• Short Summary

    Racing driver Jo Schlesser is killed in crash at French Grand Prix.

  • Description

    No title. Racing driver Jo Schlesser is killed in crash at French Grand Prix, Rouen, France.

    L/S crowd. Various shots cars going past camera in the French Grand Prix, in pouring rain. L/S Jo Schlesser's car burning by the side of the track. Firemen surround the wreckage, other cars go past. There is an explosion in the wreckage and it starts to burn even more fiercely. L/S wreckage burning with firemen playing hoses onto it. M/S men carrying Schlesser's body on stretcher. Panning shot car driving back onto track after spinning off. Top shot race. C/U two women looking concerned. M/S winner, Jackie Ickx with trophy, he looks quite sombre.


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    Film ID:
    2061.15
    Media URN:
    33057
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1968
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:42:00 / 01:44:08:00
    Canister:
    68/56

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race was held on 7 July 1968.

    Car 30 seen spinning off is Vic Elford in a Cooper-BRM.

    Schlesser's car burned so incredibly fiercely due to a full tank of fuel and because of its controversial magnesium-skinned monocoque.

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