1968 European Formula Two season

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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.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track Country Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 Hockenheim  West Germany 7 April 1968 20+20 6.769=270.76 km 1'25:49.7 189.280 km/h Jean-Pierre Beltoise Jean-Pierre Beltoise Henri Pescarolo
2 Thruxton  United Kingdom 15 April 1968 54 3.862=208.548 km 1'09:45.6
1'09:53.0
179.370 km/h
179.054 km/h
Jochen Rindt
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jochen Rindt Jochen Rindt
3 Jarama  Spain 28 April 1968 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[1]  Belgium 5 May 1968 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
Chris Irwin
Jochen Rindt Jochen Rindt
5 Crystal Palace  United Kingdom 3 June 1968 90 2.237=201.330 km 1'20:06.8
1'20:37.0
150.784 km/h
149.842 km/h
Jochen Rindt
Brian Redman
Brian Redman Jochen Rindt
6 Tulln-Langenlebarn  Austria 14 July 1968 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
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jochen Rindt Jochen Rindt
7 Zandvoort  Netherlands 28 July 1968 50 4.193=209.65 km 1'13:52.18 170.286 km/h Jean-Pierre Beltoise Derek Bell Tino Brambilla
8 Pergusa-Enna  Italy 25 August 1968 50 4.798=239.90 km 1'02:40.6
1'02:40.6
229.655 km/h
229.655 km/h
Jochen Rindt
Piers Courage
Henri Pescarolo Jochen Rindt
9 Hockenheim  West Germany 13 October 1968 35 6.769=236.915 km 1'11:40.2 198.338 km/h Tino Brambilla Jochen Rindt Tino Brambilla
10 Vallelunga  Italy 27 October 1968 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.

  1. ^ not all sources give the Belgian race a championship status

Final point standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

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 Country Team Chassis Engine Germany United Kingdom Spain Belgium United Kingdom Austria Netherlands Italy Germany Italy Total Points
1 Jean-Pierre Beltoise  France Matra Sports Matra Ford 9 9 9 - - 9 9 - - 3 48
2 Henri Pescarolo  France Matra Sports Matra Ford 6 - 4 - - 6 6 (1) 6 2 30
3 Tino Brambilla  Italy Scuderia Picchio Rossa Brabham Ford - - - - - 2 - 26
Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino 6 9 9
4 Brian Redman  United Kingdom Bridges Racing Lola Ford - - - 6 9 - - - - - 15
5 Derek Bell  United Kingdom Church Farm Racing Brabham Ford - 6 - - - 15
Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino 1 - 3 4 1
6 Jackie Oliver  United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus Ford - 4 - - 4 3 - - 3 - 14
7 Kurt Ahrens, Jr.  West Germany private entry Brabham Ford - 3 6 - - 4 - - - - 13
Piers Courage  United Kingdom Williams Racing Brabham Ford 4 - - - - - - 9 - - 13
Clay Regazzoni   Switzerland Tecno Racing Tecno Ford - - 3 - 6 - - 4 - - 13
10 Chris Irwin  United Kingdom Lola Racing Lola Ford - - - 9 - - - - - - 9
11 Peter Gethin  United Kingdom Lythgoe Racing Chevron Ford - - - 3 - - - - - 7
Lythgoe Racing Brabham Ford 4
12 Robin Widdows  United Kingdom McLaren Racing McLaren Ford 1 - - 6
Chequered Flag Racing McLaren Ford 4 - - 1 - - -
Andrea de Adamich  Italy Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Dino - - - - - - - - - 6 6
14 Jo Schlesser  France Écurie International McLaren Ford 2 - - - 3 - - - - - 5
15 Richard Attwood  United Kingdom Harris Racing Tecno Ford - - - - - - 4 - - - 4
Brian Hart  United Kingdom Merlyn Racing Merlyn-Brabham Ford - - 1 - - - - 4
Church Farm Racing Brabham Ford 2 1 -
17 Chris Lambert  United Kingdom London Racing Brabham Ford 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
Alan Rees  United Kingdom Winkelmann Racing Brabham Ford - 1 - 2 - - - - - - 3
Silvio Moser   Switzerland Vögele Racing Tecno Ford - - - - - - 3 - - - 3
20 Chris Williams  United Kingdom Bridges Racing Lola Ford - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
Jorge de Bagration  Spain Escuderia Nacional Lola Ford - - 2 - - - - - - - 2
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud  France Tecno Racing Tecno Ford - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
Éric Offenstadt  France Harris Racing Tecno Ford - - - - - - 2 - - - 2
David Hobbs  United Kingdom Bridges Racing Lola Ford - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
25 Alistair Walker  United Kingdom Lola Racing/Walker Racing Lola Ford - - - 1 - - - - - - 1

Note:

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

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