Category Formula 1

Gilles Villeneuve, Long Beach, Ferrari, klemcoll

What a Difference a Year Makes

This is Gilles Villeneuve hard at work trying everything he can to find the success he had had a year before. Villeneuve had won the Long Beach Grand Prix (more correctly known as the U.S. Grand Prix West) in 1979 with the Ferrari 312T4 and with his teammate and eventual Championship winner Jody Scheckter second. […]

Stirling Moss, Maserati, Monaco, klemcoll

Into the Trees

  For the Monaco Grand Prix on May 13, 1956, Klemantaski had arranged an upstairs room on the front facade of the Hotel Mirabeau which was situated at the sharp right hand bend of the same name. For the early morning Saturday practice Klemantaski sat on his balcony with a cup of coffee taking a […]

Alfa Romeo, Berne, Bremgarten, Juan Fangio, klemcoll

Fangio at Bremgarten

Here is a fine study of the great Juan Manuel Fangio on the grid for the Swiss Grand Prix in Berne on May 27, 1951. His car is an Alfa Romeo 159 with its double-stage supercharged 1.5 liter straight eight motor, producing about 420 hp. The Alfa 159, or Alfetta as these cars were called […]

Bob Gerard, Ballyclare, ERA, klemcoll

Ballyclare

Here is the then well known British driver Bob Gerard pulling into the pits after winning the Ulster Trophy which was run on the Ballyclare open road circuit on August 9, 1947. In the immediate postwar years there were few available private circuits in England and racing on public roads was prohibited. Therefore, racing sometimes […]

Fangio, Thillois, Ferrari, klemcoll

At Thillois…

This iconic image was taken from the apex of the original Thillois hairpin at the top of the main straight on the old Reims grand prix circuit during the French Grand Prix on July 1, 1956. At the wheel is then three time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. He is trail-braking his Ferrari-Lancia D50 – […]

klemcoll, Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, Imola

A Stab in The Back?

It was an infamous race. The San Marino Grand Prix was held at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari (as it was then called) at Imola on April 25, 1982. In this photograph are the two Ferrari 126C2 1.5 liter V6 turbo cars driven by Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi. They would occupy the first two positions […]

Jim Clark, Silverstone, Lotus, klemcoll

Two Views of a Start

Here is an unusual pair of photographs: the Start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 20, 1963 seen almost simultaneously from opposite sides of the grid. On pole in Lotus 25 n. 4 is Jim Clark and next to him in n. 9 is Dan Gurney in his Brabham BT7 with a Climax […]

BRM, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Sound of 16

Here is a rare early color photograph of an even rarer car and driver combination: a V16 BRM and Juan Manuel Fangio. This is at the Daily Express International Formula Libre Race which was a support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This race took place at the end of […]

Ascari, Villoresi. Maserati, klemcoll French Grand Prix

Two Friends Go Racing

Here we are in the pits during the French Grand Prix which was held on a public road circuit at Lyon on September 21, 1947. On the left behind the two mechanics who are trying to discover a fatal engine problem is the then 29 year old Alberto Ascari who is being advised by his […]

Ferrari, John Surtees, Monaco, klemcoll

Looking Back

As the cars line up before practice with photographers all around, John Surtees looks into Bob Daley’s camera from his Ferrari 158/F1. The scene is at practice before the Monaco Grand Prix which would be run on May 10, 1964. The Ferrari entry for Surtees was the first championship race appearance of the 1.5 liter […]