Jacky Ickx

Jacques Bernard "Jacky" Ickx (French pronunciation: ​[ʒaki ɪks]) (born 1 January 1945, in Brussels) is a Belgian former racing driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in Formula One. He also won the Can-Am Championship in 1979 and is a former winner of the Dakar Rally.

Ickx twice finished as championship runner-up in Formula One, in the consecutive years of 1969 and 1970. He won the majority of his races for Scuderia Ferrari, for which he was the team's leading driver for several seasons in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Jacky Ickx
Jacky Ickx Porträt Mille Miglia 2018
Ickx in 2018
BornJacques Bernard Ickx
1 January 1945 (age 74)
Brussels, Belgium
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityBelgium Belgian
Active years19661979
TeamsCooper · Ferrari · Brabham · McLaren · Williams · Lotus · Wolf–Williams · Ensign · Ligier
Entries122 (116 starts)
Championships0
Wins8
Podiums25
Career points181
Pole positions13
Fastest laps14
First entry1966 German Grand Prix
First win1968 French Grand Prix
Last win1972 German Grand Prix
Last entry1979 United States Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1966–1967, 1969–1970, 1973, 1975–1983, 1985
TeamsEssex Wire Corporation
John Wyer Automotive
Scuderia Ferrari
Gulf Research Racing
Martini Racing Porsche System
Essex Motorsport Porsche
Equipe Liqui Moly – Martini Racing
Porsche System
Rothmans Porsche
Best finish1st (1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982)
Class wins6 (1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982)

Early racing career

1973-05-27 Jacky Ickx, Ferrari 312P
Ickx driving a Ferrari 312PB at the Nürburgring in 1973

Ickx was introduced to motorsports when he was taken by his father, motoring journalist Jacques Ickx, to races which he covered. Despite this family background, Ickx had limited interest in the sport until his father bought him a 50 cc Zündapp motorcycle.

He began to compete in motorcycle trials and demonstrated impressive talent when he defeated future motocross world champion Roger De Coster in the Belgian 50 cc trials national championship.[1] Soon afterwards, Ickx won 8 of 13 races at the first season and the European 50 cc trials title.

He took another two titles before he moved to racing a Lotus Cortina in touring car racing, taking his national saloon car championship in 1965, as well as winning the Spa 24 Hours race in 1966 driving a BMW 2000TI. He also competed in sports car races where he had already significant experience from taking part in the 1000 km races at the Nürburgring.

Formula One

Early career

Ickx entered his first Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in 1966, driving a Matra MS5-Cosworth one-litre Formula Two (F2) car, entered by Ken Tyrrell.[2] However, a first lap collision with John Taylor caused both cars to retire[3] and Taylor later died as a result of burns received in the accident. In 1967, Ickx again drove at the Nurburgring, with an F2 Matra MS7-Cosworth 1.6-litre, also entered by Tyrrell.[2] Despite the greater power of the Formula One cars, only two drivers qualified with a faster time than Ickx: Denny Hulme and Jim Clark. As Ickx was racing in the separate F2 class, he started the race behind all of the Formula One cars, but within four laps of the 28 km circuit he was up to fifth place, having overtaken 12 Formula One cars. He was forced to retire after 12 laps with broken front suspension, but set fastest lap of the F2 runners.[2]

At Monza in 1967, he made his Formula One debut in a Cooper T81B-Maserati, finishing sixth, despite suffering a puncture on the last lap. he also drove for Cooper in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen but retired on lap 45 with overheating.[2]

1968: Ferrari

In 1968 Ickx drove in Formula 1 for Ferrari. He retired from his first two races, but at his home race at Spa-Francorchamps he started from the front row and finished third. At the French Grand Prix at Rouen he took his first win, in heavy rain. Ickx also finished third at Brands Hatch and fourth at the Nürburgring after driving almost the entire race in heavy rain without his helmet visor. At Monza he finished the race in third position. In Canada he crashed and broke his left leg during practice, thus did not start and also missed the subsequent United States Grand Prix.[2] He returned in time for the final race of the season in Mexico. Ickx scored 27 points in the 1968 Formula One season finishing in fourth place behind Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Hulme.

