1980’s Formula One legends

Nelson Piquet in the BMW M12/13 powered Brabham BT52

I started with photography at the age of 7. Being a car nut I went to races and took photos there at the age of 13, and at the age of 15 I made a careful start at more serious motorsport photography. Even nowadays I cover several motorsport events each year, mostly classic racing like the French Le Mans Classic and the German Oldtimer Grand Prix. But back then, around 1984 and 1985, I was already running around in F1 pit lanes still being a kid! Took some photos of legends of that day I am glad to share with you all! Pictures below taken at Zandvoort (Netherlands).

Niki Lauda and Keke Rosberg

Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda

Marc Surer. BMW Power!

Marc Surer

The late Manfred Winkelhock, yes Joachim’s older brother, also BMW powered

Manfred Winkelhock doing autographs

Elio de Angelis

Martin Brundle showing off in Ford’s Supervan 2

Riccardo Patrese

Derek Warwick

Niki Lauda and Nelson Piquet taking a short break

And back to work again for Lauda

One of the real special moments in my life, a brief chat with Ayrton Senna!

Senna coming in for adjustments