Category F1

Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland, Monaco Grand Prix, klemcoll

How’s the Knee, Old Man?

  Two years after his career-ending accident at Goodwood, Stirling Moss was well on his way to supporting himself with his as yet untapped talents. Here Moss is a television reporter for the May 10, 1964 running of the Monaco Grand Prix as he interviews his friend Innes Ireland before the first practice session. Ireland […]

Juan Fangio, Maserati, klemcoll, Ferrari, Rouen-les essarts

In the Forest

This evocative photograph was taken in the early morning of July 7, 1957 as the Ferrari team lined up to fill their cars with fuel before French Grand Prix which would be on the Rouen-Les-Essarts public road circuit. The four team cars are the Ferrari 801F1, the result of two years’ development of the Lancia […]

Lotus, Rindt, Hulton Park, klemcoll

Gold Leaf Team Lotus

Here is Lotus driver Jochen Rindt at the non-Championship International Gold Cup race which took place at Oulton Park on August 22, 1970. To provide more racing for the spectators, the Gold Cup  was run in two 20 lap heats with the overall finishing order being determined on aggregate time. Grid positions for the first […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Cortese, Maranello

Testing on the Abetone

This photograph was taken in May 1949 on the Via Abetone Superiore which runs from the center of Maranello up into the hills southwest of the town. The lower part of the same road the, Abetone Inferiore, runs directly past the main entrance to the Ferrari factory. In the early years at Ferrari the Abetone […]

Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Tony Brooks, Monza, klemcoll

The Ferrari Team

For the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 13, 1959 here are three of the five the Ferrari Team drivers: from the left, Tony Brooks, Phil Hill and Dan Gurney. Cliff Alison and Olivier Gendebien will drive two more Ferrari 246F1s. Enzo Ferrari had obviously loaded his gun for his home race. For the […]

Jim Clark, Lotus Charade, klemcoll

Celebrating Victory

On several years the French Grand Prix was held at a mountainous circuit just outside of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, home of the Michelin tire company. This circuit was called the Circuit de Charade, but was also referred to by the name of its nearby city of Clermont-Ferrand and, in honor of one of the […]

Mercedes, Alfred Neubauer, klemcoll, Reims

In the Fields of Reims

Here is that famous team manager of Mercedes-Benz, Alfred Neubauer, on the grid at the public road circuit of Reims-Gueux before the French Grand Prix on July 3, 1938. Naubauer is standing next to the Mercedes W154 which will be driven by Hermann Lang to third place behind his teammates Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf […]

Reims, French Grand Prix, klemcoll, Fangio, Ferrari

Before the Start

This very atmospheric photograph shows the tribunes on the left and the pits building across the Ruote Nationale, all filled with spectators, excited for the coming start of the French Grand Prix on the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 4, 1954. This was a special Grand Prix because it marked the first return of Mercedes-Benz since the prewar […]

Stirling Moss, Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes-Benz, Mill Miglia, klemcoll

The Racer’s Racer

With the death of Stirling Moss, we present here photos from his most famous races. Of course Stirling Moss had perhaps his most famous victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with his great friend Denis Jenkinson as his navigator. This photo was taken at the top of the Futa Pass […]

Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll, Mercedes-Benz

Stirling Moss 1929-2020

A racer’s racer, a gentleman, a friend. All who had the pleasure to know him and many who only revered him will miss him deeply. Photo by Yves Debraine ©The Klemantaski Collection – http://www.klemcoll.com