Category Formula 1

The Ferrari 246F1 Dino

In this beautifully detailed overhead image taken before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 19, 1958, Mike Hawthorn sits in his Ferrari Dino 246F1 in the paddock behind the pits as final race preparations are carried out. Hawthorn has opted for his preferred adjustable small aero screen instead of the wrap-around perspex screen […]

Maserati, Goodwood, klemcoll

The Daily Graphic Goodwood Trophy

This amusing image was taken in the paddock at Goodwood on September 29, 1951. The car is a now three-year-old Maserati 4CLT/48 which was entered for this Goodwood September Meeting by its Swiss owner/driver Antonio Branca. Branca is crouching next to the right front wheel, probably looking at his car’s supercharger while his mechanic changes […]

Mario Andretti, Lotus, klemcoll

The Eyes of a Champion

This is Mario Andretti before the start for what would be a wet United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on October 2, 1977. Andretti is wearing both a nomex head sock as protection against fire and a taped water shield as well to keep water out of his nasal passages and avoid fogging his […]

lauda, klemcoll

Niki Lauda

Nike Lauda has died at the age of 70. Photo by Nigel Snowdon ©The Klemantaski Collection – http://www.klemcoll.com

Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, Modena, klemcoll, Carlo Chitii

Testing the Sharknose

It is early March 1961 and Ferrari is holding a test of their new rear-engined 156F1 at the Modena Aerautodromo. Here in the pits is the new car with its 65° 1.5 liter Dino V6. It seemed a far more aggressive shape than the ungainly-looking prototype which had appeared with the 246F1 motor in 1960. […]

Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari, klemcoll

The 1954 Spanish Grand Prix

An old friend and often commentator to our points, Jim Sitz, has suggested that we do a post about the Grand Prix held on the Pedrables street circuit in Barcelona on October 24, 1954. Although the Championship had already been decided in favor of Juan Fangio, and this being the last race, Spain was indeed […]

Ferrari, Villoresi, Monza klemcoll

Italian Sunshine

This lovely image is one of our favorite photographs. It shows that Klemantaski really knew how to pan for a perfect result, the car and driver are sharply in focus as they head into the afternoon sun and seeming to come forward against the blurred background. This was taken at the old Porfido corner at Monza, […]

Ferrari, Long Beach,klemcoll, scheckter

A Run on The Streets

Two lovely Ferrari 312/T5s on the streets of Long Beach on March 30, 1980 during the USGP West. Nevertheless, beauty does not finish first every time. Ferrari, which had won the Championship for Jody Scheckter in 1979 with the 312/T4, found that their already rather ancient design would be out of the running with its […]

Afa Romeo, Silverstone, klemcoll

A Look Back at The Beginning

This past weekend was the 1000th Grand Prix of the modern era of Formula 1, held at Shanghai in China. Today let’s take a look back at some photographs from the first Grand Prix of this era. It was the British Grand Prix which also had the title of Grand Prix d’Europe and took place […]

klemcoll, BRM, Fangio

Fangio, Moss and B.R.M.

This bucolic setting was at the Dundrod circuit in Norther Ireland on Saturday, June 7, 1952. Cresting a rise and howling past some locals is Juan Manuel Fangio in one of two B.R.M. 15s entered in this non-championship formula libre race. With the change to Formula 2 for the World Championship, Fangio was without a […]