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  Supercars.net - 1971 Porsche 917 10 Kompressor
Swiss ace Jo Siffert had run a normally aspirated 917 in the Can-Am in 1969, but realized that the car lacked power when matched against the all-conquering big-block Chevrolet- engined McLarens.
Jo Siffert was given the car to use as long as he bore the costs of campaigning it in the USA.
Siffert discovered the 5.0 liter 917/10 Spyder was the equal of the field except for the works McLarens.
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  Grand Prix Originals > Steve McQueen Collection, Le Mans, Gulf....
Siffert's car caught fire and he was unable to escape.
In June 1984 the Jo Siffert fountain was unveiled in his memory, a present from his friend Jean Tinguely to the city of Fribourg.
Even today, Jo Siffert is considered to be one of the ten best racing drivers ever and everyone who met him still has vivid memories of him.
www.grandprix-jackets.com /english/josiffert.html   (1385 words)

  
  Jo Siffert: Live Fast - Die Young (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Until today, Jo Siffert is considered to be one of the ten best racing drivers ever.
In the case of Siffert this seems to have been the case.
Jo Siffert has cameos in the movies Grand Prix, Le Mans and in the Charles Bronson starrer Città violenta (Violent City).
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  Jo Siffert - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jo Siffert, born July 7, 1936 — died October 24, 1971, was a Swiss race car driver.
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 Sports Car Championship.
Siffert's driving displays in the 917 prototype were legendary, earning him several major wins in Europe.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Jo_Siffert   (314 words)

  
 F1 - Grandprix.com > Features > Film Review > Jo Siffert: Live fast, die young
It works and one can appreciate very clearly that Siffert was a man who created affection wherever he went and is remembered fondly by those who knew him.
There are some wonderful moments, notably a TV interview with Siffert's team boss Rob Walker after their victory in the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in 1968.
Siffert's was a life of passion and Adelaide understood that best of all.
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 Brian Redman auto racing
I opted to be the number two driver to Jo Siffert simply because he was the fastest on the team.
Jo, however, knew only one way to live, whether it was racing cars, doing business or romancing the ladies.
Paired with Siffert in one of the 908 long-tails on hand, Redman was standing in the back of the pits during practice, waiting for his turn in the flat eight, when the late Helmuth Bott told him to drive the 917, which was sitting waiting for anyone foolish enough to try it..
www.vpracing.com /The_Drivers/Brian_Redman/brian_redman.html   (2405 words)

  
 Porsche 917, 917PA, 917-10, 917-30
Jo Siffert made the fastest time in practice but wisely took the 908 for the race.
Siffert's fastest practice lap had been at an average of 142 mph (228 km/h), and at Le Man trials Rolf Stommelen had made a lap at 143 mph (230 km/h), tooping 200 mph (321 km/h) on the stright.
The strange thing was the car was transformed, as reported by Jo Siffert and he proved this by lapping the car 4 seconds faster than in the race.
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 Jo Siffert
May other Grand Prix drivers be involved in aviation, trying to improve their golf or were used to cultivate the dolce far niente in their spare time, Jo Siffert was of very different nature: "My favourite hobby is working." And that very often 16 hours and more a day.
Unbelievable but true, during these hard times Siffert was able to beat the great Jim Clark twice, surely in non-championship events, but very value successes from the psychological point of view: In Syracuse and in Enna, both on the Italian island of Sicily.
Jo Siffert was one of them, polyglot, universal as an entrepreneur running a Porsche shop and a racing team (Jo Siffert Automobiles Racing with Jarier, Larrousse and Mazet) as well as his diverse marketing businesses.
www.research-racing.de /JoSiffert3.htm   (2997 words)

  
 The Speed Blog » Blog Archive » Racers Past - Jo Siffert (1936-1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By 1970 Siffert was being courted by Ferrari for both its Sports Car and F1 programs, rather than lose its driver to a rival Porsche bank rolled a seat in the March F1 team for Siffert but the relationship didn’t work out.
Siffert was killed on October 24th, 1971 competing in an end of season non-championship F1 race at Brands Hatch, the site of his first GP victory.
Jo Siffert’s life was the subject of an excellent documentary, “Jo Siffert - Live Fast, Die Young” released in 2005.
thespeedblog.com /racers-past-jo-siffert-1936-1971   (489 words)

  
 8W - What? - R R C Walker Racing Team
Meanwhile in 1964, Swiss Jo Siffert had joined Walker as a second driver with his self-acquired Brabham-BRM, soon striking up a close relationship with Rob and remaining faithful to the King of Privateers until 1969.
Siffert's great day came at the British Grand Prix where he snatched a welcomed victory from polesitter Chris Amon in his Ferrari, one of the many times the poor Kiwi so nearly missed out on the top spot.
Shortly after finishing a strong second at the Glen, Siffert lost his life in the 1971 end-of-season Victory Race, crashing his P160 into a bank, ironically at the track on which he won so gloriously in 1968.
www.forix.com /8w/walker.html   (525 words)

