Harry Benson

James 'Jim' Clark, 1936 - 68. Formula One Racing Driver

About this artwork

James Clark is one of the greatest ever Formula One drivers. Born in Fife, he grew up in the Borders and began racing in the local road rally and hill climb events. His career was launched in 1959 when he was given the chance to race Formula Junior cars. He then broke into Formula One in 1960 at the Dutch Grand Prix. Three years later he won his first Drivers’ World Championship. Clark juggled his Formula One career with racing in the Indianapolis 500, where this photograph was taken. Clark died in 1968, aged thirty-two, in a racing accident during a Formula Two race in Germany.

Harry Benson

Harry Benson

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