Jay Chamberlain was a sports car racer who competed almost exclusively in Lotus cars, for whom he was an early US distributor. He won his class at Le Mans in 1957. Tried a season of F1 in 1962 under the Ecurie Excelsior banner, driving a Lotus 18.
Jay Chamberlain died 20 years ago, he was 76 , He would have been 96.
The only American-born driver to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (Mario Andretti, an Italian American driver, won the World Drivers' Championship in 1978, but was not born in the United States). He also scored three wins at each of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races.