een talks formula one
mccarthief:

Reposting this pic because, well, it’s our winners at Monaco and Indianapolis today~

Mark Webber and Dario Franchitti in the Mercedes garage at Laguna Seca, 1998. Dario wasn’t competing, but Mark would go on to finish second.

mccarthief:

Reposting this pic because, well, it’s our winners at Monaco and Indianapolis today~

Mark Webber and Dario Franchitti in the Mercedes garage at Laguna Seca, 1998. Dario wasn’t competing, but Mark would go on to finish second.

itsawheelthing:

what we miss … old school racers

Mario Andretti, JPS Lotus-Ford 78, 1977 French Grand Prix, Dijon-Prénois

Mario made his bones in American stock car racing, and went on to win just about everything he tried his hand at. Sans Le Mans, where the best he got was a class win and second overall, talking of which, his 36 years between first and last entries has to be a record, right? He first entered in ‘66 and last entered in 2000. Not to mention entering 29 of 30 straight Indy 500s between 1965 and 1994.

If you have anything but respect for Mario Andretti, you aren’t a true motorsport fan. The ultimate racer’s racer.

The thing that stands out most for me is that even though he won his one Formula One title in one of the most revered and dominant cars in the Lotus 79 in 1978, nobody ever tries to write him off as only winning because of his car. I think that says it all.

definemotorsports:

Clark and Brabham being cool.

Jimmy and Jack at the Brickyard. Beauty.

definemotorsports:

Clark and Brabham being cool.

Jimmy and Jack at the Brickyard. Beauty.

Lotus 96T Indycar.

Lotus 96T Indycar.