Jim Clark

1936 - 1968

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James Clark Jr. OBE (4 March 1936 – 7 April 1968) was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland, who won two 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 1,893,460 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Jim Clark is the 16th most popular racing driver (down from 15th in 2019), the 428th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 389th 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 16 out of 888Before him are Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, Emerson Fittipaldi, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, and Jochen Rindt. After him are Keke Rosberg, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Gilles Villeneuve, Jack Brabham, and Nelson Piquet.

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Among people born in 1936, Jim Clark ranks 32Before him are Uwe Seeler, Aga Khan IV, Ismail Kadare, Georges Perec, Harald zur Hausen, and Albert Finney. After him are Burt Reynolds, Zubin Mehta, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Margaret Hamilton, and Virna Lisi. Among people deceased in 1968, Jim Clark ranks 18Before him are Lev Landau, Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Georg von Küchler, and Enid Blyton. After him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Erwin Panofsky, Pitirim Sorokin, Kees van Dongen, Neal Cassady, and Henry Hallett Dale.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jim Clark ranks 428 out of 6,924Before him are Colin Firth (1960), David Lean (1908), Robert Plant (1948), Mary Mallon (1869), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), and Olivia Newton-John (1948). After him are Samuel Butler (1835), Robert II of Scotland (1316), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), and John Dowland (1563).

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 Stirling Moss (1929), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), John Surtees (1934), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Damon Hill (1960), Mike Hailwood (1940), and Lewis Hamilton (1985).