“Jim Clark – The Quiet Champion” is a BBC documentary about one of Formula 1’s truly great drivers. Born in Fife, Scotland the quite and unassuming Brit would go on to win 2 back to back Formula 1 World Championships before flying across pond and winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1965.

In 1968 he was killed in a Formula Two racing accident in Hockenheim, Germany – at the time of his death he had won more more Grand Prix races and attained more Grand Prix pole positions than any driver before him. As with many greats of the “pre-safety” era his career was cut short, never really showing the world his full potential.

This film is a fantastic look back at the life and times of Jim Clark and it’s well worth watching – or bookmarking and saving for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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