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Jacky Ickx

Knowledge Identifier: +Jacky_Ickx


Jacky Ickx

Belgian former racing driver who achieved 25 podium finishes in Formula One and six wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1945.

Countries: Monaco (19%), United Kingdom (14%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, John Surtees, Tom Kristensen

Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, Ford Motor Company, Walter Wolf Racing, Brabham




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Jacky Ickx was born in 1945 add something


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 add something


Tyrrell Racing - Throughout the 1960s, Tyrrell moved through the lower formulas, variously giving single seater debuts to John Surtees and Jacky Ickx


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 add something


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 add something


In 1966, Ickx teamed up with Hubert Hahne in a BMW 2000TI to win the Spa 24 Hours endurance race in his native Belgium add something


Ickx entered his first Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in 1967, driving a Matra Formula Two car add something


In 1968 Ickx drove an F1 car for Ferrari add something


As in 1969, he had a weak start to the 1970 season add something


In 1969 Jacky Ickx raced in the 24 hours of Le Mans for the first time add something


In 1969, Ickx chose to drive for the Brabham team add something


Jackie Oliver - His best results in these seasons would come from endurance racing, in John Wyer's Gulf Ford GT40, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans events with Jacky Ickx in 1969, and the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1000 km Monza in 1971 with Pedro Rodríguez


He returned to the Ferrari team for the 1970 season, a move he had been considering since the Italian Grand Prix add something


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 add something


Vittorio Brambilla - Brambilla was 2nd to Jacky Ickx in a 1970 2-heat Formula Two race at the Salzburg Ring in Salzburg, Austria


Ferrari 512 - Clay Regazzoni and Jacky Ickx, who had returned from Brabham, were Ferrari's F1 men for 1970, but as endurance racing typically requires two drivers per car, at least six more drivers were needed to enter four cars, to match the four or more Porsche factory-backed entries


After that, he had a lot of retirements, while Stewart took one win after the other, despite Ickx giving him a good challenge on the Nürburgring once again, where both drivers shared victories from 1968 to 1973 add something


In 1971, Ickx and Ferrari started as favourites, but the championship went to Jackie Stewart with the new Tyrrell add something


Mario Andretti - He signed with Ferrari in 1971, and won several races with co-driver Jacky Ickx


In 1972, Ickx stayed at Ferrari and finished second in Spain and Monaco add something


German Grand Prix - The 1972 event saw Jacky Ickx dominate in his Ferrari, and Stewart crashed on the last lap after tangling with Swiss Clay Regazzoni, which began to see the Scotsman's championship chances fall by the wayside


In 1973, the Ferrari 312B3 was no longer competitive, and Ickx only managed one fourth place during the opening Grand Prix of the season add something


It was a classic duel on the daunting circuit, which still lacked armco around half the track in 1974 add something


When Ickx signed with Team Lotus in 1974, a difficult period awaited him add something


Frank Williams Racing Cars - The team inherited the 308C car used by Hesketh Racing during the final races of 1975, rebranding it as the Wolf-Williams FW05, and took Jacky Ickx back as lead driver


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 add something


In 1976 Ickx signed at the new teams of Walter Wolf Racing which had substantial financial backing from Wolf, the car was awful, but at the Race of Champions, Ickx was challenging Hunt and Alan Jones for the leader, when Ickx's visor ripped off add something


Porsche 936 - From 1976 to 1981, the factory entered Porsche 936 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times with Jacky Ickx , thus each of the three original chassis won once


Ickx co-drove to victory with Allan Moffat at the 1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in Australia, became champion of Can-Am in 1979, and won the Rally Paris-Dakar in 1983 in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class add something


By way of comparison, Mario Andretti running with just a four lap fuel load could not get within 2 seconds of his team mate Ronnie Peterson on full tanks in practice for the British GP in 1978 Ickx was stood down after the 1975 French GP under the understanding that Chapman might reemply him when a competitive new Lotus was run in add something


Ickx was selected to participate in the 1978 and 1984 editions of the International Race of Champions add something


These drives, as well as the losing effort in 1978, often in the rain and at night, were some of the finest ever add something


In 1979 he ended his career as a Grand Prix driver at Ligier, gaining a fifth and sixth, but finding the ground effect cars dangerous and disconcerting, ill suited to his precise style but still continued to win a lot of races in various sports car series, which Ickx had decided to concentrate on exclusively add something


In the 1979 Can Am series for rebodied covered wheel F5000 cars, Ickx won against strong opposition from Keke Rosberg, Elliot Forbes Robinson and Bobby Rahl in particular add something


The win in 1982 came with the new and superior 956 model, though, which carried him to two titles as world champion of endurance racing, in 1982 and 1983 add something


In 1984, Ickx acted as Formula One race director in Monaco, and red-flagged the race because of rain, when leader Alain Prost in a Porsche-powered McLaren was about to be caught by a young Ayrton Senna add something


Porsche 959 - In 1984, however, three 911s modified to 959 specifications were used in the Paris-Dakar Rally, with Jacky Ickx the prime motivator


In 1985, Ickx was involved with Bellof again, but with tragic consequences add something


Bellof raced a privateer Porsche while waiting to join the Ferrari F1 team 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 add something


Michele Mouton - In 1988 and 1989, Mouton participated in rally raids as part of Peugeot's service team for Ari Vatanen and Jacky Ickx


Jean Todt - He became the centre of attention in the 1989 Paris-Dakar when he tossed a coin to decide between his two drivers Ari Vatanen and Jacky Ickx to ensure that their rivalry would not lead to one of them quitting and costing the team victory


Lada Samara - Most notably, the Samara T3 came seventh in the 1990 Paris-Dakar Rally and fifth in 1991, piloted by none other than Jacky Ickx


One of his other Le Mans 24 hour victories in a non-driving capacity was when he consulted for the Oreca team who were running a Mazda 787B for Mazdaspeed in 1991 add something


Tom Kristensen - In 2000, 2001, and 2002 he won the 24 Hours at Le Mans race with the powerful Audi R8 along with Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro, becoming the first three drivers since Jacky Ickx in 1977 to win the race on three straight occasions


Chad McQueen - He teamed with Belgian racing legend Jacky Ickx and his daughter Vanina, piloting a trio of Porsche 959s restored by Porsche Motorsports for the 2004 Goodwood event


In 2005, Tom Kristensen surpassed Ickx's record and as of 2008 has eight victories add something


The couple were guests at the wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charelene Wittstock in July 2011 add something