1969: Brabham

In 1969, Ickx moved to Brabham, partly at the instigation of the John Wyer team for whom he'd had considerable success in sports cars. Wyer's main sponsor, Gulf Oil were keen to ensure that they retained his services rather than possibly lose him to Ferrari's sports car team.[2] His first results at Brabham were poor, but after Jack Brabham broke his foot in a testing accident, Ickx's results improved: Alan Henry suggests that Ickx performed better with the whole team focussed on him.[4] Ickx finished third in France, second in Great Britain and won in Canada and in Germany at the Nürburgring, where he also took pole position and fastest lap,[5] in the last Formula One race there before 'The Ring' was made less bumpy and dangerous. In the 1969 Mexican Grand Prix Ickx finished second and ended the year as runner-up in the drivers' world championship, behind Stewart. He returned to the Ferrari team for the 1970 season, a move he had been considering since the Italian Grand Prix.[6]

1970–1973: Ferrari

As in 1969, Ickx had a disappointing start to the 1970 season. On the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix he collided with the BRM of Jackie Oliver and his car caught fire.[5] It took at least 20 seconds for him to leave the burning car and he was hospitalized with severe burns. After 17 days he was back in his car at the Monaco Grand Prix, where he ran fifth before retiring with a driveshaft failure.[5] The car started to improve and at the German Grand Prix (held at Hockenheim as his favourite Nürburgring was boycotted for safety reasons) he fought with Jochen Rindt for the win, but finished a close second. At the Austrian Grand Prix it was Ickx that took the win. At Monza, Rindt died in an accident during qualifying. Ickx was the only driver with a chance to take the championship from Rindt who had already won five of nine races in that season, with four more to go. Monza saw a win by Ferrari teammate Clay Regazzoni while Ickx's car broke down. The Belgian took the win at Canada but in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen he only finished fourth, with Emerson Fittipaldi scoring his first win for Lotus as well as the Championships for the team and his late teammate. Despite winning the last race in Mexico, Ickx could not beat Rindt's points total. Ickx later stated in a 2011 article in the British magazine Motor Sport, that he was glad he did not win the 1970 World Championship. He did not want to win against a man who could not defend his chances, referring to the deceased Rindt.[7]

Ferrari 312 B2
Jacky Ickx's Ferrari 312B2 (1971/72)

In 1971, Ickx and Ferrari started as favourites, but the championship went to Jackie Stewart with the new Tyrrell. Ferrari traditionally started the season with its full attention on the sports car championship rather than Formula One, a fact that had already caused John Surtees to leave in the middle of the 1966 season. Ickx won at Zandvoort in the rain with Firestone wet tyres, while Stewart had no chance with his Goodyear rubber. After that, he had a lot of retirements, while Stewart took one win after the other, despite Ickx giving him a good challenge at the Nürburgring once again, where both drivers shared victories from 1968 to 1973. That long and very challenging track was the favourite of Ickx, while Stewart had called it the 'Green Hell' as well as being a driving force behind the driver boycott of 1970 that urged the Germans to rework the layout of the track, which had been built in 1927. Stewart said the only thing that had changed since then were the trees growing bigger. As requested, those near the track were cut and replaced with a small run-off area, and armco. So, the Scot and the Belgian not only fought on the track, but also off the track. Stewart was constantly fighting for more safety in Formula One, while Ickx thought by doing that the challenge was taken out of the sport.

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Ickx in his Ferrari at the 1971 Dutch Grand Prix

In 1972, Ickx stayed at Ferrari and finished second in Spain and Monaco. After that the Ferrari only got noticed for its retirements. Yet, once again it was the Nürburgring where Ickx was eager to show it was his track, giving his great rival Stewart no chance at all. As for Stewart one year later, and other champions such as Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957, it turned out that the last Formula One win for Ickx came at Nürburgring, where superior driving skill could beat superior machinery.

In 1973, the Ferrari 312B3 was no longer competitive, and Ickx only managed one fourth place at the opening Grand Prix of the season. While being successful with their sports cars, which were driven to several wins by Ickx himself, the Formula One programme of the Italians was outclassed, and they even had to skip some races, notably at the Nürburgring. This was not acceptable to Ickx, who left the team halfway through the season (after the 1973 British Grand Prix, where he finished eighth).[5] Instead, he competed in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in a McLaren, and scored a sterling third place behind the all-conquering Tyrrells of Stewart and François Cevert. Ickx returned to Ferrari for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza again finishing eighth but drove for Williams in the 1973 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen finishing seventh.[5]

1974–1975: Lotus

When Ickx signed with Team Lotus in 1974, a difficult period awaited. Lotus had problems replacing the successful but ageing Lotus 72 (which debuted in 1970) with the troublesome Lotus 76 and, during the opening races of the championship, Ickx only managed a solitary third place in Brazil. Ickx demonstrated that he was still the Rain Master when he won the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch after having passed Niki Lauda on the outside at Paddock Bend. After the Brazilian Grand Prix his season deteriorated, the Lotus-Ford retiring in five consecutive races until an eleventh-place finish at Zandvoort.[5] However, in mid season Ickx recovered some form, rising through the field in the British Grand Prix to finish a strong third. Even better was his drive in the German Grand Prix. For most of the race Ickx dueled for fourth place with his teammate Ronnie Peterson who was using a Lotus 76, which had been grafted to the back end of a Lotus 72, Mike Hailwood in a McLaren M23 and Jochen Mass in a Surtees running on his home circuit on Firestone tyres well suited to the circuit. It was a classic duel on the daunting circuit, which still lacked armco around half the track in 1974. Two laps from the end Hailwood crashed badly ending his World Championship career. On the last two laps Ickx was getting close to third place Carlos Reutemann, but on the final lap, Ronnie Peterson slipstreamed past to claim 4th. In Austria, Ickx, this time in the Lotus 76, moved up the field but went off while attempting to take Depailler for second. In the last races of the year, tyre issues with Goodyears unsuitable for the Lotus 72 and 76 meant Lotus were not competitive.

