• Short Summary

    Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi, who leads the standings in the World Driving Championship, believes that victory in the West German Grand Prix on Sunday (July 30th) could give him the title.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Cars in pits
    0.06

    2.
    SCU Jacky Ickx signs autographs
    0.13

    3.
    SCU J. Surtees sign autograph
    0.16

    4.
    SCU D. Hulme in car
    0.19

    5.
    CU Ickx puts on helmet
    0.24

    6.
    CU Fittipaldi waves to camera
    0.30

    7.
    CU Photographers as Fittipaldi & car are wheeled out (2 shots)
    0.37

    8.
    CU Fittipaldi
    0.40

    9.
    SCU Cars leave for practice J. Stewart in Car No. 1 leads
    0.53

    10.
    CU & LV PAN Girl watches as Car 21 Carlos Pac??? (BRAZIL) drives past
    1.01

    11.
    GV Cars past
    1.07

    12.
    SV PAN Car 9 R???gazzoni (SWISS) past
    1.10

    13.
    BV Cars round corner & into straight
    1.15

    14.
    LV PAN Chris Amon (NZ) in Matra Simca past
    1.19

    15.
    CU Girl timekeeper watches as Ickx passes in Ferrari (2 shots)
    1.25

    16.
    SV Cars along straight
    1.34



    Initials SGM/1447 SGM/1438



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Brazil's Emerson Fittipaldi, who leads the standings in the World Driving Championship, believes that victory in the West German Grand Prix on Sunday (July 30th) could give him the title.

    But yesterday (Friday) in practice, Fittipaldi was pushed into third place in a day of exceptionally fast driving. Fastest of all was Belgian Jacky Ickx, who clipped a full 10 seconds off the official lap record at Nuerburgring -- a time set last year by Francois Cevert of France.

    Cevert, driving a Tyrrell-Ford, returned the second fastest time yesterday. But towards the end of practice, his car veered off the track and crashed. Unhurt but stunned, Cevert feared he would have to use a reserve car in Sunday's race.

    Fittipaldi's time over the 22.8 kilometre (13.8 mile) course was 7 mins 14.9 secs -- 4.9 seconds slower than Jacky Ickx.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5DQX80HIHM2VJ6LAXXYP44P5D
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DQX80HIHM2VJ6LAXXYP44P5D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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