• Short Summary

    JO SIFFERT OF SWITZERLAND - DRIVING A LOTUS FORD - HAD A SHOCK IN TODAY'S (SATURDAY) BRITISH GRAND PRIX AT BRANDS HATCH.

  • Description


    CARS AT START; RACE IN PROGRESS; SIFFERT WINS; SIFFERT RECEIVES TROPHY.




    Initials JP/V/MR/SGM


    EDITORS NOTE: THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JO SIFFERT OF SWITZERLAND - DRIVING A LOTUS FORD - HAD A SHOCK IN TODAY'S (SATURDAY) BRITISH GRAND PRIX AT BRANDS HATCH. SIFFERT WON THE 212 MILES (341 KILOMETRES) EVENT AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 104.83 M.P.H. (168.69 KPH). CHRIS AMON OF NEW ZEALAND IN A FERRARI WAS SECOND AND HIS TEAM-MATE JACKIE ICKX OF BELGIUM WAS THIRD.

    SIFFERT SCORCHED OVER THE FINISH LINE ABOUT 220 YARDS (220 METRES) AHEAD OF AMON. ON THE WAY TO VICTORY, THE 32-YEAR-OLD SWISS SET A NEW LAP RECORD. FOR MOST OF TODAY'S 20 STARTERS IT WAS A RACE OF TROUBLE. AMERICAN DAN GURNEY HAD SCARCELY LEFT THE GRID WHEN HIS EAGLE DEVELOPED FUEL PUMP TROUBLE. THE NEXT CASUALTY WAS AUSTRALIAN JACK BRASHAM IN HIS REPCO-BRABHAM. THE LOTUS FORD TEAM LEADER, GRAHAM HILL OF BRITAIN, SEEMED SET FOR VICTORY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE RACE BUT THE PRE-RACE FAVOURITE HAD TO PULL OUT AFTER 26 LAPS WITH A BROKEN DRIVE SHAFT. HILL HAD LED FOR MOST OF THE RACE BEFORE HE RETIRED. HIS LOTUS TEAM-MATE, JACK OLIVER, TOOK OVER THE LEAD BUT PULLED OUT AFTER THE HALF WAY MARK WITH HIS GEAR BOX RIPPED APART. FROM THEN ON IT WAS A DUEL BETWEEN SIFFERT AND AMON IN HIS MORE POWERFUL FERRARI BUT THE NEW ZEALANDER WAS NEVER ABLE TO CATCH THE SWISS DRIVER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18S38ONOB9X7LJBMJ97ZB5I8S
    Media URN:
    VLVA18S38ONOB9X7LJBMJ97ZB5I8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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