Ferrari Grand Prix Moments


Jesse Alexander


“In 1953 Jesse Alexander left America for Europe with his young family to pursue his dream of becoming a motor racing photographer. In the next few years he became especially close to Ferrari, developing friendships with some of the team’s most illustrious drivers, particularly fellow Americans such as Dan Gurney, Richie Guinther, and Phil Hill, who won the World Championship driving for Ferrari in 1961.

The 100 black-and-white and color photos assembled here vividly depict an era of great change and growing challenges to Ferrari in Formula 1. After scoring two championships in 1952 and 1953, Ferrari faced formidable competition from Mercedes-Benz in 1954, followed by a host of new British teams in the late 1950s and early 1960s.