Six-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Jacky Ickx paid tribute to those who’d played unsung roles in his phenomenal career when he picked up a Gregor Grant Award, named after Autosport’s founder, for lifetime achievement.
“This means a lot because it is a fantastic opportunity to thank all those who made my success possible, all those people who didn’t get the glory during my 30-year career from bikes, through Formula 1 and sportscars,” he said after receiving the award from fellow Le Mans legend
Tom Kristensen. “They were the people who made the world go round.”
Ickx singled out Ken Tyrrell, with whom he moved into single-seaters in
1966, and Tyrrell’s wife Norah. “Ken was the best example of what a team manager has to be,” he said.