1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

36èmes Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1968
Circuit de la Sarthe
Date:Sept. 28-29, warm, rain at nightTrack Length (m):13 469
Attendance:300 000 (150 000 ?)Pole Position:Jo Siffert, CH, Porsche 908, 3:35.4 = 225.108 km/h
Entries: Fastest Lap:Rolf Stommelen, D, Porsche 908, 3:38.1 = 222.321 km/h
Practiced: Distance (km):4452.880
Starters:54Average Speed (km/h):185.536
Classified:16 Race started 3.00 pm. Original date was June 15-16, cancelled due to strikes in France.
PosClas-
sific.
#Entrant / Team
Car - Engine
Drivers, NationalityEngine
Vol (cc)
Engine
Type
GroupLaps
Km
Hour
Reason Out /
Notes
119John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB
Ford GT40
Pedro Rodriguez, MEX
Lucien Bianchi, B/I
DNS Jacky Ickx, B
DNS Brian Redman, GB
4942V8S 5000331
4452.880
 
2266Squadra Tartaruga, CH
Porsche 907 Lang Heck
Gianwirco 'Rico' Steineman, CH
Dieter Spoerry, CH
2196F8P 3000326
4378.720
 
3333Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 908
Jochen Neerpasch, D
Rolf Stommelen, D
DNS Herbert Linge, D
DNS Peter Falk
DNS Vic Elford
2996F8P 3000325
4366.220
 
4439Autodelta SpA., I
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Ignazio Giunti, I
Giovanni 'Nanni' Galli, I
DNS Lucien Bianchi, I/B
DNS Teodore Zeccoli, I
1996V8P 2000322
4326.230
 
5538Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Carlo Facetti, I
Spartaco Dini, I
DNS Udo Schütz, D
DNS Lucien Bianchi, I/B
1996V8P 2000315
4231.910
 
6640Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Mario Casoni, I
Giampiero Biscaldi, I
1996V8P 2000305
4097.200
 
7721David Piper Racing, GB
Ferrari 250 LM
David Piper, GB
Richard Attwood, GB
3285V12S 5000302
4060.390
 
8830Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A220 - Renault
André de Cortanze, F
Jean Vinatier, F
DNS Mauro Bianchi, I/B
DNS Henri Grandsire, F
DNS Patrick Depailler, F
DNS Gérard Larrousse, F
DNS Jean Guichet, F
2996V8P 3000297
3998.710
 
9957Ecurie Savin-Calberson, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G TwinCam
Alain LeGuellec, F
Alain Serpaggi, F
DNS Christian Ethuin, F
14704P 2000289
3887.890
# 67 at test
101052Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G
Jean-Luc Thérier, F
Bernard Tramont, F
DNS Gérard Larrousse, F
DNS Francois Cévert, F
DNS Trolle, F
DNS Roland Lefevre, F
12964P 1300288
3866.380
 
111153Trophée Le Mans, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G
Christian Ethuin, F
Bob Wollek, F
DNS Roland Lefevre, F
12964P 1300282
3789.790
 
121243Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Porsche 911 T
Jean-Pierre Gaban, B
Roger van der Schrick, B
1991F6GT 2000281
3783.850
# 45 at test
131364Claude Laurent, F
Porsche 911 T
Claude Laurent, F
Jean-Claude Ogier, F
1991F6GT 2000276
3710.940
 
141455Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G
Jean-Pierre Nicolas, F
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
10054P 1300272
3658.800
 
151550Donald Healey Motor Co, GB
Austin-Healey Sprite
Roger Enever, GB
Alec Poole, GB
12934P 1300255
3421.070
 
161646Ecurie Fiat-Abarth France, F
Fiat Dino
Marcel Martin, F
Jean Mésange, F
1986V6P 2000253# 48 at test
          
