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1968 British Grand Prix

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.

1968 British Grand Prix
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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

ClassificationEdit

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

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

Further readingEdit

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


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