The debate as to who was the greatest driver of all time will continue long into the future and, quite correctly, each era has provided somebody who stands head and shoulders above the rest. For me, with no further discussion allowed, the greatest was Scotsman Jim Clark. Simple statistics tell this story. Clark was Formula 1 World Champion in 1963 and 1965 with 72 Grand Prix starts, 25 wins and 33 pole positions. He also won the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. Cold numbers show his success as a driver without peer in his day, but he was much more than that.

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