Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Warning: This film contains graphic racing accident footage including 2-3 probable fatalities, don’t click the play button if you’re likely to find that upsetting. Supercharged: Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939 is a vintage film that covers some of the formative years of Grand Prix racing, it’s a fascinating look at some of the most technologically advanced…

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Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1 – 1985

  This film, titled Niki Lauda Explains Formula 1, is a 1985 documentary that explains the F1 cars and technologies of the era. It’s a remarkable opportunity to see Lauda in the post-Rush days and listen to him explaining car balance, transmissions and engines from the midst of the original turbo era. It’s just under 20…

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James Hunt Wallpaper

Many of you have been asking where you can get a high-resolution download of that James Hunt picture we added on Facebook yesterday, I’ve added it above in a 1200 pixel wide desktop wallpaper ready format, all you need to do is drag and drop it to your computer’s desktop – If you’d like the…

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1986 British Grand Prix

When it comes to my all time favourite Formula 1 races, the 1986 British Grand Prix is right up near the top of list. It was to be the last time a Formula 1 race would be held at Brands Hatch, it was the first time Sir Frank Williams returned to the pit lane after…

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Hesketh Racing T-Shirt

By now many of you will have seen the film “Rush” and those of you who hadn’t encountered the story of the Hesketh Racing Team will now be familiar with the story, although in truth, the story of the Hesketh Racing Team deserves its own film. For the 1974 season, Lord Hesketh adopted a helmet-wearing…

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1997 Ferrari F310 B

The 1997 Ferrari F310 B was the revised, improved version of the failure prone 1996 Ferrari F310. In purely technical terms, the F310 was a stinker, Schumacher and Irvine suffered a huge number of mechanical failures including a frustrating 8 race streak of DNFs for Eddie in the latter part of the 1996 season. Ferrari…

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1990 Monaco Grand Prix

The 1990 Monaco Grand Prix was a dramatic affair, the young French newcomer Jean Alesi was setting a remarkably quick pace and Ayrton Senna was feeling the heat. The race would be a battle of attrition between the two men and the whole affair was commentated by none other than Murray Walker. The full race is…

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Onboard With Gerhard Berger – Estoril 1989 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Sometimes it’s fantastic to drop the commentary, lose the onscreen graphics, forget about the advertising and get back to basics. So with that in mind, we thought it’d be good to bring you a full Formula One grand prix from the driver’s perspective. The race in question is the Portuguese Estoril 1989 Grand Prix and the camera is mounted just to the right of the head of Gerhard Berger, on his staggeringly unreliable 3.5 litre Ferrari 640.

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Jacky Ickx’s 1976 Formula 1 and Le Mans Helmet

It isn’t everyday that historical curiosities like this come up for public auction, and certainly not at a price that’s almost affordable for a serious collector. With an estimated value of £1,500 to £1,800 this former Jacky Ickx Bell helmet was worn throughout the 1976 Formula One season (in the Wolf-Williams FW05) and during Ickx’s successful Le Mans campaign…

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JPS Lotus Keychain

The John Player Special Lotus Formula One Team’s exploits are now inscribed in history as one of the great, golden eras in the long and storied saga of grand prix motor racing. The black and gold colouring of the original cars became so well-known that even decades later when the Lotus name was revived in…

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