Suffering for his art

David Lund sneaked into a pre-GP test day at Brands Hatch in 1980 by jumping down into the infield tunnel road, getting these unauthorised shots of the action and staying out of trouble “by keeping our noses clean”. Later he found his pal had broken a foot in the jump!

David Lund stands behind a ATS D4 at Brands Hatch

Our contributor David Lund stands behind a driverless ATS D4 in the Brands Hatch pit lane. It was another difficult year for the German team

Alfa Romeo crew get the 179 ready

Alfa Romeo crew get the 179 ready. Though quick, it was unreliable.


This was the year Alain Prost made his mark in the McLaren M29. Yet it was not a great season for him…

Didier Pironi tries out reverse bike

French farce: Didier. Pironi tries out reverse gear, watched by compatriots Patrick Depailler and Jacques Laffite (left, in blue)


Team boss Frank Williams shouts a last-minute instruction as Carlos Reutemann starts his run


Didier Pironi stands beside his Ligier JS11. On pole for the British race, leaking tyres put him out

Nelson Piquet returns to the pits Brabham BT49.

Nelson Piquet returns to the pits in the very rapid Brabham BT49 fitted with the evolution DFV.

Reutemann in his Williams FW07B

Reutemann at rest. His Williams FW07B won in Monaco, while team-mate Alan Jones would become world champion

Elio de Angelis by his Lotus 81B

Elio de Angelis makes a point to his crew as he stands by his Lotus 81B

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