Tag Archives: Jim Clark

Lotus, Jim Clark, Imola, klemcoll

Formula 1 at Imola

This is the start of the Grand Prix of the City of Imola, a non-Championship Formula 1 race, held at Imola on April 21, 1963. This was the first Formula 1 race held at Imola which was then known as the Autodromo di Castellaccis. Today what is essentially the same circuit is known as the […]

Willy Mairesse, klemcoll, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps

Wild Willy

Here is a superb color shot of Belgian driver Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari 156/61 reaching up on the wheel for the turn-in to the La Source hairpin during the Belgian Grand Prix of June 17, 1962 held on the daunting Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Scuderia Ferrari, eager to repeat their totally dominant performance of the year […]

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, 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), […]

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 […]

Richie Ginther, klemcoll, Monaco

His Best Race

It might seem unusual to suggest that a top level driver’s best race was when he finished second. Although it would be a matter of opinion of course, it is very possible that Richie Ginther’s best race was the May 14, 1961 Monaco Grand Prix. For Monaco that year Ferrari entered three of its new […]

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 […]

Porsche Dan Gurney, Aintree

The Stolen Steering Wheel

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 […]

Lotus, Jim Clark, Zandvoort

The Magic of Jim Clark

Here is Jim Clark cutting through the difficult Tarzan Corner on the seaside Zandvoort circuit in Holland to win the Dutch Grand Prix on July 18, 1965. This was the last year of the 1.5 liter engine formula. At this point the suspension developments over the past several years, led by the Lotus 25 in 1962, […]

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, […]