The Ferrari 126 C4 Formula 1 car packs a 600 bhp, 12,200 rpm, 1,496 cc V-6 engine with twin turbo chargers, dual overhead cams and a transverse six-speed manual gearbox.
Owning and racing a Formula car, especially a car with heritage like this 1961 Lotus 18, is the lifelong dream of many motor racing enthusiasts (myself included).
This relatively hard to find clip shows a pre-Formula 1 battle between Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen, Schumacher is in the blue car and Hakkinen is in the red and white car. Schumacher’s controversial move on Hakkinen is still debated by die hard race fans to this day, the general consensus seems to be that it was a…
This brilliant 7:40 video shows the first lap of the 1975 Formula 1 GP at the Nürburgring, this was the year that Niki Lauda would set the blistering lap record of 6:58.6 during qualifying.
The Long Beach Formula 1 Grand Prix was run between 1976 and 1984, I’m not sure which year this film is from although if I had to guess I’d say early-80s.
The 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was only the second race drive for Stirling Moss in the Mercedes, his team mate was the legendary Juan Miguel Fangio who can be seen in the above image in the #2 car, Moss is in the #6 on the outside.
This was the last of the Adrian Newey designed cars from the Williams F1 team, it went on to win the 1997 constructors and drivers championships at the hands of Jaques Villeneuve.
This high-resolution poster is a fantastic timeline of Formula 1 evolution as seen through the eyes of Ferrari’s engineers, starting in 1950 and progressing right through to 2010 it covers all the most famous Ferrari F1 cars including my personal favourite, the 1962 F156 Sharknose.
1967 was the first year that the Canadian Grand Prix was run, this footage is a compilation of highlights with a voiceover giving some backstory on the track and the drivers.
This is the 1938 Auto Union Type D, that remarkable engine is a supercharged 3.0 litre V12 producing 420hp at 7,000 rpm. In 1938 the car won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and the Donnington Grand Prix in Britain at the hands of the talented Tazio Nuvolari.
This video shows the final 2 laps of the now infamous 1982 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, a light rain shower has begun to fall and as a result Alain Prost spun and hit the barriers badly damaging his car and taking him out of the race. On the next lap, new race leader Riccardo Patrese spun on the wet asphalt and stalled his car giving 1st position to Didier Pironi who then proceeded to run out of fuel in the tunnel, after him was now second placed Andrea de Cesaris who also ran out of fuel.
The Lotus 72D was the first of the iconic John Player Special cars and was also the model that Emmerson Fittipaldi drove to win the 1972 Formula 1 World Championship. The car was so good that Lotus used it for 6 seasons in various configurations and is remembered to this day as the most successful Formula…