Jim in the USA by Colin Carter

Jim Clark, Lotus 38, 1965, Indy 500 winner. With a front row of A.J.Foyt, Jim Clark and Dan Gurney, the 1965 Indy 500 was bound to be a special event. For the first 116 laps Clark and Foyt battled consistently for the lead, leaving the rest of the field behind them, but eventually Jim Clark left all in his wake as he gained victory two laps ahead of his nearest rival. History was made as Jim Clark became the first ever driver to win the Indy 500 and the F1 World Championship in the same season, was the first ‘foreign’ driver to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 49 years, and the Lotus 38 became the first mid-engined car ever to win motorsports most prestigious race, and at a record speed of 150.686 m.p.h.

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