Getting into the Sixties groove

The 1960s were a key era for Formula 1, with the sport ever shifting and Britain finally coming to the fore. Mike Aspinall shares his collection of snapshots from around the decade


In 1963 Mike Parkes drove the BRP GTO to a new record for the type during the British GP support race at Silverstone – and then spun into the bank


Jack Brabham’s Climax motor would fail him on lap four of the 1963 British Grand Prix


Giancarlo Baghetti endured a difficult British GP at Aintree in 1961. He crashed his 156 after qualifying poorly, while Ferrari’s other entries swept the podium


Innes Ireland (left), Dan Gurney and John Surtees engrossed in reading matter in the Brands Hatch paddock during the ’64 British Grand Prix


Graham Hill, BRM team boss Tony Rudd (facing) and an expectant Bette Hill in the ’63 Silverstone paddock


Porsche driver Dan Gurney in his characteristic black Bell helmet


First UK appearance of Sharknose Ferrari 156, Aintree ’61. “We were not disappointed,” says Mike Aspinall


In 1963 Lorenzo Bandini scored two points for Scuderia Centro Sud in his BRM P57 at the British GP


Concentration writ large on Jack Brabham’s brow; both BT7s retired from the ’63 British GP


Ever cheerful Richie Ginther put his BRM P57 on pole at the 1962 Oulton Park Gold Cup

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