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1968 European Formula Two Championship

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1968 European Formula Two season
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The 1968 European Formula Two season was contested over 10 rounds, according to some sources, or nine rounds, according to sources that do not consider the Zolder race in Belgium as part of the Championship. Jean Pierre Beltoise won the championship in Pergusa-Enna, despite the fact that Jochen Rindt won 5 races, but his condition as a Formula One graded driver did not let him score any championship points.[1]

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Driver Rounds
  Golf Leaf Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 48 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jim Clark 1
  Graham Hill 1, 3, 5-6, 10
  Jackie Oliver 2-7, 9
  Ferrari Automobili
  SpA Ferrari SEFAC
Ferrari Dino 166 Ferrari Dino 166 1.6 V6   Chris Amon 1, 4, 6
  Jacky Ickx 4-5, 8
  Derek Bell 6-10
  Ernesto Brambilla 7-10
  Mario Casoni 8
  Andrea de Adamich 10
  Kurt Ahrens Jr.
  Caltex Racing Team
Brabham-Ford BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Kurt Ahrens Jr. 1-7, 9-10
  Lola Racing Ltd
  Alistair Walker Racing
Lola-Ford T100 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Chris Irwin 1-4
  Alistair Walker 2-5, 7, 10
  Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham-Ford BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Piers Courage 1-8
  Picko Troberg 1
  Derek Bell 1
  Max Mosley 7, 10
Chevron-Ford B10   Samuel Brown 8
  Matra Sports Matra-Ford MS7 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1-4, 6-8, 10
  Henri Pescarolo All
  Johnny Servoz-Gavin 5
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille 9
  McLaren Racing Team
  The Chequered Flag Racing
McLaren-Ford M4A Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Graeme Lawrence 1-4
  Robin Widdows 1-8
  Frank Gardner 5-6
  Mike Walker 7-8
  Ecurie Intersport SA McLaren-Ford M4A Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Guy Ligier 1-3
  Jo Schlesser 1-3, 5
  Squadra Tartaruga Brabham-Ford BT23 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Xavier Perrot 1-2, 5, 7, 9
  Günther Huber 6
  London Racing Team Brabham-Ford BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Chris Lambert 1-7
  Max Mosley 1-5
  Frank Lythgoe Racing Chevron-Ford B10 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Peter Gethin 1-2, 4-5
Brabham-Ford BT23C 7-10
  Walter Habegger
  Valvoline Racing Team
Lotus-Ford 41C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Walter Habegger 1
Brabham-Ford BT23 2-3, 5, 7, 9
Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT18 Alfa Romeo GTA 1.6 L4   Gerhard Krammer 6
  Tecno Racing Team Tecno-Ford PA68 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Carlo Facetti 1
  Clay Regazzoni 2, 5, 7-10
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 5
  Midland Racing Team Lotus-Ford 41C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Bruno Frey 1-2, 9
Brabham-Lotus BT16/18 Lotus LF 1.6 L4   Paul Blum 9
  Robert Lamplough McLaren-Ford M4A Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Robert Lamplough 1-2
  Roy Winkelmann Racing Brabham-Ford BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jochen Rindt 2-6, 8-9
  Alan Rees 2, 4-6, 8
  Gerhard Mitter 9
  Church Farm Racing Team Brabham-Ford BT23C Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Derek Bell 2-5
  Brian Hart 6-10
  Bill Jones Racing Brabham-Ford BT10 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Chris Meek 2, 4, 7, 9-10
  Allan Deacon Brabham-Lotus BT21 Lotus LF 1.6 L4   Allan Deacon 2
  David Bridges Racing Lola-Ford T100 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Chris Williams 2
  Brian Redman 4-5
  Mike Beckwith 6-7
  David Hobbs 9-10
  Bob Gerard
  Merlyn Racing
Merlyn-Ford Mk 12 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Harry Stiller 2
  John Cardwell 2-3, 5
  Brian Hart 3, 5
  Toine Hezemans 7
  Jonathan Williams 7
  Mike Walker 9
  Peter Gaydon 9
  Alan Rollinson 10
  Chris Williams 10
  Escuderia Nacional CS Lola-Ford T100 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Alex Soler-Roig 3, 5, 7
  Jorge de Bagration 3, 5, 7
  Matra International Matra-Ford MS7 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Jackie Stewart 3
  Scuderia Ala d'Oro Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT23 Alfa Romeo GTA 1.6 L4   Nanni Galli 3
  Silvio Moser Tecno-Ford PA68 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Silvio Moser 4
  Jacques Demoulin Cooper-Alfa Romeo T76 Alfa Romeo GTA 1.6 L4   Jacques Demoulin 4
  Scuderia Picchio Rosso Brabham-Ford BT23C
BT23
Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Corrado Manfredini 5-10
  Ernesto Brambilla 6
  Enzo Corti 10
Tecno-Ford PA68   Carlo Facetti 10
  Frank Manning Racing McLaren-Ford M4A Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Robert Lamplough 5, 7, 9-10
  Ron Harris Racing Division Tecno-Ford PA68 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Pedro Rodríguez 5, 8
  Richard Attwood 7
  Eric Offenstadt 7
  Jonathan Williams 8
  Charles Vögele Racing Team Tecno-Ford PA68 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Silvio Moser 6-8, 10
  Mitter Tuning Brabham-Ford BT23 Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4   Werner Lindermann 7, 9
  Bayerische Motoren Werke Lola-BMW T102 BMW M11 1.6 L4   Jo Siffert 9-10
  Hubert Hahne 9-10
  • Pink background denotes graded drivers ineligible for points.