1975 was even more disastrous for Lotus and Ickx left the team halfway through the season, even though he managed a second place in the chaotic Spanish Grand Prix which was overshadowed by accidents and stopped before half distance. Ickx was generally qualifying about 0.8 seconds slower than teammate Peterson. Ickx was stood down after the 1975 French GP with the promise that Chapman might re-employ him when a competitive new Lotus was ready to race. Ickx did not compete in Formula One for the remainder of 1975.

Later career: 1976–1979

It seemed that the end of Ickx's career was near. After Fittipaldi left McLaren, Ickx was thought likely to get the drive, but tobacco company promoter John Hogan preferred James Hunt. In 1976 Ickx began the season with Wolf–Williams Racing (then entering as "Frank Williams Racing Cars"),[8] but after three races signed with the new team of Walter Wolf Racing, which had substantial financial backing from Wolf. The Wolf team were also running the Wolf–Williams FW05 which was essentially a rebadged Hesketh 308C from 1975 and was uncompetitive. However, at the Race of Champions, Ickx was challenging Hunt and Alan Jones for the lead, when Ickx's visor ripped off. In the world championship races he failed to qualify on four occasions,[8] (a first in his career) achieving a degree of respectability only with a 7th in Spain and a good drive to 10th out of 19 finishers in the French GP in a car which, in the estimate of James Hunt and Chris Amon, was worse than useless. Nevertheless, for a large payment from Wolf, Amon agreed to swap drives with Ickx and Ickx raced the rest of the season in the fast and fragile Lotus styled Ensign N176, in which design Amon had suffered horrific breakages at Zolder and in the Swedish GP. For most of the Dutch GP, Ickx moved through the field, running the third fastest lap and on most laps was the fastest car in the race. With a newer Cosworth engine, Ickx probably would have won, but the under-maintained engine expired ten laps from the end. In the Italian race, Ickx drove at competitive pace in a Grand Prix for the last time, when he finished tenth, only 30 seconds behind winner Ronnie Peterson, hard on the tail of Carlos Reutemann in a works Ferrari 312T2 in ninth. After a bad crash at the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen which he was lucky to have survived with only ankle injuries, Ickx only competed sporadically. In 1977 Ickx competed in only one Grand Prix at Monaco for Ensign finishing tenth.[8] In 1978 he entered four Grands Prix, again for Ensign but only achieved a twelfth place at Zolder.[8] In the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp Ickx failed to qualify.[8]

In 1979, he ended his career as a Grand Prix driver at Ligier, standing in for the injured Patrick Depailler,[2] gaining a fifth and sixth, but finding the ground effect cars dangerous and disconcerting, ill-suited to his precise style. Outside of Formula One, Ickx continued to win races in various sports car series, which he had decided to concentrate on exclusively.

Endurance racing

Career

GT40 at Goodwood
Ickx's Gulf Ford GT40

In 1966, Ickx teamed up with Hubert Hahne in a BMW 2000TI to win the Spa 24 Hours endurance race in his native Belgium. In 1968 Ickx won the Brands Hatch six-hour endurance race partnered with Brian Redman in a John Wyer entered Ford GT40 Mk1. Ickx would go on to win the Brands race on a further three occasions, in 1972 for Ferrari alongside Mario Andretti and 1977 and 1982 driving Porsches with Jochen Mass and Derek Bell respectively.

Ferrari 512 S - Nick Masson
Ferrari 512S: Ickx drove the car during the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 1969 Ickx won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. This race also saw the first appearance of the Porsche 917 at Le Mans, which was regarded by far as the favourite. The Ford GT40 that Ickx drove with Jackie Oliver appeared at that time to be an obsolete car, outperformed by the new Porsche 917 but also by the older Porsche 908 and the new generation of 3-litre prototypes from Ferrari, Matra and Alfa Romeo.

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Ickx in 1975 at Spa

As Ickx was opposed to the traditional Le Mans start which he considered to be dangerous, he slowly walked across the track to his machine, instead of running. He locked the safety belt carefully and thus was the last to start the race, chasing the field. On lap one, private driver John Woolfe, who had not taken time to belt himself in, had a fatal accident in his new and powerful 917.

