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.
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.