XXXVI Grand Prix d´Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1968
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: Sept. 28-29, warm, rain at night Track 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: 54 Average Speed (km/h): 185.536
Classified: 16   Race started 3.00 pm. Original date was June 15-16, cancelled due to strikes in France.

 

Pos Cla. # Team / Entrant
Car - Engine / Tuner
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Tyres Group Laps
Km
Time (of ret)
Reason Out
1 1 9 John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd, GBR
Ford GT40
Pedro Rodriguez, MEX
Lucien Bianchi, BEL
DNS Jacky Ickx, BEL
DNS Brian Redman, GBR
4942 V8 F S5000 331  
2 2 66 Squadra Tartaruga, SUI
Porsche 907 Lang Heck - Porsche 771
Rico Steineman, SUI
Dieter Spoerry, SUI
2196 F8   P3000 326  
3 3 33 Porsche System Engineering, BRD
Porsche 908
Jochen Neerpasch, BRD
Rolf Stommelen, BRD
DNS Herbert Linge, BRD
DNS Peter Falk, BRD
DNS Vic Elford, GBR
2996 F8 D P3000 325  
4 4 39 Autodelta SpA, ITA
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Ignazio Giunti, ITA
Giovanni 'Nanni' Galli, ITA
DNS Lucien Bianchi, BEL
DNS Teodoro Zeccoli, ITA
1996 V8 D P2000 322  
5 5 38 Autodelta SpA, ITA
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Carlo Facetti, ITA
Spartaco Dini, ITA
DNS Udo Schütz, BRD
DNS Lucien Bianchi, BEL
1996 V8 D P2000 315  
6 6 40 Autodelta SpA, ITA
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Mario Casoni, ITA
Giampiero Biscaldi, ITA
1996 V8 D P2000 305  
7 7 21 David Piper Racing, GBR
Ferrari 250 LM
David Piper, GBR
Richard Attwood, GBR
3286 V12   S5000 302  
8 8 30 Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A220 - Renault Gordini
André de Cortanze, FRA
Jean Vinatier, FRA
DNS Mauro Bianchi, BEL
DNS Henri Grandsire, FRA
DNS Patrick Depailler, FRA
DNS Gérard Larrousse, FRA
DNS Jean Guichet, FRA
2996 V8   P3000 297  
9 9 57 Ecurie Savin-Calberson, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini TwinCam
Alain LeGuellec, FRA
Alain Serpaggi, FRA
DNS Christian Ethuin, FRA
1470 L4   P2000 289  
10 10 52 Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
Jean-Luc Thérier, FRA
Bernard Tramont, FRA
DNS Gérard Larrousse, FRA
DNS Francois Cévert, FRA
DNS Michel Trolle, FRA
DNS Roland Lefevre, FRA
1296 L4   P1300 288  
11 11 53 Trophée Le Mans, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
Christian Ethuin, FRA
Bob Wollek, FRA
DNS Roland Lefevre, FRA
1296 L4   P1300 282  
12 12 43 Jean-Pierre Gaban, BEL
Porsche 911 T
Jean-Pierre Gaban, BEL
Roger van der Schrick, BEL
1991 F6   GT2000 281  
13 13 64 Claude Laurent, FRA
Porsche 911 T
Claude Laurent, FRA
Jean-Claude Ogier, FRA
1991 F6   GT2000 276  
14 14 55 Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
Jean-Pierre Nicolas, FRA
Jean-Claude Andruet, FRA
1005 L4   P1150 272  
15 15 50 Donald Healey Motor Co, GBR
Austin-Healey Sprite - BMC A-series
Roger Enever, GBR
Alec Poole, GBR
1293 L4   P1300 255  
16 16 46 Ecurie Fiat-Abarth France, FRA
Fiat Dino - Ferrari Dino V6
Marcel Martin, FRA
Jean Mésange, FRA
1986 V6   P2000 253  
                     
17 NC 61 Ecurie Léopard, FRA
Alpine A110 - Renault R8 Gordini
Jacques Bourdon, FRA
Maurice Nussbaumer, FRA
Michel Pouteaux, FRA
1296 L4   GT1300 215  
18 NC 51 Bernard Collomb, FRA
Alpine A110 (Collomb) - Renault R8 Gordini
Bernard Collomb, FRA
Francois Lacarrau, FRA
DNS Georges Heligoin, FRA
DNS Mauro Bianchi, BEL
DNS Bob Wollek, FRA
DNS Claude Buchet, FRA
DNS Manceau, FRA
DNS Pierre Maublanc, FRA
1289 L4   GT1300 167  
                     
