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1968 BRDC International Trophy

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Date  25 April 1968
Course length  4.710 km (2.927 mi)
Location  Silverstone
1968 BRDC International Trophy
Official name  XX BRDC International Trophy
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  52 laps, 224.920 km (139.675 mi)

The 20th BRDC International Trophy was a non-championship Formula One race held at Silverstone on April 25, 1968.

Contents

Entry

A total of 15 F1 cars were entered for the event, with Tony Lanfranchi due to make his F1 debut.

Qualifying

Denny Hulme took pole position for Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team, in their McLaren-Cosworth M7A, averaging a speed of 127.635 mph, around the 2.927 mile course. He was joined on the front row by Mike Spence with his BRM P126.

Race

The race was held over 52 laps of the Silverstone circuit. Denny Hulme took the winner spoils for works McLaren team, driving their McLaren-Cosworth M7A. Hulme won in a time of 1hr 14:44.8mins., averaging a speed of 124.744 mph. Around 10.9 seconds behind was the second place car, that of his team-mate and team owner, Bruce McLaren. The podium was completed by another Kiwi, Chris Amon, giving New Zealand a podium lock-out. Amon was 5.6 seconds adrift off McLaren in his Ferrari 312. With the second Ferrari in fourth, driven by Jacky Ickx, the first English driver home was Piers Courage in his privately entered BRM P126, albeit one lap down.

References

1968 BRDC International Trophy Wikipedia


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