Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 7

Anot her l egend t aken I n 1968, t he Legend of t he er a, Ji m Cl ar k di es on an F2 r ace. hel d on t he ol d Hockenhei mr i ng. Lot us Chi ef Desi gner Col i n Chapman br eaks down when he hear s t he news. The cause of deat h i s br oken neck and br oken skul l . Ji m Cl ar k's Lot us 48 f el l i nt o t he wood and got badl y damaged. Despi t e al l t he moder ni zat i on, hi s hel met wasn't pr epar ed f or an i mpact l i ke t hat . Al so, t he t r ack had r eal l y poor saf et y mechani sm even compar ed t o t he 80's...Li f e i s cr uel : or i gi nal l y Cl ar k woul d par t i ci pat e at t he BOAC 1000KM spor t s car r ace, but t he cont r act wi t h one of hi s sponsor s (Fi r est one) made hi m t o ent er t he F2 r ace i nst ead...