There’s something deeply magical about Formula 1 in the days when the study of aerodynamics was still very much a science-in-progress. This is Jacky Ickx at the 1974 Argentinian Grand Prix getting his Lotus very sideways, sadly he retired a few laps later when his clutch gave up the ghost and blew itself to pieces.
Buying a Formula 1 car with some serious historical credentials is a dream held by many and attained by few. This 1975 Hesketh 308b Formula 1 car hit the sales lot a few hours ago and by the look of it, won’t be up for sale for very long.
With the season ending Brazilian Grand Prix due to kick off tomorrow afternoon, I decided to add the highlights reel of the first ever (officially sanctioned) Brazilian race. This 2:30 minute clip takes you through the race from start to finish in typically and brilliantly 70’s fashion.
This almost prophetic home video from 1989 shows Jenson Button and Dan Wheldon racing in a British kart series as children, Jenson is #14 and Wheldon is #1, Antony Davidson is on track as well although his number isn’t mentioned.
This is Phill Hill drifting his Ferrari 246 around the impossibly tight Monaco street circuit with Bruce Maclaren in hot pursuit in his Cooper T53.
This footage is from the 1967 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, and shows the fatal accident of Lorenzo Bandini, the Ferrari driver clipped a chicane and was sent upside down into the hay bales with
The Ferrari 158 was the car that powered John Surtees to his 1964 Formula 1 World Championship. The car used both the V12 and V8 engine during the course of the season, both engines had a 1.5 litre capacity with the V12 developing 220hp and the V8 developing 210hp. Click any image for the high-resolution version.
This is Phil Hill launching the Sharknose Ferrari into a corner at the 1962 Monaco F1 Grand Prix, he went on to a second place finish.
This classic Formula 1 battle is considered by many to be the best 3 laps in open-wheeled racing history, it features Rene Arnoux and Gilles Villeneuve in a no holds barred street fight for the win at the 1979 French Grand Prix.
Hakkinen was the only Formula 1 driver that Michael Schumacher truly feared. That fact alone may be the highest accolade in motorsport.
This wonderful onboard footage with Jim Clark at the 1963 Oulton Park Grand Prix give a great drivers eye view of what it was like to pilot a 60s era Formula 1 car
In this video he takes us on a few flying laps of the Donington Park circuit in the UK and talks us through the laps as well as throwing in some historical tidbits and comparisons to modern day F1 cars.