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#1 Rob Ryder

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:32

This photo was posted on the 'Paddock' thread and has thrown up a question regarding Scuderia Ferrari at the 1968 International Trophy.

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Sheldon Black Book has...
#6 Jacky Ickx in chassis 0009
#20 Chris Amon in chassis 0007 - also using 0009 in practice.

Motorsport Magazine states that Ferrari sent two cars to Silverstone.
A new chassis with a lower mounted engine (0009) and Amon's normal race car (0007).
Amon tried both cars in practice and decided he preferred his normal car, leaving the new 0009 chassis for Ickx.
This would agree with the Black Books.

Now look at the photo... you will see THREE Ferraris and not TWO !!
#20 in the background has the lower engine so must be 0009 practiced by Amon and raced by Ickx.
#20T is probably 0007 raced by Amon but with a 'T' for practice.
So what is the Ferrari chassis in the foreground, with the high engine?
Whatever chassis it is it was used in practice by Ickx as #6 because I have photos of a high engine Ferrari with #6 and Ickx driving.

:confused: :confused:

Can anyone shed light on this mystery

Thanks
Rob

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#2 Rob Ryder

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:34

Three reply posts to the 'Paddock' thread...

rob, interesting observation on the ferraris in the paddock. I searched through my books on ferrari in F1 by alan henry, anthony pritchard and others, there was no mention of a third ferrari in the text, or in the results tables. looked up chassis histories on various sites, no mention. you referred to the motor sports report, would that have been jenks on the race ? very seldom did he miss any little details, but he had a lot of ground to cover. don't have my collection of motor sports at hand at the moment. we will await further news from our learned colleagues
Mike in canada


Thanks for checking Mike.
The report in Motor Sport is not by DSJ but is by DCN ;)
Rob


At a guess it would have to be 0003.


Any more info ?
Rob

Edited by Rob Ryder, 22 November 2012 - 04:35.


#3 Catalina Park

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:10

0001 and 0005 had been written off so that only leaves 0003 available.
Ickx drove 0003 at the Race of Champions and 0009 made its first appearance at the International Trophy
0007 was usually driven by Amon.

#4 Bruno

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:54

very true, it is 0003 that was used

#5 Allen Brown

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 20:09

Very interesting. The only car it can be is 0003.

#6 Rob Ryder

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 20:28

Thanks guys...
I guessed as much but I wonder why it is not mentioned in any of the publications if Ickx used it in practice?
Rob

#7 Catalina Park

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:44

It was so obviously there and none of the books mention it.

#8 Bruno

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:58

it may have not took the track with