Historic
Formula One
Photographs by Brian Watson

I photographed and filmed (often as a Medical Officer) at these meetings half a century ago (no lives were lost). These pages are a record of my visits, mostly F1 but including rallies and sports car races.

Doctors with cameras were invisible then, and I did grid-walks at the British Grand Prix.

Monaco was the only place the public could get really close to the action: you could even find good positions and move between them. No more: too crowded!

Many of my old F1 photographs appear in the Formula One Opus, and several other books.

NOTE: some of the original transparencies are soft and grainy by modern standards. Look before you buy: if in any doubt please ask for a full-resolution file showing part of your image.