Grand Prix Nostalgia: a 1998 Stewart test day

Written by Kurt | Saturday, 01 October 2011 11:25

Barrichello6Mostly we see photos of Grand Prix weekends with masses of people on the grandstands behind fences and masses of VIPs in the paddock and pits. There is no chance for the amateur photographer and F1 fan to get really close to action. But if you strip all of this away, what do you end up with? Of course, a test day! Where, in 1998, amateur photographers could get close to the action and capture the not so stressed and frivolous atmosphere. We had a dig in our negatives and came up with some photos showing exactly that at the Silverstone track in the UK. In this post we focus on the Stewart-Ford team and see their driver Rubens Barrichello faffing about and posing for the fans. Enjoy!

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A young Rubens posing.

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A rather sensational shot, what amateur?!

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Rubens doing another, slightly strange pose.

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What brazilian monkey? Like this you mean?

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Vrrrooooaaarr!!!

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Time for a well deserved break.

 

Ps. we can deliver original prints of all of these photos, should you need/want one! Enlarged prints, digital files for publishing etc, just let us know, we'll figure something out!