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Belgian Grand Prix

Spa-Francorchamps, 9 Jun 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bruce McLaren McLaren M7A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
28 1h 40m 02.1s
2 Pedro Rodriguez BRM P133 [01] - P101 V12
#11 Owen Racing Organisation
28 1h 40m 14.2s
3 Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312/68 [0003] - 60° 4-valve V12
#23 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
28 1h 40m 41.7s
4 Jackie Stewart Matra MS10 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Matra International
27 out of fuel
5 Jackie Oliver Lotus 49B [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
26 driver shaft
6 Lucien Bianchi Cooper T86B [F1-1-68] - BRM P101 V12
#15 Cooper Car Company
26 1h 40m 13.2s
7 Jo Siffert Lotus 49 [R2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Rob Walker & Jack Durlacher Racing
25 oil pressure
8 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS11 [01] - MS9 V12
#10 Matra Sports
25 1h 42m 33.8s
R Piers Courage BRM P126 [01] - P101 V12
#14 Reg Parnell Racing
22 engine
R Denis Hulme McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#6 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
18 halfshaft
R John Surtees Honda RA301 [F-801] - V12
#20 Honda R&D Company
11 chassis mounting
R Chris Amon Ferrari 312/68 [0007] - 60° 4-valve V12
#22 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
8 oil radiator leak
R Richard Attwood BRM P126 [03] - P101 V12
#12 Owen Racing Organisation
6 water leak
R Jack Brabham Brabham BT26 [1] - Repco 860 V8
#18 Brabham Racing Organisation
6 throttle linkage
R Brian Redman Cooper T86B [F1-2-68] - BRM P101 V12
#16 Cooper Car Company
6 accident
R Graham Hill Lotus 49B [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
5 halfshaft
R Jochen Rindt Brabham BT26 [2] - Repco 860 V8
#19 Brabham Racing Organisation
5 engine
R Jo Bonnier McLaren M5A [1] - BRM P101 V12
#17 Jo Bonnier Racing Team
1 lost wheel
T Jackie Stewart Matra MS10 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7T Matra International
(Only used in practice)
T Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS11 [02] - MS9 V12
#10T Matra Sports
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Ferrari 312/68 [0011] - 60° 4-valve V12
#22T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/68 [0007] - Ferrari 60° 4-valve V12 3m 28.6s
2 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Matra MS10 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 32.3s
3 Jacky Ickx (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/68 [0003] - Ferrari 60° 4-valve V12 3m 34.3s
4 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Honda RA301 [F-801] - Honda V12 3m 35.0s
5 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 35.4s
6 Bruce McLaren (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 37.1s
7 Piers Courage (F1) 3-litre BRM P126 [01] - BRM P101 V12 3m 37.2s
8 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre BRM P133 [01] - BRM P101 V12 3m 37.8s
9 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49 [R2] - Cosworth DFV V8 3m 39.0s
10 Brian Redman (F1) 3-litre Cooper T86B [F1-2-68] - BRM P101 V12 3m 41.4s
11 Richard Attwood (F1) 3-litre BRM P126 [03] - BRM P101 V12 3m 45.2s
12 Lucien Bianchi (F1) 3-litre Cooper T86B [F1-1-68] - BRM P101 V12 3m 45.9s
13 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS11 [01] - Matra MS9 V12 3m 52.9s
14 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 4m 06.1s
15 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R6] - Cosworth DFV V8 4m 30.8s
16 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre McLaren M5A [1] - BRM P101 V12 4m 34.3s
17 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26 [2] - Repco 860 V8 4m 46.7s
18 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26 [1] - Repco 860 V8 no time

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 World Championship events 1966-1985

These 1966 to 1985 results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 14 Jun 1968 pp8-15. Motor Sport July 1968 pp576-577. Motoring News 13 Jun 1968 pp1,14-16. Speedworld International 15 Jun 1968 pp16-23. As before, Autosport had the most detail, including clear identification of T cars, Motor Sport also identified all the race cars and T cars, Motoring News only gave limited chassis identification information, and Speedworld International gave all race car chassis numbers but large ignored T cars. Four entries numbers were unfilled, 4, 8, 9 and 21, but the only car mentioned as a non-arrivals was Dan Gurney's Eagle. The Brabham BT26s now had front spoilers not dissimilar to Lotus's, BRM continued with their stubby front spoilers, and Ferrari were experimenting with a bib under the nose of the 312/68.