Sunday 9th June 1968
The McLaren team scored its first victory at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa with founder Bruce McLaren at the wheel. The appearance of wings on the Lotus at Monaco did not go unnoticed and for the Belgian GP various teams arrived with experimental wings on the cars. McLaren thought he had finished second when he crossed the line but unbeknown to him, race leader Jackie Stewart had run out of fuel and been forced to pit at the start of the final lap. There was also a nasty crash when Brian Redman’s Cooper flipped and burst into flames. He escaped with a broken arm and minor burns. Only 5 of the 23 cars that started managed to reach the finish line.