During the race the Porsche 917 cars proved unreliable, and none finished. The last four hours of the race turned into a duel between the Porsche 908 of Hans Herrmann/Gérard Larrousse and the Ford GT-40 of Ickx/Oliver. In the last hour, Ickx and Herrmann continually leapfrogged each other, the Porsche being faster on the straights owing to having less aerodynamic drag, while being passed again under braking as the brake pads were worn and the team reckoned there was not enough time left to change them. Ickx won the race by the smallest of competitive margins ever, with less than 120 yards (110 m) between the two cars, despite having lost a bigger distance intentionally at the start. He also won his case for safety: from 1970, all drivers could start the race sitting in their cars with the belts tightened properly.

In later years, Ickx won a record six times at the 24h race at Le Mans, becoming known as "Monsieur Le Mans". Three of the wins were with Derek Bell: this would become one of the most legendary partnerships. In 2005, Tom Kristensen surpassed Ickx's record and when Kristensen announced his proposed retirement at the end of the 2014 season[9] had nine victories.

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Ickx's Rothmans Porsche 956

From 1976 on, he was a factory driver for Porsche and their new turbocharged race cars, the 935 and especially the 936 sports car, which he drove to wins in Le Mans three times. These drives, as well as the losing effort in 1978, often in the rain and at night, were some of the finest ever. Ickx considers the 1977 24 Hours of Le Mans race to be his favourite win of all time. Retiring earlier on in another Porsche 936, which he shared with Henri Pescarolo, the team transferred him to the car of Jürgen Barth and Hurley Haywood which was in 42nd place. Ickx made up for lost laps to lead the race by early morning, but suffered a mechanical problem which forced the car to pit. The mechanics resolved the issue by switching off one cylinder, and Ickx went on to win the race. The win in 1982 came with the new and superior Porsche 956 model, though, which carried him to two titles as world champion of endurance racing, in 1982 and 1983.

In 1983, Ickx was the team leader at Porsche, but a new teammate was faster than he was: young German Stefan Bellof set new lap records at the Nürburgring in the last ever sports car race held on the original configuration of Ickx's favourite track. As it turned out, Ickx and Bellof would become involved in controversial events later on.

In 1984, Ickx acted as Formula One race director in Monaco. He stopped the race before half distance due to heavy rain, just as leader Alain Prost was being caught by a young Ayrton Senna and Bellof. Prost thus won the race but was awarded only half the points for a win (4.5); the Frenchman subsequently lost the 1984 World Championship to McLaren team-mate Niki Lauda by half a point.

In 1985, Ickx was involved with Bellof again, but with fatal consequences. Bellof raced a privateer Porsche while waiting to join the Ferrari in 1986, which had promised him a seat after his performance in Monaco, similar to what they had done for Lauda after he outclassed Ickx there in 1973. At Spa, Ickx's home track, the young German in the private Porsche 956 of Walter Brun tried to pass the experienced Belgian in the factory Porsche 962 for first place after being behind Ickx for three laps. At Eau Rouge corner, Bellof attempted to pass from the left, but Ickx turned left from the right side at the entry of the Eau Rouge and they collided and crashed, Bellof dying an hour later after he crashed the barrier in the "Raidillon" part of the track head-on, while Ickx was shaken but unharmed. He retired from professional circuit racing at the end of the season.

24 hours of Le Mans victories

Other races

Ickx also co-drove to victory with Allan Moffat at the 1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in Australia, becoming the last debutant to win the race until 2011, when Nick Percat matched this feat partnering two-time winner Garth Tander. The victory at the Bathurst 1000 was in a Ford XC Falcon Group C Touring Car manufactured in Australia with limited modifications for racing. After only days practice in a car he had never driven before he was doing lap times the same or quicker than drivers who drove nothing else and who were familiar with the circuit.

In 1979, in the newly-reborn Can-Am series for rebodied covered wheel Formula 5000 cars, Ickx won against strong opposition from Keke Rosberg, Elliot Forbes-Robinson and Bobby Rahal. Formula One fledgling Rosberg drove his Can Am car with ferocity, but often went off the road trying to match the pace of Ickx, who won the series decisively at the season finale at Riverside. The previous weekend, on the dangerous and undulating Laguna Seca circuit near Monterey, Ickx elected to race conservatively rather than going after leaders Forbes-Robinson and Rosberg, but film of the race indicates the brutal nature of this late generation of Can Am racing. Ickx did not return to defend his title the following season.

One of his other Le Mans victories in a non-driving capacity was when he consulted for the Oreca team who were running a Mazda 787B for Mazdaspeed in 1991. Ickx was also selected to participate in the 1978 and 1984 editions of the International Race of Champions.

Although he had never driven a stock car before, Ickx was entered to race in the 1969 Daytona 500, in a car owned by Junior Johnson. A few days before the race, Ickx crashed the car during practice, and although he was not injured, the car was damaged beyond repair. The team's only backup car was needed by eventual race winner LeeRoy Yarbrough, so Ickx did not have the opportunity to race.[10]

After he retired from his professional racing career, he continued to compete in the Paris-Dakar Rally, even competing with daughter Vanina in recent years. He won the event in 1983 driving a Mercedes-Benz G-Class.[11] Nowadays, he appears in historic events as a driver, such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Monterey Historics, usually on behalf of Porsche and Ferrari. He still acts as the Clerk of the Course for the Monaco Grand Prix and is still a resident of Brussels.

