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 Jimmy Clark

Jimmy Clark

Birth
Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
Death 7 Apr 1968 (aged 32)
Hockenheim, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Chirnside, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Plot Near the wall at the top of the churchyard
Memorial ID 4046 · View Source
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Race Car Driver. He was a world class driver, regarded as one of the finest Formula 1 race car drivers of all time. In 1956, he drove his first event and by 1958, driving for the Border Reivers team, he had won 18 national events. In March 1960, he drove his first race in the newly introduced Formula I and went on to win 25 Formula 1 events. He was a two-time Formula 1 World Champion (1963, 1965) and winner of the 1965 Indianapolis 500. He also won the 1960 Dutch Grand Prix, 1962 Belgian Grand Prix and 1968 South African Grand Prix. He lost his life in an accident driving in a Team Lotus Formula II race in Hockenheim, Germany. In 2002, he was a posthumous inaugural inductee into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4046
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy Clark (4 Mar 1936–7 Apr 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4046, citing Chirnside Parish Churchyard, Chirnside, Scottish Borders, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .