HSCC to commemorate death of Jim Clark at Donington
The Donington Park opener of the HSCC season will fall exactly 50 years to the day since Jim Clark was killed in a Formula 2 crash
On Saturday April 7, the life and racing success of double Formula 1 world champion Jim Clark will be remembered at Donington Park with a lunch-time celebration on the start line.
The Historic Sports Car Club's opening race meeting of the season falls exactly 50
years from the day when Clark was killed in a Formula 2 accident at Hockenheim.
The hugely popular Scot took the F1 title in 1963 and 1965 and was just 32 years old when he was killed.
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To honour his life, the HSCC will hold a minute’s silence at 1pm on Saturday and is inviting drivers, team members, marshals, officials and spectators to go to the grid and show their
respect for one of Britain and the world's greatest and most-liked racing drivers.
Several cars of the type raced by Clark during his career will be placed on the grid,
likely including a Lotus Cortina, Lotus Elan and Formula Junior single-seater. Then
the appropriate sound of bagpipes being played will be the lead in to the minute’s
silence for a Scottish sporting legend.
The piper will be Angus MacCurrach and he is a fitting person for this role as he has
a keen interest in historic racing and held Jim Clark as his hero. Remarkably, Angus
went to the same school as Clark.
Grahame White, chairman of the HSCC, said: 'We hope everyone at Donington on the day will come to the grid to honour the memory of Jim Clark. The invitation most certainly
includes the marshals and spectators as well as everyone involved in the racing.'
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