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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.


Background[]

Teams and Drivers[]

Outlined below is the full list of teams and drivers for the 1968 FIA Formula One World Championship:

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
McLaren-BRM
McLaren-Ford Cosworth
M5A
M7A
G New Zealand Denny Hulme All
United Kingdom Bruce McLaren Motor Racing BRM P101 3.0 V12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
New Zealand Bruce McLaren 2–12
Brabham-Repco BT24
BT26
G Australia Jack Brabham All
United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Repco 740 3.0 V8
Repco 860 3.0 V8
Austria Jochen Rindt All
United States Dan Gurney 5
Lotus-Ford Cosworth 49
49B
F United Kingdom Jim Clark 1
United Kingdom Team Lotus
United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 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
McLaren-Ford Cosworth
T1G
M7A
G United States Dan Gurney 1, 3, 7–12
United States Anglo-American Racers Weslake 58 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Honda RA300
RA301
RA302
F United Kingdom John Surtees All
Japan Honda Racing
Japan Honda France
Honda RA273E 3.0 V12
Honda RA301E 3.0 V12
Honda RA302E 3.0 V8
France Jo Schlesser 6
United Kingdom David Hobbs 9
Ferrari 312/67
312/67/68
312/68
F New Zealand Chris Amon 1–2, 4–12
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 242 3.0 V12
Ferrari 242C 3.0 V12
Belgium Jacky Ickx 1–2, 4–10, 12
Italy Andrea de Adamich 1
United Kingdom Derek Bell 9, 11
BRM P115
P126
P133
P138
G Mexico Pedro Rodríguez All
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P75 3.0 H16
BRM P101 3.0 V12
United Kingdom Mike Spence 1
United Kingdom Richard Attwood 3–8
United States Bobby Unser 9, 11
Cooper-Maserati
Cooper-BRM
T81B
T86
T86B
F United Kingdom Brian Redman 1–2, 4
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Maserati 10/F1 3.0 V12
BRM P101 3.0 V12
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti 1–3
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 Cosworth MS9
MS10
D United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1, 4–12
United Kingdom Matra International Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 2
France Johnny Servoz-Gavin 3, 9–10, 12
Brabham-Repco
LDS-Repco
BT20
Mk3
F Rhodesia John Love 1
South Africa Team Gunston Repco 620 3.0 V8 Rhodesia Sam Tingle 1
Cooper-Maserati
Lotus-Ford Cosworth
T81
49
49B
F Switzerland Jo Siffert All
United Kingdom Rob Walker Racing Team Maserati 9/F1 3.0 V12
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Cooper-Maserati
McLaren-BRM
Honda
T81
M5A
RA301
F
G
Sweden Jo Bonnier 1, 3–5, 7, 9–12
Switzerland Joakim Bonnier Racing Team Maserati 9/F1 3.0 V12
BRM P101 3.0 V12
Honda RA301E 3.0 V12
Matra-Ford Cosworth
Matra
MS7*
MS11
D France Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1, 3–12
France Matra Sports Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4
Matra MS9 3.0 V12
France Henri Pescarolo 10–12
Brabham-Repco BT11 F South Africa Dave Charlton 1
South Africa Scuderia Scribante Repco 620 3.0 V8
Brabham-Climax BT11 F South Africa Jackie Pretorius 1
South Africa Team Pretoria Climax FPF 2.75 L4
Cooper-Climax T79 F South Africa Basil van Rooyen 1
Rhodesia John Love Climax FPF 2.75 L4
BRM P126 G United Kingdom Piers Courage 2–12
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing BRM P101 3.0 V12
Brabham-Repco BT20 G Switzerland Silvio Moser 3, 5, 7–9
Switzerland Charles Vögele Racing Repco 620 3.0 V8
Brabham-Repco BT24 D West Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr. 8
West Germany Caltex Racing Team Repco 740 3.0 V8
Lola-BMW T102* D West Germany Hubert Hahne 8
West Germany Bayerische Motoren Werke AG BMW M12/1 1.6 L4
BRM P261 G Australia Frank Gardner 9
United Kingdom Bernard White Racing BRM P101 3.0 V12
Eagle-Climax T1F F Canada Al Pease 10
Canada Castrol Oils Ltd. Climax FPF 2.75 L4
  • Some cars only run in Formula Two entrants, but were allowed to compete in any races, so as considered as Formula One entrants.

