1968 BRDC International Trophy

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1968 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1968 Formula One season
Silverstone 1952.jpg
Race details
Date 25 April 1968
Official name XX BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.710 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 52 laps, 224.920 km (139.675 mi)
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Ford
Time 1:24.3
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari
Time 1:25.1
First McLaren-Ford
Second McLaren-Ford
Third Ferrari

The 20th BRDC International Trophy was a non-championship Formula One race held at Silverstone on April 25, 1968.[1][2]



A total of 15 F1 cars were entered for the event, with Tony Lanfranchi due to make his F1 debut.[2]


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.[2][3]


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.[2][4]


Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret.
1 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 52 1:14:44.8
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 52 + 10.9 s
3 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 52
4 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari 52
5 United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM 51 + 1 Lap
6 United Kingdom David Hobbs BRM 50 + 2 Laps
7 Switzerland Silvio Moser Brabham-Repco 49 + 3 Laps
Ret United Kingdom Mike Spence BRM 40 Timing Gear
Ret Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 36 Fuel pressure
Ret Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 26 Clutch
Ret Australia Frank Gardner Cooper-BRM 23 Engine
Ret United Kingdom Tony Lanfranchi Brabham-Climax 20 Oil pressure
Ret United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 12 Fuel pipe
Ret Sweden Jo Bonnier McLaren-BRM 4 Distributor
DNS United Kingdom Trevor Taylor McLaren-Climax



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  1. ^ "Formula 1 1968 - Silverstone, 25.04". Formula2.net. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  2. ^ a b c d "1968 BRDC International Trophy". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  3. ^ "Formula 1 1968 - Silverstone, 25.04". Formula2.net. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  4. ^ "Formula 1 1968 - Silverstone, 25.04". Formula2.net. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  5. ^ "Formula 1 1968 - Silverstone, 25.04". Formula2.net. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2014-03-02.

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