17NC61Ecurie Léopard, F
Alpine A110 - Renault R8G 1300
Jacques Bourdon, F
Maurice Nussbaumer, F
Michel Pouteaux, F
12554GT 1300215# 69 at test
18NC51Bernard Collomb, F
Alpine A110 Collomb - Renault R8G
Bernard Collomb, F
Francois Lacarreau, F
DNS Georges Heligoin, F
DNS Mauro Bianchi, B
DNS Bob Wollek, F
DNS Claude Buchet, F
DNS Manceau, F
DNS Pierre Maublanc, F
12894GT 1300167 
          
19DNF24Equipe Matra Sports, F
Matra MS630
Johnny (Georges) Servoz-Gavin, F
Henri Pescarolo, F
2992V12P 2000283
22h
Puncture, accident
20DNF27Ecurie Savin-Calberson, F
Alpine A220 - Renault
Mauro Bianchi, I/B
Patrick Depailler, F
2996V8P 3000257
22h
Brakes, accident, fire
21DNF45Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
Porsche 910
Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, F
André Wicky, CH
1991F6P 2000248
24h
Suspension, rockers
22DNF44Auguste Veuillet, F
Porsche 911 T
Guy Chasseuil, F
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
DNS Robert Buchet, F
DNS Claude Laurent, F
DNS Philippe Farjon, F
1991F6GT 2000224
24h
Engine
# 46 at test
23DNF20Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 250 LM
Herbert Müller, CH
Jonathan Williams, GB
DNS Claude Haldi, CH
DNS Sylvain Garant, F
DNS Jacques Rey, CH
3298V12S 5000212
18h
Rear wheel bearing
24DNF14North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 250 LM
Masten Gregory, USA
Charlie Kolb, USA
3298V12S 5000209
18h
Accident
25DQ/
DNF
42Christian Poirot, F
Porsche 906/6 Carrera 6
Christian Poirot, F
Pierre Maublanc, F
1991F6S 2000202
19h
DQ: engine running at pit-stop
26DNF29Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A220 - Renault
Jean Guichet, F
Jean Pierre Jabouille, F
2996V8P 3000185
16h
Electrical
27DNF4Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Chevrolet Corvette
Jean-Michel Giorgi, CH
Sylvain Garant, F
DNS Henri Greder, F
DNS Jean-Claude Killy, F
6996V8GT +2000157
14h
Accident
28DNF41Autodelta SpA, I
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Nino Vaccarella, I
Giancarlo Baghetti, I
1996V8P 2000150
12h
Fuel pump
29DNF35Alex Soler-Roig, E
(Squadra Tartaruga, CH)
Porsche 907/8
Alex Soler-Roig, E
Rudi Lins, A
DNS Rolf Stommelen, D
DNS Pauli Toivonen, SF
2196F8P 3000145
13h
Oil leak, camshaft
# 33 at test
30DNF6Jackie Epstein, GB
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
Jackie Epstein, GB
Edward "Ed" Nelson, GB
4991V8S 5000143
17h
Final drive, puncture
31DNF12Strathaven Limited, GB
Ford GT40
Mike Salmon, GB
Eric Liddell, GB
4728V8S 5000131
19h
Gearbox
32DNF34Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 908
Joe Buzzetta, USA
Scooter Patrick, USA
DNS Peter Falk
DNS Gerhard Mitter, D
DNS Jo Siffert, CH
2996F8P 3000115
9h
Alternator
33DQ/
DNF
32Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 908
Gerhard Mitter, D
Vic Elford, GB
DNS Peter Falk
DNS Hans Herrmann, D
DNS Rolf Stommelen, D
2996F8P 3000111
9h
DQ: changing alternator
34DNF10John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB
Ford GT40
Paul Hawkins, AUS
David Hobbs, GB
DNS Jacky Ickx, B
4942V8S 5000107
10h
Engine
# 12 at test
35DNF37Racing Team VDS, B
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Teddy Pilette, B
Rob Slotemaker, NL
DNS Gustave 'Taf' Gosselin, B
DNS Serge Trosch, B
1996V8P 2000104
9h
Driveshaft
# 38 at test
36DQ/
DNF
67Philippe Farjon, F
