Ayrton Senna in his Lotus 99T at the 1987 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
A helper lubricates the chain of the Italian cyclist Gino Sciardis during the 1949 Tour de France. The role of mechanics during races became more complex due to the technical progress of the cycles.
Starting grid of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, 5 June 1955. Photo by André Van Bever.
A historic Peugeot races through the corner on two wheels on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, France, 1924. Photo by M. Rol, courtesy of Spaarnestad Photo.
The 1937 Mercedes W125 Silver Arrow in the Grosser Bergpreis Grand Prix on the Grossglockner, Austria. Unknown photographer.
Gilles Villeneuve spins off at the first corner at the Dutch Grand Prix with his Ferrari 126 CK at Zandvoort, 30 August 1981.
1950 XII Grand Prix de Belgique at Spa-Francorchamps with Pierre Levegh (Talbot Lago T26C), followed by Juan Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo 158) at the Eau Rouge corner.
A BMW Z4 GT3 taking a smoking pit stop at the Dubai 24H, Dubai Autodrome, UAE. Photo by Rod Chong.
A massive crash at the first corner of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps ends the race for four drivers, including McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Photo by Getty Images.
Romain Grosjean cuts across Hamilton and the Englishman then careered into the back of him. Grosjean’s Lotus takes off, flies over Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and also takes out Sauber’s Sergio Perez.
The Maserati racing yacht is a spectacular 21-metre VOR70 (Volvo Ocean Race) yacht that previously participated under a different name in the 2008-2009 round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
It features a carbon mast over 30m high and a canting keel. It has spent three months in dry dock shedding some 10 percent of its weight in a bid to become the fastest in the world.
In February Giovanni Soldini skippered Maserati over the 3,884 nautical miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas in under 11 days, setting the first North Atlantic Challenge time-reference in the monohull category.
How to cool down that very hot turbine engine of a Howmet TX at Sebring in 1968. Photo by Henry Ford/Friedman.
James Dean brought his 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster to Santa Barbara’s airport course, fated to be his last race. His premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status as an American actor and petrolhead.