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The 1968 Formula One Season was the 19th season of the Drivers' World Championship and the 11th season of the Constructors' Championship.

It began on January 1st 1968 in South Africa and ended on November 3rd in Mexico.

The Drivers' World Championship was won by Graham Hill of Lotus, 8 points ahead of Jackie Stewart of Matra. New Zealander, Denny Hulme of McLaren was third.

The Constructors' Championship was won by Lotus-Ford, 13 points ahead of McLaren-Ford. McLaren also scored three points with BRM engines, but these were counted separately.

Double World Champion, Jim Clark was killed during the 1968 season when, while racing in a Formula Two event at the Hockenheimring, the Scot lost control due to a suspected tyre deflation, and crashed into the trees.

Teams and DriversEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
McLaren-BRM M5A G New Zealand Denny Hulme 1
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing [1] BRM P142
McLaren-Ford M7A G New Zealand Denny Hulme 2-12
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing[1] Ford Cosworth DFV New Zealand Bruce McLaren 2-12
Brabham-Repco BT24/BT26 G Australia Jack Brabham All
United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Repco 740/860 Austria Jochen Rindt All
United States Dan Gurney 5
Lotus-Ford 49/49B F United Kingdom Jim Clark 1
United Kingdom Team Lotus
United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus
Ford Cosworth DFV United Kingdom Graham Hill All
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 3-12
United States Mario Andretti 9, 11
Canada Bill Brack 10
Mexico Moisés Solana 12
Eagle-Weslake T1G G United States Dan Gurney 1, 3, 7-9
United States Anglo American Racers[2] Weslake 58
McLaren-Ford M7A G United States Dan Gurney 10-12
United States Anglo American Racers[2] Ford Cosworth DFV
Honda RA300/RA301/RA302 F United Kingdom John Surtees All
Japan Honda Racing Honda RA273E/RA301E/RA302E France Jo Schlesser 6
United Kingdom David Hobbs 9
Ferrari 312 F New Zealand Chris Amon 1-2, 4-12
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Spa SEFAC Ferrari 242/242C Belgium Jacky Ickx 1-2, 4-10, 12
Italy Andrea de Adamich 1
United Kingdom Derek Bell 9, 11
BRM P126/P115/P133/P138 G Mexico Pedro Rodríguez All
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P142/P75 United Kingdom Mike Spence 1
United Kingdom Richard Attwood 3-8
United States Bobby Unser 9, 11
Cooper-Maserati T81B/T86 F United Kingdom Brian Redman 1
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company[3] Maserati 10/F1 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 1
Cooper-BRM T86B/T86 G United Kingdom Brian Redman 2, 4
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company[3] BRM P142 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 2-3
Belgium Lucien Bianchi 3-5, 8, 10-12
United Kingdom Vic Elford 6-12
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin 6
United Kingdom Robin Widdows 7
Matra-Ford MS9/MS10 D United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1, 4-12
United Kingdom Matra International Ford Cosworth DFV France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 2
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin 3, 9-10, 12
Matra-Ford MS7 D France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1
France Matra Sports[4] Ford Cosworth FVA
Matra MS11 D France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 3-12
France Matra Sports[4] Matra MS9 France Henri Pescarolo 10-12
Brabham-Repco BT20 F Rhodesia John Love 1
Rhodesia Team Gunston Repco 620
LDS-Repco Mk3 F Rhodesia Sam Tingle 1
Rhodesia Team Gunston Repco 620
Cooper-Maserati T81 F Switzerland Jo Siffert 1
United Kingdom Rob Walker/Jack Durlacher Racing Team[5] Maserati 9/F1
Lotus-Ford 49/49B F Switzerland Jo Siffert 2-12
United Kingdom Rob Walker/Jack Durlacher Racing Team[5] Ford Cosworth DFV
Cooper-Maserati T81 G Sweden Jo Bonnier 1
Sweden Joakim Bonnier Racing Team[6] Maserati 9/F1
McLaren-BRM M5A G Sweden Jo Bonnier 3-5, 7, 9-11
Sweden Joakim Bonnier Racing Team[6] BRM P142
Honda RA301 G Sweden Jo Bonnier 12
Sweden Joakim Bonnier Racing Team[6] Honda RA301E
Brabham-Repco BT11 F South Africa Dave Charlton 1
South Africa Scuderia Scribnate Repco 620
Brabham-Climax BT11 F South Africa Jackie Pretorius 1
South Africa Team Pretoria Climax FPF
Cooper-Climax T79 F South Africa Basil van Rooyen 1
Rhodesia John Love Climax FPF
BRM P126 G United Kingdom Piers Courage 2-12
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM P142
Brabham-Repco BT20 G Switzerland Silvio Moser 3, 5, 7-9
Switzerland Charles Vögele Racing Repco 620
Brabham-Repco BT24 D West Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr. 8
West Germany Caltex Racing Team Repco 740
Lola-BMW T102 D West Germany Hubert Hahne 8
West Germany Bayerische Motoren Werke AG BMW M12/1
BRM P261 G Australia Frank Gardner 9
United Kingdom Bernard White Racing BRM P142
Eagle-Climax T1F G Canada Al Pease 10
Canada Castrol Oils Ltd. Climax FPF

