Articles tagged Jacky Ickx

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The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

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Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

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Reflections with Nigel Roebuck

The Bianchi accident, Montjuich Park 1975, Vettel and Alonso In the hours following Jules Bianchi’s accident, several moments and conversations came back to me, one of them with Martin Brundle at Suzuka in 1995, in which he recalled the Japanese Grand Prix a year earlier. In appalling conditions – worse even than those at this year’s race – Brundle’s McLaren flew off the road at the Dunlop Curve...

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Parting shot

French Grand Prix, 1971 Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazzoni get the jump on Jackie Stewart at Paul Ricard. But it was the Tyrrell that would win while the Ferraris retired. LAT Photographic

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Luck, skill and compatibility

Interview Derek Bell MBE, the reigning World Sportscar Champion, won Le Mans 24-Hour race in June for the fifth time. This is an achievement exceeded by only one man (his former driving partner Jacky Ickx, who had six successes – three of them with Bell) and, at the age of 45, Bell is by far Britain's most successful sportscar driver. After the race, the Englishman talked to us about luck, skill...

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Continental Notes

The Circuit National of Francorchamps "TO RETURN to Francorchamps is always exciting. You find a unique ambiance that only a circuit running through natural surroundings can supply." Those are not my words. They were written by a Belgian journalist before the recent sports car race on the Belgian circuit in the Ardennes. Certain members of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association and the Formula One...

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"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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Räikkönen rejoins reds

...but what will the Finn’s return mean for Ferrari? Kimi Räikkönen is far from the first Ferrari driver to make a return trip to Maranello – the list includes such as José Froilán González, Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Maurice Trintignant, Pedro Rodriguez, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Clay Regazzoni and Gerhard Berger. He is, however, the first to return after being paid a huge sum to walk...

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obituaries

Len Bailey Len Bailey, whose DFVpowered JW Automotive Gulf Mirage G R8 design won the 1975 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx, died on June 23, aged 68. An influential figure in Ford sportscar circles '60s, Bailey developed the GT40. JW's evolution of the car won Le Mans in 1968 with Rodriguez/ Bianchi and 1969 with Ickx and Oliver. Bailey's sleek Ford F3L, built around...

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Long-distance operator

One of Britain's unsung motorsport heroes, Derek Bell's sportscar skills are often overlooked by an F1-hungry media. Andrew Frankel asks a living legend to reflect on his exploits at Le Mans which yielded five superb wins Cold, wet day at Snetterton. Team Bentley are testing the new EXP Speed 8 Le Mans car. The press have been invited and Derek Bell is doing what he does second-best: entertaining...

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