Since 1996 the work of just one F1 enthusiast, Formula One Art & Genius is a tribute to the passion, heroism, glory and tragedy that for seven decades have made Grand Prix motor racing the world's greatest stage for drivers, their machines and the people who admire both.
The art and genius of F1 motor racing is represented best in photographs of the cars and drivers who have made the sport their stage over the decades. Please e-mail us if you have photos to add to the F1A&G collection, and many thanks to those who have graciously contributed to these photo galleries.
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On the first lap of the season-opening 1996 Grand Prix of Australia — the first in more than 40 years at Melbourne’s Albert Park and the first to utilize a new race-start procedure, still employed in Formula 1, replacing the old red-to-green light protocol — Jordan’s Martin Brundle had a spectacular barrel roll into the sand trap at turn 3, where the car fantastically broke in two.
Ralf Schumacher discovered he needed vision correction following a road car accident before the 2002 Formula One season. After the start of the 2002 Australian Grand Prix, one may have wondered if Ralf had been driving with contact lenses or not.
Austrian GP 1998
Belgian GP 1998
Luciano Burti locking up the left front on his Jaguar R2 during the 2001 Formula One season. Burti’s best finish in 15 GPs was an 8th at the opening race in Australia.
Damon Hill 1997
Damon Hill—Australia 1998
Pedro Diniz's Ligier catches fire due to a stuck open fuel valve at the 1996 Grand Prix of Argentina.