Calendar[]

World Champsionship Schedule[]

Outlined below is the full world championship schedule for the 1968 FIA Formula One World Championship:

Round Grand Prix Date
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix 1 January
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Official Title 2nd AA Grand Prix of South Africa
Circuit Kyalami Circuit
Location South Africa Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Lap distance 4.104 km (2.551 mi)
Race distance 328.320 km (204.052 mi)
Date 1 January Laps 80
2 Spain Spanish Grand Prix 12 May
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Official Title XIV Gran Premio de España
Circuit Circuito del Jarama
Location Spain San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain
Lap distance 3.404 km (2.116 mi)
Race distance 306.360 km (190.404 mi)
Date 12 May Laps 90

Non-Championship Schedule[]

Date Event Circuit Report
17th of March United Kingdom III Daily Mail Race of Champions Brands Hatch Report
27th of April United Kingdom 20th International Daily Express Trophy Silverstone Report

Season Results[]

Race result[]

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 Standings[]

World Championship for Drivers[]

Outlined below is the full standings for the 1968 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers:

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.*
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1st Graham Hill 2nd 1st 1stP Ret 9th Ret RetP 2nd Ret 4th 2nd 1st 48
2nd Jackie Stewart Ret INJ INJ 4th 1st 3rd 6th 1st Ret 6th 1st 7th 36
3rd Denny Hulme 5th 2nd 5th Ret Ret 5th 4th 7th 1st 1st Ret Ret 33
4th Jacky Ickx Ret Ret 3rd 4th 1st 3rd 4thP 3rd DNS INJ Ret 27
5th Bruce McLaren Ret Ret 1st Ret 8th 7th 14th Ret 2nd 6th 2nd 22
6th Pedro Rodríguez Ret Ret Ret 2nd 3rd NC Ret 6th Ret 3rd Ret 4th 18
7th Jo Siffert 7th Ret Ret 7th Ret 11th 1st Ret Ret Ret 5th 6thP 12
= John Surtees 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd 5th Ret RetP Ret 3rd Ret 12
9th Jean-Pierre Beltoise 6th 5th Ret 8th 2nd 9th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 11
10th Chris Amon 4th RetP RetP 6thP 10th 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10
11th Jim Clark 1stP 9
12th Jochen Rindt 3rd Ret Ret Ret Ret RetP Ret 3rd Ret RetP Ret Ret 8
13th Richard Attwood 2nd Ret 7th 7th Ret 14th 6
= Johnny Servoz-Gavin Ret Ret 2nd Ret Ret 6
= Jackie Oliver Ret 5th NC DNS Ret 11th Ret Ret DNS 3rd 6
= Ludovico Scarfiotti Ret 4th 4th 6
17th Lucien Bianchi 3rd 6th Ret Ret NC NC Ret 5
= Vic Elford 4th Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 8th 5
19th Brian Redman Ret 3rd Ret INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 4
= Piers Courage Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th 8th 8th 4th Ret Ret Ret 4
21st Dan Gurney Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret 4th Ret 3
= Jo Bonnier Ret DNQ Ret 8th Ret 6th Ret NC 5th 3
23rd Jack Brabham Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret Ret 10th 2
= Silvio Moser DNQ 5th NC DNS DNQ 2
Henri Pescarolo Ret DNS 9th 0
John Love 9th 0
Hubert Hahne 10th 0
Kurt Ahrens, Jr. 12th 0
Jackie Pretorius NC 0
Derek Bell Ret Ret 0
Mario Andretti DNS RetP 0
Bobby Unser DNS Ret 0
Andrea de Adamich Ret 0
Dave Charlton Ret 0
Mike Spence Ret 0
Basil van Rooyen Ret 0
Sam Tingle Ret 0
Jo Schlesser Ret 0
Robin Widdows Ret 0
David Hobbs Ret 0
Bill Brack Ret 0
Moisés Solana Ret 0
Al Pease DNS 0
Frank Gardner DNQ 0
Pos. Driver Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Pts.*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  • P Indicates a driver who qualified pole position.
  • Italic donates as the fastest lap.
  • * Only a drivers' best ten point scoring finishes (five from the first six rounds and six from the last six rounds) counted toward their points total.

