Clark’s per­fect sea­son

F1 Racing - - THE MAURICE HAMILTON INTERVIEW - Round 1 Round 3 Round 4

South Africa

A great start for Clark, es­pe­cially sweet since it was only weeks af­ter he had lost the 1964 ti­tle to John Sur­tees at the fi­nal race in Mexico. On pole by a sec­ond in the Lo­tus 33, he led from lights to flag to take a com­fort­able New Year’s Day vic­tory. Back on the F1 trail, Clark could man­age only P2 in qual­i­fy­ing at Spa, be­hind Graham Hill’s BRM. How­ever, on a wet race­day he wasted no time in mov­ing ahead of Hill on the run down to the Masta Kink and won by more than 40 sec­onds from Jackie Stewart. Clark went into this race hav­ing won the pre­vi­ous three Bri­tish GPs, and another pole was claimed at Sil­ver­stone. An easy win looked on the cards un­til a mis­fire al­lowed Hill to close in, but Clark held on by three sec­onds for win num­ber four. Clark re­asserted his to­tal dom­i­nance at Clermont-Fer­rand, with another lights-to-flag vic­tory from pole over Hill and Sur­tees. And with driv­ers count­ing their best six fin­ishes from the ten events, Clark was al­ready half­way to his per­fect score.

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