Renault F1 cars rolling through the middle eastern desert……BRILLIANT.
Not too many details out about this, however it seems that an Ayrton Senna documentary has been given the go ahead and is currently casting and organizing. I wonder if F1 and Bernie-the-keep-everything-F1-related-inside-of-F1 will even allow this film to happen…..they should, as if anyone deserves a film about himself, it is most certainly Ayrton Senna. More details HERE
Meanwhile, to keep you busy til this film comes out, here is a 6-part documentary about Senna. Well worth watching:
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What a fantastic video this is, going through the Formula One Grand Prix cars between 1945 and 1965 only—-where they go through a summary of the GP cars of the time…..incredible drivers and legendary cars.
what a great way to ‘waste’ an hour…
click here to go to the next page for the last 3 parts!
Lots of people come up with lots of theories about how to watch F1 races LIVE online. SpeedTV generally has terrible commentating, requires cable tv, and is on the whole a terrible option for F1-deprived US viewers. This year, BBC has taken over the F1 broadcast in the UK and they will surely do an amazing job at broadcasting the races. Still, these broadcasts are NOT available in the USA…..til now….
So where can you watch the race? on BBC? I’ve got the answer.
http://www.justin.tv (go into sports section, look for the F1 stuff at the time of the race, and enjoy excellent streaming….LIVE!)
In 2007, there was much hype around this D-Type going to Christie’s auction, where it was expecting to fetch extraordinary amounts of money—however it was revealed around the time of that auction, that the Ukranian gentleman who had rescued this car in the 80s and restored it—lied about its history. It was never a 1st place car, the best it ever did was get 6th place with Hans Stuck behind the wheel in the 1939 French GP. This caused such a stir within the stuck-up pursed lips auction community, that the car was withdrawn from that 2007 auction.
The car goes to auction again this August, at Bonhams & Butterfields. Probably some pompous old guy will pick it up for between $5-10 million…
Amazing car though…
Paul Chenard has a very cool blog named Automobiliart in which he posts about vintage racing collector art and memorabilia. This piece of Stirling Moss, is just fantastic…and was created by Paul, himself. Great blog though, definitely and check out some of the interesting art and stuff he’s collected and is still collecting.
Obviously my wife really loves me. She bought me this book for Valentine’s Day today and it is utterly fantastic. Tons and tons of remarkable, artistic photographs for Formula One drivers, pit crews, cars, the chaos, tracks, fans, etc…..it’s just a beautifully put together documentation of the art within F1 racing.
Mikael Jansson is a fashion photographer, who left his roots to spend several years doing F1 photography, and he really captures the essence of the greatest current racing sport in the world.
LINK to more information about “Speed Of Life” by Mikael Jansson: