1968: BRITISH star Jim Clark, the greatest winner in Grand Prix motor ‘racing, was killed today. His car skidded off the track and somersaulted into a wood at top speed during a Formula Two race in Germany.
The white Lotus-Cosworth, screaming out of a bend at about 170 miles an hour, zig-zagged along the track, then somersaulted away and crashed broadside into the trees, strewing debris over a 150-yard radius.
Clark was a versatile driver who competed in sports cars, touring cars and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965. He was particularly associated with the Lotus marque.