F1 rules and stats 1970-1979

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GP races: 144
Estimated racing kms: 759000
Accidents in races: 47
Injuries, drivers: 9
Fatalities, drivers: 3 Fatalities, officials: 2
Fatalities, spectators: 6 (The spectators killed had all penetrated prohibited areas.)
Technical newbies
Slicks (1971)
Sixwheeled car (1976)
Turbo Engines (1977)
'Wingcar' and skirts (1977)
Radial tyres (1977)

Safety regulations
Circuits Drivers Organisation
1970: Considerations on circuit design published: track verges minimum 3m.;double guardrails; spectators at least 3m. behind fencing; barrier between pitlane and track; track width, surface, and gradient change regulations; strawbales banned; mandatory FIA inspections.

1972: Circuit Safety Criteria published; debris fence specifications.

1973: Catchfences; rescue equipment; starting grid dimensions.

1974: Catchfences + sand.

1975: Marshal posts service roads

1977: Gravel arrester beds defined.

1968: Recommendations on seat harnesses, fire-resistant clothing, shatter-proof visors.

1971: Max. 5 seconds for driver evacuation from cockpit.

1972: 6-point harness Drivers' Code of Conduct published.

1973: International medical card & examination for all drivers.

1975: FIA standard for fire resistant clothing.

1977: Helmets must be to FIA-approved standards.

1978: Licence qualification requirements.

1979: Life support system (medical air) obligatory.

1971: Personnel, equip-ment and duties specified in race super-vision, marshalling, signals.

1973: Fire service regs.

1975: Medical service; resuscitation centre; obligatory rescue exercise.

1974: 2x2 staggered starting grid with 12m length per car.

1978: Grid 14m per car.

1979: FIA-appointed permanent race starter.

Technical regulations (chassis)
Safety bladder fuel tanks
Safety foam in fuel tanks; no magnesium sheet less than 3mm thick; 15W red rear light; headrest; minimum cockpit dimensions; combined electrical cut-off/extinguisher external handle; FIA/spec/FT3 fuel tank.
Crushable structure round fuel tank ; no chrome plating of suspension parts.
Selfseal breakaway fuel coupling
"Safety structures" around dashboard and pedals.
Pedalbox protection defined.
Bulkhead behind driver and front rollbar defined.
Bigger cockpit opening; 2 mirrors; improved extinguisher system.
Regulations (engine - weight)
500 cc with compressor or 3000 cc without one
Minimumweight: 530 kg
450 hp at 10000 rpm-540 kg (1970 Tyrell 001)
1500 cc with or 3000 without compressor
Minimumweight: 550 kg
450 hp at 10000 rpm-560 kg (1972 Lotus 72D)
1500 cc with or 3000 cc without compressor
Minimumweight: 575 kg
500 hp at 12000 rpm-580 kg (1975 Ferrari 312T)
500 hp at 11000 rpm-610 kg (1977 Renault RS01 turbo)
510 hp at 12000 rpm-585 kg (1979 Ferrari 312T4)