With this crowded field of talent and competitive spirit, standing-out from the pack wasn’t for the faint-of-heart. But in the ‘60s, a decade with no back-to-back Drivers’ Championship winners (although Aussie hero Jack Brabham did win in both 1959 and 1960), Scottish driver Jim Clark nonetheless managed to emerge victorious twice. He took home the championship for Lotus in both 1963 and 1965, which may seem like small potatoes compared to the seven-title record shared by Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, but here we are, 54 years following Clark’s tragic death, industry experts continue to speculate Clark’s unique place in the history of the sport as the greatest racing driver ever. Click here to read all about it!
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