Racer Jim Clark made his Formula 1 debut driving a Lotus in the Dutch Grand Prix


Sunday 5th June 1960

Racer Jim Clark made his Formula 1 debut driving a Lotus in the Dutch Grand Prix. Clark, who won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965, was a versatile driver who competed in sports cars, touring cars and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965. He was particularly associated with the Lotus marque. 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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