This is Jochen Rindt jumping the Flugplatz corner (literally meaning “airfield” in German) at the Nürburgring in 1969.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, that is a differential in the front end of the Lotus 63, this was an experimental four-wheel-drive design created by Chapman in 1969. Other 4×4 Formula 1 cars had existed before but they were never particularly successful and were soon relegated to the annals of Formula 1 history.
The good old days really were better. More dangerous certainly but also infinitely cooler and an order of magnitude more airbourne.