in the fast lane
By IAN SCOTT-WATSON
Available in elegant hardback and Kindle™ eBook format.
He seemed born to drive. He could make any machine perform at its limit; he dominated race returns for a decade. Through it all, Jim Clark never lost the honesty and integrity of his roots as a Scottish border farmer.
Out of print for twenty years, the 2017 edition of Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion is newly revised and expanded and completely redesigned in colour throughout. This classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968).
Eric Dymock knew Clark personally, and this detailed, nuanced portrait throws light on the tense mood of Formula 1 in the hazardous 1960s when Clark narrowly missed four consecutive world titles. Misfortune in the closing laps of the final race of the season twice denied him a unique quartet. Some of his other records remain secure however. Clark’s eight “grand slams” (pole position, leading every lap, fastest lap and winning a Grand Prix – his closest rivals Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher managed only five) is unlikely to be matched.