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Canadian Grand Prix

Mont-Tremblant, 22 Sep 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Denis Hulme McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#1 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
90 2h 27m 11.2s
2 Bruce McLaren McLaren M7A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
89 2h 27m 33.2s
3 Pedro Rodriguez BRM P133 [01] - P101 V12
#16 Owen Racing Organisation
88 2h 27m 39.6s
4 Graham Hill Lotus 49B [R6-2 as 'R8'] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
86 2h 27m 17.5s
5 Vic Elford Cooper T86B [F1-4-68] - BRM P101 V12
#21 Cooper Car Company
86 2h 28m 18.1s
6 Jackie Stewart Matra MS10 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14 Matra International
83 2h 28m 03.2s
NC Lucien Bianchi Cooper T86B [F1-1-68] - BRM P101 V12
#20 Cooper Car Company
56 not classified
R Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra MS11 [01] - MS9 V12
#18 Matra Sports
77 gearbox
R Chris Amon Ferrari 312/68 [0009] - 60° 4-valve V12
#9 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
72 transmission
R Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS10 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Matra International
71 accident
R Henri Pescarolo Matra MS11 [03] - MS9 V12
#19 Matra Sports
54 oil pressure
R Jochen Rindt Brabham BT26 [3] - Repco 860 V8
#6 Brabham Racing Organisation
39 engine
R Jackie Oliver Lotus 49B [R2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
32 halfshaft
R Jack Brabham Brabham BT26 [1] - Repco 860 V8
#5 Brabham Racing Organisation
31 broken exhaust
R Jo Siffert Lotus 49B [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8
#12 Rob Walker & Jack Durlacher Racing
29 oil leak
R Dan Gurney McLaren M7A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Anglo-American Racers
29 radiator leak
R Piers Courage BRM P126 [01] - P101 V12
#24 Reg Parnell Racing
22 gearbox
R Bill Brack Lotus 49B [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#27 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
18 halfshaft
R John Surtees Honda RA301 [F-801] - V12
#8 Honda R&D Company
10 gearbox
R Jo Bonnier McLaren M5A [1] - BRM P101 V12
#22 Jo Bonnier Racing Team
0 fuel feed
DNS Al Pease (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle 'T1F' [101] - Climax FPF 4
#25 Castrol Oils Limited
Did not start
(engine failure)
DNSC Jacky Ickx Ferrari 312/68 [0015] - 60° 4-valve V12
#10 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Did not start (crashed)
T John Surtees Honda RA301 [F-802] - V12
#8T Honda R&D Company
(Only used in practice)
T Chris Amon Ferrari 312/68 [0003] - 60° 4-valve V12
#9T Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
(Only used in practice)
T Jackie Stewart Matra MS10 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#14T Matra International
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jochen Rindt (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26 [3] - Repco 860 V8 1m 33.8s
2 Chris Amon (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/68 [0009] - Ferrari 60° 4-valve V12 1m 33.8s
3 Jo Siffert (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R7] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 34.5s
4 Dan Gurney (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 34.5s
5 Graham Hill (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R6-2 as 'R8'] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 34.8s
6 Denis Hulme (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 34.9s
7 John Surtees (F1) 3-litre Honda RA301 [F-801] - Honda V12 1m 34.9s
8 Bruce McLaren (F1) 3-litre McLaren M7A [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.0s
9 Jackie Oliver (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R2] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.2s
10 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26 [1] - Repco 860 V8 1m 35.4s
11 Jackie Stewart (F1) 3-litre Matra MS10 [01] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 35.4s
12 Pedro Rodriguez (F1) 3-litre BRM P133 [01] - BRM P101 V12 1m 35.7s
13 Jacky Ickx * (F1) 3-litre Ferrari 312/68 [0015] - Ferrari 60° 4-valve V12 1m 36.6s
14 Johnny Servoz-Gavin (F1) 3-litre Matra MS10 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.6s
15 Piers Courage (F1) 3-litre BRM P126 [01] - BRM P101 V12 1m 37.3s
16 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F1) 3-litre Matra MS11 [01] - Matra MS9 V12 1m 38.7s
17 Vic Elford (F1) 3-litre Cooper T86B [F1-4-68] - BRM P101 V12 1m 39.4s
18 Jo Bonnier (F1) 3-litre McLaren M5A [1] - BRM P101 V12 1m 39.6s
19 Lucien Bianchi (F1) 3-litre Cooper T86B [F1-1-68] - BRM P101 V12 1m 40.5s
20 Henri Pescarolo (F1) 3-litre Matra MS11 [03] - Matra MS9 V12 1m 41.2s
21 Bill Brack (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 41.2s
22 Al Pease * (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle 'T1F' [101] - Climax FPF 4 1m 49.6s
 
* Did not start

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 27 Sep 1968 pp8-q5. Motor Sport November 1968 pp1032-1033,1035,1061. Motoring News 26 Sep 1968 p10-12. Speedworld International 25 Sep 1968 pp14-19. Sport Auto Novembre 1968 pp15-20. Auto Italiana #41/1968 p17.

McLaren had two M7As with the third having been "bought" by Gurney who ran it as an Olsonite entry; Lotus brought three 49Bs and Canadian Lotus importer Bill Brack was allowed to drive the spare; Brabham brought only two cars; Honda had a second RA301 as a spare but the RA302 had been sent back to Japan for remedial work; Ferrari brought a third car as a spare; each of the Matra teams had a pair of cars as usual but both teams were running second drivers; BRM had only a single works entry plus the quasi-works Parnell entry; and Cooper had their two remaining cars entered. The private entries, apart from Gurney, were the Walker/Durlacher Lotus, Bonnier's McLaren and Pease's Eagle. So the only cars present that did not race were the spare Honda and the spare Ferrari. The second Matra MS11 was numbered MS11-03 according to Motor Sport, Speedworld International and Auto Italiana, but MS11-02 according to Autosport and Sport Auto. However, the only source to explicitly states that the car was new was Auto Italiana: "La Matra France ha portato una teza vettura, appena finita di costruire, per Pescarolo. La MS 11 003, non differisce molto dalle macchine precedenti, salvo che nella diversa foggia dei serbatoi laterali, e per l'assenza del radiatore olio sul motore, che in seguito pero, e stato applicato." ("Matra France has brought a third car, just completed, for Pescarolo. The MS 11 003 does not differ much from the previous machines, except in the different shape of the side tanks, and for the absence of the oil cooler on the engine, which was later added.")

The Brabhams now had a wing mounted over the front suspension. McLaren reverted to an aerofoil over the engine, with just small balancing spoilers at the front, and took first and second in the race.