CalendarEdit

Race No Circuit Date Laps Distance Time Speed Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1   Hockenheim 7 April 20+20 6.769=270.76 km 1'25:49.7 189.280 km/h   Jean-Pierre Beltoise   Henri Pescarolo   Jean-Pierre Beltoise
2   Thruxton 15 April 54 3.862=208.548 km 1'09:45.6
1'09:53.0
179.370 km/h
179.054 km/h
  Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt
  Jean-Pierre Beltoise
3   Jarama 28 April 60 3.404=204.24 km 1'30:09.7 135.916 km/h   Jean-Pierre Beltoise   Jean-Pierre Beltoise   Jean-Pierre Beltoise
4   Zolder[2] 5 May 24+24 4.186=200.928 km 1'11:51.8
1'12:32.1
167.758 km/h
166.205 km/h
  Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt
  Chris Irwin
5   Crystal Palace 3 June 90 2.237=201.330 km 1'20:06.8
1'20:37.0
150.784 km/h
149.842 km/h
  Brian Redman   Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt
  Brian Redman
6   Tulln-Langenlebarn 14 July 35+35 2.86=200.2 km 1'15:24.63
1'15:57.15
150.377 km/h
149.304 km/h
  Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt
  Jean-Pierre Beltoise
7   Zandvoort 28 July 50 4.193=209.65 km 1'13:52.18 170.286 km/h   Derek Bell   Tino Brambilla   Jean-Pierre Beltoise
8   Pergusa-Enna 25 August 50 4.798=239.90 km 1'02:40.6
1'02:40.6
229.655 km/h
229.655 km/h
  Henri Pescarolo   Jochen Rindt   Jochen Rindt
  Piers Courage
9   Hockenheim 13 October 35 6.769=236.915 km 1'11:40.2 198.338 km/h   Jochen Rindt   Tino Brambilla   Tino Brambilla
10   Vallelunga 27 October 40+40 3.115=249.2 km 1'43:02.7 145.102 km/h   Tino Brambilla   Tino Brambilla   Tino Brambilla

Note:

Race 1, 4, 6 and 10 were held in two heats, with results shown in aggregate.

Race 2, 5 and 7 were held with two semi-final heats and the final run, with time only shown for the final.

Race 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 was won by a graded driver, all graded drivers are shown in Italics.

Race 1 (heat 1) Jim Clark was fatally injured.

Final point standingsEdit

DriverEdit

For every race points were awarded: 9 points to the winner, 6 for runner-up, 4 for third place, 3 for fourth place, 2 for fifth place and 1 for sixth place. No additional points were awarded. The best 6 results count (Same sources count the best 7 results). One driver had a point deduction, which is given in ().

Place Name Team Chassis Engine HOC
 
THR
 
JAR
 
ZOL
 
CRY
 
TUL
 
ZAN
 
EMM
 
HOC
 
VLL
 
Points
1   Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra Sports Matra Ford 9 9 9 - - 9 9 - - 3 48
2   Henri Pescarolo Matra Sports Matra Ford 6 - 4 - - 6 6 (1) 6 2 30
3   Tino Brambilla Scuderia Picchio Rossa Brabham Ford - - - - - 2 - 26
Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino 6 9 9
4   Brian Redman Bridges Racing Lola Ford - - - 6 9 - - - - - 15
5   Derek Bell Church Farm Racing Brabham Ford - 6 - - - 15
Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino 1 - 3 4 1
6   Jackie Oliver Team Lotus Lotus Ford - 4 - - 4 3 - - 3 - 14
7   Kurt Ahrens, Jr. private entry Brabham Ford - 3 6 - - 4 - - - - 13
  Piers Courage Williams Racing Brabham Ford 4 - - - - - - 9 - - 13
  Clay Regazzoni Tecno Racing Tecno Ford - - 3 - 6 - - 4 - - 13
10   Chris Irwin Lola Racing Lola Ford - - - 9 - - - - - - 9
11   Peter Gethin Lythgoe Racing Chevron Ford - - - 3 - - - - - 7
Lythgoe Racing Brabham Ford 4
12   Robin Widdows McLaren Racing McLaren Ford 1 - - 6
Chequered Flag Racing McLaren Ford 4 - - 1 - - -
  Andrea de Adamich Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino - - - - - - - - - 6 6
14   Jo Schlesser Écurie International McLaren Ford 2 - - - 3 - - - - - 5
15   Richard Attwood Harris Racing Tecno Ford - - - - - - 4 - - - 4
  Brian Hart Merlyn Racing Merlyn-Brabham Ford - - 1 - - - - 4
Church Farm Racing Brabham Ford 2 1 -
17   Chris Lambert London Racing Brabham Ford 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
  Alan Rees Winkelmann Racing Brabham Ford - 1 - 2 - - - - - - 3
  Silvio Moser Vögele Racing Tecno Ford - - - - - - 3 - - - 3
20   Chris Williams Bridges Racing Lola Ford - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
  Jorge de Bagration Escuderia Nacional Lola Ford - - 2 - - - - - - - 2
  Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Tecno Racing Tecno Ford - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
  Éric Offenstadt Harris Racing Tecno Ford - - - - - - 2 - - - 2
  David Hobbs Bridges Racing Lola Ford - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
25   Alistair Walker Lola Racing/Walker Racing Lola Ford - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
  Picko Tröberg Frank Williams Racing Cars Brabham Ford - - - - - - - - - - -
  Bruno Frey Midland Racing Team Lotus Ford - - - - - - - - - - -
  Alex Soler-Roig Escuderia Nacional Lola Ford - - - - - - - - - - -

Note:

Only drivers which were not graded were able to score points.

Race 5 not all points were awarded (not enough finishers).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1968 European F2 Trophy". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ not all sources give the Belgian race a championship status