• Short Summary

    WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS KEPT LAP-SPEEDS DOWN AND MADE FOR SEVERAL INCIDENTS IN THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX AT ZANDVOORT TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description


    START OF RACE; BRUCE MCLAREN AT BEND; GRAHAM HILL ROUND BEND; CARS ON STRAIGHT; CROWD IN RAIN; DENNY HULME CAUSES SPRAY ON STRAIGHT; BELTOISE HITS FRENCE AND CONTINUES; MCLAREN OUT OF CAR AFTER CRASH; OFFICIAL USES TELEPHONE; BRABHAM AFTER CRASH; DAN GURNEY ON STRAIGHT; JACKIE STEWART WINS; STEWART ON ROSTRUM.




    Initials GHB/VS/BOB/EEH


    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS KEPT LAP-SPEEDS DOWN AND MADE FOR SEVERAL INCIDENTS IN THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX AT ZANDVOORT TODAY (SUNDAY). THE RACE WAS WON BY JACKIE STEWART, 29-YEAR-OLD SCOT. IN THE NEW MATRA CAR WITH A BRITISH FORD ENGINE. IT WAS HIS FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY.

    STEWART WAS DRIVING WITH A PLASTIC SHIELD COVERING THE RIGHT ARM WHICH HE INJURED IN MADRID SIX WEEKS AGO. HE TOOK THE LEAD IN THE THIRD LAP OF THE 90-LAP EVENT AND WAS NEVER HEADED.

    ANOTHER MATRA CAR, AN ALL-FRENCH MODEL WITH JEAN-PIERRE BELTOISE AT THE WHEEL, FINISHED SECOND DESPITE HAVING CRASHED INTO THE SAFETY WIRE EARLY ON.

    BRITAIN'S GRAHAM HILL, DRIVING A LOTUS-FORD, RETAINED THE LEAD IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITHOUT ADDING TO THE 24 POINTS HE HAD PREVIOUSLY OBTAINED. STEWART IS NOW LYING SECOND WITH 12 POINTS. HILL LED BRIEFLY EARLY ON AND THEN BATTLED FOR SECOND AND THIRD PLACE FOR MUCH OF THE RACE WITH BELTOISE. A SPIN FORCED HILL OUT DURING THE 60TH LAP, BUT HE REJOINED QUICKLY IN FOURTH POSITION. HE FINALLY HAD TO RETIRE IN THE 81ST LAP AFTER CRASHING INTO A WIRE FENCE ON THE PITS STRAIGHT. HE WAS UNHURT.

    A CROWD OF ABOUT 35,000 WATCHED THE RACE IN HEAVY RAIN AND SAW SEVERAL OF THE 19 STARTERS RETIRE WITH MECHANICAL TROUBLES. STEWART'S WINNING TIME WAS TWO HOURS 46 MINUTES 11.26 SECONDS, AVERAGING 84.65 MILES PER HOUR (136.245 KPH) OVER THE 235-MILE (378 KILOMETRE) RACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLVZ36FXXJCM0A9EEAPQ81RLH
    Media URN:
    VLVACLVZ36FXXJCM0A9EEAPQ81RLH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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