Race winner James Hunt celebrates win, United States Grand Prix, 1977
David Phipps began documenting Formula One in 1960 as a photo-journalist and soon became on first name terms with all the drivers, teams and media, travelling on the same flights and staying in the same hotels. As a result he was able to capture candid and personal behind-the-scenes photographs of Hunt. The Phipps collection spans the history of Formula One from 1960-1985, capturing some of the most memorable and iconic moments in racing history. A selection of Phipps' photographs feature in Proud Chelsea's 2016 exhibition James Hunt: Girls, Beer and Victory.