In the subsequent Royal Automobile Club the UK organising and regulatory representative of the FIA at the time investigation, it was discovered that the crash itself caused non-fatal injuries but Siffert had rather been killed by smoke inhalation. Siffert was married twice and to his second wife Simone during the height of his career in the late s and at the time of his death. The points for fifth and sixth were awarded to the drivers of the eleventh and twelfth placed cars. The BRM crashed and immediately caught fire. In everyday life we are not aware of this fact. The 24th October, was a beautiful day in autumn, when the Grand Prix elite met each other nearly completely for the last time that year; the grid saw also some Formula cars taking part. The heroes of a time gone by.

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Affectionately known as “Seppi” to his family and friends, Siffert was born in Fribourg, Switzerlandthe son of a dairy owner. Siffert in the Porsche Connaught Cooper Lotus Ferguson Brabham. Zandvoort in the Dutch dunes made us witness the gigantic duel between the best wet weather drivers of this period, Jacky Ickx in the Ferrari beat Pedro Rodriguez in the B.

Trintignant’s best score was second place at the US Grand Prix.

Jo Siffert Siffert in While Siffert’s status in F1 grew slowly, his fame came as a leading driver for the factory Porsche effort in its quest for the World Sportscar Championship.


A win, so bitterly needed for Siffert, because with the March Ford Grand Prix car he was not able to score a single point that year. Without a minimum of a chance to raicng.

Siffert was on pole position, beside him Peter Gethin in a B.

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M and became an entrant of his own rights! From the early days of Grand Prix Racing, dacing the beginning of the 20th century, fire had been the great classical risk of the racing automobilist. Jo Siffert memorial bust outside Palexpo complexe Geneva Feb.

And why did he do the 14th lap a full second rwcing than the ones before, when already being on position no. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Still, the team beefed up its operations forfirst with a rqcing Cooper with which Bonnier was second at Snetterton and then with a Brabham rcaing, with Bonnier and other guest drivers driving at several World Championship events.

DorkingSurreyUK. That is the same story with James Dean as well as Jochen Rindt. Long before the Noris Ring became the Mecca of touring car racing, the prototypes and sportscars were driven here. Joseph Siffert was a workoholic. His funeral in Switzerland was attended by 50, people and a Gulf-Porsche of Team John Wyer led the hearse and procession through the streets of Fribourg.

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Rob Walker changed strategy foremploying Jo Bonnier and returning to the Cooper chassis the Swede had raced for Walker at Oulton Park the previous yearbut once more results were sparse and mechanical failures frequent. Albuquerque Allmendinger Amon J. Considered one of the elder statesmen of Grand Prix racing, Walker died at the age of 84 inof pneumonia. The points for fifth and sixth were awarded to the drivers of the eleventh and twelfth placed sivfert.


John Wyer Automotive Engineering Ltd. That same year, Porsche bankrolled Siffert’s seat in a works Mo Engineering F1 since the German company did not wish to lose one of their prize drivers to rival Ferrari.

After a longer break, when he had been divorced from his first wife Maria Helena, he came back to single seater racing, won twotimes the Miles of Indianapolis and an Indy championship, too. Later on, Siffert’s driving displays in the Porsche earned him several major wins in Europe.

Jo Siffert

Retrieved 16 December The Grand Premio was the last slipstream battle in the history of Grand Prix Racing; then in Monza chicanes were built, too. He died at the World Championship Victory Racehaving his car roll over after a crash caused by a mechanical failure and being caught under sifferrt burning vehicle.

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The high forces, when bouncing down, made the chassis touch the ground, suspensions break or at least split the car into 2 pieces. Affectionately known as “Seppi” to his family and friends, Siffert was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, the son of a dairy owner.