Awards

In popular culture

  • Ickx often appears in the famous Belgian Comics Michel Vaillant, as one of the main characters
  • The Chopard Company developed three limited edition Chopard Mille Miglia Jacky Ickx Men's watches dedicated to him, with a fourth Chopard watch designed with his cooperation.[12]

Personal life

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Ickx in 2007

Jacky Ickx is married to singer Khadja Nin. The couple were guests at the wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charelene Wittstock in July 2011.[13] Ickx became a resident of Monaco in the early 1980s.[14]

Ickx's father Jacques Ickx and older brother Pascal Ickx were racing drivers.[15] His daughter, Vanina Ickx (from his first marriage with Catherine Ickx) followed in her father's footsteps to become a racing driver as well.

Racing record

Complete European Formula Two Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
1967 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Matra MS5 Ford SNE
DNQ
SIL
7
NÜR
3
HOC
10
ZAN
1
PER
3
BRH
5
1st 45
Matra MS7 TUL
5
JAR VAL
1
1968 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 166 Ferrari HOC THR JAR PAL
Ret
TUL ZAN PER
6
HOC VAL NC 0
1969 Alejandro de Tomaso De Tomaso 103 Ford THR HOC NÜR JAR TUL PER
Ret
VAL NC 0
1970 Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW 270 BMW THR
6
HOC BAR ROU
4
PER
3
TUL
1
IMO
Ret
HOC NC 0
Source:[16]

Graded drivers not eligible for European Formula Two Championship points

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Pts
1966 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Matra MS5 (F2) Ford Cosworth SCA 1.0 L4 MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER
Ret
ITA USA MEX NC 0
1967 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Matra MS7 (F2) Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER
Ret
CAN 21st 1
Cooper Car Company Cooper T81B Maserati 10/F1 3.0 V12 ITA
6
Cooper T86 USA
Ret
MEX
1968 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312/67 Ferrari 242 3.0 V12 RSA
Ret
4th 27
Ferrari 312/68 Ferrari 242C 3.0 V12 ESP
Ret
MON NED
4
FRA
1
GBR
3
GER
4
ITA
3
CAN
DNS
USA
Ferrari 312/67/68 Ferrari 242 3.0 V12 BEL
3
MEX
Ret
1969 Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham BT26A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 RSA
Ret
ESP
6
MON
Ret
NED
5
FRA
3
GBR
2
GER
1
ITA
10
CAN
1
USA
Ret
MEX
2
2nd 37
1970 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 3.0 F12 RSA
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
8
NED
3
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
2
AUT
1
ITA
Ret
CAN
1
USA
4
MEX
1
2nd 40
1971 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 3.0 F12 RSA
8
ESP
2
ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
4th 19
Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001/1 3.0 F12 MON
3
NED
1
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
CAN
8
1972 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001/1 3.0 F12 ARG
3
RSA
8
ESP
2
MON
2
BEL
Ret
FRA
11
GBR
Ret
GER
1
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAN
12
USA
5
4th 27
1973 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B2 Ferrari 001/1 3.0 F12 ARG
4
BRA
5
RSA
Ret
9th 12
Ferrari 312B3 Ferrari 001/11 3.0 F12 ESP
12
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
SWE
6
FRA
5
GBR
8
NED ITA
8
CAN
Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 GER
3
AUT
Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso–Marlboro IR Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 USA
7
1974 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
3
MON
Ret
SWE
Ret
NED
11
FRA
5
GBR
3
GER
5
CAN
13
USA
Ret
10th 12
Lotus 76 RSA
Ret
ESP
Ret
BEL
Ret
AUT
Ret
ITA
Ret
1975 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
8
BRA
9
RSA
12
ESP
2
MON
8
BEL
Ret
SWE
15
NED
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR GER AUT ITA USA 16th 3
1976 Frank Williams Racing Cars Wolf–Williams FW05 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA
8
RSA
16
USW
DNQ
NC 0
Walter Wolf Racing ESP
7
BEL
DNQ
MON
DNQ
SWE FRA
10
GBR
DNQ
GER AUT
Team Ensign Ensign N176 NED
Ret
ITA
10
CAN
13
USA
Ret
JPN
1977 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON
10
BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN NC 0
1978 Team Tissot Ensign Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA USW MON
Ret
BEL
12
ESP
Ret
SWE
DNQ
FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN NC 0
1979 Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS11 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA USW ESP BEL MON FRA
Ret
GBR
6
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
5
ITA
Ret
CAN
Ret
USA
Ret
16th 3
Source:[16][17]

