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The 3rd Race of Champions was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 17 March 1968 at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was dominated by Bruce McLaren in a McLaren M7A.

1968 Race of Champions
Non-championship race in the 1968 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 17 March 1968
Official name III Race of Champions
Location Brands Hatch
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.65 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 213.25 km (132.5 mi)
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Cosworth
Time 1:30.0
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Cosworth
Time 1:31.6
Podium
First McLaren-Cosworth
Second BRM
Third McLaren-Cosworth

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Bruce McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-Cosworth 1.18:53.4 1
2 11   Pedro Rodríguez Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 14.2 s 7
3 1   Denny Hulme Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd McLaren-Cosworth + 30.8 s 5
4 8   Chris Amon Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari + 37.4 s 4
5 6   Brian Redman Cooper Car Company Cooper-BRM + 1:27.2 s 10
6 15   Jackie Stewart Matra International Matra-Cosworth 49 laps 3
7 23   Tony Lanfranchi P & M Racing Preparations Brabham-Climax 47 laps 14
8 9   Jacky Ickx Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 46 laps 8
9 18   David Hobbs Bernard White Racing BRM 43 laps 13
NC 20   Peter Gethin Frank Lythgoe Racing Brabham-BMW 36 laps 15
Ret 17   Jo Bonnier Ecurie Bonnier McLaren-BRM 30 laps - steering / suspension 12
Ret 12   Mike Spence Owen Racing Organisation BRM 18 laps - oil line 2
Ret 4   Graham Hill Team Lotus Ltd Lotus-Cosworth 11 laps - driveshaft 6
Ret 19   Silvio Moser Charles Vögele Racing Team Brabham-Repco 7 laps - oil pressure 11
DNS 21   John Surtees Lola Cars Ltd Lola-BMW Oil line (9)
DNS 10   Andrea de Adamich Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari Accident -
DNS 16   Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Cosworth Practice accident -

ReferencesEdit

  • Results at Silhouet.com [1]
  • Results at F1 Images.de [2]


Previous race:
1967 Spanish Grand Prix
Formula One non-championship races
1968 season
Next race:
1968 BRDC International Trophy
Previous race:
1967 Race of Champions
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