Home  »  Car Racing  »  Features

Best of The Cahier Archive: 1964 Formula 1 season

Submitted by on February 27, 2011

The boys  Gurney Clark Surtees and HillThis is the latest in our series of  photo specials showcasing the stunning images from the Cahier Archive. The collection, by photographers Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri are part of a massive collection of 400 000 originals of which 17 000+ pictures are currently available on their website.

Today’s feature gallery contains images from the 1964 Formula 1 Season.

The battle for the Championship was a fierce contest between by Jim Clark (Lotus), John Surtees (Ferrari) and Graham Hill (BRM).

It all came down to the final race in Mexico. Graham Hill was delayed after a collision with Lorenzo Bandini’s Ferrari. Clark was forced to stop with an oil leak on the last lap, and Ferrari then signaled for Lorenzo Bandini to let Surtees through into the second place. The six points were enough to give John the Championship by one point from Hill.

Honda made a low-key debut in grand prix racing with the American driver Ronnie Bucknum, and Maurice Trintignant retired at the age of 47 after one of the longest world careers in F1.

Images: TheCahierArchive©

Buy prints of these photographs from just $49

Don't miss out! Our best stories, direct to your inbox!


Sign up now - it's free, weekly, and spam-free.