Grand Prix Gold: German GP 1968
AUTOSPORT relives the great races of the past: In attrotious weather conditions, Jackie Stewart produced one of grand prix racing's most dominant victories when he decimated the field in the Matra-Ford at the Nurburgring
Jackie Stewart completely dominated the Grand Prix of Germany and Europe at the Nurburgring last Sunday to win at an average speed of 86.87mph, giving Ken Tyrrell's Matra-Ford its second grand prix win in the wet this year. Stewart, who was still driving with one hand in its special support, took the lead halfway round the first lap, and held it right through to the finish, setting the fastest lap in the process.
One of the features of the race, which was run in atrociously wet conditions, was the battle for second place between Graham Hill's Lotus 49B and Chris Amon's Ferrari, which was resolved when Amon suffered differential trouble and spun with only three laps to go.
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