The great Jim Clark's final F1 triumphs

Sandown would effectively turn out to be the legendary Scot's final victory. The black and white helmet and the Gold Leaf Team Lotus should have been a familiar sight in the Grand Prix winner's circle in 1968, but an obscure Formula 2 race at Hockenheim in April would deprive motor racing of such a great prospect.

As he once looked back on the 1968 Tasman Series and his tremendous battles with Clark, Chris Amon admitted he had been disappointed to lose such a close fought championship. "But given what happened afterward," Amon said, "I was always somewhat pleased that Jimmy won."