• Short Summary

    Austrian racing driver, Jochen Rindt, won yesterday's (July 5) French Grand Prix at clermont Ferrand in a Lotus-Ford 72.

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    GV Start of race
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    LV Pan cars round bend No 10 leads
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    LV Cars down straight
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    GV Cars round bend
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    GV Cars down straight
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    LV Cars round bend and towards
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    GV Cars past pits No 10 leads
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    SV Ditto
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    CU Girl watching
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    GV No 10 round bend followed by another
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    GV Cars round bend
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    GV ZOOM car No 7 cuts in on corner
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    TV Car No 1 (Stewart) round bend and up hill
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    TV Cars round bend
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    SV Pan car 21 (Beltois) followed by No 6 (Rindt)
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    CU Timekeeper
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    LV Car 6 round bend and into straight
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    SV Winner flagged through
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    LV Second and third flagged in
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    LV Spectators
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    SCU Winner - Rindt receives garland
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    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Austrian racing driver, Jochen Rindt, won yesterday's (July 5) French Grand Prix at clermont Ferrand in a Lotus-Ford 72. It was his second successive Grand Prix victory and took him to the top of the World Champion Driver table.

    Rindt's winning average speed for the 190.19 mile (306.090 kms) course was 98.4 m.p.h. (158 kph).

    Second, seven seconds behind, was Chris Amon of New Zealand in his works March-Ford.

    Jack Brabham, three times world champion, drove into third place in his brabham B T 33, breaking the lap record at 99.68 m.p.h. (160,936 k.p.h.) in the process.

    For the first time in several years no British cars or drivers were on the front row of the grid at the start of the race.

    Jacky Ickx of Belgium and Jean-Pierre Beltois, of France, both in 12 cylinder engined cars, had been fastest in practice. Both of them dominated the first half of the race. Ickx was closely followed by Beltoise for 14 laps until the Belgian had engine trouble and was forced to retire.

    Beltoise streaked ahead and seemed certain of victory, but Rindt, driving like a champion, began to gain on him. He passed the French driver on the 26th lap. Beltoise had the misfortune to have a puncture. He came back into the race in ninth place, holding that position for several laps before returning to the pits to retire.

    Reigning World Champion driver, Jackie Stewart, was also unlucky. After holding third place for four laps his car developed ignition trouble. He finished in ninth place.

    Twenty-eight-year-old Rindt won a well driven race. He now has 27 championship points. Stewart and Brabham are second with 19 points.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMFMKVZIW0SA24GBZKIP8MOV1
    Media URN:
    VLVABMFMKVZIW0SA24GBZKIP8MOV1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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