1968 Season - Overview



The Ford Cosworth engine was dominant winning 11 of 12 races with three unique constructors |  Jim Clark won the season-opening South African GP but died in a non-championship race soon after |  Jacky Ickx became the first Belgian race winner in Formula One at the 1968 French GP |  Jo Siffert became the first ever Swiss driver to win an F1 race at the 1968 British GP |  Bruce McLaren registered McLaren's first victory at the Belgian GP |  Defending champion Denny Hulme in the second McLaren conceded his title to Graham Hill |  Lotus registered their third Constructors' title

FACTFILE

No. of teams: 11
No. of Drivers: 44
No. of Races: 12
No. of Race Winners: 7
Most no. of Fastest Laps: Joseph Siffert - 3 times

winning driver

winning constructor

1
Lotus
   
 
62
2 McLaren
49
3 Matra
45
4 Ferrari
32
5 BRM
28

1968 FORMULA ONE - Calendar

NO
DATE
GRAND PRIX
Winning Driver
Winning Constructor

2
May 12
 Lotus

3
May 26
 Lotus

4
Jun 09


6
Jul 07


8
Aug 04
 Matra

9
Sep 08

10
Sep 22

11
Oct 06
 Matra

12
Nov 03
 Lotus

TOP PERFORMERS IN 1968

According to stats...

  • The Ford Cosworth engine was dominant winning 11 of 12 races with three unique constructors
  • Jim Clark won the season-opening South African GP but died in a non-championship race soon after
  • Jacky Ickx became the first Belgian race winner in Formula One at the 1968 French GP
  • Jo Siffert became the first ever Swiss driver to win an F1 race at the 1968 British GP
  • Bruce McLaren registered McLaren's first victory at the Belgian GP
  • Defending champion Denny Hulme in the second McLaren conceded his title to Graham Hill
  • Lotus registered their third Constructors' title



DRIVER TRIVIA

Drivers with most retirements in the 1968 season.



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