38èmes Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1970

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38èmes Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1970

Le Mans 1938
Le Mans
Le Mans 1962

Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe
Date: June 13th and 14th, 1970


Conditions: Rain
Starters: 51
Track Length: 13,469 metres
Distance: 4607.810 km
Fastest Lap: Vic Elford, GB, Porsche 917, 3:21.00 =241.235 km/h
Pole Position: Vic Elford, GB, Porsche 917, 3:19.08 = 242.685 km/h
Average Speed: 191.992 km/h
The Le Mans race traditionally began with what became known as the Le Mans start, in which cars would line up alongside the pit wall in the order in which they qualified. The starting drivers would stand on the opposite side of the front stretch. When the French flag dropped to signify the start, the drivers would run across the track to their cars, which they would have to enter and start without assistance, before driving away.

Following the lone protest by Jacky Ickx at the start of the 1969 Le Mans, this "traditional" Le Mans practice was altered for 1970. Cars were still lined up along the pit wall, but the drivers were already inside and strapped in. At the dropping of the French tricolor, the drivers would then start their engines and drive away.
CLASS WINNERS
Index of Performance Rudi Lins, A / Helmut Marko, A Porsche 908/02
Index of Thermal Efficiency Gérard Larrousse, F / Willi Kauhsen, D Porsche 917 LH
Sportscars, up to 5000cc Hans Herrmann , D / Richard Attwood, GB Porsche 917 K
Sports-prototypes, up to 3000cc Rudi Lins, A / Helmut Marko, A Porsche 908
GT 2000 - 2500cc Erwin Kremer, D / Nicolas Koob, LUX Porsche 911 S
GT up to 2000cc Guy Chasseuil , F / Claude Ballot-Léna, F Porsche 914/6
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality
1
1
23
Porsche KG Salzburg, A
Porsche 917 K - Porsche 912
Hans Herrmann, D
Richard Attwood, GB
DNS Vic Elford, GB
DNS Kurt Ahrens Jr, D
DNS Rudi Lins, A
4494
F12
Goodyear
S
5000
343
-
2
2
43
Martini International Racing Team, D
Porsche 917 LH - Porsche 912
Gérard Larrousse, F
Willibert 'Willi' Kauhsen, D
DNS Richard Attwood, GB
DNS Reinhold Jöst, D
4494
F12
Goodyear
S
5000
338
-
3
3
27
Martini International Racing Team, D
908/02 LH
Rudi Lins, A
Dr. Helmut Marko, A
DNS Hans-Dieter Dechent, D
2997
F8
Goodyear
P
3000
335
-
4
4
11
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 512 S
Ronnie Bucknum, USA
Sam Posey, USA
DNS Mark Donohue, USA
4993
V12
-
S
5000
313
-
5
5
12
Ecurie Francorchamps, B
Ferrari 512 S
Baron Hughes de Fierlandt, B
Alistair Walker, GB
DNS "Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), B
4993
V12
-
S
5000
305
-
6
6
40
Etablissement Sonauto, F
Porsche 914/6 GT
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Guy Chasseuil, F
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
285
-
7
7
47
Ecurie Luxembourg, LUX
Porsche 911 S
Erwin Kremer, D
Nicolas Koob, LUX
2253
F6
-
GT
2500
282
-
8
NC
2
Greder Racing, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Henri Greder, F
Jean-Pierre Rouget, F
DNS Bob Wollek, F
6998
V8
-
GT
+5000
286
-
9
NC
29
Solar Productions, USA
Porsche 908/02 (Camera car)
Herbert Linge, D
Jonathan Williams, GB
DNS Rob Slotemaker, NL
