1968 Mexican Grand Prix


1968 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1968 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Mexico City on November 3, 1968.

Classification

Notes

*Pole position: Jo Siffert - 1:45.22
*Fastest lap: Jo Siffert - 1:44.23 on lap 52
* Coming into this race, 3 drivers had a chance to win the title, making Hill the only driver to be involved in two 3-way battles.
** Graham Hill (39pts) needed either
*** A podium place, with Stewart 2nd or lower
*** 4th or 5th, with Hulme 2nd or lower and Stewart 3rd or lower
*** 6th, with Hulme 2nd or lower and Stewart 4th or lower
*** Hulme 2nd or lower and Stewart 5th or lower
** Jackie Stewart (36pts) needed either
*** 1st
*** 2nd, with Hulme 3rd or lower and Hill 4th or lower
*** 3rd, with Hulme 2nd or lower and Hill 6th or lower
*** 4th, with Hulme 3rd or lower and Hill 7th or lower
** Denny Hulme (33pts) needed
*** 1st with Hill 4th or lower
* Lotus-Ford also won the Constructors' Championship here. McLaren-Ford (50pts) had an 11 point margin to make up on Lotus-Ford (61pts), which would've required at least two McLarens on the podium.

References

*cite book | last = Lang | first = Mike | title = Grand Prix! Vol 2 | publisher = Haynes Publishing Group | year = 1982 | pages = pp82-83 | isbn = 0-85429-321-3
*cite web | title = The Official Formula 1 website | url = http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1968/559/ | accessdate = 2007-06-13

F1 race report
Name_of_race = Mexican Grand Prix
Year_of_race = 1968
Previous_race_in_season = 1968 United States Grand Prix
Next_race_in_season = 1969 South African Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = 1967 Mexican Grand Prix
Next_year's_race = 1969 Mexican Grand Prix


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