Joseph Siffert, composition with portrait, BRM P160 and original autograph (watercolour painting by Belgian artist Carlos Ghys)

Joseph Siffert, composition with portrait, BRM P160 and original autograph

JOSEPH SIFFERT
Composition with portrait, BRM P160 and original autograph

Early painting
watercolour 30 x 21 cm

Swiss flag

Joseph Siffert portrait photo Fast and dramatic, Jo gave the impression of racing with clenched jaw and tight fists. Often his driving wasn’t pretty, though it was invariably effective in coaxing speed from the car. Combine this with one of the toughest combative spirits to have waited for the starting flag and he could be formidable. There were days when this allowed him to beat Jim Clark, win the British Grand Prix in a private car or dominate at Zeltweg for BRM. But there were days when team-mate Pedro Rodriguez made him look ham-fisted.

(Source: Motorsport magazine)