• Short Summary

    A CROWD OF 350,000 SPECTATORS SAW JACKIE ICKX, OF BELGIUM, DRIVING A BRABHAM FORD, WIN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX MOTOR RACE AT NUERBURGRING.

  • Description


    CROWDS: DRIVER; JACKIE STEWART; JACKIE ICKX; START; CARS; CROWDS; CARS RACING; CAR NO 22, ROLF STOMMELEN'S ON FIRE; CARS; ICKX FINISHING; STEWART; WINNERS.




    Initials JPC/V/JH/ES


    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A CROWD OF 350,000 SPECTATORS SAW JACKIE ICKX, OF BELGIUM, DRIVING A BRABHAM FORD, WIN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX MOTOR RACE AT NUERBURGRING. THIS GIVES HIM 22 POINTS, MAKING SECOND PLACE IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE.

    ICKX SET UP A NEW RECORD TIME FOR THE COURSE OF 1 HOUR 49 MINUTES 55.4 SECS, AT A RECORD AVERAGE SPEED OF 174.5 KMS (108.43 M.P.H.) THE COURSE IS 319.7 KILOMETRES LONG.

    DESPITE COMING SECOND STEWART IS CONSIDERED TO BE IN AN UNASSAILABLE POSITION IN THIS YEAR'S WORLD DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIPS, WITH 51 POINTS. HIS MATRA FORD LOST POWER IN THE FINAL FOUR LAPS.

    AT THE START ICKX GOT AWAY SLOWLY AND WAS FOURTH BEHIND STEWART, HOE SIFFERT OF SWITZERLAND IN A LOTUS AND BRUCE MCLAREN OF NEW ZEALAND IN A MCLAREN FORD; ON THE FIRST LAP.

    BY LAP 3 ICKX MOVED TO 2ND PLACE ONLY 4.5 SECS. BEHIND STEWART.

    THE TWO PULLED AWAY FROM THE REST OF THE FIELD, AND AFTER FOUR LAPS ICKX WAS ONLY A CAR'S LENGTH BEHIND STEWART. IN THE FIFTH AND SIXTH LAPS, THEY CHANGED PLACES IN THE LEAD FOUR TIMES, THEN STEWART'S CAR BEGAN TO FAIL AND ICKX DREW AWAY.

    STEWART NURSED HIS MATRA FORD INTO SECOND PLACE ABOUT ONE MINUTE BEHIND, BUT WAS NEVER THREATENED AS THE LEAD HE HAD ESTABLISHED EARLIER IN THE RACE, COMBINED WITH SEVERAL OTHER CARS WHICH HAD DROPPED OUT WITH MECHANICAL TROUBLE, GAVE HIM ENOUGH LEEWAY.

    BRUCE MCLAREN IN A MCLAREN FORD WAS 3RD; GRAHAM HILL IN A LOTUS FORD 4TH; AND JOSPH SIFFERT, LOTUS FORD, 5TH.

    AMONG THE CARS WHICH DROPPED OUT WAS THE LOTUS FORD OF ROLF STOMMELEN WHICH CAUGHT FIRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAM6UGOUCFEBEIICP5HA1BB02J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM6UGOUCFEBEIICP5HA1BB02J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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