Category Formula 1

Ferrari, Ascari, klemcoll

In their Cockpits

It appears to be surprisingly cool in Barcelona on September 29, 1950, but it will soon heat up. The Ferrari team drivers sit in their cars in the temporary pit area before practice on the Pedrables street circuit for the running of the Gran Premio de Peña Rhin which was an end of season non-championship […]

The Man with the Checkered Helmet

 A very pleased Jean Behra, France’s top driver in the 1950s, stands in the seat of his Ferrari 256F1 after winning the Aintree 200 on April 18, 1959, surrounded by his mechanics, photographers and the press. The Aintree race was an early season non-championship event and had an excellent entry with both full factory-entered and […]

ferrari, tom cole, klemcoll

Tom Cole

This driver is the British-born American Tom Cole, who was active in racing in both America and Europe in the early 1950s. He is here seen at Silverstone during the non-Championship International Daily Express Trophy for F2 cars on May 9, 1953. The car he is driving is a two-liter Ferrari 500F2, owned by Belgian […]

Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo, klemcoll

Braking Hard!

After the war years there was a non-championship Grand Prix held in Geneva on a short urban course known as the Circuit de Sécheron in 1946, 1948 and 1950. These were the years of the Alfettas, the all-conquering 158, developed from its prewar version, now with two-stage supercharged motors producing at or above 400 hp. […]

Paul Frere, Ferrari, klemcoll

A Journalist in F1

Paul Frère, the celebrated Belgian automotive journalist, was also a talented racing driver. Here he sits in a Ferrari 555 “Squalo” in the pits at Monte Carlo before practice for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 22, 1955. For this race Ferrari had entered four cars, two of the 555 type […]

Peter Collins, Ferrari, klemcoll

His Last Victory

We have recently acquired the remaining archive of T. C. (“Tom”) March who covered certain major British races from 1950 up into the late 1970s. This photograph is from those in his archive and shows Peter Collins in the Ferrari 246F1 on his way to his last F1 win in the British Grand Prix at […]

Ferrari, Bandini, klemcoll

Circuit de Charade

This lovely photograph of Lorenzo Bandini in his Ferrari 158 gives a superb impression of the challenging complexity of the Circuit de Charade public road circuit where the June 27, 1965 French Grand Prix was held. Four times between 1965 and 1972 the French Grand Prix was held at the Charade open road course which […]

Dan Gurney, Phil Hill; Innes Ireland; Jim Clark; Modena

A September Interlude

It is practice day for the Modena Grand Prix, September 2, 1961. Sitting on the pit counter at the Modena Aerautodromo are (l. to r.) Dan Gurney. Jim Clark, Innes Ireland and Phil Hill. The Modena Grand Prix was a non-Championship affair, held the weekend before the Italian Grand Prix. For an informal day, it […]

Ferrari, Geneva, klemcoll

Argentina’s Blue and Yellow

The Grand Prix des Nations was a famous non-Championship F1 Grand Prix race held on a shortish street circuit in Geneva Switzerland in the years after the War. For the 1950 edition on July 30 there was also a support race for two liter voiturette cars which was called the Prix de Genève. This small Ferrari […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Approach to the Südkurve

This was the original Nürburgring at the height of its fame. Here is the start of the German Grand Prix which took place on August 1, 1954. This dramatic image was captured from the grass at the edge of the track a few hundred yards from the grid which was located next to the timing […]