DNS Mike Hailwood, GB
DNS Steve McQueen, USA
DNS Jackie Stewart, GB
2997
F8
-
P
3000
282
-
10
NC
57
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 312P Coupé
Tony Adamowicz, USA
Chuck Parsons, USA
2989
V12
-
P
3000
281
-
11
NC
62
René Mazzia, F
Porsche 911 S
René Mazzia, F
Pierre Mauroy, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Bodin, F
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
275
-
12
NC
42
Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 911 TH
Sylvain Garant, F
Guy Verrier, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
271
-
13
NC
67
Jacques Dechaumel, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Claude Parot, F
Jacques Dechaumel, F
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
271
-
14
NC
45
Claude Laurent, F
Porsche 911 S
Claude Laurent, F
Jacques Marché, F
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
262
-
15
NC
64
Claude Haldi / Hart Ski Racing, CH
Porsche 911 S
Jean Sage, F
Pierre Greub, CH
DNS Edgard Berney, CH
DNS Claude Haldi, CH
DNS Arthur Blank, CH
DNS Jacques Rey, CH
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
254
-
16
NC
66
Raymond Touroul, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
Claude Swietlik, F
DNS Raymond Tourol, F
DNS Michel Nourry, F
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
231
-
17
DNF
34
Donald Healey Motor Co, GB
Healey SR XR37 - Repco 740
Roger Enever, GB
Andrew Hedges, GB
DNS Jeff/John Harris, GB
2995
V8
-
P
3000
264
24h
Ignition
18
DNF
25
Porsche KG Salzburg, A
Porsche 917 LH - Porsche 912
Vic Elford, GB
Kurt Ahrens Jnr, D
DNS Rico Steinemann, CH
4907
F12
Goodyear
S
5000
225
18h
Engine
19
DNF
36
Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33/3
Piers Courage, GB
Andrea de Adamich, I
2993
V8
-
P
3000
222
20h
Piston / electrics
20
DNF
49
Chevron Racing Team / Paul Watson Racing Organisation, GB
Chevron B16 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Ian Skailes, GB
John Hine, GB
1771
L4
-
P
2000
213
24h
Valve gear
21
DNF
44
Chevron Racing Team / Paul Watson Racing Organisation, GB
Chevron B16 - BMW M11
Clive Baker, GB
Digby Martland, GB
1992
L4
-
P
2000
187
20h
Valve spring
22
DNF
61
Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 907
André Wicky, CH
Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
DNS Mario Cabral, P
DNS Daniel Rouveyran, F
2195
F6
-
P
2500
161
17h
Throttle
23
DNF
20
J.W. Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB
Porsche 917 K - Porsche 912
Jo Siffert, CH
Brian Redman, GB
4907
F12
-
S
5000
156
12h
Engine
24
DNF
5
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 512 S
Jacky Ickx, B
Peter Schetty, CH
4993
V12
Firestone
S
5000
142
11h
Accident
25
DNF
63
Rey Racing, CH
Porsche 911 S
Jacques Rey, CH
Bernard Cheneviére, F
DNS Edgard Berney, CH
DNS André Guilhaudin, F
2253
F6
-
GT
2500
132
13h
Accident
26
DNF
9
Escuderia Montjuich, E
Ferrari 512 S
José Juncadella, E
Juan Fernandez, E
DNS Gordon Spice, GB
4993
V12
-
S
5000
130
11h
Accident
27
DNF
60
Guy Verrier, F
Porsche 910
Willi Meier, D
Daniel Rouveyran, F
1991
F6
-
P
2000
128
15h
Brakes
28
DNF
65
Claude Haldi / Hart Ski Racing, CH
Porsche 911 S
Claude Haldi, CH
Artur Blanck, CH
DNS Jacques Rey, CH
2246
F6
-
GT
2500
124
19h
Gearbox
