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