Complete Formula One non-championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1967 Matra Sports Matra MS5 (F2) Ford Cosworth FVA 1.6 L4 ROC
Ret
SPC INT SYR
Tyrrell Racing Organisation OUL
Ret
ESP
6
1968 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312/67 Ferrari 242 3.0 V12 ROC
8
Ferrari 312/68 Ferrari 242C 3.0 V12 INT
4
OUL
Ret
1969 Motor Racing Developments Ltd Brabham BT26A Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC
Ret
INT
4
MAD OUL
1
1971 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312B Ferrari 001 3.0 F12 ARG ROC QUE
11
SPR INT RIN
1
OUL VIC
1974 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 PRE ROC
1
INT
1975 John Player Team Lotus Lotus 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC
4
INT SUI
1976 Frank Williams Racing Cars Wolf–Williams FW05 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC
3
INT
Ret
1978 Team Tissot Ensign Ensign N177 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 INT
Ret
Source:[16]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1966 United States Essex Wire Corporation Germany Jochen Neerpasch Ford GT40 Mk.I S
5.0
154 DNF DNF
1967 United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering Australia Brian Muir Mirage M1-Ford P
+5.0
29 DNF DNF
1969 United Kingdom John Wyer Automotive Engineering United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ford GT40 Mk.I S
5.0
372 1st 1st
1970 Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Switzerland Peter Schetty Ferrari 512S S
5.0
142 DNF DNF
1973 Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC United Kingdom Brian Redman Ferrari 312PB S
3.0
332 DNF DNF
1975 United Kingdom Gulf Research Racing Co. United Kingdom Derek Bell Mirage GR8-Ford Cosworth S
3.0
336 1st 1st
1976 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System Netherlands Gijs van Lennep Porsche 936 S
3.0
349 1st 1st
1977 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System Germany Jürgen Barth
United States Hurley Haywood
Porsche 936/77 S
+2.0
342 1st 1st
1978 Germany Martini Racing Porsche System France Bob Wollek
Germany Jürgen Barth
Porsche 936/78 S
+2.0
364 2nd 2nd
1979 Germany Essex Motorsport Porsche United Kingdom Brian Redman
Germany Jürgen Barth
Porsche 936 S
+2.0
200 DNF DNF
1980 Germany Equipe Liqui MolyMartini Racing Germany Reinhold Joest Porsche 908/80 S
+2.0
336 2nd 2nd
1981 Germany Porsche System United Kingdom Derek Bell Porsche 936 S
+2.0
354 1st 1st
1982 Germany Rothmans Porsche System United Kingdom Derek Bell Porsche 956 C 359 1st 1st
1983 Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Derek Bell Porsche 956 C 370 2nd 2nd
1985 Germany Rothmans Porsche Germany Jochen Mass Porsche 962C C1 348 10th 10th
Source:[18]

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1977 Australia Moffat Ford Dealers Canada Allan Moffat Ford XC Falcon GS500 Hardtop 3001cc – 6000cc 163 1st 1st
1978 Australia Moffat Ford Dealers Canada Allan Moffat Ford XC Falcon Cobra A 81 DNF DNF

Dakar Rally results

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
1981 Cars France Citroen DNF 1
1982 Germany Mercedes 5th 7
1983 1st 5
1984 Germany Porsche 6th 9
1985 DNF 1
1986 2nd 1
1987 Soviet Union Lada DNF 0
1988 38th 0
1989 France Peugeot 2nd 3
1990 Soviet Union Lada 7th 1
1991 France Citroen DNF 1
1992 6th 0
1993 Did not enter
1994
1995 Cars Japan Toyota 18th 0
1996 Did not enter
1997
1998
1999
2000 Cars Japan Mitsubishi 18th 0

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g Steve Small. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. p. 196. ISBN 0851127029.
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  4. ^ Henry (1985) p.85 "Interestingly, the somewhat unpredictable Belgian rose to the occasion in superb fashion and seemed able to produce more impressive form when the effort was concentrated on him exclusively rather than being shared with the boss."
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  6. ^ Henry (1985) p.89
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  11. ^ "Mercedes-Benz G-Class History". Edmunds. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  12. ^ Chopard Company to Honor Jacky Ickx
  13. ^ "Jacky Ickx and his wife Khadja Nin are sighted leaving the 'Hermitage' hotel to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock in the main courtyard at on July 2, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco".
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Books
  • Henry, Alan (1985). Brabham, the Grand Prix Cars. Osprey. ISBN 0-905138-36-8.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Warwick Banks
European Touring Car Champion (Div.3)
1965
Succeeded by
Hubert Hahne
Preceded by
None
European Formula Two
Champion

