Jim Clark

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Race Car Driver
Date of Birth March 4, 1936
Place of Birth Kilmany, Scotland
Date of Death Apr 7, 1968 (32)
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Jim Clark

James Clark Jr. OBE was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland, who won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. A versatile driver, he competed in sports cars, touring cars and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965. He was particularly associated with the Lotus marque. Clark was killed in a Formula Two racing accident in 1968 in Hockenheim, West Germany. At the time of his death, aged 32, he had won more Grand Prix races and achieved more Grand Prix pole positions than any other driver. In 2009, The Times placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest-ever Formula One drivers.

Born: James Clark Jr, March 4, 1936, Kilmany, Fife, Scotland
Died: April 7, 1968, Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Nationality: British
Active years: 1960–1968
Teams: Lotus
Entries: 73 (72 starts)
Championships: 2 (1963, 1965)
Wins: 25
Podiums: 32
Career points: 255 (274)
Pole positions: 33
Fastest laps: 28
First entry: 1960 Dutch Grand Prix
First win: 1962 Belgian Grand Prix
Last win: 1968 South African Grand Prix
Last entry: 1968 South African Grand Prix
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About Jim Clark

Two time World Champion Formula One driver who tragically lost his life in a Formula Two racing accident. He was named the greatest Formula One driver in 2009 by The Times.

Jim Clark Before Fame

He made his debut in a 1960 Dutch Grand Prix race and claimed his first victory in 1962 at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Achievement of Jim Clark

He was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year in 1965 and was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1990.

Jim Clark Family Life

He was born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland and grew up with four older siblings.

Associations of Jim Clark

He tragically died doing what he loved just like NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt.

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