Legends Of The Sport
Formula 1 Print 1964 - Jim Clark racing his Lotus-Climax 25 at the 1964 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo
Jim Clark (GBR) at the 1964 Monaco Grand Prix racing a Lotus-Climax 25 started in pole position and finished 4th.
Clark lead initially but then dropped to third behind Graham Hill (GBR) in his BRM and Dan Gurney (USA) in his Brabham-Climax in the latter stages of the race for the lead until Gurney stopped on lap 62 with gearbox failure. Clark was unable to catch Hill because of earlier problems with an anti-roll bar and retired before the end with an engine problem, leaving Hill to go on to win the race and give second place to his BRM team mate Richie Ginther (USA). Peter Arundell (GBR) cam in third in the second Lotus-Climax 25.
The 1964 Formula One season was the 15th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It included the 1964 World Championship of Drivers, won by John Surtees (GBR); and the 1964 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, won by Ferrari – both of which were contested concurrently over a series which commenced on 10 May and ended on 25 October after ten races. The season also included eight non-championship races for Formula One cars.
The Lotus 25 was a racing car designed by Colin Chapman for the 1962 Formula One season. It was a revolutionary design, the first fully stressed monocoque chassis to appear in F1. In the hands of Jim Clark it took 14 World Championship Grand Prix wins and propelled him to his 1963 World Championship title. Its last World Championship win was at the 1965 French Grand Prix.