1967
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Preceded by
Peter Gethin
Brands Hatch Race of Champions winner
1974
Succeeded by
Tom Pryce
Preceded by
Pedro Rodriguez
Lucien Bianchi
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1969 with:
Jackie Oliver
Succeeded by
Hans Herrmann
Richard Attwood
Preceded by
Henri Pescarolo
Gérard Larrousse
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1975 with:
Derek Bell
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Gijs van Lennep
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1976 with:
Gijs van Lennep
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Hurley Haywood
Jürgen Barth
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Gijs van Lennep
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1977 with:
Hurley Haywood
Jürgen Barth
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Didier Pironi
Preceded by
Bob Morris
John Fitzpatrick
Winner of the Bathurst 1000
1977
(with Allan Moffat)
Succeeded by
Peter Brock
Jim Richards
Preceded by
Alan Jones
Can-Am
Champion

1979
Succeeded by
Patrick Tambay
Preceded by
Jean Rondeau
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1981 and 1982 with:
Derek Bell
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
Preceded by
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1982 with:
Derek Bell
Succeeded by
Vern Schuppan
Al Holbert
Hurley Haywood
Preceded by
Claude Marreau
Dakar Rally
Car Winner

1983
Succeeded by
René Metge
Preceded by
Bob Garretson
World Endurance Champion
19821983
Succeeded by
Stefan Bellof
Records
Preceded by
Eugenio Castellotti
24 years, 238 days
(1955 Belgian GP)
Youngest Grand Prix polesitter
23 years, 216 days
(1968 German Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Andrea de Cesaris
22 years, 308 days
(1982 United States GP West)
1968 French Grand Prix

The 1968 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Rouen-Les-Essarts Circuit on 7 July 1968. It was race 6 of 12 in both the 1968 World Championship of Drivers and the 1968 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 60-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx after he started from third position. John Surtees finished second for the Honda team and Matra driver Jackie Stewart came in third.

The French driver Jo Schlesser had a fatal accident on the second lap of the race. His car crashed and caught fire, the car's magnesium chassis contributing to the fire.

1969 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1969 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mosport Park on September 20, 1969. It was race 9 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 90-lap race was won from pole position by Belgian driver Jacky Ickx in a works Brabham-Ford, with teammate Jack Brabham second and Jochen Rindt third in a works Lotus-Ford.

1969 French Grand Prix

The 1969 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Charade Circuit on 6 July 1969. It was race 5 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. There were only thirteen entries for this Grand Prix. The 38-lap race was won by Matra driver Jackie Stewart after he started from pole position. His teammate Jean-Pierre Beltoise finished second and Brabham driver Jacky Ickx came in third.

1969 German Grand Prix

The 1969 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on 3 August 1969. It was race 7 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. Twelve Formula Two cars were also entered into the race, though they were not eligible to score points.

The 14-lap race was won by Belgian driver Jacky Ickx, driving a works Brabham-Ford. Ickx took pole position, led the final eight laps and set the fastest lap of the race. Scotland's Jackie Stewart finished second in a Matra-Ford, with New Zealand's Bruce McLaren third in a McLaren-Ford.

1969 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1969 Gran Premio de Mexico (Mexican Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at the Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, Mexico City on October 19, 1969, two weeks after the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. It was race 11 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 65-lap race was won by McLaren driver Denny Hulme after he started from fourth position. Jacky Ickx finished second for the Brabham team and his teammate Jack Brabham came in third.

1970 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1970 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Österreichring on 16 August 1970. It was race 9 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. This was the third Austrian Grand Prix, the second as part of the World Championship, and the first at the scenic Österreichring, built to replace the bumpy and bland Zeltweg Airfield circuit.

The 60-lap race was won by Jacky Ickx, driving a Ferrari, after he started from third position. Teammate Clay Regazzoni achieved his first podium finish by coming second, while Rolf Stommelen achieved his only podium finish, coming third in a Brabham-Ford. Local driver and championship leader Jochen Rindt started from pole position in his Lotus-Ford, but retired with an engine failure.

1970 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1970 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Mont-Tremblant on September 20, 1970. It was race 11 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 90-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx after he started from second position. His teammate Clay Regazzoni finished second and March driver Chris Amon came in third.

1970 Formula One season

The 1970 Formula One season was the 24th season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing. It featured the 21st World Championship of Drivers and the 13th International Cup for F1 Manufacturers. Thirteen races were held between 7 March 1970 and 25 October 1970, with the Drivers' Championship won by Jochen Rindt and the Constructors' title by Lotus. Rindt died four races before the end of the season, but had earned just enough World Championship points that no other driver managed to surpass his total by the end of the season. It is the only season to date in which the World Drivers' Championship title had been awarded posthumously. Jacky Ickx driving for Ferrari finished the season strongly, but his low 4th-place finish in the penultimate round ensured that Rindt's title lead would stand. In the end, all of Rindt's 45 points came from his five wins in the season.

1970 German Grand Prix

The 1970 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on 2 August 1970. It was race 8 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 50-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jochen Rindt after he started from second position. Jacky Ickx finished second for the Ferrari team and McLaren driver Denny Hulme came in third.

