Portraits

Portraits

The legends. Faces from nearly 100 years of motorsport.

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EXPRESSION - Senna's face often expressed a thousand words - you could read him like a book.
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UBER COOL - World Campion Keke looks the part with flowing locks, Aviators and a a great moustache.
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DEVELOPMENT DRIVER - Sanesi was best known for his work as a 'test driver' for Alfa Romeo, but competed in five post-war Grand Prix for the Milanese firm.
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THE SMILE OF A CHAMPION - Bill Gavin took this wonderful portrait of double World Champion Jim Clark at Brands Hatch.
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A STUNNING PORTRAIT - Handsome German star, Bernd Rosemeyer, looks relaxed standing next to the beautiful Lady Daphne and the smartly attired Whitney Straight.
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BENTLEY BOY - Sir Henry Ralph 'Tim' Birkin, Third Baronet, was renowned as a 'Bentley Boy' in the roaring twenties.
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CIGARETTE IN HAND - Muller nonchalantly attaches the steering wheel to his hand welded Auto Union C-type before the start of the 1937 Donington Grand Prix.
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YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE - A young Mike Hawthorn pictured at Goodwood in 1952, six years before he became World Champion.
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FAMILY MOTTO - 'What Curzon Has, Curzon Holds'. Lord Howe, The Rt Hon The Earl Francis Howe, formerly known as Viscount Curzon, poses next to Caracciola.
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HOWE AND NUVOLARI - Earl Howe warmly embraces the Mantovan, Nuvolari, at the Tourist Trophy of 1933 held in Ards, Ireland.
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THE PRE-WAR GREATS - Segrave sits in hs victorious Talbot-Darracq, flanked by Malcolm Campbell, Kenelm Lee Guinness and Albert Divo.
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DONINGTON PARK 1938 - Seaman sits next to Frau Laury Vermundt, who was engaged to the team Doctor. No smoke without fire!
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THE GREATEST - 'Ago' was simply brilliant racking up 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 World Championships. Awesome.
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SUPER MARIO - American legend Andretti poses during the grid parade before the start of the 1970 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.
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TRYING FOR SIZE - World Champion to be tries out the raucous BRM V16 with Raymond Mays along side.
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TOTAL CONCENTRATION - Phil Read sits astride his mighty MV Agusta before the start of the Race of the South at Brands Hatch, as captured by Kerry Dunlop.
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BEER AND CIGARETTE - Forming part of a super triptych, this image shows World Champion Hunt clearly enjoying himself at Brands Hatch in 1976.
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QUALIFYING IN THE RAIN - JYS qualified the Matra MS80 for the Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone in 1969, but raced the MS10.
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QUALIFIED FOURTH, FINISHED FOURTH - Ickx sits passively before the start of the 1969 Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone.
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REFLECTIVE CONTEMPLATION - Kiwi Hulme sits in his McLaren M7A before the start of the International Trophy at Silverstone in 1969. He did not finish.
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MASTER OVERLOOKING PUPIL - Team Manager stares down from above the pit boxes on to his star pupil, Jochen Rindt, who finished second, having started a lowly eighth.
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NOT A STRONG RACE FOR THE SCUDERIA - Bell finished down in ninth at Silverstone in 1969, one place ahead of his more experienced team mate, Chris Amon.
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RELAXED OR FALLEN ASLEEP? - Pedro didn't enjoy a great race at Silverstone in 1969 in the somewhat uncompetitive P133, the sole BRM.
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LOOKING CONCERNED - Siffert qualified sixth, but had every right to look concerned, as he finished five laps down in eleventh.
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CLASSIC STEWART - The synonymous corduroy black cap, a very similar one to one that my Mother made me in 1972. Boyhood Hero.
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ENGLAND IN APRIL - Elford dons a Russian fur hat in the miserable conditions at Brands Hatch before the start of the 1000 km race.
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NEW CAR WOES - Rindt had no luck at Silverstone in April 1970, but went on to become posthumous Wolrd Champion by the end of the year in the same car.
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A HAUNTING PORTRAIT - Ubbiali sits astride his MV Agusta in the dappled light from the Hockenheim woods. Beautiful.
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RETIREMENT YEAR - Fangio still possessed immense skill, courage and strength during his final year of racing. A lovely portrait from his homeland.
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SOUTH AMERICAN RACES - Ascari stands next to his gorgeous Ferrari 166 before the third Gran Premio Internacional General San Martin in Argentina.
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A VERY YOUNG STIRLING MOSS - Checking all is well with the HWM-Alta before the start of the 1951 Goodwood Trophy.
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PRODIGIOUS TALENT - Archie Scott-Brown was motorsport's first disabled hero, battling adversity, despite only having one hand.
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DRIVING HIS OWN ENTRY - Swiss, Jo Siffert, entered his own Chevron B18 at Thruxton in 1971. He retired on the first lap with engine issues.
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SIGNING AN AUTOGRAPH - Siffert looks relaxed in the Thruxton paddock in April 1971 before the start of the Formula 2 race.
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ENTERED BY RONDEL RACING - Rondel was the brain child of Ron Dennis and Neil Trundle. Here, Dennis helps race winner Graham Hill with his belts.
