James Clark, one of the greatest ever. Born on March 4th, 1936, he was a British racing driver from Scotland, who won two World Championships in 1963 and 1965.
He is a driver who will always be featured amongst the best of all time, and for good reason. Shy, indecisive of the car, and brilliant, spectacularly fast on it.
Clark possessed a unique combination of reflexes, instinct and fitness and was able to get the most out of any car. He won a total 25 times, with 33 pole positions, and 28 fastest laps. At the time of his death, he had won more than any other driver.
Clark also became the first Formula One driver to cross the Atlantic and win the Indianapolis 500.
"If it could happen to him, what hope did the rest of us have?" - Chris Amon after Clark's death
"He was so smooth, he was so clean, he drove with such finesse. He never bullied a racing car, he sort of caressed it into doing the things he wanted it to do" - Jackie Stewart