Porsche 907/8
Robert Buchet, F
Herbert Linge, D
2196F6P 3000102
9h
DQ:
changed starter
37DNF19Paul Vestey, GB
Ferrari 250 LM
Paul Vestey, GB
Roy Pike, USA
3286V12S 500099
11h
Gearbox
# 65 at test
38DNF22Howmet Corporation, USA
Howmet TX Continental
Richard 'Dick' Thompson, USA
Ray Heppenstal, USA
DNS Michael Reed, USA
DNS Ed Lowther, USA
2958
(calc.)
turbinP 300084
9h
Accident
39DNF17Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Jacques Rey, CH
Claude Haldi, CH
DNS Sylvain Garant, CH
3286V12GT +200078
8h
Accident
# 21 at test
40DNF56Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G
Jean-Louis Marnat, F
Jean-Francois Gerbault, F
DNS Gérard Larrousse, F
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Nicholas, F
DNS Philippe Vidal, F
10054P 130071
9h
Ignition
41DQ/
DNF
23Howmet Corporation, USA
Howmet TX Continental
Bob Tullius, USA
Hugh Dibley, GB
DNS Robert Johnson, USA
DNS Bruce Jennings, USA
2958
(calc.)
turbinP 300060
9h
DQ: insufficient distance after 6h
42DNF28Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A220 - Renault
Henri Grandsire, F
Gérard Larrousse, F
2996V8P 300059
7h
Brakes, accident
43DNF31Porsche System Engineering, D
Porsche 908
Jo Siffert, CH
Hans Herrmann, D
DNS Peter Falk
DNS Ludovico Scarfiotti, I
2996F8P 300059
5h
Clutch
44DNF36North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari Dino 206 S
Francois Chevalier, F
Bernard Lagier de Giuseppe, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Foisy, F
1986V6P 200054
7h
Engine
45DNF3Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Chevrolet Corvette
Umberto Maglioli, I
Henri Greder, F
DNS Jean-Claude Killy, F
DNS Jonathan Williams, GB
DNS Lucien Bianchi, I/B
6996V8GT +200053
6h
Head gasket
46DQ/
DNF
7Sportscars Unlimited, CH
Lola T70 Mk3 - Chevrolet
Ulf Norinder, S
Sten Axelsson, S
DNS Jo Bonnier, S
DNS Yngve Rosqvist, S
4991V8S 500047
5h
Disqualified:
Refuelling
# 10 at test
47DNF49Chris J. Lawrence, GB
Deep Sanderson 302 - Ford
Chris Lawrence, GB
John Wingfield, GB
DNS John Jeremy Miles, GB
DNS Andrew M. Page, GB
DNS Nicholas Granville-Smith, GB
DNS Chris Spender, GB
15984P 200035
6h
Fuel injection
# 66 at test
48DNF60Wicky Racing Team, CH
Porsche 911 T
Willy Meier, D
Jean de Mortemart, F
DNS Regis Fraissinet, F
1991F6GT 200030
3h
Accident
# 70 at test
49DNF25John Woolfe Racing, GB
Chevron B12 - Repco 640
John Woolfe, GB
Digby Martland, GB (DND)
DNS Peter (Piet) de Klerk, ZA
2996V8P 300027
3h
Head gasket
50DNF47Donald Healey Motor Co, GB
Healey SR - Coventry Climax
Clive Baker, GB
Andrew Hedges, GB (DND)
1968V8P 200020
3h
Clutch
51DNF11John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd, GB
Ford GT40
Brian Muir, AUS
Jackie Oliver, GB
DNS Derek Bell, GB
DNS Robin Widdows, GB
4942V8S 500015
5h
Clutch, accident
# 14 at test
52DNF65Racing Team VDS, B
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Serge Trosch, B
Freiherr Karl von Wendt, D (DND)
DNS Gustave 'Taf' Gosselin, B
DNS Teddy Pilette, B
1997V8P 20007
2h
Engine, con rod
53DNF54André Moynet, F
Moynet XS - Simca
"Jean Max" (Max Jean), F
René Ligonnet, F (DND)
12044P 13006
3h
Oil pump
54DNF8Claude Dubois, B
Ford GT40
Willy Mairesse, B
"Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), B (DND)
DNS Hughes de Fierlandt, B
4728V8S 50000
1h
Accident
# 11 at test
          
