impassioned appeals from Jackie Stewart and local hero Pedro Rodríguez they still remained troublesome.

From the start, Jacky Ickx led from Stewart and Clay Regazzoni, but dropped back with steering column trouble. Later, a collision with a dog which had escaped onto the track damaged Stewart's suspension and forced his retirement, leaving the Ferraris dominant in first and second. Jack Brabham retired from third place in his final Grand Prix when the engine blew on lap 53. The Ferraris romped home with Ickx leading Regazzoni and Denny Hulme claiming the third podium spot. The Italian cars had proved they were now good enough to compete with

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