Formula 1 1968 French Grand Prix

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1968-07-07
6
Rouen-Les-Essarts
Jacky Ickx
Jochen Rindt

The 1968 French Grand Prix was won by Jacky Ickx of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in France, Jochen Rindt could not convert this into a win.
Rindt was forced to retire in lap 45 due to: Fuel leak.

The race in France was round 6 of 12 of the 1968 season.


lives lost / deaths

This event took the lives of the following driver(s).

Jo Schlesser Honda 1968-07-07
 

1968 French Grand Prix

The 1968 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Rouen-Les-Essarts Circuit on 7 July 1968. It was race 6 of 12 in both the 1968 World Championship of Drivers and the 1968 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 60-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx after he started from third position. John Surtees finished second for the Honda team and Matra driver Jackie Stewart came in third.

The French driver Jo Schlesser had a fatal accident on the second lap of the race. His car crashed and caught fire, the car's magnesium chassis contributing to the fire.


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