James “Jim” Clark (4 March 1936 Ð 7 April 1968) was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Clark was considered the dominant driver of his era, winning two World Championships in 1963 and 1965. He was killed in a motor racing accident in Hockenheim, Germany in 1968. At the time of his death, he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more Grand Prix pole positions (33) than any other driver. The Times of London recently placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest Formula One drivers.
Jim Clark is considered as the greatest Formula One driver that ever competed. The watch shown is the Gallet MultiChron model 12 that Jim Clark wore to the track the year that he won the 1965 Indianapolis 500.
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