1968 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 12 in the 1968 Formula One season
Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit 1960-1975.png
Date 20 July 1968
Official name XXI RAC British Grand Prix
Location Brands Hatch, Kent, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.265 km (2.650 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 341.200 km (212.012 mi)
Weather Hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
Time 1:28.9
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford
Time 1:29.7 on lap 42
Podium
First Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford
Second New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Third Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari

The 1968 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Brands Hatch Circuit on 20 July 1968. It was the seventh round of the 1968 Formula One season. The race, contested over 80 laps, was won by Jo Siffert, his first Formula One victory, and the first victory by a Swiss driver.

Classification[edit]

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 7  
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  

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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