29
DNF
46
Christian Poirot, F
Porsche 910
Christian Poirot, F
Ernst Kraus, D
1991
F6
-
P
2000
120
14h
Engine
30
DNF
18
David Piper Autorace, GB / AAW Racing Team, SF
Porsche 917 K
David Piper, GB
Gijs van Lennep, NL
DNS Richard Attwood, GB
DNS Chris Craft, GB
4494
F12
-
S
5000
112
11h
Puncture, accident
31
DNF
16
Scuderia Filipinetti , CH / Scuderia Picchio Rosso, I
Ferrari 512 S
Gianpiero Moretti, I
Corrado Manfredini, I
4993
V12
-
S
5000
111
13h
Driveshaft
32
DNF
4
Racing Team VDS, B
Lola T70 Mk III B - Chevrolet
Teddy Pilette, B
Gustave 'Taf' Gosselin, B
4940
V8
-
S
5000
109
10h
Gearbox
33
DNF
43
Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Willy Braillard, B
DNS Jean Mesange, F
DNS Sylvain Garant, F
DNS Bernard Cheneviere, CH
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
109
11h
Gearbox
34
DNF
31
Equipe Matra Simca, F
Matra-Simca MS660 - Matra MS12
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
Henri Pescarolo, F
DNS Tim Schenken, AUS
2993
V12
Goodyear
P
3000
79
7h
Transmission
35
DNF
32
Equipe Matra Simca, F
Matra-Simca MS650 - Matra MS12
Jack Brabham, AUS
Francois Cevert, F
DNS Tim Schenken, AUS
2993
V12
Goodyear
P
3000
76
7h
Engine
36
DNF
59
Jean Egreteaud, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean Egreteaud, F
Jean Mésange, F
DNS Raymond Touroul, F
2247
F6
-
GT
2500
70
8h
Engine
37
DNF
30
Equipe Matra Simca, F
Matra-Simca MS650 - Matra MS12
Patrick Depailler, F
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
Tim Schenken, AUS
DNS Jack Brabham, AUS
DNS Johnny Servoz-Gavin, F
2993
V12
Goodyear
P
3000
70
7h
Engine
38
DNF
50
Ecurie Intersports SA / Automobiles Ligier, F
Ligier JS 1 - Ford Cosworth FVC
Guy Ligier, F
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
1786
L4
-
P
2000
54
7h
Distributor
39
DNF
10
Gelo Racing Team, D / North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 512 S
Helmut Kelleners, D
Georg Loos, D
4993
V12
-
S
5000
54
7h
Accident, handling
40
DNF
22
J.W. Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB
Porsche 917 K - Porsche 912
David Hobbs, GB
Mike Hailwood, GB
4494
F12
-
S
5000
49
5h
Accident
41
DNF
38
Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33/3
Teodoro Zeccoli, I
Carlo Facetti, I
2993
V8
-
P
3000
43
5h
Accident
42
DNF
7
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 512 S
Derek Bell, GB
Ronnie Peterson, S
DNS Jean Guichet, F
4993
V12
Firestone
S
5000
39
4h
Valves
43
DNF
8
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 512 S
Arturo Merzario, I
Clay Regazzoni, CH
4993
V12
Firestone
S
5000
38
4h
Accident
44
DNF
15
Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 512 S
Mike Parkes, GB
Herbert Müller, CH
4993
V12
-
S
5000
37
4h
Accident
45
DNF
1
Ecurie Léopard, F
Chevrolet Corvette
Jacques Bourdon, F
Jean-Claude Aubriet, F
6998
V8
-
GT
+5000
37
5h
Accident
46
DNF
14
Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 512 S
Joakim Bonnier, S
Reine Wisell, S
4993
V12
-
S
5000
36
4h
Accident
47
DNF
21
J.W. Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB
Porsche 917 K
Pedro Rodriguez, MEX
Leo Kinnunen, SF
4907
F12
-
S
5000
22
4h
Engine
48
DNF
48
Levi's International Racing Team, B
Chevron B16 - Mazda 10 A
Julian Vernaeve, B
Yves Deprez, B (DND)
1964
2R
