Auto Racing: Zinging in the Rain

Some people race because they feel that they can make easy money at it. Others race because it is the "done thing," or because it might make them more attractive to girls. With me, the motive is curiosity.

Jimmy Clark's curiosity takes an aw ful lot of satisfying. At 28, he is the youngest Grand Prix champion in history, and his income runs to $140,000 a year. Yet there he was last week, seeing how fast he could drive an untested car on a rain-drenched track outside Stuttgart, Germany—in something called the Solitude Grand...

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