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The 1968 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Zandvoort Circuit on 23 June 1968. It was race 5 of 12 in both the 1968 World Championship of Drivers and the 1968 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 90-lap race was won by Matra driver Jackie Stewart after he started from fifth position. His teammate Jean-Pierre Beltoise finished second and BRM driver Pedro Rodríguez came in third.

1968 Dutch Grand Prix
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Race details
Date June 23, 1968
Official name XVI Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 377.370 km (234.487 mi)
Weather Showers
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:23.54
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra
Time 1:45.91 on lap 6
Podium
First Matra-Ford
Second Matra
Third BRM
Race winner Jackie Stewart during the race
Second placed Jean-Pierre Beltoise on the winners' podium

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 9   Chris Amon Ferrari 1:23.54
2 6   Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 1:23.70 +0.16
3 3   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:23.84 +0.30
4 5   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 1:23.90 +0.36
5 8   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 1:24.41 +0.87
6 10   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:24.42 +0.88
7 1   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:24.45 +0.91
8 2   Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 1:24.58 +1.04
9 7   John Surtees Honda 1:25.22 +1.68
10 4   Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 1:25.48 +1.94
11 15   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:25.51 +1.97
12 18   Dan Gurney Brabham-Repco 1:25.79 +2.25
13 21   Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 1:25.86 +2.32
14 20   Piers Courage BRM 1:26.07 +2.53
15 16   Richard Attwood BRM 1:26.72 +3.18
16 17   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:26.76 +3.22
17 22   Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco 1:28.29 +4.75
18 14   Lucien Bianchi Cooper-BRM 1:28.31 +4.77
19 19   Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 1:28.43 +4.89

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 90 2:46:11.2 5 9
2 17   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 90 + 1:33.93 16 6
3 15   Pedro Rodríguez BRM 89 + 1 Lap 11 4
4 10   Jacky Ickx Ferrari 88 + 2 Laps 6 3
5 22   Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco 87 + 3 Laps 17 2
6 9   Chris Amon Ferrari 85 + 5 Laps 1 1
7 16   Richard Attwood BRM 85 + 5 Laps 15  
8 19   Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 82 + 8 Laps 19  
9 3   Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 81 Accident 3  
NC 4   Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 80 Not Classified 10  
Ret 18   Dan Gurney Brabham-Repco 63 Throttle 12  
Ret 21   Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 55 Gearbox 13  
Ret 7   John Surtees Honda 50 Alternator 9  
Ret 20   Piers Courage BRM 50 Spun Off 14  
Ret 6   Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 39 Ignition 2  
Ret 5   Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 22 Spun Off 4  
Ret 2   Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 19 Accident 8  
Ret 1   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 10 Ignition 7  
Ret 14   Lucien Bianchi Cooper-BRM 9 Accident 18  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

NotesEdit

  • First win for a French racecar constructor in Formula One.
  • First points: Silvio Moser

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1968 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Netherlands 1968 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Lang, Mike (1982). Grand Prix! Vol 2. Haynes Publishing Group. pp. 68–69. ISBN 0-85429-321-3.

External linksEdit


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