Very rarely through the history of Formula One has a single country provided a number of drivers great enough to dominate the championship.
In 1964 British drivers Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees were all at the peak of their careers. Hill and Clark had won the two previous World Championships, Hill narrowly beating the Scotsman in ’62 before Clark dominated his way to the title the following year.
This was the era of the ‘garagistas’. The small British teams Enzo Ferrari had dismissed were now World Championship winning teams. As they did for their respective titles Hill would lead the BRM team, Clark the Lotus squad. Surtees would remain at the Italian team for a second...
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