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1968 Race of Champions

Daily Mail Race of Champions

Sunday, March 17, 1968
Fastest Lap:
McLaren, 1m31.6
1968 season:

A strange race

Brands Hatch, March 17th.

There was a time when the B.A.R.C. led the way in British motor-racing and opened the European Formula One season with a race at Goodwood, but of recent years the B.R.S.C.C. has taken over this lead and Brands Hatch has become the scene for the first Formula One race. Sponsored by the Daily Mail the race carries the title of "Race of Champions" but being early in the season it tends to lack champion drivers, but nevertheless gets an interesting entry and this year was no exception. The entry was not large, but it contained a galaxy of new cars and showed that interest and activity in Grand Prix racing is not lacking, which gives good prospects for more important races later on.