19 DNF 24 Equipe Matra Sports, FRA
Matra MS630
Johnny (Georges) Servoz-Gavin, FRA
Henri Pescarolo, FRA
2992 V12   P3000 283
22h
Puncture, accident
20 DNF 27 Ecurie Savin-Calberson, FRA
Alpine A220 - Renault Gordini
Mauro Bianchi, BEL
Patrick Depailler, FRA
2996 V8   P3000 257
22h
Brakes, accident
21 DNF 45 Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, FRA
Porsche 910
Jean-Pierre Hanrioud, FRA
André Wicky, SUI
1991 F6   P2000 248
24h
Rockers
22 DNF 44 Auguste Veuillet, FRA
Porsche 911 T
Guy Chasseuil, FRA
Claude Ballot-Léna, FRA
DNS Robert Buchet, FRA
DNS Claude Laurent, FRA
DNS Philippe Farjon, FRA
1991 F6   GT2000 224
24h
Engine
23 DNF 20 Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI
Ferrari 250 LM
Herbert Müller, SUI
Jonathan Williams, GBR
DNS Claude Haldi, SUI
DNS Sylvain Garant, FRA
DNS Jacques Rey, SUI
3286 V12   S5000 212
18h
Rear wheel bearing
24 DNF 14 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 250 LM
Masten Gregory, USA
Charlie Kolb, USA
3286 V12   S5000 209 Accident
25 DNF 29 Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A220 - Renault Gordini
Jean Guichet, FRA
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, FRA
2996 V8   P3000 185
16h
Electrics
26 DNF 4 Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI
Chevrolet Corvette
Jean-Michel Giorgi, SUI
Sylvain Garant, FRA
DNS Henri Greder, FRA
DNS Jean-Claude Killy, FRA
6996 V8   GT
+2000
157
14h
Accident
27 DNF 41 Autodelta SpA, ITA
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Nino Vaccarella, ITA
Giancarlo Baghetti, ITA
1996 V8 D P2000 150
12h
Fuel pump
28 DNF 35 Alex Soler-Roig, ESP
(Squadra Tartaruga, SUI)
Porsche 907/8 - Porsche 771
Alex Soler-Roig, ESP
Rudi Lins, AUT
DNS Rolf Stommelen, BRD
DNS Pauli Toivonen, FIN
2196 F8   P3000 145
13h
Oil leak, camshaft
29 DNF 6 Jackie Epstein, GBR
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
Jackie Epstein, GBR
Edward "Ed" Nelson, GBR
4991 V8 F S5000 143
17h
Final drive, camshaft
30 DNF 12 Strathaven Limited, GBR
Ford GT40
Mike Salmon, GBR
Eric Liddell, GBR
4728 V8 GY S5000 131
19h
Gearbox
31 DNF 34 Porsche System Engineering, BRD
Porsche 908
Joe Buzzetta, USA
Scooter Patrick, USA
DNS Peter Falk, BRD
DNS Gerhard Mitter, BRD
DNS Jo Siffert, SUI
2996 F8 D P3000 115
9h
Alternator
32 DNF 10 John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd, GBR
Ford GT40
Paul Hawkins, AUS
David Hobbs, GBR
DNS Jacky Ickx, BEL
4942 V8 F S5000 107
10h
Engine
33 DNF 37 Racing Team VDS, BEL
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Teddy Pilette, BEL
Rob Slotemaker, NED
DNS Gustave 'Taf' Gosselin, BEL
DNS Serge Trosch, BEL
1996 V8   P2000 104
9h
Drive shaft
34 DNF 19 Paul Vestey, GBR
Ferrari 250 LM
Paul Vestey, GBR
Roy Pike, USA
3286 V12   S5000 99
11h
Gearbox
35 DNF 22 Howmet Corporation, USA
Howmet TX (McKee) - Continental TS325-1
Richard 'Dick' Thompson, USA
Ray Heppenstal, USA
DNS Michael Reed, USA
DNS Ed Lowther, USA
2958 Turb. GY P3000 84
9h
Accident
36 DNF 17 Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Jacques Rey, SUI
Claude Haldi, SUI
DNS Sylvain Garant, FRA
3286 V12   GT
+2000
78
8h
Accident
37 DNF 56 Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
Jean-Louis Marnat, FRA
Jean-Francois Gerbault, FRA
DNS Gérard Larrousse, FRA
DNS Jean-Claude Andruet, FRA
DNS Jean-Pierre Nicholas, FRA
DNS Philippe Vidal, FRA
1005 L4   P1150 71
9h
Ignition
38 DNF 31 Porsche System Engineering, BRD
Porsche 908
Jo Siffert, SUI
Hans Herrmann, BRD
DNS Peter Falk, BRD
DNS Ludovico Scarfiotti, ITA
2996 F8 D P3000 59
5h
Clutch
39 DNF 28 Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A220 - Renault Gordini
Henri Grandsire, FRA
Gérard Larrousse, FRA
2996 V8   P3000 59
7h
Brakes, accident
40 DNF 36 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari Dino 206 S
Francois Chevalier, FRA
Bernard Lagier de Giuseppe, FRA
DNS Jean-Pierre Foisy, FRA
1986 V6   P2000 54
7h
Engine
41 DNF 3 Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI
Chevrolet Corvette
Umberto Maglioli, ITA
Henri Greder, FRA
DNS Jean-Claude Killy, FRA
DNS Jonathan Williams, GBR
DNS Lucien Bianchi, BEL
6996 V8   GT
+2000
53
6h
Head gasket
42 DNF 49 Chris J. Lawrence, GBR
Deep Sanderson 302 - Ford Lotus TwinCam
Chris Lawrence, GBR
John Wingfield, GBR
DNS John Miles, GBR
DNS Andrew M. Page, GBR
DNS Nicholas Granville-Smith, GBR
DNS Chris Spender, GBR
1598 L4   P2000 35
6h
Fuel injection
43 DNF 60 Wicky Racing Team, SUI
Porsche 911 T
Willy Meier, BRD
Jean de Mortemart, FRA
DNS Regis Fraissinet, FRA
1991 F6   GT2000 30
3h
Accident
44 DNF 25 John Woolfe Racing, GBR
Chevron B12 - Repco 640
John Woolfe, GBR
Digby Martland, GBR (DND)
DNS Peter (Piet) de Klerk, RSA
2996 V8   P3000 27
3h
Head gasket
45 DNF 47 Donald Healey Motor Co, GBR
Healey SR - Coventry Climax FWMV
Clive Baker, GBR
Andrew Hedges, GBR (DND)
1968 V8   P2000 20
3h
Clutch
46 DNF 11 John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd, GBR
Ford GT40
Brian Muir, AUS
Jackie Oliver, GBR
DNS Derek Bell, GBR
DNS Robin Widdows, GBR
4942 V8 F S5000 15
5h
Clutch, accident
47 DNF 65 Racing Team VDS, BEL
Alfa Romeo T33B/2
Serge Trosch, BEL
Karl Freiherr von Wendt, BRD (DND)
DNS Gustave 'Taf' Gosselin, BEL
DNS Teddy Pilette, BEL
1996 V8   P2000 7
2h
Con rod
48 DNF 54 André Moynet, FRA
Moynet XS - Simca Type 315
Max Jean (aka Jean Max), FRA
René Ligonnet, FRA (DND)
1204 L4   P1300 6
3h
Oil pump
49 DNF 8 Claude Dubois, BEL
Ford GT40
Willy Mairesse, BEL
"Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), BEL (DND)
DNS Hughes de Fierlandt, BEL
4728 V8   S5000 0
1h
Accident
                     
