I’ve been cleaning up some old photos from my days hanging around Formula 1. The slides are in terrible shape. They’re dirty, and scratched, and faded. It hardly seems like it’s worth the amount of work I’m putting into restoring them. But some of them are starting to turn out pretty nice. I really like this one.
This is the Ensign N181. The driver is Roberto Guerrero. The guy on the right is Mo Nunn, the team founder. I did a lot of work for Ensign while I was in school. Things like building wind tunnel models. My thesis was based on data from this car.
I don’t have many pictures from that time, so I guess that it is worth the effort to restore these. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the most amazing thing I ever saw someone do with a car. That was Gilles Villeneuve’s drive at the 1981 Canadian GP. We were all standing in the rain by the hairpin with our mouths gaping open. It was absolutely mind-blowing.