Jim Clark, 1965 British Grand Prix, Silverstone
No other driver has dominated his home event the way Jim Clark did in the early sixties. The British Grand Prix had three different venues from 1962 to 1965 – but only one pole sitter and only one winner: Jim Clark.
The four races in question were held at Aintree, Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Silverstone respectively. Astonishingly, Clark led 314 of their 317 laps – the only othe driver who got a look-in was Jack Brabham, who led the first three laps of the 1963 race.
Once Clark took over the lead, he never lost it on home ground again until the end of the 1965 British Grand Prix. Staggering.
A great article from Keith Collantine about home winners. Particularly amazing is Jim Clark’s record – another amazing record that says more than a certain German winning 5 world championships with the best funded team and best contract!