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The Birth of Formula One - Part Two - Miniature Sheet

The Birth of Formula One - Part Two - Miniature Sheet

£3.00

A miniature sheet from our issue "The Birth of Formula One - 75 Years: The British World Champions - Part Two".

This miniature sheet depicts British Formula One World Champion Jim Clark. Considered one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, Jim Clark’s natural ability meant he outperformed many of his rivals and teammates, yet he remained a shy and humble man throughout his life. Lotus boss Colin Chapman offered Clark a job racing Formula Junior and Formula Two for Team Lotus in 1960 and by the summer, Clark had been promoted to the Formula One team, scoring his first podium finish in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Circuito da Boavista.

Clark emphatically won the World title in 1963 but missed out on the 1964 title in the final race when an oil line failed, and his engine seized at the end of the penultimate lap. Clark bounced back and won his second title with some stunning drives in 1965, beating Graham Hill into second place.

The Scotsman tragically died in a Formula Two race at Hockenheim on 7 April 1968, age 32, when his Lotus slid off the track at high-speed following a tyre failure. There were no crash barriers and the car hit a small tree. The Scotsman was killed instantly. He remains one of the most revered racers in Formula One history.

The Miniature Sheet shows Clark in the Lotus 33 during the 1965 Championship winning season.

Date of issue 2021-09-01 00:00:00 +0100
Withdrawal date 2023-09-01 00:00:00 +0100
Size 95mm x 150mm
Process Four colour process lithography plus spot metallic litho silver and silver hot foil.
Denominations 3.00

Additional Information

Formula One is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Originally called Formula A, the first race to approved Formula One rules was a Grand Prix race held at Valentino Park, Turin, Italy, in 1946. In celebration of the Formula One World Championships, we have issued a total of 10 stamps, over a two-part series featuring ten of the top British Formula One champions.

Part Two is made up of five stamps, a miniature sheet and a souvenir sheetlet showcasing five British world champions. The five stamps feature Graham Hill, John Surtees, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell and Lewis Hamilton. The miniature sheet features Jim Clark.

Additional Information

Formula One is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Originally called Formula A, the first race to approved Formula One rules was a Grand Prix race held at Valentino Park, Turin, Italy, in 1946. In celebration of the Formula One World Championships, we have issued a total of 10 stamps, over a two-part series featuring ten of the top British Formula One champions.

Part Two is made up of five stamps, a miniature sheet and a souvenir sheetlet showcasing five British world champions. The five stamps feature Graham Hill, John Surtees, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell and Lewis Hamilton. The miniature sheet features Jim Clark.


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