1968 South Africa Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Kyalami circuit. Full information

1968 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1968 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1968 South Africa Grand Prix

1968 South Africa Grand Prix is 162nd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Kyalami circuit. Jim Clark won the pole position and this race. This was his 25th victory. Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 80 laps (328 km).

Previous race: 1967 Mexico Grand Prix
Next race: 1968 Spain Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1968 South Africa Grand Prix

30th victory for the Lotus team
25th victory for the Jim Clark
32nd podium for the Jim Clark
29th podium for the Graham Hill
4th podium for the Jochen Rindt

1968 South Africa Grand Prix

1968 South Africa Grand Prix

Lotus 49 - 1968 South Africa Grand Prix winner

Lotus 49 - 1968 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1968 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Jim Clark 9.00  1h 53m 56.6s  ( 172.886 km/h ) 80 Team Lotus
2 Graham Hill 6.00  1h 54m 21.9s  ( +25.3s ) 80 Team Lotus
3 Jochen Rindt 4.00  1h 54m 27.0s  ( +30.4s ) 80 Brabham Racing Organisation
4 Chris Amon 3.00   78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Denny Hulme 2.00   78 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1.00   77 Matra Sports
7 Jo Siffert 0   77 Rob Walker / Jack Durlacher Racing Team
8 John Surtees 0   75 Honda Racing
9 John Love 0   75 Team Gunston
nc Jackie Pretorius 0   71 Team Pretoria
ab Dan Gurney 0  Oil leak 58 Anglo American Racers
ab Jacky Ickx 0  Oil leak 51 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Jo Bonnier 0  Wheel lost 46 Joakim Bonnier Racing Team
ab Jackie Stewart 0  Connecting rod 43 Matra International
ab Sam Tingle 0  Overheating 35 Team Gunston
ab Basil Van Rooyen 0  Cylinder head gasket 22 John Love
ab Pedro Rodriguez 0  Ignition 20 Owen Racing Organisation
ab Jack Brabham 0  Valve 17 Brabham Racing Organisation
ab Andrea De Adamich 0  Accident 13 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Mike Spence 0  Fuel leak 8 Owen Racing Organisation
ab Brian Redman 0  Engine 4 Cooper Car Company
ab Dave Charlton 0  Transmission 3 Scuderia Scribante
ab Ludovico Scarfiotti 0  Accident 2 Cooper Car Company
f Tony Jefferies 0  Engine   Scuderia Scribante

List of all cars for the 1968 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

McLaren M5A

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Cooper T79

Climax FPF L4 2.8

LDS Mk 3

Repco 620 V8 3.0

BRM P115

BRM P75 H16 3.0

Brabham BT11

Climax FPF L4 2.8

Ferrari 312/67

Ferrari 242 V12 3.0

Eagle T1G

Weslake 58 V12 3.0

BRM P126

BRM P142 V12 3.0

Brabham BT11

Repco 620 V8 3.0

Honda RA300

Honda RA273E V12 3.0

Cooper T81B

Maserati 10/F1 V12 3.0

Cooper T86

Maserati 10/F1 V12 3.0

Brabham BT24

Repco 740 V8 3.0

Brabham BT20

Repco 620 V8 3.0

Cooper T55

Climax FPF L4 2.8

Matra MS9

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Matra MS7

Ford Cosworth FVA L4 1.6

Cooper T81

Maserati 9/F1 V12 3.0

Lotus 49

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0