50 DISQ 42 Christian Poirot, FRA
Porsche 906 (Carrera 6) - Porsche 901
Christian Poirot, FRA
Pierre Maublanc, FRA
1991 F6   S2000 202 Engine running at pit stop
51 DISQ 32 Porsche System Engineering, BRD
Porsche 908
Gerhard Mitter, BRD
Vic Elford, GBR
DNS Peter Falk, BRD
DNS Hans Herrmann, BRD
DNS Rolf Stommelen, BRD
2996 F8 D P3000 111
9h
Changing alternator
52 DISQ 67 Philippe Farjon, FRA
Porsche 907/8 - Porsche 771
Robert Buchet, FRA
Herbert Linge, BRD
2196 56   P3000 102
9h
Changing starter
53 DISQ 23 Howmet Corporation, USA
Howmet TX (McKee) - Continental TS325-1
Bob Tullius, USA
Hugh Dibley, GBR
DNS Robert Johnson, USA
DNS Bruce Jennings, USA
2958 Turb. GY P3000 60
9h
Insufficient distance
54 DISQ 7 Sportscars Unlimited, SUI
Lola T70 Mk3 - Chevrolet
Ulf Norinder, SWE
Sten Axelsson, SWE
DNS Jo Bonnier, SWE
DNS Yngve Rosqvist, SWE
4991 V8   S5000 47
5h
Driver more than 50 yards
from car.
                     
