Tag Archives: Nigel Snowdon

Eau Rouge, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll, Porsche

High Speed at Eau Rouge

Here we have a Porsche 917K driven by Josef Siffert, who was teamed with Brian Redman, just crossing the bridge over Eau Rouge on the entry to the uphill nearly flat out Raidillon early during the May 17, 1970 running of the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km. race which counted for that year’s Manufacturers Championship. Behind the Redman/Siffert […]

Speeding in the Rain

Here is the well-known American driver Bob Bondurant (and now for many years having run his famous eponymous racing school) with a Cobra 427 in a driving rain wet race at Brands Hatch on May 8, 1966. “Bondo” shared the duties for this 500-mile six hour race with David Piper. Their car was entered by […]

Passing the Hotel des Hunaudières

The Hotel des Hunaudières stood right alongside the Mulsanne Straight, Ligne Droit des Hunaudières being the French name for that famous long straight section of the Le Mans circuit. Here is a Ferrari 512BBLM passing the hotel and its Restaurant des 24 Heures during the 1981 edition of the Le Mans race. In the late […]

Honda, Spa-Francorchamps

The Honda Challenge

During practice for the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps John Surtees sits in the Honda RA301 as his mechanics attend to the big V12 behind him. “Big John” qualified on the second row but was still almost 7 seconds behind the Ferrari of Chris Amon with its new rear wing. In the race Surtees would […]

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 […]

The New Boy

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 […]

Ferrari, Alboreto,

Flying Colors

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 […]

The Bruce and Denny Show

Before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 19, 1969 Bruce McLaren (left) and Denny Hulme discuss the rear wing on one of their McLaren M7As. Hulme was on the outside of the front row of the grid which he shared with Jochen Rindt’s Lotus 49, og pole, and Jackie Stewart’s Matra MS80 while McLaren had […]

David Purley, LEC

A Man of Courage

This is driver David Purley in the pits at Brands Hatch before the non-championship Race of Champions which took place on March 20, 1977. Purely was driving his own newly-designed F1 car which he entered as a LEC and which had Cosworth DFV power. The LEC had been designed by Mike Pilbeam, best known for his […]

Brabham, Zandvoort

Jack’s Usual Stance

Having started racing in a Midget on short dirt ovals in Australia, Jack Brabham was no stranger to cornering with the tail hung out under power. Here he is at the 180º Tarzanbocht at the end of the straight at Zandvoort during the Dutch Grand Prix on July 24, 1966. His car is his own Brabham BT19-Repco […]