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Jim Clark

1936 - 1968

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James Clark OBE (4 March 1936 – 7 April 1968) was a British racing driver from Scotland who won two Formula One World Championships in 1963 and 1965. A versatile driver, he competed in sports cars, touring cars, and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Clark has received more than 2,395,415 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Jim Clark is the 18th most popular racing driver (down from 16th in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 428th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Racing Driver.

Jim Clark is most famous for being a Formula One champion and one of the greatest drivers of all time.

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Among racing drivers, Jim Clark ranks 18 out of 888Before him are Alberto Ascari, Nelson Piquet, Jackie Stewart, Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, and Ronnie Peterson. After him are Graham Hill, Gilles Villeneuve, Bruce McLaren, Clay Regazzoni, Helmut Marko, and Jacky Ickx.

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Among people born in 1936, Jim Clark ranks 27Before him are Harald zur Hausen, Richard Bach, Dennis Hopper, Wilt Chamberlain, Zubin Mehta, and Glen Campbell. After him are Ismail Kadare, Aga Khan IV, Virna Lisi, Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, and Buddy Holly. Among people deceased in 1968, Jim Clark ranks 19Before him are Max Brod, Georg von Küchler, Karl Barth, George Gamow, Enid Blyton, and Erwin Panofsky. After him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Salvatore Quasimodo, Corneille Heymans, Kees van Dongen, Henry Hallett Dale, and Neal Cassady.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jim Clark ranks 403 out of 7,765Before him are Fred Hoyle (1915), Frank Whittle (1907), Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Owen (1804), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960). After him are Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Lister (1827), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), and William Baffin (1584).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Jim Clark ranks 4Before him are James Hunt (1947), Ken Miles (1918), and Jackie Stewart (1939). After him are Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), Mike Hawthorn (1929), John Surtees (1934), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), and Colin McRae (1968).