The great Jimmy Clark heads for his fifth grand prix win in the Lotus 49, at Kyalami in 1968. It was the 25th GP win of his career and tragically, it would prove to be his last. Fittingly, he took pole and set fastest lap on his way to victory. LAT photo. RACER.com
Lotus 49 Colin Chapman’s design genius combined with Cosworth Engineering’s Ford V8 engine and one of the greatest F1 race cars was born. The Lotus 49 chassis when fitted with the delayed Ford Cosworth DFV 3 Litre V8 took the F1 world by storm, winning its first GP in South Africa in 1968 with the late Jim Clark at the wheel. Want this in my garage.
Details about 1963 Jim Clark Lotus Only Other Oval Win Milwaukee 200 Mile Race Program
James “Jim” Clark was born on the 4th march 1936 in Fife Scotland he was a natural born racer who mastered many forms of motor car racing from his early day’s racing in local hill climb and road rally events to his 18 race wins racing in the jaguar and Porsches sports car events and then his two F1 world championship wins for Lotus Jim still holds the F1 record for the highest percentage of possible championship points in a season at 100 and also holds the records for the highest percentage…
Colin Chapman and the mechanic hopped on the back of Jim Clark's Lotus after winning the World Championship. Chapman was one of the most passionate personalities in motor racing and was always a fixture at the finish line. Quite often, running on to the track, to applauded his driver as one of his cars took the chequered flag.