Tag Archives: Monaco

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 […]

BRM, Monaco, Jackie Stewart, klemcoll

A Win for B.R.M.

This is the Monaco Grand Prix on May 22, 1966 as Jackie Stewart exits the famous tight downhill hairpin in his B.R.M. 61/2. This hairpin has had a series of different names down the years. It began as the Station Hairpin because the railroad station was situated on the outside of this turn, then when […]

Fangio, Maserati, Monaco, klemcoll

The Master at Tabac

Here is Juan Manuel Fangio in his lovely Maserati 250F sweeping into Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand prix on May 19, 1957. Tabac, still used today as the left-hander before the swimming pool complex, was so called because a tabaconist’s shop used to be located there. 1957 was Fangio’s fifth and final Championship year, […]

An Unexpected Victory

This is the French driver Maurice Trintignant taking a well deserved drink immediately after the finish of the May 22, 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, surrounded by his mechanics and other team members. He had just won this important race with his Scuderia Ferrari 625F1 in a totally unexpected outcome. The 625F1 was for all intentions the […]

Lancia, Mercedes, klemcoll

A Start at Monaco

This superb color photograph captures the start of what would be an exciting and surprising race, the Monaco Grand Prix of May 22, 1955. Here the still-accelerating field is about to brake hard for the very tight Gazometre hairpin at the end of the curving harborfront straight. On the inside as they approach the hairpin […]

Ascari, Ferrari, Silverstone

The British Grand Prix – 60 Years Ago

This weekend will see the 2013 running of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Sixty years ago the British Grand Prix was also held at Silverstone and the winner was the reigning World Champion Alberto Ascari at the wheel of a works Ferrari 500. Here he is passing the old Silverstone pits which were then located […]

Hans Tanner, Ferrari, Monaco

Hans Tanner – Ferrari Historian

The somewhat mysterious gentleman with the dark glasses standing at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1960 is non other than Hans Tanner. Who was Hans Tanner you might ask? Hans Tanner was a somewhat mysterious Swiss, born in 1927, who came to light and fame as an automotive historian, quasi-journalist and “fixer” through his various […]