Jim Clark, Dan Gurney

Paddock Hill Bend, so-called because the Brands Hatch paddock lay just outside it, is a dramatic and challenging semi-blind high speed corner which drops sharply downhill. Here we are at the start of the 1964 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch on July 11, 1964 as the field rushes toward us. This was the first running […]

Aston Martin, Mulsanne, Maurice Trintignant

  Before darkness came to Le Mans, Louis Klemantaski often went out to the slow Mulsanne Corner at the end of the straight and climbed up on the earth bank at the apex to capture the leading cars as they swept round. Here early Saturday evening on June 22, 1957 is Les Leston, best known for his race clothing business in London, […]

Porsche Dan Gurney, Aintree

On July 21, 1962 the British Grand Prix was held on Mrs. Topham’s Aintree circuit which ran next to sections of the famous steeplechase course, home of the Grand National race. Here is American Dan Gurney sitting in the pits in his Porsche 804 during practice. The steering wheel on these Porsches was removable so as to allow the […]

Harry Schell, Crystal Palace, Vanwall

Crystal Palace was a short circuit in South London and a scene of many British National Races in the 1950s and 60s. Part of the circuit ran through a somewhat forested left-bending section called The Glade before diving downhill through a right hand bend onto the lower straight. Here going through The Glade in this […]

Michael Schumacher sits quietly in his temporary new home, a Jordan 191-Ford F1 car, at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on August 25, 1991. The young Schumacher, then only 22 years old, had been driving Group C cars for Mercedes-Benz with noted success. It was with Mercedes funding that he was given the Jordan […]

Chinetti, Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari

Luigi Chinetti, in the dark leather jacket and sitting directly behind the flowers, seems well tired after winning the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on July 10, 1949. On his right is his co-driver Jean Lucas while his wife Marion is to his left and his young son Luigi (later on known as “Coco”) sits admiringly in front […]

Ferrari, Mike Hawthorn

The Goodwood Nine Hour Race was a sports car endurance event held at the Goodwood circuit in Sussex for three years in the 1950s. Here is the Le Mans start of the third Nine Hour Race on August 20, 1955 with the Ferrari 750 Monza of Mike Hawthorn sliding sideways has he accelerates from his […]

Enzo Ferrari, Peter Collins

Commendatore Enzo Ferrari, the Old Man as he was often called, is discussing a request by Peter Collins to modify the gear lever knob on the Ferrari 335 Sport which Collins will drive in the upcoming 1957 Mille Miglia with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his navigator.  Collins has just come back from testing his 335 Sport on the […]

Surtees, Ferrari, Monaco GP

John Surtees, the 1964 World Champion for Ferrari, sits in the Ferrari 158F1 practice car in the pits along the Monaco harbor front during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix which would take place on May 30, 1965. He would qualify fifth and then race with the older spec V8 car while his teammate Lorenzo Bandini […]

Ferrari, Alboreto,

The Belgian Grand Prix of April 29, 1984 took place at Zolder, a short but quick circuit and site of the terrible accident which took the life of Ferrari’s Gilles Villeneuve two years before. The 1984 event would be the last F1 race here. At the start Michele Alboreto, driving a Ferrari 126C/4 from pole position, and bearing Villeneuve’s famous […]