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1968 British Grand Prix

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1968 British Grand Prix
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 20 July 1968
Official name XXI RAC British Grand Prix
Location Brands Hatch, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.650 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 341.200 km (212.012 mi)
Weather Hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:28.9
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford
Time 1:29.7 on lap 42
Podium
First Lotus-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

The 1968 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Brands Hatch Circuit on 20 July 1968. It was race 7 of 12 in both the 1968 World Championship of Drivers and the 1968 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 80-lap race was won by Jo Siffert, his first Formula One victory, and the first victory by a Swiss driver. Siffert's win also marked the 9th and final win for the privateer Rob Walker Racing Team.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:28.9
2 9 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 1:29.4 +0.5
3 5 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 1:29.5 +0.6
4 22 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 1:29.7 +0.8
5 4 Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 1:29.9 +1.0
6 24 United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake 1:30.0 +1.1
7 14 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 1:30.0 +1.1
8 3 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 1:30.2 +1.3
9 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda 1:30.3 +1.4
10 2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 1:30.4 +1.5
11 1 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:30.4 +1.5
12 6 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:31.0 +2.1
13 10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:31.6 +2.7
14 18 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:31.6 +2.7
15 11 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM 1:31.7 +2.8
16 20 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 1:32.3 +3.4
17 15 United Kingdom Vic Elford Cooper-BRM 1:33.0 +4.1
18 16 United Kingdom Robin Widdows Cooper-BRM 1:34.0 +5.1
19 19 Switzerland Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco 1:35.4 +6.5
20 23 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 1:36.8 +7.9
Source:[1]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 22 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 80 2:01:20.3 4 9
2 5 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 80 + 4.4 3 6
3 6 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 12 4
4 1 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 11 3
5 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda 78 + 2 Laps 9 2
6 14 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 7 1
7 2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 77 + 3 Laps 10  
8 20 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 72 + 8 Laps 16  
Ret 4 Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 55 Fuel Leak 5  
Ret 10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 52 Engine 13  
NC 19 Switzerland Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco 52 Not Classified 19  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 43 Transmission 2  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Robin Widdows Cooper-BRM 34 Ignition 18  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 26 Halfshaft 1  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Vic Elford Cooper-BRM 26 Engine 17  
Ret 18 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 11 Engine 14  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM 10 Radiator 15  
Ret 24 United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake 8 Fuel Pump 6  
Ret 23 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 6 Engine 20  
Ret 3 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 0 Engine 8  
WD 12 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi BRM        
WD 17 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Alfa Romeo        
WD 21 United States Tom Jones Cooper-Maserati        
Source:[2]

Notes

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "1968 British GP". www.chicanef1.com. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ "1968 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Britain 1968 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

Further reading

  • Lang, Mike (1982). Grand Prix! Vol 2. Haynes Publishing Group. pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-85429-321-3.


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