Jacky Ickx talks about the Ferrari 312B2
They don’t make ’em like they used to.
Talented, civilized and articulate, Jacky Ickx’s early racing exploits marked him out as a man to watch. He was racing Lotus Cortina saloon cars in his teens and scored his first F1 World Championship point at Monza in 1967 driving a Cooper-Maserati in the Italian Grand Prix.
He had two stints at Ferrari, leaving the first time to join Brabham which allowed him to continue racing the Gulf Ford GT 40 at Le Mans in 1969, an event which he won. He rejoined Ferrari for the 1970 season and stayed until the middle of the 1973 season, when he left for Lotus.
He won eight Grand Prix and set 13 pole positions in a stellar career that included a then record, six Le Mans victories.
In this video Ickx is reunited with the famous number 4 Ferrari that he used to win the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in 1972. It was a memorable victory for the uber cool driver from Belgium, as he again dominated Stewart at a track where a driver made all the difference.
Jacky put the Ferrari on pole and then come the race, blasted into the lead on the opening lap and was never headed. The winning margin over his Ferrari team mate Clay Regazzoni was more than 45 seconds.