55 DNS 5 Scuderia Sant'Ambroeus, ITA
Iso Rivolta - Chevrolet
Giorgio Pianta, ITA
Enrico Pinto, ITA
5354 V8   GT
+2000
  Accident
56 DNS 15 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari 275 GTB/2
Bob Grossman, USA
Edgar Berney, SUI
3286 V12   GT
+2000
  Excluded, illegal wheels
                     
57 DNQ 48 Marcos Racing Ltd, GBR
Marcos 1800 GT - Volvo B18
Jem Marsh, GBR
John Quick, GBR
Peter Taggart, GBR
1778 L4   P2000    
58 DNQ 63 Hubert Giraud, FRA
Hrubon 1300 - Renault R8 Gordini
Philippe Marchesi, FRA
Patrick Champin, FRA
DNS Jean 'Johnny' Rives, FRA
DNS Jean-Pierre Jabouille, FRA
1296 L4   P1300    
                     
59 REE 58 Ben Pon, NED
Porsche 910 - Porsche 901
Ben Pon, NED
Gijs van Lennep, NED
1991 F6   P2000    
60 REE 62 André Moynet, FRA
Moynet XS - Simca Type 315
-
-
1204 L4   P1300    
                     
61 DNA 1 Sunray DX Oil Co, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996 V8   GT
+2000
   
62 DNA 2 Sunray DX Oil Co, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996 V8   GT
+2000
   
63 DNA 5 Ecurie Luxembourg, LUX
Chevrolet Corvette
Chris Tuerlinx, BEL
Nicolas Koob, LUX
6996 V8   GT
+2000
   
64 DNA 7 James Garner, USA
(American International Racing, USA)
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991 V8   S5000    
65 DNA 8 James Garner, USA
(American International Racing, USA)
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991 V8   S5000    
66 DNA 16 North American Racing Team, USA
Ferrari
-
-
4000 V12   S5000    
67 DNA 16 Ecurie Intersport SA, FRA
Ford GT40
Guy Ligier, FRA
Jo Schlesser, FRA
4728 V8   S5000    
68 DNA 19 Bill Harrah, USA
Ferrari
-
-
  V12   S5000    
69 DNA 20 Bill Harrah, USA
Ferrari
-
-
  V12   S5000    
70 DNA 22 Edgar Berney, SUI
Ferrari 250 LM
Edgar Berney, SUI
Francisco de Heredia, POR
3286 V12   S5000    
71 DNA 26 Marcos Racing Ltd, GBR
Marcos Mantis - BRM
Robin Widdows, GBR
Hugh Dibley, GBR
  V8 D P3000    
72 DNA 28 Scuderia Serenissima, ITA
Serenissima Mk 168 (McLaren) - ATS V8
Jonathan Williams, GBR
-
3000 V8   P3000    
73 DNA 50 John Wagstaff, GBR
Lotus (Mk 47) Europa
John Wagstaff, GBR
David Preston, GBR
  L4   S2000   (Ford/Renault/Climax engine?)
74 DNA 59 Equipe Matra Sports, FRA
Matra MS630
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, FRA
-
2992 V12   P3000    
75 DNA - Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
-
-
1005 L4   P1150    
76 DNA - Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
-
-
1296 L4   P1300    
77 DNA - Ecurie Savin-Calberson, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
Christian Ethuin, FRA
-
1470 L4   P1600    
77 DNA - Joakim Bonnier Racing Team, SUI
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991 V8   S5000    
78 DNA - Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI
Ferrari 250 LM
-
-
2953 V12   S3000    
79 DNA - Société des Automobiles Alpine, FRA
Alpine A220 - Renault
Mauro Bianchi, BEL
Roger Delageneste, FRA
Patrick Depailler, FRA
2996 V8   P3000    
80 DNA - Sylvain Garant, FRA
(Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI)
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Sylvain Garant, FRA
-
3286 V12   GT
+2000
   
81 DNA - Jacques Bourdon, FRA
Alpine A210 - Renault R8 Gordini
-
-
  L4   P    
82 DNA - Robert Buchet, FRA
Porsche 911
Robert Buchet, FRA
-
  F6        
                     