-
P
2000
19
4h
Engine
49
DNF
6
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 512 S
Nino Vaccarella, I
Ignazio Giunti, I (DND)
4993
V12
S
5000
7
1h
Engine
50
DNF
37
Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33/3
Toine Hezemans, NL
Masten Gregory, USA (DND)
DNS Teodoro Zeccoli, I
2993
V8
-
P
3000
5
2h
Piston
51
DQ
35
Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33/3
Giovanni 'Nanni' Galli, I
Rolf Stommelen, D
2993
V8
-
P
3000
213
18h
Push start
52
DNS
24
Porsche KG Salzburg, A
Porsche 917 K
Rico Steineman, CH
Dieter Spoerry, CH
Vic Elford, GB
Kurt Ahrens Jnr, D
Hans Herrmann, D
Richard Attwood, GB
-
F12
-
S
5000
-
Withdrawn
52
DNS
28
Martini International Racing Team, D
Porsche 908/02
Dieter Spoerry, CH
André de Cortanze, F
Rudi Lins, A
Hans-Dieter Dechent, D
Gérard Larrousse, F
Gerhard Koch, D
2997
F8
-
P
3000
-
Accident
53
DNS
39
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 312 P Coupé
Tony Adamowicz, USA
Sam Posey, USA
Chuck Parsons, USA
2989
V12
-
P
3000
-
-
54
DNS
41
Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 911 S
Sylvain Garant, F
Jean Mesange, F
Bernard Cheneviére, CH
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
55
DNQ
17
Grand Bahama Racing, GB
Lola T70 Mk III B - Chevrolet
Robin Ormes, BS
David Prophet, GB
4940
V8
-
S
5000
-
-
56
DNQ
68
Roy Johnson, GB
Chevron B8 - BMW
Roy Johnson, GB
Erwin 'Barney' Barnes, USA
Yves Martin, F
2000
L4
-
S
2000
-
-
57
DNA
13
Grand Bahama Racing, GB
Ferrari 512 S
Mike d'Udy, GB
Frank Gardner, AUS
4993
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
58
DNA
41
Escuderia Montjuich, E
Porsche 908/02
Jose Juncadella, E
Juan Fernandez, E
Gordon Spice, GB
2997
F8
-
S
3000
-
-
59
DNA
43
Donald Healey Motor Co., GB
Healey SR XR37 - Repco 740
-
-
2997
V8
-
P
3000
-
-
60
DNA
54
Guy Verrier, F
Porsche 907
Guy Verrier, F
Frederic Mural, F
2195
F6
-
P
2500
-
-
61
DNA
62
Hart Ski Racing Team, CH
Porsche 914/6
Arthur Blanck, CH
-
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
62
DNA
63
Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 914/6
Willy Meier, D
Jean Mesange, F
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
63
DNA
64
Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Roger van der Schrick, B
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
64
DNA
65
Paul Watson Race Organisation, GB
Chevron B16 - BMW
-
-
2000
L4
-
P
2000
-
-
65
DNA
71
Etablissement Sonauto, F
Porsche 911 S
Guy Chasseuil, F
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
66
DNA
72
Ecurie Luxembourg, LUX
Porsche 914/6
Nicolas Koob, LUX
Noel van Assche, B
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
67
DNA
76
Ecurie Armagnac, F
Chevron B16 - Ford Cosworth
Claude Larrieu, F
Juan Fernandez, E
-
L4
-
P
2000
-
-
68
DNA
77
Paul Watson Race Organisation, GB
Chevron B16 - Ford Cosworth
-
-
-
L4
-
P
2000
-
-
69
DNA
81
Jack Wheeler, GB
Ginetta G12
Jack Wheeler, GB
Martin Davidson, GB
-
L4
-
P
1300
-
-
70
DNA
83
André Moynet, F
Moynet LM68 - Simca
Max Jean (aka "Jean Max"), F
René Ligonnet, F
André Moynet, F
-
L4
-
P
1300
-
-
71
DNA
85
Mazda Auto Tokyo Co Ltd, J
Mazda M10A
-
-
-
2R
-
P
2000
-
-
72
DNA
86
Mazda Auto Tokyo Co Ltd, J
Mazda M10A
-
-
-
2R
-
P
2000
-
-
73
DNA
87
Mazda Auto Tokyo Co Ltd, J
