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…
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 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.
This breathtaking video shows the 6-Wheeled Tyrrell P34 belting around the Monaco Grand Prix circuit during a practice session in 1977.
The Ferrari 158 was the car that powered John Surtees to his 1964 Formula 1 World Championship. The car used both the V12 and V8 engine during the course of the season, both engines had a 1.5 litre capacity with the V12 developing 220hp and the V8 developing 210hp. Click any image for the high-resolution version.
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.
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.