  
 Jo Siffert presented by K'n'K - Memorabilia - Live Fast - Die Young - Seppi
1971 trauerten an Jo "Seppi" Sifferts Beerdigung über 50´000 Menschen in den Strassen seiner Heimatstadt Fribourg.
Siffert war ein volksnaher Star, der nach seinem frühen Tod zum Mythos wurde; ein Getriebener und ein Antreiber, der allen, die ihn kennenlernen durften, in lebhafter Erinnerung geblieben ist.
Doch Siffert war auch einer, der der Rennfahrerei wie einer Droge verfallen war und ohne Strategie immer voll auf Sieg fuhr.
www.klangundkleid.ch /memorabilia/josiffert   (784 words)

  
 Jo Siffert - Grand Prix Racing - the whole story
Siffert was an enormously versatile and substantially underestimated front- running Swiss driver, the son of a motor trader who became infatuated with cars and motorcycles from an early age.
With the advent of the 3-litre F1 in 1966, Walker purchased a Cooper-Maserati T81 and slimmed down his team to a single entry, keeping Siffert on as his driver in preference to Bonnier, rather snubbing the bearded Swede who quite clearly believed he would be kept on.
However, Porsche, for whom he was a valued sports car driver, were aghast at the prospect of losing Siffert to their main rival and instead paid for him to drive a works STP March alongside Chris Amon.
www.gpracing.net192.com /drivers/careers/541.cfm   (738 words)

  
 8W - What? - R R C Walker Racing Team
Meanwhile in 1964, Swiss Jo Siffert had joined Walker as a second driver with his self-acquired Brabham-BRM, soon striking up a close relationship with Rob and remaining faithful to the King of Privateers until 1969.
Siffert's great day came at the British Grand Prix where he snatched a welcomed victory from polesitter Chris Amon in his Ferrari, one of the many times the poor Kiwi so nearly missed out on the top spot.
Shortly after finishing a strong second at the Glen, Siffert lost his life in the 1971 end-of-season Victory Race, crashing his P160 into a bank, ironically at the track on which he won so gloriously in 1968.
8w.forix.com /walker.html   (525 words)

  
 1971 United States Grand Prix at AllExperts
The 1971 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 3, 1971 at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York.
Jo Siffert was now in second place and 33 seconds clear of Ronnie Peterson.
The Swede took huge chunks off the gap as Siffert jerked the BRM from side to side, trying to use every remaining drop of fuel.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1971_united_states_grand_prix.htm   (1059 words)

  
 Joseph Siffert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A gentle fellow, with a fine sense of humour, Siffert was popular with the other drivers, but some were wary of him during working hours, running wheel to wheel at, say, Monza.
That was the man. His background was the poorest of the poor, but his love of racing, his commitment to it, took him finally into Formula 1.
We remember Siffert chiefly for his days in the Rob Walker Lotus 49, but in 1971 he joined BRM, heroically taking over the team leadership after the death of
home.scarlet.be /~mathiasg/siffert.htm   (209 words)

  
 e 1000KM 1968
Porsche pilots prove to be the best sprinters, whereas their Ford opponents have trouble with the seat belts and commence their race at the very back of then field.
Mitter and Siffert in their respective 908 Porsches are the leaders after a first time round the mountains, in Siffert's case the more remarkable as the Swiss took up the race from a midfield position.
Jo Siffert and Vic Elford gain the first of 15 world championship wins of a Porsche 908.
www.motorsportphotos.de /English/e_Stories___Photos/eHistory/e_1000KM_1968/e_1000km_1968.html   (619 words)

  
 Jo Siffert: Live Fast - Die Young (2005)
Until today, Jo Siffert is considered to be one of the ten best racing drivers ever.
In the case of Siffert this seems to have been the case.
Jo Siffert has cameos in the movies Grand Prix, Le Mans and in the Charles Bronson starrer Città violenta (Violent City).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0477019   (647 words)

  
 1000 KM 1968
Jo Siffert hat das Herrmann/Stommelen Auto in Bestzeit um den Kurs gejagt.
Der heißt mittlerweile Jo Siffert, da Mitter den zweiten 908 mit Fahrwerksproblemen abgestellt hat.
Jo Siffert und Vic Elford erringen in diesem Rennen den ersten von insgesamt 15 WM-Siegen des Porsche 908.
www.motorsportphotos.de /Deutsch/Stories___Photos/Historisches/1000_KM_1968/1000_km_1968.html   (548 words)

  
 Jo Siffert - eine Legende lebt - Formel 1 - Sport - Blick Online
Jo Siffert kam aus Fribourg und war ein Rennverrückter.
Jo Siffert war ein Besessener — bis in den Tod.
1971, in seinem letzten Jahr, startete Jo in der Formel 1, der Formel 2, in der Sportwagen-WM und in der Can-Am-Serie!
www.blick.ch /sport/formel1/artikel29540   (238 words)

  
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 Klang und Kleid - Memorabilia
Hier gleich einiges an coolem Merchandising sowie Pictures von den Anlässen.
Aus aktuellem Anlass hier gleich noch Infos und tolle Produkte zur Rennfahrer-Legende Jo Siffert.
Der Schweizer Filmemacher Men Lareida entdeckt den charismatischen Rennfahrer Champion und Frauenschwarm Jo Siffert, der sogar Steve McQueen im Rennfahrerfilm Le Mans als Vorbild diente, nun für ein jüngeres Kinopublikum.
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