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Old 6th December 2019, 20:42   #21
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Not taking anything away from Lewis Hamilton but not really sure if you can compare him with Jim Clark. Hamilton only races in F1, Clark raced in F1, F2, USAC Championship (Indy 500 etc), Le Mans and Saloons.
..... and he proved he could drive on gravel too, on the 1966 RAC Rally in a Lotus Cortina
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Old 6th December 2019, 21:03   #22
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..... and he proved he could drive on gravel too, on the 1966 RAC Rally in a Lotus Cortina
plus skinny tyres on basic circuits (no fancy specially developed surfaces) with no barriers etc.

You cannot compare any of them, except with their peers of the day. Hamilton is great, like Schumacher and Senna with a team built around/focused on him. I would love to see how he would do alongside Vettel, or Heidfeld etc in a Renault, or Racing Point etc. I believe he would be better than Vettel, as Vettel loses it in wheel to wheel (Hamilton copied senna, he would turn in on a driver, and if they lifted off, he did it every time, if they held out eg Mansell, he knew to watch out for them).

I think the results would be surprising.
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Not taking anything away from Lewis Hamilton but not really sure if you can compare him with Jim Clark. Hamilton only races in F1, Clark raced in F1, F2, USAC Championship (Indy 500 etc), Le Mans and Saloons.



I wasn't trying to compare him to anyone ... merely using Jim clark's 8 grand chelems (current record holder of Grand chelems in Formula 1) to signify how rare they are to get! and hence the after Clark's record number.
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Old 6th December 2019, 22:59   #24
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Need to get down to the new Jim Clark Museum sometime. Visited the old one several times when I was younger.
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I've actually watched them all in the flesh racing but how to compare them---
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