Saturday, March 4, 2017

Jim Clark Born In Kilmany, Fife, Scotland - March 4, 1936

March 4, 1936 - April 7, 1968
Jim Clark
Born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland.
Clark was a versatile driver who competed in sports cars, touring cars and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965. He dominated Formula One racing in the mid-1960s and was particularly associated with the Lotus with whom he won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. He competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 1959, 1960 and 1961, finishing second in class in 1959 driving a Lotus Elite, and finishing third overall in 1960, driving an Aston Martin DBR1. Clark even took part in a NASCAR event, driving a 7 litre Holman Moody Ford at the American 500 at Rockingham in 1967.

He was killed in a Formula Two motor racing accident in Hockenheim, Germany in 1968. At the time of his death, he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more Grand Prix pole positions (33) than any other driver. In 2009, The Times placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest-ever Formula One drivers.


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