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Mid-season ChangesEdit

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Season calendarEdit

RaceDateEventCircuitReport
1 January 1 South Africa South African Grand Prix Kyalami Report
2 May 12 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Jarama Report
3 May 26 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Report
4 June 9 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Report
5 June 23 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort Report
6 July 7 France French Grand Prix Rouen-Les-Essarts Report
7 July 20 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Brands Hatch Report
8 August 4 West Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Report
9 September 8 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza Report
10 September 22 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Mont-Tremblant Report
11 October 6 United States United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen Report
12 November 3 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Magdalena Mixhuca Report

Changes from last seasonEdit

Races not on calendarEdit

Races removed from calendarEdit

Schedule ChangesEdit

TestingEdit

Non Championship CalendarEdit

Date Event Circuit Report
March 17 United Kingdom III Race of Champions Brands Hatch Report
April 25 United Kingdom XX BRDC International Trophy Silverstone Report
August 17 United Kingdom XV Gold Cup Oulton Park Report

Season ResultsEdit

Race resultEdit

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Lotus-Ford
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark
Lotus-Ford
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Lotus-Ford
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
3 Austria Jochen Rindt
Brabham-Repco
1:23.7 on Lap 73
2 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Report
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
Fastest Lap
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
BRM
2 New Zealand Denny Hulme
McLaren-Ford
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Matra-Ford
New Zealand Denny Hulme
McLaren-Ford
3 United Kingdom Brian Redman
Cooper-BRM
1:28.3 on Lap 47
3 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
Fastest Lap
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Matra-Ford
2 United Kingdom Richard Attwood
BRM
United Kingdom Richard Attwood
BRM
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
3 Belgium Lucien Bianchi
Cooper-BRM
1:28.1 on Lap 80
4 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Report
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
1 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
McLaren-Ford
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
2 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
BRM
United Kingdom John Surtees
Honda
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
3:30.5 on Lap 5
5 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Report
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
Fastest Lap
Austria Jochen Rindt
Brabham-Repco
2 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Matra
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Matra
United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
3 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
BRM
1:45.91 on Lap 6
6 France French Grand Prix Report
Austria Jochen Rindt
Brabham-Repco
1 Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
2 United Kingdom John Surtees
Honda
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
BRM
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
2:11.5 on Lap 19
7 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
1 Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Lotus-Ford
2 New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
1:29.7 on Lap 42
8 Germany German Grand Prix Report
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
Fastest Lap
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
Austria Jochen Rindt
Brabham-Repco
3 Austria Jochen Rindt
Brabham-Repco
9:36.0 on Lap 8
9 Italy Italian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom John Surtees
Honda
1 New Zealand Denny Hulme
McLaren-Ford
Fastest Lap
New Zealand Bruce McLaren
McLaren-Ford
2 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Matra-Ford
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Lotus-Ford
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
3 Belgium Jacky Ickx
Ferrari
1:26.5 on Lap 7
10 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Report
Austria Jochen Rindt
Brabham-Repco
1 New Zealand Denny Hulme
McLaren-Ford
Fastest Lap
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
McLaren-Ford
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
3 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
BRM
1:35.1 on Lap 22
11 United States United States Grand Prix Report
United States Mario Andretti
Lotus-Ford
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Matra-Ford
United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
3 United Kingdom John Surtees
Honda
1:05.22 on Lap 52
12 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Report
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
Fastest Lap
New Zealand Chris Amon
Ferrari
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren
McLaren-Ford
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Lotus-Ford
United Kingdom Graham Hill
Lotus-Ford
3 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Lotus-Ford
1:44.23 on Lap 52

Championship StandingsEdit

DriversEdit

Points for the 1968 World Championship of Drivers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race. For classification, only the best five results from the first half of the season and the best five results from the second half of the season could be retained.

