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The 15th Gold Cup was a auto race, run to Formula One rules, held on 17 August 1968 at Oulton Park, England. The race was run over 40 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jackie Stewart in a Matra MS10.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1968 International Gold Cup are outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
1 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M7A Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
3 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0
4 United Kingdom John Surtees Japan Honda Racing Honda RA301 Honda RA301E V12 3.0
5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Matra International Matra MS10 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 D
6 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT26 Repco 860 V8 3.0
7 Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT26 Repco 860 V8 3.0
8 New Zealand Chris Amon Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312 Ferrari 242C V12 3.0
9 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312 Ferrari 242C V12 3.0
10 Sweden Jo Bonnier Sweden Joakim Bonnier Racing Team McLaren M5A BRM P142 V12 3.0
11 United Kingdom Piers Courage United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM P126 BRM P142 V12 3.0
12 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM P126 BRM P142 V12 3.0
14 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi United Kingdom Motor Racing Stables BRM P261 BRM P60 V8 2.1
15 United Kingdom David Hobbs United Kingdom Bernard White Racing BRM P261 BRM P142 V12 3.0
16 Switzerland Silvio Moser Switzerland Charles Vögele Racing Brabham BT20 Repco 620 V8 3.0
17 United Kingdom Derek Bell Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312 Ferrari 242C V12 3.0

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1968 International Gold Cup are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:29.2
2 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Cosworth 1:29.8 +0.6
3 8 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 1:30.0 +0.8
4 6 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 1:30.2 +1.0
5 9 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 1:30.6 +1.4
6 12 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 1:31.6 +2.4
7 3 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:31.6 +2.4
8 17 United Kingdom Derek Bell Ferrari 1:32.4 +3.2
9 7 Austria Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco 1:33.2 +4.0
10 11 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 1:34.6 +5.4
11 10 Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 1:36.0 +6.8
12 14 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi BRM 1:38.2 +9.0
13 15 United Kingdom David Hobbs BRM 1:38.6 +9.4
WD 1 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth Withdrew
WD 4 United Kingdom John Surtees Honda Withdrew
WD 16 Switzerland Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco Withdrew
WD 1 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Cosworth Reserve entry

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
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1 ______________
Graham Hill 2 ______________
Jackie Stewart 3
Chris Amon
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4 ______________
Jack Brabham 5
Jacky Ickx
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6 ______________
Pedro Rodríguez 7 ______________
Jackie Oliver 8
Derek Bell
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9 ______________
Jochen Rindt 10
Piers Courage
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11 ______________
Jo Bonnier 12 ______________
Tony Lanfranchi 13
David Hobbs
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14 ______________
15
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16 ______________
17 ______________
18




ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1968 International Gold Cup are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Matra International Matra-Ford Cosworth 1:00:39.0 2
2 8 New Zealand Chris Amon Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari +4.6 s 3
3 3 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth +49.6 s 7
4 12 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM 39 laps 6
5 14 United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi United Kingdom Motor Racing Stable BRM 34 laps 12
6 15 United Kingdom David Hobbs United Kingdom Bernard White Racing BRM 34 laps 13
Ret 17 United Kingdom Derek Bell Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 25 laps (Engine) 8
Ret 6 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham Racing
Organisation
Brabham-Repco 22 laps (Oil leak) 4
Ret 9 Belgium Jacky Ickx Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 21 laps (Ignition) 5
Ret 7 Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Brabham Racing
Organisation
Brabham-Repco 14 laps (Oil leak) 9
Ret 10 Sweden Jo Bonnier Sweden Ecurie Bonnier McLaren-BRM 10 laps (Oil pressure) 11
Ret 11 United Kingdom Piers Courage United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM 7 laps (Front wishbone) 10
Ret 2 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 7 laps (Transmission) 1

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