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Jim Clark

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Jim Clark

British Formula One racing driver from Scotland, who won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965 add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1936.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), (14%), United States (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Formula One, Colin Chapman, Graham Hill

Linked to: Ford Motor Company, American Broadcasting Company, Clifton Hall School, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

 

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Jim Clark was born in 1936 add something


1957

British Grand Prix - Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss won together at Aintree in 1957, and Jim Clark won at Aintree in 1962 and Brands Hatch in 1964, and Mansell won at Brands in 1986


1960

Lotus 18 - The Lotus 18 was notable for giving Jim Clark his first Grand Prix start in 1960


1961

Colotti Trasmissioni - Colotti-Francis was responsible for a Formula Junior car named T.C.A. built for Graf von Trips, but this project ended with Trips' death at 1961 Italian Grand Prix held at Monza, where his Ferrari 156 collided with Jim Clark's Lotus 21, when a 3rd place finish would have secured Count Trips the first ever Grand Prix World Championship title for a German, which did not materialize until 1994


1962

Formula One - Between Brabham, Jim Clark, Jackie_Stewart, John Surtees, Graham Hill, and Denny Hulme, British teams and Commonwealth drivers won twelve world championships between 1962 and 1973

 

Lotus Cortina - The engine's first appearance was in 1962 at the Nürburgring in a Lotus 23 driven by Jim Clark

 

British Grand Prix - The last race at Aintree was in 1962, when Briton Jim Clark won his first of 5 British Grand Prix's; Aintree was later decommissioned in 1964


1963

Colotti Trasmissioni - And the car went on to score the 2nd and 7th place finishes at 1963 Indy 500 in the hands of Jim Clark and Dan Gurney, respectively

 

Corgi Toys - Finished in an authentic British Racing Green and carrying racing number 1, it represented Jim Clark's 1963 world championship winning Lotus 25, and in 1967 it was joined by the Cooper-Maserati F1 car painted blue

 

Dutch Grand Prix - From 1963 to 1965 saw Briton Jim Clark win all three events, and 1967 saw the introduction of the Lotus 49 with its brand new Ford-Cosworth DFV engine

 

Niki Lauda - He looked set to win the most races in a season, a record held by the late Jim Clark since 1963

 

Colin Chapman - The Lotus 29 debuted at Indianapolis in 1963, with Jim Clark finishing second

 

San Marino Grand Prix - In April 1963, the first race with Formula One cars took place at Imola, as a non-championship event, won by Jim Clark for Lotus


1964

Jo Siffert - Early successes included victories in the non-Championship 1964 and 1965 Mediterranean Grands Prix, both times beating Jim Clark by a very narrow margin


1965

Mario Andretti - At Andretti's first Indianapolis 500, in 1965, he met Colin Chapman, owner of the Lotus Formula One team, who was running eventual race winner Jim Clark's car

 

Wood Brothers Racing - In 1965, the Wood Brothers team was hired to act as the Lotus-Ford pit crew at the Indianapolis 500, a race won by the Lotus-Ford of Jim Clark

 

Lotus 33 - Introduced for the 1965 season, Jim Clark took the 33

 

Wood Brothers Racing - Lotus owner Colin Chapman hired the Wood Brothers to service his car, driven by his Scottish Formula One ace Jim Clark, during pit stops in the 1965 Indianapolis 500


1966

Jackie Stewart - At the start of the 1966 season, Stewart won the Australasian 8 round championship from his BRM teamate Graham Hill in 2 litre BRMs and raced closely with his great rival and friend Jim Clark who was somewhat disadvantaged by an unreliable Lotus 39 which was let down by old Climax 2,5s


1967

Spanish Grand Prix - A non-championship Grand Prix took place at Jarama in 1967, which was won by Jim Clark racing in a Lotus F1 car

 

Jackie Stewart - BRM's fortunes did not improve in 1967, despite closely contesting the Tasman championship with Jim Clark who in a Lotus 33 probably raced closer and harder with Jackie than at any time in their careers

 

Lotus 49 - Jim Clark won on the car's debut in 1967, and it would provide him with the last win of his career in 1968

 

Denny Hulme - The 1967 Championship was essentially an internal affair within the Brabham team for most of the year, but the new Lotus 49 gave Jim Clark and Graham Hill the opportunity to bite back

 

Cosworth - The DFV won on its first outing, at the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix in the hands of Jim Clark, fitted to a Lotus 49, and from 1968 was available for purchase to any F1 team that wished it


Jim Clark died in 1968 add something

 

On 7 April 1968, Clark died in a racing accident at the Hockenheimring, in Germany add something

 

Graham Hill - After team mates Jim Clark and Mike Spence were killed in early 1968, Hill led the team, and won his second world championship in 1968

 

Max Mosley - Early in the year, Mosley competed in the 1968 Deutschland Trophäe, the Formula Two race at Hockenheim in which double world champion Jim Clark was killed, and within two years both of Mosley's 1968 team mates were dead in racing accidents

 

Jochen Rindt - He was the second Lotus team leader to be killed in two years, as Jim Clark had been killed in 1968 in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim

 

Jackie Oliver - In 1968 he was called up by Colin Chapman to take over the works F1 seat for Team Lotus after the death of Jim Clark

 

Formula Two - Less happily, Jim Clark, regarded as one of the greatest race drivers of all time, was killed in a Formula Two race early in 1968, at the Hockenheimring

 

Dan Gurney - Perhaps the greatest tribute to Gurney's driving ability, however, was paid by the father of Scottish World Champion Jim Clark when the elder Clark took Gurney aside at his son's funeral in 1968 and confided that he was the only driver Clark had ever feared on the track

 

Chris Amon - Reflecting on the 1968 racing death of Jim Clark, Amon said: "If this can happen to Jimmy, what chance do the rest of us have- I think we all felt that


1977

Andrew Cowan - For his achievements in 1977, he was awarded the British Guild of Motoring Writers' "Driver of the Year" Award, the "Jim Clark Memorial Trophy" for "outstanding achievement by a Scottish driver", and the British Racing Drivers' Club's "John Cobb Trophy" for a British driver of outstanding success


1999

Jack Brabham - Despite his three titles, and although John Cooper considered him "the greatest", Formula One journalist Adam Cooper wrote in 1999 that Brabham is never listed among the Top 10 of all time, noting that "Stirling Moss and Jim Clark dominated the headlines when Jack was racing, and they still do"


2000

Tim Harvey - He is a double winner of the Oulton Park Gold Cup in 2000 and 2001, joining previous winners Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jackie_Stewart and many others


2002

He was an inaugural inductee into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 add something


2006

Stirling Moss - In recent years, Moss has been an outspoken critic of Michael Schumacher, but in October 2006 Moss ranked Schumacher joint fourth in the pantheon of all-time great drivers, behind Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark


2008

Lotus 25 - In June 2008 Lotus launched a special edition of the Elise supercharged model, the Type 25 Jim Clark, in the Lotus racing colours of green with a yellow stripe


2009

In 2009, "The Times" placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest-ever Formula One drivers add something


2010

Andrew Marriott, "Return to Hockenheim: The memorial that matters", "Motor Sport", July 2010 On the fifth lap of the first heat, Clark's Lotus 48 veered off the track and crashed into the trees add something


2012

Gordon Shedden - Shedden was the 2012 BTCC champion, joining John Cleland and Jim Clark as the only Scottish drivers to win the overall championship title


2014

Cologne, Germany: McKlein Publishing, 2014, add something