Category Formula 1

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An Old BRM

Silverstone, July 20, 1963 – the British Grand Prix. Here is a wonderful close-in photo of Graham Hill pressing on with his BRM 57 which carries the number 1, indicative of the reigning World Champion. In those days photographers out on the circuit stood inches behind a low cement wall (seen in the lower left), […]

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Eugenio Castellotti at Speed

Here we see the upcoming Italian driver Eugenio Castellotti with his Ferrari-Lancia in the very fast Abbey Curve at Silverstone during the British Grand Prix on July 14, 1956. It was hoped that Castellotti would be capable of taking the place of Alberto Ascari, killed in a mysterious testing crash at Monza in May 1955 […]

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The Prewar Master

  Before the World War II, the acknowledged master of Grand Prix racing was Tazio Nuvolari. Here he is on the very slippery when wet stone block surface of the Bremgarten circuit near the middle of Bern during practice for the Swiss Grand Prix which would take place on August 21, 1938. Nuvolari had left […]

An Unexpected Victory

This is the French driver Maurice Trintignant taking a well deserved drink immediately after the finish of the May 22, 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, surrounded by his mechanics and other team members. He had just won this important race with his Scuderia Ferrari 625F1 in a totally unexpected outcome. The 625F1 was for all intentions the […]

Castellotti’s Smile

Eugenio Castellotti, striding along next to his Ferrari 555F1 “Supersqualo” on the way to the start of the 1955 Italian Grand Prix on September 11, was Ferrari’s Italian hope for the future. There was no question that he combined talent and bravery. The man to Castellotti’s right, festooned with cameras, is the famous photojournalist Bernard […]

A Tragic Race

Here is Phil Hill in his Ferrari 156F1 braking for the Parabolica corner at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 1961. Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips, both driving for Ferrari, were close for the Championship which either could win. Hill had 29 points and Trips was at 33 before the Monza […]

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The Snowplow

What is this? It is the famous Ferrari attempt by designer Mauro Forghieri to explore a totally new idea during 1972. This unusual design quickly got the nickname Spazzaneve (snowplow) because of its unique shape. The official name was 312B3, but it never raced, although it was tested, both at Ferrari’s private track at Fiorano, […]

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Moss at Aintree

Stirling Moss is here braking for Cottage Corner, a tight left hand turn on the back of the Aintree Grand Prix circuit, during the British Grand Prix on July 16, 1955. Moss ran together with Juan Manuel Fangio in their Mercedes W196 F1 cars at the front of the field, well ahead of their teammates […]

Daniel Sexton Gurney 1931-2018

One of the most loved and respected members of racing history has passed away. This evocative image by Nigel Snowdon shows Dan Gurney braking for La Source during his victorious run with his Eagle at Spa-Francorchamps in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix . This was only the second Grand Prize victory by an American in an […]

Stirling Moss,Dan Gurney, Monza, Ferrari, Cooper

Monza 1959

The 1959 Italian Grand Prix took place, as usual, at Monza and was run on September 13th. The Coopers of Brabham and Moss, the former a works car and the latter belonging to Moss’s entrant Rob Walker, were able to challenge the more powerful yet less good handling cars from Maranello. Ferrari had brought a […]