1968 New Zealand Grand Prix

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New Zealand  1968 New Zealand Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 8 in 1968 Tasman Series
NZL Pukekohe.gif
Date 6 January 1968
Location Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand
Course Permanent racing facility
2.82 km (1.76 mi)
Distance 58 laps, 164 km (102 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth
Time 1'00.0
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Time 59.3
Podium
First New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Second Australia Frank Gardner Brabham-Alfa Romeo
Third United Kingdom Piers Courage McLaren-Cosworth

The 1968 New Zealand Grand Prix was a race held at the Pukekohe Park Raceway on 6 January 1968. The race had 21 starters.

It was the 15th New Zealand Grand Prix, and doubled as the opening round of the 1968 Tasman Series. Chris Amon became the third New Zealander to win his home GP, joining Bruce McLaren and original GP winner John McMillan.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows:[1][2]

Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time Points
1 4 New Zealand Chris Amon Chris Amon Ferrari 246T / Ferrari V6 2.4 58 59m 20.1s 9
2 7 Australia Frank Gardner Alec Mildren Racing Brabham BT23D / Alfa Romeo V8 2.5 58 59m 57.8s 6
3 8 United Kingdom Piers Courage Piers Courage McLaren M4A / Cosworth FVA 1.6 57 4
4 41 New Zealand Jim Palmer Jim Palmer Racing McLaren M4A / Cosworth FVA 1.6 55 3
5 5 Australia Paul Bolton Rorstan Motor Racing Brabham BT22 / Climax FPF 2.5 45 2
6 14 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Lawrence Racing Brabham BT18 / Ford 1.5 53 1
7 57 New Zealand Bryan Faloon Bryan Faloon Brabham BT4 / Climax FPF 2.5 52
8 12 New Zealand Roly Levis Shaw Motors Brabham BT18 / Ford 1.5 51
9 19 New Zealand John Nicholson John Nicholson Lotus 27 / Ford 1.5 51
10 24 New Zealand Bill Stone Bill Stone Brabham BT6 / Ford 1.5 50
11 29 New Zealand Don McDonald Don McDonald Brabham BT10 / Ford 1.5 49
12 11 Australia Ken Smith Ken Smith Lotus 41B / Ford 1.5 49
Ret 3 New Zealand Denny Hulme Racing Team S.A. Brabham BT23A / Cosworth FVA 1.6 56
Ret 20 New Zealand Laurence Brownlie Laurence Brownlie Brabham BT18/21 / Ford 1.5 53
Ret 6 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus 49T / Cosworth DFV V8 2.5 45
Ret 5 New Zealand Red Dawson Red Dawson Brabham BT7a / Climax FPF 2.5 45
Ret 2 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Owen Racing Organisation BRM P261 / BRM V8 2.1 30
Ret 1 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Owen Racing Organisation BRM P126 / BRM V12 2.5 15
Ret 18 New Zealand David Oxton S. Oxton Brabham BT16 / Ford 1.5 15
Ret 17 New Zealand Vince Anderson Vince Anderson Brabham BT11a / Climax FPF 2.5 9
Ret 10 New Zealand Peter Yock Peter Yock Lotus 33 / BRM V8 2.0 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Donn. "XV New Zealand Grand Prix". tasman-series.com. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  2. ^ Sergent, Bruce. "1968 Round 1 Pukekohe". Kia Ora. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
Preceded by
1967 South Pacific Trophy
Tasman Series
1968
Succeeded by
1968 Levin International
Preceded by
1967 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
1968
Succeeded by
1969 New Zealand Grand Prix