83 NAC 3 Piggins Chevrolet, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996 V8   GT
+2000
   
84 NAC 4 Piggins Chevrolet, USA
Chevrolet Corvette
-
-
6996 V8   GT
+2000
   
85 NAC 7 Scuderia Filipinetti, SUI
Chevrolet Corvette
Herbert Müller, SUI
Jean Guichet, FRA
6996 V8   GT
+2000
   
86 NAC 12 James Garner, USA
(American National Racing, USA)
Lola T70 Mk 3 - Chevrolet
-
-
4991 V8   S5000    
87 NAC 16 Terry J. Drury, GBR
Ford GT40
Terry J. Drury, GBR
Keith Holland, GBR
4728 V8   S5000    
88 NAC 22 Alain de Cadenet, GBR
Ford GT40
-
-
4728 V8   S5000    
89 NAC 29 Cox Kocher, SUI
Ferrari 250 LM
Cox Kocher, SUI
Pierre Sudan, SUI
3286 V12   S5000    
90 NAC 32 Paul Vestey, GBR
Ferrari 250 LM
-
-
3286 V12   S5000    
91 NAC 37 Alain de Cadenet, GBR
Scodec- Diva Martin Valkyrie
Tommy Weber, GBR
Rollo Fielding (Earl of Denbigh), GBR
3000     P3000    
92 NAC 51 Teodoro Zeccoli, ITA
Alfa Romeo T33/2
Teodoro Zeccoli, ITA
-
1996 V8   P2000    
93 NAC 56 Patrice Sanson, FRA
Porsche 911
Patrice Sanson, FRA
Roland Lefevre, FRA
1991 F6   GT2000    
94 NAC 57 Björn Waldegård, SWE
Porsche 911
Björn Waldegård, SWE
Sten Axelsson, SWE
1991 F6   GT2000    
95 NAC 65 Michael d'Udy, GBR
Porsche 906 (Carrera 6) - Porsche 901
Mike d'Udy, GBR
Hugh Dibley, GBR
1991 F6   S2000    
96 NAC 69 Bam-Bam Racing Team, SWE
Ferrari Dino 206
Hans Wängstre, SWE
Evert Christoffersson, SWE
1986 V6   P2000    
97 NAC 72 Alain de Cadenet, GBR
Scodec-Diva Martin Valkyrie
Tony Beeson, GBR
Mario Cabral, POR
3000     P3000    
98 NAC 73 Mark Konig, GBR
Nomad Mk 1 - Ford Lotus TwinCam
Mark Konig, GBR
Tony Lanfranchi, GBR
1588 L4   P2000    
99 NAC 76 Peter Clarke, GBR
Emeron - Ford
Peter Clarke, GBR
Lance Webber, GBR
  L4   P2000    
100 NAC 77 Varicam Racing, GBR
Costin-Nathan GT - Ford
Mike Coles, GBR
-
1300 L4   P1300    
101 NAC 79 Bernard Collomb, FRA
Alpine A110 - Renault Gordini
Alain Finkelstein, FRA
Claude Henry, FRA
  L4   GT1300    
102 NAC 82 Concorde, GBR
Piper GT - Ford
Tim Lalonde, GBR
Roger Sparkes, GBR
1300 L4   P1300    
103 NAC 86 Jean-Pierre Remusat, FRA
Alpine A110 - Renault Gordini
Francois Chevalier, FRA
P Rand
  L4   P1300    

 

Class Winners:

Index of Performance Jean-Claude Andruet / Jean-Pierre Nicolas Alpine Renault A210
Index of Thermal Efficiency Jean-Luc Thérier / Bernard Tramont Alpine Renault A210
Sport-Proto. 2501 - 3000cc Rolf Stommelen / Jochen Neerpasch Porsche 908
Sport-Proto. 2001 - 2500cc Dieter Spoerry / Rico Steinemann Porsche 907
Sport-Proto. 1601 - 2000cc Ignazio Giunti / Nanni Galli Alfa Romeo Tipo 33B/2
Sport-Proto. 1301 - 1600cc Alain LeGuellec / Alain Serpaggi Alpine Renault A210
Sport-Proto. 1001 - 1150cc Jean-Claude Andruet / Jean-Pierre Nicolas Alpine Renault A210
Sportscars Pedro Rodriguez / Lucien Bianchi Ford GT 40
GT Jean-Pierre Gaban / Roger Van der Schrick Porsche 911 T

 

DNF Did Not Finish
DQ Disqualified
NC Not Classified
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualified
DNA Did Not Arrive
REE Reserve Entry
NAC Not Accepted

 

Tyres: D=Dunlop, F=Firestone, GY=GoodYear

 

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