[Ed. Note – Tech issues (we blame Atomic Toasters) has delayed MQ but here it is, still served up piping hot with a filling of awesome]
With the new F1 season about to get under way, I thought revisiting the very first Formula One race would provide some valuable perspective. Luckily for the Hooniverse, I’ve managed to locate some rare color photos and footage of the event.
The photos were taken by legendary British motor sport photographer and correspondent, Guy Griffiths. His work was featured regularly in The Autocar, Motor Sport and Road & Track magazines for a quarter century and no less than Sir Stirling Moss called Griffiths, “the outstanding motoring photographer of his day”.
As for the 2011 Formula One season, it kicks off this Sunday with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne. The green flag drops at 1:30AM EST, with coverage provided by SpeedTV. Apparently, there is no plan to replay the race at a decent hour on Sunday. (the replay is scheduled for Monday at noon) So, set your recording devices accordingly. Way to go, minions of Murdoch.