And who might this smiling young boy be in this grainy black-and-white photo, which gives every indication of his ambition to become one of the most-famous F1 drivers of his era, as well as one of the most-acclaimed sports car drivers in history?
It’s none other than Jacky Ickx!
A prodigy on motorbikes and a two-time winner of the Spa 24 Hours before he made his F1 debut with Tyrrell in 1967.
In a Grand Prix career exceeding 100 starts, Ickx won eight races, Ickx finished runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship standings in 1969 and 1970, earning a huge reputation as one of the sport’s most-acclaimed wet-weather drivers.
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