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      12-06-2018, 03:33 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by MKSixer View Post
Originally Posted by 3798j View Post
One if the best lines describing Clark as a person: "He was peerless in life, both on and off the track.".
One of the best lines describing Clark as a driver: “Clark came through at the end of the first lap of the race so far ahead that we in the pits were convinced that the rest of the field must have been wiped out in an accident."
- Eddie Dennis (Lotus head mechanic), describing the dominance of Jim Clark in the Lotus 49 at Spa-Francorchamps - 1967.
In my more than 50 years of attending Formula 1 races, this was the guy that impressed me the most. He was so much smoother and faster than his peers.
I'm sitting in my office tearing up. He is still the gold standard it is only recently that Lewi5 has replaced him in my personal pantheon but keep in mind...the difference between to two is so minute that you couldn't slip a cigarette paper between the two.

A few years ago, when Poiseuille Jr was just beginning to get fast in karting, I realized that the lad was confused regarding the definition of the expression "drift", understandable considering the abuse that word gets in North America. In order to better illustrate what I was trying to convey with my words and hand gestures, I showed him these two pictures. They are my two favorite pictures of him, at Brands Hatch in a Lotus Cortina thumbing his nose at all known physics.
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