Following on yesterday’s feature about James Hunt I felt it might be good to do a feature on Hunt’s great friendship with Barry Sheene, this documentary called “When Playboys Ruled the World” is a great little film about the two men and their life throughout the 70’s.
James Hunt is one of the most loved Formula 1 drivers of all time, his classic British eccentricity, his playboy lifestyle and his astonishing talent on the race track have earned him a place very close to the heart of any motor racing fan.
John Surtees was quite easily one of the greatest racers of all time, he won 7 world motorcycle racing championships, a Formula 1 world championship and a North American Can-Am Championship for sports cars.
The 1969 Spanish Grand Prix was the last ever race featuring Formula 1 cars with the “high-wing”, the two Lotus cars suffered massive rear wing failures and drivers Jochen Rindt and Graham Hill lucky to escape with their lives.
The 1975 Formula 1 Grand Prix at the world famous Nürburgring was a great race, the cars were all classic mid-70s designs and it was one of the last races on the full length Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Detroit Grand Prix of 1987 was held over 63 laps of the 4 kilometre street circuit with a total race distance of 253 kilometres. The 1987 Formula 1 season was in hot contention with Aryton Senna in the lead after winning the previous race at the famous Monaco street circuit in Monte Carlo.
This is the 1991 Benetton B191-5, it was retired at the end of the 1991 Formula 1 season and spent a few years on the display circuit before crossing over into private hands and touring events like Goodwood around the UK and Europe.
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…
Jackie Stewart is one of the most famous and successful Formula 1 drivers to ever grace a circuit with his presence. He led the call in the 60’s and 70’s to make F1 a safer sport and had a number of near fatal accidents himself along the way.
This incredible photograph of Robert Benoist drifting his V-12 Delage around the 1924 French Grand Prix circuit is just about the most perfect motor racing picture I’ve yet seen.
This breathtaking video shows the 6-Wheeled Tyrrell P34 belting around the Monaco Grand Prix circuit during a practice session in 1977.
After finishing the piece on the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SLR I’ve decided that today I’m going to write about Stirling Moss. This brilliant picture of Moss shows him at an unspecified Formula 1 race in the late 1950’s rehydrating with what appears to be champagne.