Perhaps the greatest natural talent ever seen in Formula 1. Clark didn't seem to understand why he was fast, but destroyed top fields time and again.
He formed a remarkable relationship with boss Colin Chapman, meaning he often had the fastest car. So equipped, Clark dominated and would have won more than two titles had it not been for poor reliability.
In less competitive machinery, Clark showed he could fight against the odds. His battle with a two-litre Lotus against the three-litre Brabhams at the 1966 Dutch GP went unrewarded, but he did take victory with the unfancied H16 BRM engine in the US GP that year.
The Lotus 49 and Clark made for an awesome combination and the 1968 title would surely have fallen to the Scot had he not been killed at Hockenheim in a Formula 2 race.
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|Born||4 Mar 1936|
|Died||7 Apr 1968|
|Active years||1960 - 1968|