Mazda M10A
-
-
-
2R
-
P
2000
-
-
74
DNA
-
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 512 S
Mario Andretti, USA
Chris Amon, NZ
4993
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
75
DNA
-
SpA Ferrari SEFAC, I
Ferrari 512 S
John Surtees, GB
Jackie Oliver, GB
4993
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
76
DNA
-
Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Ferrari 512 S
Derek Bell, GB
-
4993
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
77
DNA
-
Arthur Blanck, CH
Chevron B16 - Opel
-
-
-
L4
-
P
-
-
78
NAC
9
Barracuda Racing, F
Ferrari 512 S
Jean Guichet, F
Régis Fraissinet, F
4993
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
79
NAC
18
Michel Martin, F
Ford GT40
Michel Martin, F
-
4727
V8
-
S
5000
-
-
80
NAC
20
Trevor Graham, GB
Ford GT40
Andrew Hedges, GB
Clive Baker, GB
4727
V8
-
S
5000
-
-
81
NAC
22
Escuderia Nacional C.S., E
Porsche 917 - Porsche 912
Alex Soler-Roig, E
Prince Jorge de Bagration (de Moukhrani), E
Dieter Quester, A
-
F12
-
S
5000
-
-
82
NAC
26
J.W. Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB / Solar Productions, USA
Porsche 917 - Porsche 912
Steve McQueen, USA
Jackie Stewart, GB
-
F12
-
S
5000
-
-
83
NAC
27
Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
Alain Finkelstein, F
3285
V12
-
GT
5000
-
-
84
NAC
28
Equipe Matra Simca, F
Matra-Simca MS660 - Matra MS12
Francois Cévert, F
-
2993
V12
-
P
3000
-
-
85
NAC
30
Pierre Maublanc, F
Porsche 917 K - Porsche 912
Dominique Martin, F
Pierre Maublanc, F
-
F12
-
S
3000
-
-
86
NAC
31
Jacques Foucteu, F
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Jacques Foucteau, F
Patrice Compain, F
4390
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
87
NAC
32
North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Robert 'Jimmy' Mieusset, F
-
4390
V12
-
S
5000
-
-
88
NAC
50
Philippe Farjon, F
Porsche 911 S
Philippe Farjon, S
-
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
-
-
89
NAC
51
Dieter Fröhlich, D
Porsche 911 S
Dieter Fröhlich, D
-
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
-
-
90
NAC
52
Automobile Club Ile de France, F
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
Raymond Touroul, F
2195
F6
-
GT
2500
-
-
91
NAC
60
Mark Konig, GB
Nomad Mk 2 - BRM P56
Mark Konig, GB
Paul Vestey, GB
1998
V8
-
P
2000
-
-
92
NAC
61
Michel Roussin
Chevron B8 - BMW
-
-
2000
L4
-
S
2000
-
-
93
NAC
73
Edgar Herrmann, KEN
Porsche 911 S
Edgar Herrmann, KEN
Eberhard Sindel, D
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
94
NAC
75
Joseph Beziau, F
Porsche 911 S
Lucien Guitteny, F
Daniel Guerin, F
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
95
NAC
79
Société Darnval, F
Lenham P70 - Ford Cosworth
Francois Libert, F
Ray Calcutt, GB
1600
L4
-
P
1600
-
-
96
NAC
80
Jack Wheeler, GB
Ginetta G12
-
-
1300
L4
-
P
1300
-
-
97
NAC
82
Scuderia Monzeglio, I
Monzeglio - Alfa Romeo
Maurizio Zanetti, I
Ugo Locatelli, I
1300
L4
-
P
1300
-
-
98
NAC
84
Aldo Crovella, I
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Pierre Ralli, F
-
1991
F6
-
GT
2000
-
-
99
NAC
-
Gesipa Racing Team, D
Porsche 917 K - Porsche 912
Helmut Kelleners, D
Jürgen Neuhaus, D
-
F12
-
S
5000
-
-
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