Jim Clark

Jim Clark was a double British Formula One World Champion who won the Drivers’ Title driving for Lotus in 1963 and 1965. He has been described by many (including Jackie Stewart) as the best of his generation and during his career, in seemingly effortless fashion, he won 25 Grands Prix and claimed 33 pole positions. His prolific role-call of victories included 5 wins in his home race, the British Grand Prix, where he triumphed in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967. He was also a 4-time winner of the Belgian Grand Prix and the Dutch Grand Prix, a triple winner of the United States Grand Prix and the South African Grand Prix and a double winner of the Mexican Grand Prix and the French Grand Prix (at Reims and Charade). He also achieved great success across the Atlantic in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965 and finished 2nd in twice (in 1963 and 1966), Every one of his victories came with the Lotus team, where he formed a close partnership with his friend, the late, great Colin Chapman. The motorsport world was shaken to its core when on 7 April 1968, during a relatively inconsequential Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Jimmy left the road in unexplained circumstances and was killed when he crashed into trees in woodland surrounding the circuit. Clark is buried in the village of Chirnside in Berwickshire, Scotland and his legacy lives on.

Jim Clark's F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisEngineTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11962 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps17 June 19623/916Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop1244.1002:07:32.300212.265451.200
21962 British Grand PrixAintree Racecourse21 July 19625/920Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop149.2002:26:20.800148.455362.100
31962 United States Grand PrixWatkins Glen International7 October 19628/98Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop19.2002:07:13.000174.576370.150
41963 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps9 June 19632/101Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop84:54.0002:27:47.600183.174451.200
51963 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort23 June 19633/106Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop11 lap2:08:13.700156.957335.440
61963 French Grand PrixCircuit de Reims-Gueux30 June 19634/1018Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop11:04.9002:10:54.300201.675440.006
71963 British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit20 July 19635/104Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop125.8002:14:09.600172.746386.261
81963 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza8 September 19637/108Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop31:35.0002:24:19.600205.575494.500
91963 Mexican Grand PrixAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez27 October 19639/108Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop11:41.1002:09:52.100150.200325.000
101963 South African Grand PrixPrince George Circuit28 December 196310/101Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop11:06.8002:10:36.900153.048333.175
111964 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort24 May 19642/1018Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop253.6002:07:35.400157.700335.440
121964 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps14 June 19643/1023Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop63.4002:06:40.500213.712451.200
131964 British Grand PrixBrands Hatch Circuit11 July 19645/101Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop12.8002:15:07.000151.506341.184
141965 South African Grand PrixPrince George Circuit1 January 19651/105Lotus Climax33Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop129.0002:06:46.000157.700333.175
151965 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps13 June 19653/1017Lotus Climax33Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop244.8002:23:34.800188.549451.200
161965 French Grand PrixCharade Circuit27 June 19654/106Lotus Climax25Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop126.3002:14:38.400143.582322.200
171965 British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit10 July 19655/105Lotus Climax33Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop13.2002:05:25.400180.272376.840
181965 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort18 July 19656/106Lotus Climax33Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop28.0002:03:59.100162.329335.440
191965 German Grand PrixNürburgring1 August 19657/101Lotus Climax33Coventry Climax FWMV V8Dunlop115.9002:07:52.400160.541342.150
201966 United States Grand PrixWatkins Glen International2 October 19668/91Lotus BRM43BRM P75 H16Firestone21 lap2:09:40.100184.980399.761
211967 Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Park Zandvoort4 June 19673/115Lotus Ford49Ford Cosworth DFV V8Firestone823.6002:14:45.100168.000377.370
221967 British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit15 July 19676/115Lotus Ford49Ford Cosworth DFV V8Firestone112.8001:59:25.600189.300376.844
231967 United States Grand PrixWatkins Glen International1 October 196710/115Lotus Ford49Ford Cosworth DFV V8Firestone26.3002:03:13.200194.657399.761
241967 Mexican Grand PrixAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez22 October 196711/115Lotus Ford49Ford Cosworth DFV V8Firestone11:25.3601:59:28.700163.210325.000
251968 South African Grand PrixKyalami Grand Prix Circuit1 January 19681/124Lotus Ford49Ford Cosworth DFV V8Firestone125.3001:53:56.600172.885328.320
Jim Clark's Indy 500 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixDateEditionNo.TeamCarEngineTireGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11965 Indianapolis 50031 May 196549th82Team LotusLotus 38FordFirestone21:58.9803:19:05.34150.686804.672