Jim Clark, two-time world champion and undoubtedly the most talented driver of his era, leads on his way to winning the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
The race was the debut of the Lotus 49, a revolutionary car that helped to change how F1 cars were constructed. The secret to the design was the powerful Ford Cosworth DFV, which formed part of the stressed structure of the car.
The winning debut for car and engine set the tone for the rest of the 1960s and 1970s as British manufacturers using the Ford engine dominated the rankings.
The win was all the more remarkable because Jim hadn't driven the car until practice for the event, having started the season in the unreliable Lotus 43, before swapping to the aging 33 for the Monaco Grand Prix. His victory at Zandvoort was just one of four in the 1967 season.
Peter Hearsey is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society in America and has exhibited widely in the States, as well as enjoying success with one-man shows in the UK and Brussels He also created the artwork for many of the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed posters since the early days of the event.?
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594mm x 420mm.