In memory of Jim Clark
The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg wants to revive the "Jim Clark Race"
Experience historic motor sport live. From April 22 24, 2005 the first "International Historic Grand Prix" will take place at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, a race track rich in the tradition of motor sport. Entitled "Jim Clark Revival", the event title features a famous name. Having been Formula 1 World Champion twice, Jim Clark died on 7 April, 1968 in a Formula 2 European Championship race at the Hockenheimring. From 1969-1985, the memorial event called "The Jim Clark Race" was held in his name every year, honouring the best racing driver of his time.
The Hockenheimring wants to continue this tradition. The Jim Clark Revival is aimed at re-creating the fantastic race atmosphere of those days. This includes inviting for- mer Formula 2 drivers from that era to the racetrack in Hockenheim including FIA president Max Mosley.
Historic Formula 1 and Formula 2 race cars will turn up the adrenalin at the start on 22 April. It will be an exciting weekend staging a number of other great races includ- ing the FIA Lurani Trophy, the Orwell SuperSports Cup 2005, the FIA European Championship for Historic GT and Touring Cars (FIA-GTC and FIA-TC '65), the FIA TGP and the Ferrari F1 Clienti. The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, which is being held as a guest event with a championship race, is already attracting tremendous interest from a number of foreign teams.
FIA Lurani Trophy: In the second half of the `50s, there was a great demand for "young drivers" in Italy, where racing is very popular. The regulations developed by racing driver, journalist and race official Giovanni Conte Lurani served as the basis for a Formula Junior. The car was to be a reasonably-priced, yet demanding racing vehicle. The Formula Junior was internationally recognized in 1959. Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips made the breakthrough for the series in Germany with his victory on the Nürburgring. In 1963, the series came to an abrupt end with Formula 3 replac- ing Formula Junior in 1964. 2
Orwell SuperSports Cup: Those who have ever experienced the appearance of the SuperSports will know what a fascinating experience it is. This event has a special atmosphere, created not only by the presence of such rare vehicles but also by the uncompromising motivation of the drivers to push their prototypes to the limit.
European Formula 2 Club: This series was founded in January 2004. It was created as there were too few drivers and vehicles in the 1600cc and 2000cc classes to stage their own races. The European Formula 2 Club has 30 members and 8 new members have already joined up for the 2005 season.
FIA-GTC and FIA-TC: Exciting motor sport with historic racing cars these are im- ages that one will never forget. When the GT and touring cars of the post-war and economic miracle era (1947 1976) thunder across the race track, old memories will come flooding back.
FIA TGP: A historic Formula 1 race that is as exciting and dramatic as the contempo- rary Formula 1 race and just as loud!
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: A classic and professional motor sport event with Ferrari 360s. Experience "future" historic motor sport!
Ferrari F1 Clienti: If you always wanted to see Michael Schumacher's and Rubens Barrichello's Formula 1 Ferraris up close, then this is your unique chance to admire the privately-owned racing cars.
The Jim Clark Revival will attract a large group of vintage car and motor sport fans. It would be wonderful if the tradition of the popular "Jim Clark Race" could be revived at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg with the introduction of the "International Historic Grand Prix".