Post by Sir Tim Post by a425couple Post by Sir Tim
I'd go for Mike Hailwood in the Parnell-entered Lotus-BRM 25 T-car in
P1, Monaco 1965.
I can not understand why everyone is trying to squint,
cross their eyes, pull on their ears, drink 3 vodka shots,
then stick a pencil in their eyes,
to see ANYTHING other than the obvious?
It is Lorenzo Bandini in the #17, Ferrari V12 (Ferrari 512).
It is in the rain, so he has removed his normal
clip on helmet brim, and his goggles.
Instead he is wearing a snap on full face
clear bubble visor (like I did in the 1960s).
If you go to Google, then Google Images,
and enter in search -
F1 poster Bandini 1965 Monaco
this same picture shows up on 2nd line.
The Monaco Grand Prix of 1965
My Greatest Race
Even without a pencil in my eyes I can see that the two cars are very
The car Bandini is driving is a 1512 with, as was common at Monaco, a
shortened nose and enlarged air intake. Of course he could have used a
regular 158 in the Thursday practice but that would not account for the
slotted windshield in build's picture, which indicates Lotus.
I initially thought the driver looked like Hailwood but I am convinced
by halmyre's post that it is Attwood
The Google search gives a hotchpotch of pictures, not all 1965, and the
Graham Hill page is not captioned.
I've had a poke around the Autosport Nostalgia forum and they all agree (a rare thing) that it's Attwood in a Lotus.