1968 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1968 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 12 in the 1968 Formula One season
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Date May 26, 1968
Official name XXVI Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street Circuit
3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 251.600 km (156.337 mi)
Weather Sunny, Mild, Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
Time 1:28.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM
Time 1:28.1 on lap 80
Podium
First United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
Second United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM
Third Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-BRM

The 1968 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 26, 1968. It was the third round of the 1968 Formula One season. The race was won by Lotus driver Graham Hill, who started from pole position. Richard Attwood, driving for BRM, gained second place and fastest lap, while Lucien Bianchi finished in third position in a Cooper, in what was to be these drivers' only podium finishes.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 9 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 1:28.2
2 11 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra-Ford 1:28.8 +0.6
3 17 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 1:28.8 +0.6
4 8 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda 1:29.1 +0.9
5 3 Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 1:29.2 +1.0
6 15 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM 1:29.6 +1.4
7 14 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 1:29.6 +1.4
8 1 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 1:29.7 +1.5
9 4 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:30.4 +2.2
10 12 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 1:30.4 +2.2
11 16 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 1:30.6 +2.4
12 2 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 1:31.2 +3.0
13 10 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 1:31.7 +3.5
14 7 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-BRM 1:31.9 +3.7
15 6 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Cooper-BRM 1:32.9 +4.7
16 19 United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake 1:32.9 +4.7
DNQ 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 1:32.1 +3.9
DNQ 21 Switzerland Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco 1:32.4 +4.2

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 80 2:00:32.3 1 9
2 15 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM 80 + 2.2 6 6
3 7 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-BRM 76 + 4 Laps 14 4
4 6 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Cooper-BRM 76 + 4 Laps 15 3
5 12 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 73 + 7 Laps 10 2
Ret 8 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda 16 Gearbox 4  
Ret 4 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 16 Accident 9  
Ret 17 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 17 Differential 3  
Ret 1 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra 11 Accident 8  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 11 Chassis 11  
Ret 19 United States Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake 9 Engine 16  
Ret 3 Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 8 Accident 5  
Ret 2 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 7 Suspension 12  
Ret 11 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra-Ford 3 Halfshaft 2  
Ret 14 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 0 Accident 7  
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford 0 Accident 13  

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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