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1967 Rhodesian GP
1967 Mexican GP
1967 South African GP

1968 South African GP

1968 Cape South Easter Trophy
1968 Spanish GP
1969 South African GP
 XIV  South African Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateMonday 1 January 1968
Start time14:00
EventSouth African GP
CircuitKyalami
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race1 of 25
Championship race162
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter4104 m
Race Distance4104 × 80 = 328.320 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherVery hot, Dry
Participants
Entries24
Qualifiers23
Finishers9
Championship Debutants
Andrea de Adamich (Driver),
Basil van Rooyen (Driver),
Brian Redman (Driver),
Elf (Lubricant Manufacturer),
BRM P126 (Car Model),
   Matra MS9 (Car Model),
Matra International (Entrant),
Team Gunston (Entrant),
Team Pretoria (Entrant),
Kyalami (4104 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 19 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Ford - 10th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Honda Racing - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Jim Clark - 25th Win (Driver)
Ludovico Scarfiotti - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Race WinsJim Clark (25),
2. Most 7th Place FinishesCooper (25),
3. Most Consecutive RetirementsJackie Stewart (7),
4. Most 16th Place QualificationsCooper (28)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (249),
2. Most RetirementsJo Bonnier (46),
3. Most 2nd Place FinishesGraham Hill (12),
4. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (40),
5. Most Fastest LapsJim Clark (28),
6. Most Races LedJim Clark (43),
7. Most Laps LedJim Clark (1943),
8. Most Race EntriesFerrari (508),
9. Most Race EntriesJack Brabham (96),
10. Most Perfect WeekendsJim Clark (11),
11. Most PolesJim Clark (33),
12. Most 2nd Place QualificationsGraham Hill (18),
13. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (30),
14. Most 15th Place QualificationsCooper (38),
15. Most 19th Place QualificationsCooper (19)

Championships
1 Jim Clark 9
2 Graham Hill 6
3 Jochen Rindt 4
4 Chris Amon 3
5 Denny Hulme 2
6 Jean-Pierre Beltoise 1
1 Lotus / Ford 9
2 Brabham / Repco 4
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 3
4 McLaren / BRM 2
5 Matra / Ford 1

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 4Car 4Car 4
EntrantTeam LotusTeam LotusTeam Lotus
DriverJim ClarkJim ClarkJim Clark
CarLotus 49Lotus 49Lotus 49
EngineFord Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Time1:53'56.61'21.61'23.7
Speed172.886 km/h181.059 km/h176.516 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led