With the 2013 Formula 1 season about to begin, we take a look in depth at over a century of Grand Prix racing. Drawn from our major archival motorsport collections - Louis Klemantaski, Rainer Schlegelmilch, Allsport and the influential Pascal Rondeau - as well as the current talents of Mark Thompson, Clive Mason and Paul Gilham, we focus on the drivers, the cars and the people that have defined Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, along with the changing styles of the photographers who’ve captured its essence and excitement.
Ayrton Senna, driver of the #12 Honda Marlboro McLaren MP4-4 Honda during practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix on 2nd April 1988 at the Jacarepagua circuit near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Simon Bruty
Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles laugh as they pose for the Aug. 22, 2016 cover of Sports Illustrated. The Olympic athletes wore their medals from Rio: Michael Phelps (six), Katie Ledecky (five) and Simone Biles (three, though she has since added two more). (Simon Bruty)
Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 100m Final on Aug. 14, 2016 during the Summer Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt became the first man in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds in the 100 meters. (Simon Bruty)