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WORLD CHAMPION ELECT - Fittipaldi looks serious. He won the British Grand Prix and the Championship in 1972.
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MESMERISING EYES - Francois Cevert was a superb number two to Jackie Stewart, a concert pianist and attracted many an admirer.
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SEVENTH AFTER S SPIN - Ronnie finished two laps down at the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in 1972.
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ENTERED BY MARTINI RACING TEAM - Giovanni 'Nanni' Galli sits in the flat twelve Tecno PA123. Sadly no more than good looking and sounding.
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'LOLE' - A super portrait by Don Coles of Argentinean racing driver Carlos Reutemann. He went on to become a Politician and Governor in his native home.
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POLE POSITION - Ickx started from Pole for the Grand Prix d'Europe at Brands hatch in 1972, but retired with oil pressure issues.
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FIRST LAP PILE-UP! - Hailwood was caught up in the infamous pile-up on the first lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1973.
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FIRST LAP MAYHEM - Team mate to Hailwdood, Pace was also caught up in the accident triggered by Jody Scheckter which took out eleven cars.
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CHAPMAN LOOKS SUITABLY IMPRESSED - Chapman looks on having visited the Can-Am race at Mid-Ohio in 1970.
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LOOKING HAPPY - A smiling Pedro looks happy to be standing next to Miss Mid-Ohio before the Can-Am race in 1970.
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GLOOMY AND COLD IN JUNE - A smiling Graham Hill finished third at the first International 2000 Guineas held at Mallory Park in June 1962.
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MOSS CHECKING OUT THE OPPO - Moss peers in to the cockpit of 'works' driver Peter Collins at the 1958 1000 km race around the Nordschleife.
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ALL SMILES BEFORE THE GRAND DEPART - A pretty blonde lady surveys the scene, as captured by Gulf Oils photographer, Mike Marchant.
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WINNING STARE - Siffert won the 1968 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in the dark blue and white stripe Rob Walker entered Lotus.
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RUDIMENTARY PITS - Merzario and Ickx sit on the pit counter during the weekend of the 1972 British Grand Prix held at Brands Hatch in Kent.
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ALWAYS SMILING - Sheene was a 'happy, go lucky' chap who survived many a scare and won at the very top, before succumbing to Cancer.
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POLE FOR RONNIE - Sadly the Swede was out of luck for the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in 1978.
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ALWAYS CHEERFUL - Bell competed at the very top of Formula 1 and sports cars, including five victories at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
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BREWERY HEIR - Courage was heir to the famous Courage Brewery and was a decent driver, who sadly lost his life in 1970.
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BATTERED AND BRUISED - This helmet has seen better days, but Kiwi Chris Amon seem oblivious on the grid at Silverstone in 1969.
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THE PROFESSOR - The great thinker, Prost was ever watchful. Here in Monza he set Pole, but retired with engine issues.
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A TEXAN IN MONACO - Jim Hall raced the Lotus 24 entered by the British Racing Partnership at Monaco in 1963.
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CLASSIC CHEQUER - Innes Ireland wore this style of helmet throughout his career, which made him even more distinctive.
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OVERALLS THAT HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS - these were the days of wearing everything until it was worn out - unlike today's somewhat pampered heroes.
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'LITTLE ART' - Merzario in his distinctive Marlboro cowboy hat, before the start of the 1976 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.
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A HAPPY BOY - Ricardo looks pleased to be at Daytona for the Continental 3 Hour race of 1962, which he won with Dan Gurney and Phil Hill.
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FASHIONABLE KNITWEAR - Bandini rocks a look in the pits with light blue overalls beneath his natty cardigan.
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CHARISMATIC RINDT - Jochen was a first rate driver who would have undoubtedly gone on to further greatness. F1 World Champion and Le Mans winner.
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'SCHUMI' - Seven time World Champion won the second of his seven World Championships in 1995, helped by his 'home' Spa victory.
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'THE FLYING FINN' - Mika was a courageous and fast F1 pilot, who beat Schumacher twice in his prime. Brilliant talent.
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SULTRY - Reutemann was a photographers dream to shoot portraits as he had a face with immense expression.
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LOOKING PUZZLED - 'Regga' nearly won the 1974 World Championship but was pipped at the post by Emerson Fittipaldi.
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BOYISH GOOD LOOKS - Hunt was a mischievous character, but a decent driver who won the World title in 1976.
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MILK FOR THE DRIVER AND CHAMPAGNE FOR THE CO-DRIVER - Vatanen and Harryman sit proudly on top of their rally winning Peugeot.
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THE ORIGINAL 'MR LE MANS' - That is until Tom Kristensen came along and beat the Belgian's six victories at La Sarthe.
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GREAT COMPOSITION - A super portrait of Ayrton Senna in the Lotus pits, as taken by Charles Briscoe-Knight.
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LOOK IN TO MY EYES! - Ricardo looks utterly intent as he prepares for an F1 race aboard his gorgeous scarlet 'Sharknose'.