Pos Driver RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Points
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill 2 1 1 Ret 9 Ret Ret 2 Ret 1 11 1 48
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Ret 4 1 3 6 1 Ret 6 1 7 36
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme 5 2 5 Ret Ret 5 4 7 1 1 Ret Ret 33
4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ret Ret 3 4 1 3 4 3 DNS Ret 27
5 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Ret Ret 1 Ret 8 7 13 Ret 2 6 2 27
6 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Ret Ret Ret 2 3 NC Ret 6 Ret 3 Ret 4 22
7 Switzerland Jo Siffert 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 11 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 6 18
8 United Kingdom John Surtees 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 12
9 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 6 5 Ret 8 2 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 11
10 New Zealand Chris Amon 4 Ret Ret 6 10 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10
11 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1 9
12 Austria Jochen Rindt 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8
13 United Kingdom Richard Attwood 2 Ret 7 7 Ret 14 6
14 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret 6
15 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ret 5 NC DNS Ret 11 Ret Ret DNS 3 6
16 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret 4 4 6
17 Belgium Lucien Bianchi 3 6 Ret Ret NC NC Ret 5
18 United Kingdom Vic Elford 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 5
19 United Kingdom Brian Redman Ret 3 Ret 4
20 United Kingdom Piers Courage Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 8 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 4
21 United States Dan Gurney Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 4 Ret 3
22 Sweden Jo Bonnier Ret DNQ Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret NC 5 3
23 Australia Jack Brabham Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 10 2
24 Switzerland Silvio Moser DNQ 5 NC DNS DNQ 2
France Henri Pescarolo Ret DNS 9 0
Rhodesia John Love 9 0
West Germany Hubert Hahne 10 0
West Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr. 12 0
South Africa Jackie Pretorius NC 0
United Kingdom Derek Bell Ret Ret 0
United States Mario Andretti DNS Ret 0
United States Bobby Unser DNS Ret 0
Italy Andrea de Adamich Ret 0
South Africa Dave Charlton Ret 0
United Kingdom Mike Spence Ret 0
South Africa Basil van Rooyen Ret 0
Rhodesia Sam Tingle Ret 0
France Jo Schlesser Ret 0
United Kingdom Robin Widdows Ret 0
United Kingdom David Hobbs Ret 0
Canada Bill Brack Ret 0
Mexico Moisés Solana Ret 0
Canada Al Pease DNS 0
Australia Frank Gardner DNQ 0
Pos Driver RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Points

ConstructorsEdit

Points for the 1968 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters in each race. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer was eligible to score points. For classification, only the best five results from the first half of the season and the best five results from the second half of the season could be retained.

Pos. Manufacturer RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 1 1 1 5 9 11 1 2 Ret 4 2 1 61
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Ford 2 5 1 Ret 5 4 7 1 1 4 2 49
3 France Matra-Ford 6 5 Ret 4 1 3 6 1 2 6 1 7 45
4 Italy Ferrari 4 Ret 3 4 1 2 4 3 Ret Ret Ret 32
5 United Kingdom BRM Ret Ret 2 2 3 6 8 6 4 3 Ret 4 28
6 Japan Honda 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 5 14
7 United Kingdom Cooper-BRM 3 3 6 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 NC 8 14
8 United Kingdom Brabham-Repco 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 10 10
9 France Matra Ret 8 2 9 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 9 8
10 United Kingdom McLaren-BRM 5 DNQ Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret NC 3
United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 7 0
United States Eagle-Weslake Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
United Kingdom Lola-BMW 10 0
United Kingdom Brabham-Climax NC 0
South Africa LDS-Repco Ret 0
United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer RSA
South Africa
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
MEX
Mexico
Pts.

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 McLaren's entries with BRM and Ford engines were scored separately by the FIA. They are included here as separate constructors.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anglo American Racers' entries with Eagle-Weslake and McLaren-Ford cars were scored separately by the FIA. They are included here as separate constructors.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cooper's entries with Maserati and BRM engines were scored separately by the FIA. They are included here as separate constructors.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matra's entries with Ford and Matra engines were scored separately by the FIA. They are included here as separate constructors.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rob Walker's entries with Cooper-Maserati and Lotus-Ford cars were scored separately by the FIA. They are included here as separate constructors.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bonnier's entries with Cooper-Maserati, McLaren-BRM and Honda cars were scored separately by the FIA. They are included here as separate constructors.

See AlsoEdit

V T E Formula One Seasons
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