The works Alpines finished 1-2 at Clermont Ferrand leading the other runners from start to finish. José Dolhem held third place after the Tecno-Novamotor of Christian Ethuin retired with a water leak until the Martini-BRM driver found himself in a battle with Migault’s Martini-Novamotor. At the chequered flag Migault got the verdict by one second from Dolhem, fifth went to Rousselot, whilst sixth went to Claude Bourgoignie despite a collision with Lacarrau’s Martini-Renault. Jean-Louis Lafosse was lucky to escape any injury following a high speed off in his Brabham-Holbay BT35.
British based drivers who made the trip to France were out of luck, Andy Sutcliffe failing to qualify his Lotus 69 and American John Bisignano crashed his March 713M in qualifying fracturing his elbow.