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The Eye of Formula 1

29.05.2016

German photojournalist Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has an innate capacity to capture extraordinary moments of intense speed. Since 1962, he has intensively documented the events surrounding the world of motor racing; and made friends with legends such as Bernie Ecclestone and Jochen Rindt. His extensive collection comprises of more than 400.000 negatives – there is a reason that he is called the “Eye of Formula 1”.

You better fasten your seatbelt because this stunning photo series of motor racing history is going to blow you away!

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Start: Jim Clark, Damon Hill and Bruce McLaren – GP Netherlands, 1963

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Jackie Stewart (GB), BRM P261, jumping at ‘Brünnchen’ – GP Germany, 1966

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Jochen Rindt (A) – GP Monaco, 1967

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Jim Clark (GB), Lotus 33-Climax, in his cockpit – GP Netherlands, 1966

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Jim Clark (GB), first victory with the Lotus 49-Cosworth – GP Netherlands, 1967

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John Surtees (GB), Ferrari 158, before the start – GP Monaco, 1964

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Jochen Rindt (A), Cooper-Maserati, GP Monaco 1966

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Jack Brabham (AUS) with ice lolly - GP Belgium, 1962

Make sure to visit Rainer W. Schlegelmilch’s website. Schlegelmilch’s photos can also be obtained through the Atelier Jungwirth in Graz, Austria. 


Written by Theresa Friedl


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