Hunting for Moss
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by KlemColl
5d ago
Here is a nice photo of Phil Hill, probably taken at the Mirabeau Bas corner which follows the old Station Hairpin, with a Ferrari 156F1 during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 13, 1961. This was the first F1 race under the then new 1.5 liter engine rules. For sure Ferrari had a power advantage with its 60 degree V6 which would soon be replaced by a 120 degree unit (one being fitted to Ginther’s car a Monaco) to lower the car’s center of gravity and which gave even more power. But Ferrari was not at the pinnacle of suspension design which was without question the Lotus 18 and 21. Ferrari had brou ..read more
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Before the War
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by KlemColl
1w ago
The XXXIII Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France, to provide its official title, took place on the Reims-Gueux circuit on July 9, 1939. Here is a very rare color photo from this running of the French Grand Prix showing Luigi Chinetti at speed in an Alfa Romeo 308. The three Alfa Romeos entered were no match for any of the Mercedes-Benz or Auto Unions, being almost 30 seconds slower than the fastest German car, the Mercedes W154 of Hermann Lang. Relations between France and Italy were already strained with war clouds visible, so the works entries from Alfa Corse had been withdrawn as they ..read more
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Harry in the Forest
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by KlemColl
2w ago
This wonderful photo of Harry Schell in the Vanwall VW2 was taken at Crystal Palace in South London during the International Trophy for F1 cars on July 30, 1955. The Palace circuit then had a section that ran through a wooded area where Alan Smith had positioned himself to take this image. The International Trophy was run in two 10-lap Heats and a 15-lap Final with a good selection of British cars and drivers. The top competition for the win, other than Schell, was Mike Hawthorn in the Maserati 250F owned by Stirling Moss. Moss did not compete as he was unable to return to England from the ca ..read more
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An Aggressive Winner
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by KlemColl
3w ago
Here is José Froilán González pushing hard in his Ferrari 375 Plus in the first part of the Esses at Le Mans during the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 12/13, 1954. The 375 Plus was a Le Mans hot-rod being generally based on the 375 MM sports car but with a stronger chassis and its motor enlarged to almost five liters. The larger displacement motor, a Lampredi design, was intended to provide extra power and give it both an acceleration advantage and a competitive top speed versus the 3.4 liter motor of the more aerodynamic Jaguar D-Type. At Le Mans González was teamed with the more conservative long ..read more
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A Victory Through the Carnage
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by KlemColl
1M ago
Here we have an iconic photograph of Juan Manuel Fangio entering the Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand Prix of May 19, 1957.  Fangio led the Maserati team which included Giorgio Scarlatti, Carlos Menditeguy and Hans Hermann with “Mimmo” Dei’s Scuderia Centro Sud entering a further three Maserati 250Fs. Strong competition would come from Scuderia Ferrari which had entered three of its latest 801 variations of the prior year’s Ferrari-Lancia D50 and one of its 1956 D50s as well. In addition, Vanwall had two entries for Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks. There were also entries from BRM, Con ..read more
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A Lady in F1
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by KlemColl
1M ago
Seen here is the first lady to drive an F1 car in competition – Maria Teresa de Filippis – pushing on in her Maserati 250F at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix on September 7, 1958. De Filippis raced her 250F first at Syracuse in 1958 and then at the Belgian Grand Prix that year on the daunting Spa-Francorchamps open road circuit, finishing 10th. Here at Monza for her “home” grand prix she qualified last, some 15 seconds behind the pole time set by Stirling Moss in a Vanwall. She retired after 57 of the 70 laps due to engine failure. In a photo from the Monza practice sessions, de Filippis ..read more
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New! Millanta on Ferrari 1947-1952
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by KlemColl
1M ago
This superb new book has just been published and a very limited number of copies are available from The Klemantaski Collection as the owner of the Corrado Millanta Archive. For more information, contact us by email at info@klemcoll.com. The Corrado Millanta Archive is truly outstanding, with photographs of great quality and significance. Millanta, who died in 1983 at the age of 74, was a trained industrial designer with a great passion for photography. He developed close friendships with automotive designers, engineers and racing drivers which gave him exceptional access to racing departments ..read more
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A Honda at Spa
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by KlemColl
2M ago
Here is John Surtees in his Honda R301 in the pits during practice at Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix on June 9, 1968. This Honda is still wingless in a year of F1 experimentation with aerodynamic devices. Chris Amon would put his Ferrari 312 on pole by a stunning four seconds with Surtees back in the fourth fastest spot, yet all of 6.4 seconds behind. These times were set on Friday  because the next day was essentially rained out. To make adjustments for this long super-fast circuit was difficult as, given the pit location, it was necessary to do three laps (taking more tha ..read more
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42 Years Ago
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by KlemColl
2M ago
Next Thursday will be 42 years since the famous Ferrari F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve was killed at the Zolder circuit In Belgium during qualifying for the next day’s Belgian Grand Prix. The images on this page were both taken during practice at Zolder before the fatal accident. This race followed two weeks after the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola where Villeneuve’s teammate Didier Pironi had snatched victory in an apparent violation of a team understanding. Villeneuve felt deeply betrayed and had vowed never to speak with Pironi again. At Zolder he was on his final qualifying lap, attempting ..read more
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A The Ferrari Victors
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by KlemColl
2M ago
Following their close win, here are the victors of the Le Mans 24 Hours held on June 11-12, 1954. On the left standing behind the wheel is José Froilán González while on his right is his co-driver Maurice Trintignant. Trintignant has obviously been out of the car for the last stint as he looks recently refreshed, unlike González who until recently has been driving in the rain. Their car was a Ferrari 375 Plus with a motor enlarged to 4.9 liters. Much of this Le Mans was run in wet conditions as seen at the left in Dunlop Curve with Trintignant at the wheel. The winning Ferrari was less than t ..read more
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