This is a little more than your usual, supermarket parking lot fender bender. It took place at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1977 and involved Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari and Ronnie Peterson’s Tyrrell P34 on lap #5, tragically some debris from the accident killed a marshal and a photographer, who had both been standing in a prohibited area of the track.
The look of pure nonchalance on the faces of Leo Payne and his frame-holding friend in this photograph still makes me smile.
A close look at the cutaway section of this BMW 320 Turbo will reveal an almost aerospace sized turbo charger, tucked in under the exhaust headers on the right side of the engine. The engine itself was developed by McLaren, yes that McLaren, in 1978.
Steffen Jahn is a Stuttgart-based photographer responsible for some of the most capitvating automotive photography we’ve seen anywhere.