55DNQ63Hubert Giraud, F
Hrubon 1300 - Renault
Philippe Marchesi, F
Patrick Champin, F
DNS Jean Rives, F
DNS Jean-Pierre Jabouille, F
12964P 1300 # 68 at test
56DNQ48Marcos Racing Ltd, GB
Marcos 1800 GT - Volvo
Jem Marsh, GB
John Quick, GB
Peter Taggart, GB
18004P 2000  
          
57DNS15North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 275 GTB/2
Bob Grossman, USA
Edgar Berney, CH
3286V12GT +2000 WD / DQ:
illegal wheel
58DNS5Scuderia S:t Ambroeus, I
Iso Rivolta - Chevrolet
Giorgio Pianta, I
Enrico Pinto, I
5354V8GT +2000 Accident in practice
          
59DNA59Equipe Matra Sports, F
Matra MS630
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, F
-
2992V12P  
60DNA28Scuderia Serenissima, I
Serenissima Mk 168 - ATS V8
Jonathan Williams, GB
-
3000V8P 3000  
61DNA58Ben Pon, NL
Porsche 910
Ben Pon, NL
Gijs van Lennep, NL
1991F6P 2000 Reserve entry
62DNA15North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari
-
-
4000V12S  
63DNA16North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari
-
-
4000V12S 5000  
64DNA62André Moynet, F
Moynet XS 1200 - Simca
-
-
12004P 1300 Reserve entry
65DNA1Sunray DX Oil Co, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996V8GT +2000  
66DNA2Sunray DX Oil Co, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996V8GT +2000  
67DNA Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G
-
-
12964P  
68DNA Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G
-
-
10054P  
69DNA Ecurie Savin-Calberson, F
Alpine A210 - Renault R8G Twin-Cam
Christian Ethuin, F
-
14704P  
70DNA Joakim Bonnier Racing Team, CH
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991V8S  
71DNA7American International Racing, USA
(James Garner, USA)
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991V8S 5000  
72DNA8American International Racing, USA
(James Garner, USA)
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991V8S 5000  
73DNA Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Ferrari 250 LM
-
-
2953V12S  
74DNA Société des Automobiles Alpine, F
Alpine A220 - Renault
Mauro Bianchi, B
Roger Delageneste, F
Patrick Depailler, F
2996V8P  
75DNA Sylvain Garant, F
(Scuderia Filipinetti, CH)
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Sylvain Garant, F
-
3286V12GT  
76DNA Jacques Bourdon, F
Alpine A210 - Renault
-
-
 4P  
77DNA 
Porsche 911 R
Robert Buchet, F
-
 F6   
78DNA26Marcos Racing Ltd, GB
Marcos Mantis - BRM
Robin Widdows, GB
Hugh Dibley, GB
 V8P 3000  
79DNA3Piggins Chevrolet,
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996V8GT +2000 Entry not accepted
80DNA4Piggins Chevrolet,
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996V8GT +2000 Entry not accepted
81DNA5Ecurie Luxembourg, LUX
Chevrolet Corvette
Chris Tuerlinx, B
Nicolas Koob, LUX
6996V8GT 5000  
82DNA7Scuderia Filipinetti, CH
Chevrolet Corvette
Herbert Müller, CH
Jean Guichet, F
6996V8GT +2000 Entry not accepted
83DNA12American National Racing, USA
(James Garner, USA)
