1968 German Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 8 of 12 in the 1968 Formula One season
Circuit Nürburgring-1967-Nordschleife.svg
Date August 4, 1968
Official name XXX Großer Preis von Deutschland
XXVIII Grand Prix d'Europe
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
22.835 km (14.189 mi)
Distance 14 laps, 319.690 km (198.646 mi)
Weather Hazy, Wet
Pole position
Driver Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari
Time 9:04.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford
Time 9:36.0 on lap 8
Podium
First United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford
Second United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
Third Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco

The 1968 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Nürburgring on August 4, 1968. It was the eighth round of the 1968 Formula One season. The race was held in extremely wet and foggy conditions, and British driver Jackie Stewart, racing with a broken wrist, won the race by a margin of four minutes in what is widely considered to be one of the greatest victories in the history of Formula One.[citation needed]

The race is also notable for Dan Gurney's choice of a full face helmet, making him the first driver to do so in Grand Prix racing.[1]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 14 2:19:03.2 6 9
2 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 14 + 4:03.2 4 6
3 5 Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 14 + 4:09.4 3 4
4 9 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 14 + 5:55.2 1 3
5 4 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 14 + 6:21.1 15 2
6 10 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 14 + 6:25.0 14 1
7 1 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 14 + 6:31.0 11  
8 22 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 14 + 7:56.4 8  
9 14 United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake 14 + 8:13.7 10  
10 18 West Germany Hubert Hahne Lola-BMW 14 + 10:11.4 18  
11 21 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 13  
12 17 West Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr. Brabham-Repco 13 + 1 Lap 17  
13 2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 13 + 1 Lap 16  
14 11 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM 13 + 1 Lap 20  
Ret 8 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 11 Accident 2  
Ret 12 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 8 Accident 12  
Ret 16 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 6 Ignition 9  
Ret 19 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-BRM 6 Fuel Leak 19  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda 3 Ignition 7  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Vic Elford Cooper-BRM 0 Accident 5  


Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eagle Eye: The Eagle Gurney-Weslake F1 Effort". Allamericanracers.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 


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