Sir Jackie Stewart driving Jim Clark’s Lotus 25: Video
Today’s Formula One statistics may be dominated by seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, but most enthusiasts still look back on the golden days of F1 when asked to nominated the greatest-ever F1 driver. Jim Clark is often included among the best, particularly because at the time of his death he had won more Grand Prix races and achieved more pople positions than any other driver. His legacy includes two F1 World Championships, two podiums at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and, more importantly, the ability to drive just about any type of vehicle, from single-seaters to rally cars and track-prepped saloons. He was Britain’s own Mark Donohue.
Although the world of motorsport lost Clark nearly 50 years ago, he is still celebrated around Europe with heavy support from the Jim Clark Trust. In 2015, the trust marked the 50th anniversary of Clark’s second F1 World Championship title — achieved in 1965 with Team Lotus — during a special event in Britain. Among other activities, the organizers showcased Clark’s Lotus 25, which he drove from 1962 through 1965, and invited Sir Jackie Stewart to drive it in honor of his former rival and friend. There’s no actual racing footage as Stewart only paraded the Lotus in front of those attending the event, but those of you who like 1960s F1 cars and their V-8 engines should find the footage enticing.
Click the play button above to watch 75-year-old Stewart drive one of the sports most iconic cars.