Jackie Stewart of Britain won an easy victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone near Northampton on Saturday - his second successive Grand Prix win.
GV Start of race
GV Mechanics in pit
LV PAN Cars past
GV Car No 24 Rolf Stommelen, Surtees-Ford past
SV Men with lap chart indicators
GV Cars along straight & PAN GV passing
SV Men in pits
GV PAN Car No. 12 Stewart round bend
MV PAN No. 22 Jean-Pierre Beltoise
GV PAN No. 5 Regozzoni round bend
SV No 4 Ickx of Belgium into pits
STV PAN Car round bend into straight
STV Finish of race Stewart pass
GV Stewart opening bottle of champagne, bubbles over people
Initials SGM/0308 SGM/0300
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Background: Jackie Stewart of Britain won an easy victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone near Northampton on Saturday - his second successive Grand Prix win.
Driving a Tyrrell-Ford, he took the lead in the fourth lap - and held it till the end. He finished half a minute ahead of Peterson of Sweden, and Brazil,s Emerson Fittipaldi.
Stewart lowered his own lap record for the course to one minute 19.9 seconds - an average of 131.88 miles per hour (212.23 KPH).
Stewart now holds an almost unassailable lead in the world drivers' championship. With forty-two points, he's twenty-three clear of his nearer rival Jacky Ickx of Belgium, who was forced to retire in today's race.
SYNOPSIS: The British Grand Prix got off to a good start at Silverstone, near Northampton in the English Midland on Saturday, with perfect conditions under a bright sun. The race was a crucial one in the World championship for the drivers, and the 12-cylinder Ferrari cars were hot favourites to beat the rest.
Against them were quite a number Ford-engined cars. This is West German Rolf Stommelen, in a Surtes Ford.
Clay Regazzoni, the young Swiss driver who is number 2 in the ferrari works team, was first away at the start and led for three lap before being overhauled by the Sco??? Jackie Stewart in his Tyrrell-Ford Graham Hill, another of Britain's former world champions, had been left at the start in his Brabham, which was in collision with the McLaren of Jackie Oliver.
Stewart in the lead pulled steadily away from his rivals.
Rounding the bend behind him at this stage, Jean-Pierre Beltoise of France in a Matra.
The swiss Clay Regazzoni was in contention for some time, but retired on the 48th lap.
Another casualty was Jacky Ickx of Belgium, who retired after 38 laps Ickx was Stewart's closest challenger in the World Championship.
At the finish Stewart had led since the fourth lap, and came in half a minute ahead of Peterson of Sweden in a March-Ford, and Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi in a Lotus. The win meant for Stewart an unassailable lead in the world championship series, twenty-three points clear of Jacky Ickx.