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Richard’s images have sat unpublished for more than 30 years and we’re proud to release these stunning limited edition prints for sale.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 a glum Ronnie Peterson and Niki Lauda - as described by Richard:
“At the end of Formula One season, drivers guess and second guess about where to spend the next year. With the 1972 Formula One season rushing to a close, Ronnie Peterson keeps March teammate Niki Lauda company as they both worry about their plans for 1973. Niki Lauda was deep in debt and desperate to find a way forward while Peterson was fiercely quick but his March was unable to keep up with his brilliance. Lauda would find BRM, and then fall in with Ferrari and history. Peterson would choose Lotus and take victories from Emerson Fittipaldi.”
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.