Richard Kelley started out his career as a fully accredited F1 photographer in 1972 at the United States Grand Prix. He quickly adopted his characteristic ‘fly on the wall’ style of photography – getting as close as he could to the moments, without influencing the emotion or drama of the moment. He witnessed and recorded hidden moments that became pivotal incidents in Grand Prix history.
Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.
This photo captures Francois Cevert - as described by Richard:
“François Cevert was a cultured, polished and musically gifted Parisian who under the tutelage of Jackie Stewart became incredibly quick and smooth in a Formula 1 car. He won his first Grand Prix in 1971, but his 1972 F1 season was disappointing. Nonetheless, Ken Tyrrell’s small team supported him like one of the family. By the beginning of the 1973 season, Cevert was universally loved and respected in the paddock as an tremendously talented driver, and trustworthy opponent who, once elevated to a team leader would be as formidable as his mentor Stewart. As his confidence increased each Grand Prix, it was obvious that he was following Stewart’s coaching to the letter and was becoming a master at setting up his car for the end of the race, ready to initiate or defend any charge with a car that still had something in hand.”
The black & white photo is professionally printed and framed with a black frame and white mount and features a hand-written limited edition number.
The framed print measures 75cm x 55cm and is protected with museum-grade perspex 'artscreen' instead of glass - you won't be able to tell the difference when it's hanging on your wall.
Limited edition of 50 prints.