According to Motor Sport readers, Jim Clark is by far the most popular British Formula 1 World Champion.
Last month, in association with The Daily Telegraph, we launched an online poll asking you to vote for your favourite British World Champion – along with our honorary ‘11th man’, Sir Stirling Moss. Over 5500 of you voted in just over three weeks, propelling the sheep farmer from Fife to another emphatic victory. In true Clark fashion, the double World Champion built up an early lead and ran away with it, taking 31.5 per cent of the vote.
Proving that Mansell Mania is still going strong, Nigel came home second with 13.1 per cent, with Moss – who finished as championship runner-up for four straight seasons – coming in third with 10.9.
The poll was launched to coincide with National Motorsport Week, a joint initiative run by the Motor Sports Association to promote racing in Britain. The UK has produced more F1 champions than any other nation, the 10 eclipsing the totals of three each from Brazil and Finland.