Formula 1 1968 South African Grand Prix

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1968-01-01
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Kyalami
Jim Clark
Jim Clark

The 1968 South African Grand Prix was won by Jim Clark of Lotus-Ford.

The race in South Africa was round 1 of 12 of the 1968 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 80 1:53:56.6 9
2 80 +25.3 6
3 80 +30.4 4
4 78 +2 Laps 3
5 78 +2 Laps 2
6 77 +3 Laps 1
7 77 +3 Laps 0
8 75 +5 Laps 0
9 75 +5 Laps 0
71 Not classified 0
58 Oil leak 0
51 Oil leak 0
46 Overheating 0
43 Engine 0
35 Overheating 0
22 Engine 0
20 Fuel system 0
16 Engine 0
13 Accident 0
7 Fuel system 0
4 Oil leak 0
3 Differential 0
2 Water pipe 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Jim Clark Lotus-Ford
2 Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
3 Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford
4 Jochen Rindt Brabham-Repco
5 Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco
6 John Surtees Honda
7 Andrea de Adamich Ferrari
8 Chris Amon Ferrari
9 Denny Hulme McLaren-BRM
10 Pedro Rodríguez BRM
11 Jacky Ickx Ferrari
12 Dan Gurney Eagle-Weslake
14 Mike Spence BRM
14 Dave Charlton Brabham-Repco
15 Ludovico Scarfiotti Cooper-BRM
16 Jo Siffert Cooper-Maserati
17 John Love Brabham-Repco
18 Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford
19 Jo Bonnier Cooper-Maserati
20 Basil van Rooyen Cooper-Climax
21 Brian Redman Cooper-Maserati
22 Sam Tingle LDS
23 Jackie Pretorius Brabham-Climax

1968 South African Grand Prix

The 1968 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami Circuit on Monday 1 January 1968. It was race 1 of 12 in both the 1968 World Championship of Drivers and the 1968 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 80-lap race was won by two time World Drivers' Champion and 1965 Indianapolis 500 winner Jim Clark for Lotus-Ford after starting from pole position. The race is significant as not only the last Formula One race to be won by Clark, but also the last in which he ever competed, due to his fatal crash at the Hockenheimring in Germany three months later.

This was also Mike Spence's final race, as he too was killed a few months later, while practicing for the 1968 Indianapolis 500.

Clark broke many records during the weekend, such as leading the most Grands Prix (43), having the most laps led (1,943), having the most perfect weekends (11), achieving the most pole positions (33) and finally achieving 25 race wins, beating Juan Manuel Fangio's 11-year-old record.


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