Internation Cup for Manufacturers[]

Outlined below is the full standings for the 1968 FIA Formula One Internation Cup for Manufacturers:

Internation Cup for Manufacturers
Pos. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts.*
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1st Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1st 1st 1st 5th 9th 11th 1st 2nd Ret 4th 2nd 1st 62
2nd McLaren-Ford Cosworth 2nd 5th 1st Ret 5th 4th 7th 1st 1st 4th 2nd 49
3rd Matra-Ford Cosworth 6th 5th Ret 4th 1st 3rd 6th 1st 2nd 6th 1st 7th 45
4th Ferrari 4th Ret 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 4th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 32
5th BRM Ret Ret 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 8th 6th 4th 3rd Ret 4th 28
6th Honda 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd 5th Ret Ret Ret 3rd 5th 14
= Cooper-BRM 3rd 3rd 6th Ret 4th Ret Ret Ret 5th NC 8th 14
8th Brabham-Repco 3rd Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret 10th 10
9th Matra Ret 8th 2nd 9th Ret Ret 5th Ret Ret 9th 8
10th McLaren-BRM 5th WD DNQ Ret 8th Ret WD 6th Ret NC PO 3
Cooper-Maserati 7th WD 0
Eagle-Weslake Ret Ret WD WD Ret 9th Ret 0
Lola-BMW 10th 0
Brabham-Climax NC 0
LDS-Repco Ret 0
Cooper-Climax Ret 0
Eagle-Climax DNS 0
Pos. Team Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Pts.*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  • * Only the best placed driver for each team at each round had their points contribute to the International Cup. Of these, only the ten best points finishes (five from the first six rounds and six from the last six rounds) were counted.

Notes[]


See Also[]

V T E 1968 Formula One Season
Constructors Brabham • BRM • Cooper • Eagle • Ferrari • Honda • LDS • Lola • Lotus • Matra • McLaren
Engines BMW • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Honda • Maserati • Matra • Repco • Weslake
Drivers De Adamich • Ahrens • Amon • Andretti • Attwood • Bell • Beltoise • Bianchi • Bonnier • Brabham • Brack • Charlton • Clark • Courage • Elford • Gardner • Gurney • Hahne • Hill • Hobbs • Hulme • Ickx • Love • McLaren • Moser • Oliver • Pease • Pescarolo • Pretorius • Redman • Rindt • Rodríguez • Van Rooyen • Scarfiotti • Schlesser • Servoz-Gavin • Siffert • Solana • Spence • Stewart • Surtees • Tingle • Unser • Widdows
Cars Brabham BT11 • Brabham BT20 • Brabham BT24 • Brabham BT26 • BRM P115 • BRM P126 • BRM P133 • BRM P138 • BRM P261 • Cooper T79 • Cooper T81 • Cooper T81B • Cooper T86 • Cooper T86B • Eagle Mk1 • Ferrari 312 • Honda RA300 • Honda RA301 • Honda RA302 • LDS Mk3 • Lola T102 • Lotus 49 • Lotus 49B • Matra MS7 • Matra MS9 • Matra MS10 • Matra MS11 • McLaren M5A • McLaren M7A
Tyres Dunlop • Firestone • Goodyear
Races South Africa • Spain • Monaco • Belgium • Netherlands • France • Britain • Germany • Italy • Canada • United States • Mexico
Non-championship Races Race of Champions • International Trophy • Gold Cup
See also 1967 Formula One Season • 1969 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons
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