Gallery: Remembering Jim Clark

On April 7, 1968, Jim Clark tragically lost his life in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim in Germany. 49 years after his death, we look back at his illustrious career through images.

Gallery: Remembering Jim Clark

Clark was born on 4th April in a small village in Scotland, known as Kilmany. The Scottish driver forged a life-lasting relationship with Team Lotus, winning the 1963 and '65 F1 world championships for the Colin Champan-founded squad.

With 25 wins, 32 podiums and 28 fastest laps during a career lasting 73 grands prix, he is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.

Clark also found success in the US, skipping the Monaco Grand Prix in 1965 to take a memorable victory at the Indy 500.

He met his death when his car veered off the track and into the trees on the fifth lap at Hockenheim. The cause of the incident was never clearly established, but investigations concluded that it was likely due to deflating tyres. 

Jim Clark in the cockpit of his Lotus 49 with the Ford DFV V8 engine behind him; Clark won the 1967 Grand Prix of Holland at Zandvoort with this engine in its debut race

Jim Clark in the cockpit of his Lotus 49 with the Ford DFV V8 engine behind him; Clark won the 1967 Grand Prix of Holland at Zandvoort with this engine in its debut race
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Jim Clark

Jim Clark
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Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford, won Ford's first Indy 500 victory, and the first for a rear-engine car in the 500

Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford, won Ford's first Indy 500 victory, and the first for a rear-engine car in the 500
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Jim Clark, Lotus Ford

Jim Clark, Lotus Ford
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Start: Jim Clark, Lotus leads

Start: Jim Clark, Lotus leads
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Podium: race winner Jim Clark with Keith Duckworth to his right

Podium: race winner Jim Clark with Keith Duckworth to his right
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Jim Clark with Lotus designer Colin Chapman (in sunglasses)

Jim Clark with Lotus designer Colin Chapman (in sunglasses)
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Photo by: Ford Motor Company

1961, Tim Parnell, Innes Ireland, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jack Fairman and Lucien Bianchi walk to the start line

1961, Tim Parnell, Innes Ireland, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jack Fairman and Lucien Bianchi walk to the start line
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Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford, won Ford's first Indy 500 victory, and the first for a rear-engine car in the 500

Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford, won Ford's first Indy 500 victory, and the first for a rear-engine car in the 500
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Photo by: Ford Motor Company

Jim Clark, Lotus Ford

Jim Clark, Lotus Ford
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Photo by: Sutton Images

Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Pilette, Ferrari 250 TR59, leads Jim Clark, Roy Salvadori, Aston Martin DBR1/30

Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Pilette, Ferrari 250 TR59, leads Jim Clark, Roy Salvadori, Aston Martin DBR1/30
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Jim Clark, Lotus Climax

Jim Clark, Lotus Climax
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Photo by: Geoffrey Goddard

Jim Clark

Jim Clark
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Photo by: Patrice Vatan

Jim Clark won six pole positions with the new Ford DFV engine in its nine races of 1967; his teammate, Graham Hill, won the other three, including the first race in Holland

Jim Clark won six pole positions with the new Ford DFV engine in its nine races of 1967; his teammate, Graham Hill, won the other three, including the first race in Holland
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Jim Clark, Lotus 25-Climax

Jim Clark, Lotus 25-Climax
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Jim Clark, Lotus 25 Climax

Jim Clark, Lotus 25 Climax
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Jim Clark, Team Lotus 49 Ford, Graham Hill, Team Lotus 49 Ford

Jim Clark, Team Lotus 49 Ford, Graham Hill, Team Lotus 49 Ford
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Graham Hill, BRM P57 y Jim Clark, Lotus 25 Climax

Graham Hill, BRM P57 y Jim Clark, Lotus 25 Climax
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Jim Clark, Lotus 49 Ford

Jim Clark, Lotus 49 Ford
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Colin Chapman and Jim Clark

Colin Chapman and Jim Clark
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Photo by: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jim Clark, Lotus 49 Ford

Jim Clark, Lotus 49 Ford
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Photo by: Motorsport Images

Jim Clark memorial place

Jim Clark memorial place
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Photo by: XPB Images

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