• Short Summary

    Jo Siffert of Switzerland and Brian Redman of Britain yesterday (Sunday, May 17th) won the 1000 kilometre Francorchamps race, giving the West German Porches an unbeatable lead in the world manufacturers championship.

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    SV PAN People round cars
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    SV Car No. 25 (Porsche)
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    SCU Driver Rodrigues
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    CU Man polishing car
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    GV Start PAN to rear view
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    GV Crowd
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    STV Car No. 24 (Porsche) followed by No. 25 (Porsche)
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    GV Other cars around bend
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    SV Crowd
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    GTV Car No. 24 leads two others around bend
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    GV Three cars around bend
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    SV Car No. 25 leads another Porsche around bend
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    SV Car No. 21 (Ferrari) refuelled in pits
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    SV PAN Car No. 59 around bend
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    Sv Car No. 21 away from pits
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    GV Finish with three cars past
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    SCU Siffert
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    Initials JB/VS/JF/PC


    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Jo Siffert of Switzerland and Brian Redman of Britain yesterday (Sunday, May 17th) won the 1000 kilometre Francorchamps race, giving the West German Porches an unbeatable lead in the world manufacturers championship.

    Siffert and Redman, in a rad and blue 4.9 litre Porsche, won by almost a lap from Jackie Ickx of Belgium and John Surtees of Britain in a Ferrari.

    Siffert and Redman's time was four hours nine minutes and 47.8 seconds giving them an average speed of 149.4 mile an hour (240.6 kms per hour).

    Porsche have won five events int he manufacturers championship giving them 51 points, to Ferraris one win and 31 points.

    From the beginning the race developed into a battle between the Ferraris and the Porches. After the first hour Ickx took the lead and held it for 11 laps-but he could not match the brutal acceleration and speed of the Porches and Redman passed hi to take the lead.

    After the race some drivers criticised the Francorchamps course and there was doubt whether the Belgian Grand Prix would be held there on June the 7th. Today, however (Monday May the 18th) representatives of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association agreed to drive in the race and the circuit management agreed to put up additional safety barriers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLK90PZ9XGKX51SCIGA33AEG6
    Media URN:
    VLVADLK90PZ9XGKX51SCIGA33AEG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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