Autosportlegende Jacky Ickx was during the ‘Autosport Awards’ honored for his long career in different branches of the sport.
It is almost not of this time anymore but Jacky Ickx successes in both the Formula 1, uithoudingsraces, Can-Am, and Paris Dakar. All of the above taken into consideration, it is an understatement to say that the seventy-three year old Brussels an impressive list of achievements can be presented.
The man who under other eight GP’s and six times at the 24 hours of Le Mans to his name, wrote, got his price of negenvoudig Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen. Ickx thanked in his speech everyone who has helped him to have such a great career to build and he was also know to be grateful for all the privileges which he may enjoy.
“Mostly what I remember is the satisfaction that you have the right things to do and realize that without them, even though you have baking talent, never succeeded,” said Ickx.
“It is easy to have a good car to drive but it will be even easier with the right team. Also timing plays an important role.”
“It was a privilege to get to Jim Clark to race, Fangio is known to have and also Stirling Moss I admire very much because he was fantastic. It was also nice to have for John Surtees to drive, Bruce McLaren and Jackie Stewart gave me my first lessons.”
“With the security at that time was possible, such as Jean Todt also mentioned before, that when you have Friday the door uitwandelde you weren’t sure that after the weekend, would return.”
“Over the years, there are many improvements to come, because it was very dangerous. I’m glad to see that the new generation in a system, can race in which they battle with each other may enter with a maximum of safety,” concludes Ickx.
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