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Exclusive images from the Golden Age of Formula One

Photographer opens his book on motorsport

Exclusive images from the Golden Age of Formula One

Big hair, moustaches, 22 car pile-ups, Formula 1 has had it all, and photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch has been there to document it. His archive of over 350,000 images dating back to the early 1960s has captured the evolution of Formula 1 from its post-war roots to the multi-billion pound industry it has become today. We’ve obtained some never-before-seen shots from the forthcoming exhibition of Schlegelmilch’s work, at Proud Gallery in Camden.

The Golden Age of Formula 1 exhibition opens on September 16 and closes on October 24 at Proud Camden.

1. Willy Mairesse (1962)

1962; Belgium; Spa-Francorchamps; Belgium born Willy Mairesse chatting to a member of his team.


2. Rubens Barrichello (1997)

1997; Brazil; Sao Paulo; Rubens Barrichello runs along the side of the track back to the pitlane.


3. Emerson Fittipaldi (1972)

1972; Great Britain; Brands Hatch; Emerson Fittipaldi emerges from the pitlane at speed


4. Jacky Ickx (1971)

1971; Holland; Zandvoort; above the pitlane as Ferrari’s Jacky Ickx comes in for a routine stop.


5. Jackie Stewart (1966)

1966; Germany; Nuerburgring; Jackie Stewart lifts off as he takes the hill


6. Graham Hill (1968)

1968; Belgium; Spa-Francorchamps; Damon Hill’s father, Graham.


7. Stefan Johansson (1985)

1985; Monaco; Monte Carlo; Stefan Johansson’s Ferrari spits out flames from the rear diffuser


8. Michael Schumacher (2003)

2003; Austria; Spielberg; Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari bursts into flames during a routine pit stop


9. David Coulthard (1995)

1995; Monaco; Monte Carlo; David Coulthard’s Renault Williams spins out of control


10. Graham Hill (1971)

1971; Monaco; Monte-Carlo; A very thoughtful looking Graham Hill


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