HSCC marks 50 years since double F1 world champion Clark's death

The life and racing success of double Formula 1 world champion Jim Clark was remembered during a moving commemoration at Donington Park last Saturday

HSCC marks 50 years since double F1 world champion Clark's death

The Historic Sports Car Club's opening race meeting of the 2018 season was held 50 years from the day Clark was killed in a Formula 2 accident at Hockenheim.

The Club held a minute's silence at 1pm on Saturday and drivers, team members, marshals, officials and spectators went to the grid to show their respect for one of Britain's greatest racing drivers. Around 500 people gathered on the start line.

At the head of the grid was the chassis 372 Lotus 18 grand prix car.

Now owned by John Chisholm, the 372 is an ex-works car and was used by Clark to score his first major single-seater win at Brands Hatch in the summer of 1960.

Sam Wilson prepares and races the famous car and delivered it to Donington for the occasion.

"It was lovely to see the Lotus 18 there with the other cars and it was fantastic to see so many people there to remember Jim Clark," said Wilson.

A Lotus 23B sports-racer and an Elan 26R were also on display, representing two other types of car raced by Clark.

Bagpipes were played leading up to the minute's silence.

The life of 1963 and '65 world champion Clark, who was 32 when he died, has a special significance for the HSCC as the Club's CEO Grahame White was a friend of Clark and had breakfast with him on the day of his death.

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