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#1 jmp85

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 15:38

stumbled upon this while innocently surfing alex reade's photo website.

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the caption claims that the picture was taken at the 1962 german GP, seems to be a Ferrari 156 sharknose (but i am probably wrong about that), and most definitely jimmy & "chunky"

my question is this: how many times did clark sit in a non-lotus F1 car? if my memory serves me correctly, he did have his first run in a single-seater in an aston-martin...? anything more?

cheers, jmp85

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#2 Roger Clark

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 16:27

THe picture is the 1962 GErman GP but it's not a sharknose. It's the first non-sharknose car introduced at that meeting and driven by Bandini.

#3 WGD706

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 16:33

In 1959, the Border Reivers planned to buy a single-seater Formula 2 Lotus for Clark but after watching Graham Hill lose a wheel in a similar car, Clark decided that Lotus cars weren't safe and that he'd stick to sports cars for the time being. Eventually, he graduated to an Aston Martin which brought him to the attention of Reg Parnell, the factory team manager. Aston Martin was planning on entering Formula 1 and after a test,they signed Clark, who had also by this time signed a Formula 2 contract with Chapman's Lotus team. Aston Martin's Formula 1 car was a disaster and the factory decided to abandon its efforts. In Formula 2 Clark enjoyed immediate success and when the Aston Martin drive failed to materialize, Clark signed on with with Lotus for Formula 1 as well.

#4 troyf1

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 12:04

What did Enzo think of Jim Clark and did he ever make a offer to Jim to drive for the Scuderia??