Tag Archives: German Grand Prix

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 […]

Getting Ready on the Grid

We are standing on the front row of the grid at the Nürburgring just before the start of the German Grand Prix on August 5, 1956. Closest to the camera is the Ferrari-Lancia of poleman Juan Manuel Fangio who is pulling on his gloves at the side of his car. The next two cars, also […]

Phil Hill, Ferrari, Monza


Here is American Phil Hill in his first Ferrari Formula 1 drive with a 246F1 in Monza’s long sweeping final Parabolica corner during the Italian Grand Prix which was held on September 7, 1958. Hill got an F1 drive the hard way, being promoted after the deaths of Ferrari F1 drivers Luigi Musso during the French Grand […]

Fangio, Maserati, Nurburgring

Fangio’s Greatest Race

This marvelous color image shows Juan Manuel Fangio braking for the South Curve complex shortly after the start/finish line on the old Nürburgring during the famous German Grand Prix of August 4, 1957. This photograph was taken early in the race while Fangio built up an initial lead with his Maserati 250F over the Ferrari 801s of […]

Alfa Romeo, K. D. Evans, Brooklands

An Alfa in British Racing Green

Some might think this photo was taken at Donington, but it is in fact at Brooklands during the Junior Car Club’s J.C.C. International Trophy on May 6, 1939. This is Kenneth Douglas Evans, who usually entered as K. D. Evans, driving his supercharged 3 liter Alfa Romeo P3 Grand Prix car, painted in British Racing […]

Lauda, Ferrari, Nurburgring


On the Nordschleife, the north circuit of the Nürburgring, there is a place called Flugplatz, literally “flying place.” It was so-called originally because nearby there was a small airfield used primarily for gliders. However, the entry to Flugplatz involves coming up over a brow at full speed as the road rises up steeply from the long descent […]

Mercedes, Bremgarten, Swiss Grand Prix, Manfred von Brauchitsch

The Red Baron

It is August 20, 1938 on the Bremgarten Forest circuit in the Swiss capital city of Bern where the Swiss Grand Prix was always held. The car is a Mercedes-Benz W154 being driven by Manfred von Brauchitsch, the photograph taken during the dry practice period prior to the race which was run in wet conditions. Von Brauchitsch […]

Peter Collins, Louise Collins, Mille Miglia

A Mercury in Italy…

Peter and Louise Collins are sitting on the front bumper of their Mercury Station Wagon prior to the 1957 Mille Miglia. They are in the parking lot of the Marzotto brothers hotel used by Ferrari for the Mille Miglia and located at Manerbio, just south of Brescia. Louise Cordier King, as she was before her marriage to […]

A Bittersweet Victory

Hockenheim, 1982. Patrick Tambay, a very recent addition to the Ferrari team, waves the  French tricouleur from the podium but this was a very bittersweet victory. And none of the drivers look really happy: not Tambay, not René Arnoux, the second place driver who drove a Renault RE30, to Tambay’s right, nor Keke Rosberg, who drove a […]

James Hunt, McLaren

James Hunt

Here is a wonderfully evocative photograph of James Hunt in his McLaren M23, taken before the start at the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix at the Õsterreichring. Hunt was on pole with John Watson’s Penske PC4 next to him. Hunt had a golden opportunity to add to his points with Niki Lauda still in hospital following […]