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Jo Siffert combined determinism, youth and great speed as a promising sports car and Formula 1 driver coming along in the early 1960s. He began racing F1 cars in 1962, soon purchasing his own British Racing Motors (BRM) car. He served as driver as well as team manager. From modest means the Swiss racer began his career racing motorcycles, and earned trophies doing so. Perhaps the sole negative in his short F1 career was a lack of access to good equipment, which he began to obtain in 1968, three years before his untimely death .Along with Formula One Jo drove factory entered Porsche sports cars at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Sebring International, among other racing venues. He was often teamed with Hans Herrmann and competed against Vic Elford in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Dec 28, 2015

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I am a soon to be retired Duke Medical Center library researcher, who enjoys writing. I have been writing on Wikipedia for years and have begun to writeebooks. My pastimes include selling books on EBay, genealogical research, baseball (Pittsburgh Pirates), collecting antique furniture and coins, and spending time with Kingsley, my cocker spaniel.

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orn in Fribourg, Switzerland in 1936, Joseph Jo Seppi Siffert came from a working class family. He started racing motorcycles which he bought using money from the scrap metal and used cars he sold. In1959 Jo won the Swiss 350 cc championship. He was European Formula Junior Champion in a Lotus 22. He shared this title with two other drivers.

On February 4, 1968 Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann (born February 23, 1928) of Germany drove to second place in the season opening race for sports cars, the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona Beach, Florida. Porsche entered cars finished 1-2-3 heading into the March 23rd 12-Hour of Sebring.

We will have a slightly different car at Sebring, Herrmann remarked. It will be the

same engine but a slightly shorter body. Porsche manager Fritz Huschke von Hanstein (January 3, 1911-January 5, 1996) commented, We have always had competition. We are not afraid. Von Hanstein announced that Porsche was working on an engine bigger than the 2.2 liter it used at Daytona.

Alfa Romeo cars finished 5th, 6th and 7th at Daytona. Alfa was preparing to run a larger, 3-liter engine at Sebring. The winning car was started by Victor Vic Henry Elford (born June

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