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…
“Ayrton Senna – The Right To Win” is a documentary that came out in 2004, a few years before the recent and brilliantly made “Senna”.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve decided to combine the top 11 features of 2011 onto a single page, partially because we have many readers now that we didn’t have at the start of the year, partially because 2011 has an 11 at the end of it, but mostly because we all love the film This Is Spinal Tap.
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.