Sport: Scoreboard: Apr. 14, 1961

¶More than half the 15 racing cars entered in France's Grand Prix de Pau either cracked up or broke down before they finished the long, sun-splashed climb through the streets of the little Pyrenees town. Veteran Belgian Driver Olivier Gen-debein even managed to get his foot jammed between brake pedal and accelerator on his little Emeryson speedster, shot off the road at high speed and wound up in a hay bale. With that kind of competition, Scottish Farmer Jimmy Clark, 25, who had never won a big race before, had no trouble bringing his Formula One Lotus home in front. ¶Just...

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