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991V8S 5000 Entry not accepted
84DNA16Terry J. Drury, GB
Ford GT40
Terry J. Drury, GB
Keith Holland, GB
4728V8S 5000 Entry not accepted
85DNA16Ecurie Intersport SA, F
Ford GT40
Guy Ligier, F
Jo Schlesser, F
4728V8S 5000  
86DNA19Bill Harrah, USA
Ferrari
-
-
 V12S 5000  
87DNA20Bill Harrah, USA
Ferrari
-
-
 V12S 5000  
88DNA22Alain de Cadenet, GB
Ford GT40
Alain de Cadenet, GB
-
4728V8S 5000  
89DNA22Edgar Berney, CH
Ferrari 250 LM
Edgar Berney, CH
Francisco de Heredia
3286V12S 5000  
90DNA29Cox Kocher, CH
Ferrari 250 LM
Cox Kocher, CH
Pierre Sudan, CH
3286V12S 5000 Entry not accepted
91DNA32Paul Vestey, GB
Ferrari 250 LM
-
-
3286V12S 5000 Entry not accepted
92DNA37Alain de Cadenet, GB
Scodec- Diva Martin Valkyrie
Tommy Weber, GB
Rollo Fielding (Earl of Denbigh), GB
3000 P 3000 Entry not accepted
93DNA50John Wagstaff, GB
Lotus Mk 47 Europa (Ford/Renault/Climax ?)
John Wagstaff, GB
David Preston, GB
 4S 2000  
94DNA51Teodore Zeccoli, I
Alfa Romeo T33/2
Teodoro Zeccoli, I
-
1996V8P 2000 Entry not accepted
95DNA56Patrice Sanson, F
Porsche 911
Patrice Sanson, F
Roland Lefevre, F
1991F6GT 2000 Entry not accepted
96DNA57Björn Waldegård, S
Porsche 911
Björn Waldegård, S
Sten Axelsson, S
1991F6GT 2000 Entry not accepted
97DNA65Michael d'Udy, GB
Porsche 906
Mike d'Udy, GB
Hugh Dibley, GB
1991F6S 2000 Entry not accepted
98DNA69Bam-Bam Racing Team, S
Ferrari Dino 206
Hans 'Hasse' Wängstre, S
Evert Christoffersson, S
1986V6P 2000 Entry not accepted
99DNA72Alain de Cadenet, GB
Scodec-Diva Martin Valkyrie
Tony Beeson, GB
Mario Araujo Cabral, P
3000 P 3000 Entry not accepted
100DNA73Mark Konig, GB
Nomad Mk 1 - Ford
Mark Konig, GB
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
 4P 2000 Entry not accepted
101DNA76Peter Clarke, GB
Emeron - Ford
Peter Clarke, GB
Lance Webber, GB
 4P 2000 Entry not accepted
102DNA77Varicam Racing, GB
Costin-Nathan GT - Ford
Mike Coles, GB
-
13004P 1300 Entry not accepted
103DNA79Bernard Collomb, F
Alpine A110 - Renault
Alain Finkelstein, F
Claude Henry, F
 4GT 1300 Entry not accepted
104DNA82Concorde, GB
Piper GT - Ford
Tim Lalonde, GB
Roger Sparkes, GB
13004P 1300 Entry not accepted
105DNA86Jean-Pierre Remusat, F
Alpine A110 - Renault
Francois Chevalier, F
P. Rand
 4P 1300 Entry not accepted


Class Winners:

Index of PerformanceJean-Claude Andruet / Jean-Pierre NicolasAlpine Renault A210
Index of Thermal EfficiencyJean-Luc Thérier / Bernard TramontAlpine Renault A210
Sport-Proto. 2501 - 3000ccRolf Stommelen / Jochen NeerpaschPorsche 908
Sport-Proto. 2001 - 2500ccDieter Spoerry / Rico SteinemannPorsche 907
Sport-Proto. 1601 - 2000ccIgnazio Giunti / Nanni GalliAlfa Romeo Tipo 33B/2
Sport-Proto. 1301 - 1600ccAlain LeGuellec / Alain SerpaggiAlpine Renault A210
Sport-Proto. 1001 - 1150ccJean-Claude Andruet / Jean-Pierre NicolasAlpine Renault A210
SportscarsPedro Rodriguez / Lucien BianchiFord GT 40
GTJean-Pierre Gaban / Roger Van der SchrickPorsche 911 T

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