On short notice following the drivers' demand for improved safety at the Nürburgring, the race was moved to Hockenheim for the first time in the history of the German Grand Prix as this track already had been fitted with Armco. F1 returned to an updated Nürburgring in 1971.

1970 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1970 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca in Mexico City on October 25, 1970. It was race 13 of 13 in both the 1970 World Championship of Drivers and the 1970 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 65-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx after he started from third position. His teammate Clay Regazzoni finished second and McLaren driver Denny Hulme came in third.

Ickx wasn't able to close the points gap to the late Jochen Rindt in the final races of the season, and as result the latter was awarded the championship posthumously, becoming the only driver to ever win the title after death.

1971 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1971 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on June 20, 1971. It was race 4 of 11 in both the 1971 World Championship of Drivers and the 1971 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. Due to heavy rain, the track was treacherously wet and slippery, giving a large advantage to "wet-weather men" Ickx and Rodriguez, who also happened to be equipped with highly suitable cars and tyres.

This was the last Formula One race on a circuit with no safety features on it. Because of this the Dutch Grand Prix was canceled the next year, but the circuit came back in 1973; and the layout had been modified.

1971 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1971 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Montjuïc circuit on April 18, 1971. It was race 2 of 11 in both the 1971 World Championship of Drivers and the 1971 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 75-lap race was won by Tyrrell driver Jackie Stewart after he started from fourth position. Jacky Ickx finished second for the Ferrari team and Matra driver Chris Amon came in third.

This was the first Formula One race in which slick tyres were used. The tyres were introduced by Firestone, based on its experience in American open wheel racing series. The race itself was held in the morning.

1972 Argentine Grand Prix

The 1972 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Buenos Aires circuit on January 23, 1972. It was race 1 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 95-lap race was won by Tyrrell driver Jackie Stewart after he started from second position. Denny Hulme finished second for the McLaren team and Ferrari driver Jacky Ickx came in third.

1972 German Grand Prix

The 1972 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on 30 July 1972. It was race 8 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.The 14-lap race was won by Belgian driver Jacky Ickx, driving a Ferrari. Ickx achieved a Grand Chelem – taking pole position, leading every lap and setting the fastest lap. It was his eighth, and final, World Championship race victory. Swiss teammate Clay Regazzoni finished second, with Swedish driver Ronnie Peterson third in a March-Ford.

1972 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1972 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jarama on May 1, 1972. It was race 3 of 12 in both the 1972 World Championship of Drivers and the 1972 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 90-lap race was won by Lotus driver Emerson Fittipaldi after he started from third position. Jacky Ickx finished second for the Ferrari team and his teammate Clay Regazzoni came in third.

1973 German Grand Prix

The 1973 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Nürburgring on 5 August 1973. It was race 11 of 15 in both the 1973 World Championship of Drivers and the 1973 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

The 14-lap race was won from pole position by Jackie Stewart, driving a Tyrrell-Ford. It was Stewart's 27th and final Grand Prix victory, a record that would stand until 1987. Teammate François Cevert finished second, with Jacky Ickx third in a McLaren-Ford.

The works March team did not participate in this race following the accident at the Dutch Grand Prix the previous weekend that had claimed the life of Roger Williamson. The Ferrari, Ensign, Tecno and Hesketh teams also did not participate. To boost the field, the McLaren, Brabham and Surtees teams all entered three cars: Ferrari released Ickx to drive the third McLaren; Rolf Stommelen drove the third Brabham in place of the injured Andrea de Adamich; and Jochen Mass drove the third Surtees.

1974 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 1974 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Interlagos on 27 January 1974. It was race 2 of 15 in both the 1974 World Championship of Drivers and the 1974 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 32-lap race was won by McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi after he started from pole position. Clay Regazzoni finished second for the Ferrari team and Lotus driver Jacky Ickx.

1974 Race of Champions

The 1974 Race of Champions was a non-championship Formula One race held at Brands Hatch on 17 March 1974. The 40-lap race featured both Formula One and Formula 5000 cars, and was won by Belgian driver Jacky Ickx in a Lotus-Cosworth, with Austria's Niki Lauda second in a Ferrari and Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi third in a McLaren-Cosworth.

Jürgen Barth

Jürgen Barth (born December 10, 1947 in Thum, Saxony) is a German engineer and a former racecar driver. He is the son of Formula One driver and sports car racer Edgar Barth.

Barth started out as an engineer but became one of the most successful drivers in sports car racing. He won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1977 in a Porsche 936, with Jacky Ickx and Hurley Haywood, and in 1980 he won the 1000 km Nürburgring with Rolf Stommelen.

Barth is co-author of the book about Porsche's racing history, Das große Buch der Porschetypen, and later would help in the creation of the BPR Global GT Series.

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