This disc contains 247 images commencing with the British Grand Prix, Silverstone in 1995 and ending at Spa for the 1999 Belgian Grand Prix. In between first time visits were made to a scorching Hungaroring and an uninspiring Magny Cours.
Damon Hill who had found himself as team leader at Williams after the death of Ayrton Senna finally won the world championship in 1996 after being runner up for the previous two seasons. In doing so he became the only driver to emulate his father (Graham Hill 1962 and 1968). Other notable victories recorded on the disc are first time wins for Johnny Herbert (Silverstone 1995) and Jacques Villeneuve (Nurburgring 1996) in only his fourth Grand Prix.
After a poor few years the McLaren team became winners again with their smart new silver-liveried cars driven by David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen, with Hakkinen taking double titles in 1998 and 1999.
The inclement conditions at many of the races provided the opportunity for some unique wet weather images. Amongst them is the first Grand Prix to start behind a safety car at Spa in 1997 after a deluge just before the start and a little more dramatic is the large open golf umbrella in the middle of the track at a blustery Silverstone in front of a fast approaching Jacques Villeneuve – which he did manage to avoid.
As public access to drivers was now virtually impossible, sponsors and the circuits, particularly Silverstone, introduced driver appearances where they would be interviewed by a well-known member of the press or suitable celebrity on their sponsors gantry. John Watson is shown doing the honours with the Marlboro sponsored drivers whilst Melanie Sykes is seen interviewing Jacques Villeneuve. Other images involving celebrities include that of Melinda Messenger and Katie Price (Jordan) in the Jordan garage. Also Silverstone’s post-race party became a regular feature where in 1997 Damon Hill and Eddie Jordan can be seen jamming with Chris de Burgh.
The title photograph is an action shot of Rubens Barrichello locking a wheel of his Jordan at Spa in 1996. This photo was taken from the general admission area at the highest point of the circuit in the braking zone for the right hand hairpin that starts the descent down through the valley. It is a great place to view from with plenty of action going on and will give you as good a view as you can get elsewhere with a track pass.
Images are supplied on compact disc (CD) for playing on computers or compatible devices using Picasa Slideshow format (Picasa software included). All images are also supplied as individual files for downloading, saving and printing.
Note: Many of these images are taken from original prints, negatives and slides that are nearly 40 years old and are therefore not reproduced to the same standard as current day digital images. All reasonable attempts have been made to ensure these images are reproduced to the best possible standard, however, in some instances colour casts and blemishes may be present.