Stewart offers Matra and France their 'Jour de Gloire'

On this day in 1968, Jackie Stewart delivered the first triumph to a French constructor in F1.

The achievement took place in Zandvoort's soggy dunes where the great Scot ran circles in the rain around his rivals with his Cosworth-powered Matra MS10.

And Jean-Pierre Beltoise added to Matra's celebrations by finishing second.

The race by the way was also the first win for a Cosworth engine in anything else but a Lotus, and the first Grand Prix victory for a team managed by the great Ken Tyrrell.