1970 Austrian 1000km

The second 1000 km race at the Ring Austria took place on 11 October 1970 and was the tenth and final championship round of the World Sportscar Championship this year.

The race

The 1000 - km race of 1970 was the last race, which was extended as part of the World Sportscar Championship in 1970. Even before this event, the decision was made in the standings; Porsche won the title of World Champion brand. Especially the Porsche 917 of the team of John Wyer were hard to beat. Leo Kinnunen and Pedro Rodríguez won four, Joseph Siffert and Brian Redman two races of the season. At the Nürburgring, at the local 1000 - km race, won a Porsche 908 driven by Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens. Only once did Porsche do not victorious. The 12- hour race at Sebring won the factory Ferrari 512S by Ignazio Giunti, Nino Vaccarella and Mario Andretti.

On Austria ring next to the team of John Wyer was the Austrian Porsche Holding a Porsche 917 at the start; was driven by Helmut Marko, the vehicle and Kurt Ahrens. The factory team announced two Porsche 908 Ferrari brought only a works car to the track, which was driven by Jacky Ickx and Ignazio Giunti. Surprisingly strong the factory Alfa Romeo Tipo 33, which were used by Autodelta. Andrea de Henri Pescarolo and Adamich reached at the end of the second place in the overall standings. After the failure of Pedro Rodríguez after only four laps through valve damage, the race was taken early in the voltage. As the meantime leading Jacky Ickx after 53 rounds rolled out with a damage to electrics, there was for the second Wyer Porsche no serious opponents more. Joseph Siffert and Brian Redman won by a clear margin on said Alfa Romeo and the Porsche 908 of Gérard Larrousse and Rudi Lins.


Final ranking

1 not started 2 not started 3 due to slower driving in training not started disqualified 4 5 6 training cart training cart

Only in the message list

Here are the teams, drivers and vehicles that were originally registered for the competition, but it did not participate for various reasons.

Class winner

Race data

  • Reported: 42
  • Started: 31
  • Counted: 19
  • Racing classes: 6
  • Attendance: unknown
  • Weather on race day: warm and sunny
  • Track length: 5.911 km
  • Travel time of the winning team: 5:08:04,670 hours
  • Total rounds of the winning team: 170
  • Total distance of the winning team: 1004.870 km
  • Winners section: 195.704 km / h
  • Pole Position: Pedro Rodríguez - Porsche 917K (# 22) - 1.40.480 - 211.779 km / h
  • Fastest race lap: Jacky Ickx - Ferrari 512M (# 31) - 1.40.000
  • Racing Series: Round 10 of the World Sportscar Championship in 1970