Tag Archives: Graham Hill

Graham Hill, Monaco, Lotus, klemcoll

The Great Graham Hill

This womderful action photograph was taken at Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28, 1968. Graham Hill is in his Lotus 49 powered by a Cosworth DFV V8. 1968 was the year when the Formula One cars began to sprout wings in search of downforce, following the concepts originated by Jim Hall […]

klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

The Drivers’ Meeting

A drivers meeting is rarely a deeply solemn affair, but here just look at the faces… These young men are standing in front of the pits at Spa-Francorchamps before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix on June 14, 1964. Spa was a course that made everyone nervous, especially if it might rain. You did […]

BRM, Jackie Stewart, klemcoll

The Beginning of Safety in Racing

Jackie Stewart in his BRM 61/2 in the pits during practice at Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix which took place on June 13, 1966. Stewart would qualify on the outside of the front row, albeit 3.5 seconds behind poleman John Surtees in the Ferrari 312 with Jochen Rindt’s Cooper 81-Maserati between them but only […]

BRM, Graham Hill, klemcoll

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), […]

Surtees, Ferrari, Masta, klemcoll

Rain and the Masta Kink

This is John Surtees with his Ferrari 312 on the exit from the Masta Kink at Spa-Francorchamps during the Belgian Grand Prix on June 13, 1966. The Masta Kink was a very fast, often flat in the dry, left-right midway down the long straight between Malmédy and Stavelot. Since it was lined with buildings and fences […]

Jim Clark, Dan Gurney

Paddock Hill Bend

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 […]

Stirling Moss, Sebring, Maserati

Mr. Moss

Stirling Moss sits stoically in Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi International Maserati T61 “Birdcage” in front of the pits just after the start of the Sebring 12 Hours on March 23. 1961. Moss shared this T61 with Graham Hill. Moss had jumped into his car at the start to find the battery was totally dead, in spite of […]

Ferrari, Chris Amon Monaco Grand Prix

Amon at Portier

The 1969 Monaco Grand Prix took place  on May 18th. This is a nice photo of Chris Amon with the Ferrari 312 practice car (hence the “T” on its nose) rounding Portier on the Grand Prix circuit during Saturday practice with the signposts at the apex before entering the tunnel. This car is in its “wingless” form […]

Ferrari, Matra, Monaco Grand Prix, Chris Amon, Jackie Stewart

The Start!

In 1964 The start at the Monaco Grand Prix was moved from the harborfront straight, which  had often led to accidents at the Gasworks Hairpin, around to the other side of the pits. Later it was moved up closer to the St. Devote corner which leads uphill to Casino Square, a location where it remains today. The Royal […]

Jackie Stewart, Silverstone, BRM, Honda

Ready, Set – GO!

They don’t let the crowd stand this close to the grid today. Everyone is perched right at the edge of the track, and just on the exit of the 140 mph Woodcote Corner. If two cars had come together leaving the grid… But this was at Silverstone for the start of the British Grand Prix on July 10, […]