1969 German Grand Prix

More Nürburgring material from the vault—there will be more to come—this time some footage of the 1969 German Grand Prix. Almost 40 years old, this material has great aerial shots and pretty good audio quality as well. The race was won by pole sitter Jacky Ickx, from Belgium, driving a Brabham BT26 Ford. Jackie Stewart, the man who gave the Nordschleife its “Green Hell” nickname, was second at the wheel of a Matra Ford. Kiwi Bruce McLaren rounded out the top three driving his own car powered by, yes, another Ford engine. In fact, looking at the starting grid, virtually the entire F1 field were running Ford engines.

The race was run on 3 August 1969 and Ickx’s pole winning time was 7:42.1. The Belgian set the fastest lap during the race as well, on lap seven of 14. It was on that same lap that Ickx took the lead from Jackie Stewart who had lead the first six laps.

See below for a pictorial treat…

1969 German Grand Prix - Bruce McLaren

Photo: Bruce McLaren, taken by Lothar Spurzem