Jacky Ickx  Belgium

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1967 Cooper 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 15 0 0 1 20
1968 Ferrari 10 9 1 4 6 1 1 3 1 0 0 27 4
1969 Brabham 11 11 2 5 8 1 2 3 1 3 2 37 2
1970 Ferrari 13 13 3 5 7 1 4 7 1 4 0 40 2
1971 Ferrari 11 11 1 3 5 1 2 6 1 3 1 19 4
1972 Ferrari 12 12 1 4 8 1 4 5 1 3 1 27 4
1973 Ferrari, McLaren, Iso Marlboro 12 12 0 1 9 3 0 1 3 0 0 12 9
1974 Team Lotus 15 15 0 2 6 3 0 0 5 0 0 12 10
1975 Team Lotus 9 9 0 1 6 2 0 0 12 0 0 3 16
1976 Wolf-Williams, Ensign 12 8 0 0 6 7 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1977 Ensign 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1978 Ensign 4 3 0 0 1 12 0 0 16 0 0 0 -
1979 Ligier 8 8 0 0 2 5 0 0 11 0 0 3 17
Total 120 114 8 25 66 1 13 25 1 13 4 181
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 10, 1967 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 7, 1979 Race results
Profile

Jacky started on motorcycles then turned to saloons in 1965, twice winning the Spa 24 Hours. However, he caught the eye of Formula One team boss Ken Tyrrell who put him into his Formula Three team. Jacky was fast straight away, but his Matra lacked reliability.

Tyrrell promoted him to Formula Two for 1966. He won three races in 1967, even having the audacity to qualify third for the German Grand Prix when pitched in against more powerful Formula One cars. Running fourth in this race before his suspension broke ensured that he was promoted to Formula One for 1968, with Ferrari. He was fourth overall in his first season, winning the French Grand Prix. He moved to Brabham in 1969 and won twice more, also winning the Le Mans 24 Hours, yet there was nothing he could do to keep the title from Jackie Stewart.

Back with Ferrari in 1970, he won three times, but was second again. Three more years with Ferrari became ever more frustrating as the Italian cars were no match for the cars from Tyrrell and Lotus. He joined Lotus for 1974, just as that team's fortunes started to slide and Ferrari's improved. The twilight of his career was spent with Williams, Ensign and Ligier, leaving Jacky to draw satisfaction from his record tally of six wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours. He has since been involved with the modernization of Spa-Francorchamps.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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