1970 South African Grand Prix
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 made his return to racing after a hideous crash in the 1969 United States Grand Prix, driving a Lotus 49C for the privateer Rob Walker. Even though the Briton could hardly walk after extensive knee surgery, he finished sixth; an achievement he himself would come to rate among his finest. After the race, he could not get out of the car by himself and thus had to be lifted out.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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