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    DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPION JACKIE STEWART OF SCOTLAND WON THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX ON SUNDAY (19 APRIL) DRIVING A MARCH 701 CAR.

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    DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPION JACKIE STEWART OF SCOTLAND WON THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX ON SUNDAY (19 APRIL) DRIVING A MARCH 701 CAR. THE RACE ON THE JARAMA CIRCUIT NEAR MADRID BEGAN DRAMATICALLY WHEN BELGIAN DRIVER JACKY I CKX, IN A FERRARI, AND BRITISH DRIVER JACK OLIVER, IN A BRM, COLLIDED AND BOTH CARS PLUNGED OFF THE TRACK IN FLAMES. OTHERS DROVE THROUGH THE SMOKE.

    THE TIGHTLY-CORNERED 2.I MILE (3.4 KM) CIRCUIT TOOK A HEAVY TOLL OF THE DRIVERS, WITH ONLY FIVE OF THE SIXTEEN STARTERS FINISHING THE RACE.

    BOTH DRIVERS INVOLVED IN THE CRASH WALKED AWAY FROM THE FLAMING WRECKS. OLIVER UNHURT AND I CKX WITH BURNS ON HIS HANDS AND ARMS. OLIVER'S CAR REPORTEDLY LOST A WHEEL.

    IN SECOND PLACE WAS NEW ZEALANDER BRUCE McCLAREN IN HIS McCLAREN CAR. AMERICAN DRIVER MARIO ANDRETTI, IN A MARCH, TOOK THIRD PLACE IN THE 183-MILE (306 KMS) RACE.

    THE RACE DEVELOPED INTO A DUEL BETWEEN STEWART AND AUSTRALIAN JACK BRABHAM, AT THE WHEEL OF A BRABHAM CAR, BUT BRABHAM CAR, BUT BRABHAM RETIRED IN THE 61ST OF THE 90 LAPS WITH MECHANICAL TROUBLE.

    OTHER CASUALTIES INCLUDED AUSTRIAN JOCHEN RINDT, NEW ZEALANDERS DENIS HULME AND CHRIS AMON AND FORMER WORLD CHAMPION JOHN SURTEES OF BRITAIN, ALL WITH MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES. EARLY IN THE RACE MEXICAN PEDRO RODRIGUEZ WAS RETIRED BECAUSE IT WAS FEARED HIS BRM MIGHT SUFFER THE SAME MECHANICAL WEAKNESS AS HAD HIS TEAM-MATE JACKIE OLIVER'S.

    FOURTH PLACE IN THE RACE WENT TO FORMER WORLD CHAMPION GRAHAM HILL OF BRITAIN, RECOVERING FROM AN ACCIDENT IN LAST YEAR'S UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. FRENCH DRIVER JOHNNY SERVOZ GAVIN, IN A MARCH 701, WAS FIFTH. STEWART'S TIME WAS TWO HOURS, 10 MINUTES AND 58.2 SECONDS, WITH AN AVERAGE SPEED OF ABOUT 90 MILES AN HOUR (140.3 KPH).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2O955FTG88IKOZ3M1ABJ1ABWD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2O955FTG88IKOZ3M1ABJ1ABWD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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