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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 Villeneuve in 1979 - as described by Richard:
“With mist in the air, Gilles Villeneuve is already in his car calmly preparing to run away from the field before the start of the rain-soaked 1979 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.
Gilles' philosophy was sublimely simple: be the fastest through every corner, on every lap and in every race because that was a Ferrari driver's job and, the bare sheet metal and rivets holding his cars together were all the protection he required. He would supply the rest.”
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 55cm x 75cm 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.