Gilles Villeneuve is one of the more compelling Formula 1 drivers that the sport has seen, he started out as a snowmobile racer in Quebec and using nothing but raw talent..
With the long awaited return of Formula 1 this weekend taking place at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium I thought it would be fitting to feature the 1985 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
This clever little keyring was brought to my attention earlier this week by one of our regular readers, it’s a titanium suspension stud from a Honda Formula 1 car and you can buy it, along with a whole series of other Formua 1 related keepsakes over at Ledon Gifts here.
If You’re Not Winning, You’re Not Trying is a 1973 Documentary that follows the iconic John Player Lotus team through the ’73 season. It features some truly amazing footage of Colin Chapman, Emerson Fittipaldi and Ronnie Peterson…
There’s a lot to be said for classic Formula 1, before the billions of dollars, super model wives and corporate overlords…
Stirling Moss is somewhere near the top of every Formula 1 fans all time best drivers list, the fact that the man is still alive and still driving fast after all these years puts him slightly ahead of Keith Richards in the most-bulletproof-British-icon league.
“Ayrton Senna – The Right To Win” is a documentary that came out in 2004, a few years before the recent and brilliantly made “Senna”.
This is Jochen Rindt jumping the Flugplatz corner (literally meaning “airfield” in German) at the Nürburgring in 1969.
This is the full 1984 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, it was a rather wet race with all the usual accidents as a result. The grid was stacked with talent in ’84 including names like Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Keke Rosberg, Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle and René Arnoux.
Luigi Villoresi and Alberto Ascari are perhaps the 2 of the most famous Italian F1 drivers from the mid-20th century, it’s very rare to find a picture of them together despite the fact that they travelled the world racing in some of the first sanctioned Formula 1 races after WW2.
It isn’t widely known that Gilles Villeneuve started his motorsport career racing snowmobiles in his native Quebec. It’s hard to imagine a racing series further removed from Formula 1 than this but somehow he took his talent from these humble beginnings to win the US and Canadian Formula Atlantic championships in 1976.
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit tells the story of Phil Hill, the first American to win a Formula 1 race and still remembered as one of the all time greats, it’s a blazing read and a solid page turner. As the list of 5 star Amazon reviews can attest, this isn’t just my opinion, if you’ve been looking for a good read bit the link below and let me know what you think when you’ve read it.