Auto Racing: How to Win in Belgium By Not Really Coasting

Scotland's Jimmy Clark, 28, is everything a world champion auto racer ought to be: bright, cool, daring, earnest, fearless—and lucky as a field full of four-leaf clovers. Last week he won the 280-mile Belgian Grand Prix to make it two out of three races so far this year. And he didn't even realize what he was doing.

In practice, Jimmy's 1964 Lotus developed mechanical trouble, and he had to trade it in on a 1963 model that was geared too low for the ultrafast Spa Franchorchamps course. So there he was, a few laps from the end, touring unhappily around...

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