30 epic photos from the lens of Rainer Schlegelmilch

In his 55-year career, eminent photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has taken more than 600,000 photos – which now belong to the Motorsport Network. Here are 30 of the best...

30 epic photos from the lens of Rainer Schlegelmilch
1962 - A classic view of Eau Rouge
1962 - A classic view of Eau Rouge
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1966 - Dan Gurney, Eagle-Climax T1G
1966 - Dan Gurney, Eagle-Climax T1G
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1967 - Graham Hill gets ready in the pits, surrounded by his family including his wife Bette and a young Damon
1967 - Graham Hill gets ready in the pits, surrounded by his family including his wife Bette and a young Damon
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1968 - Denny Hulme, McLaren-Cosworth M7A passes the destroyed BRM P133 of Pedro Rodriguez
1968 - Denny Hulme, McLaren-Cosworth M7A passes the destroyed BRM P133 of Pedro Rodriguez
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1968 - Jo Siffert, Lotus borrows a dry visor from Graham Hill
1968 - Jo Siffert, Lotus borrows a dry visor from Graham Hill
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1970 - Jackie Stewart passes the crashed BRM of Jackie Oliver and Ferrari of Jacky Ickx
1970 - Jackie Stewart passes the crashed BRM of Jackie Oliver and Ferrari of Jacky Ickx
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1970 - Nina Rindt waits for her husband Jochen to pass the pits. He died in a crash at the Parabolica a few moments later.
1970 - Nina Rindt waits for her husband Jochen to pass the pits. He died in a crash at the Parabolica a few moments later.
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1971 - Graham Hill, Brabham-Cosworth BT34
1971 - Graham Hill, Brabham-Cosworth BT34
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1971 - Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari
1971 - Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari
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1972 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus 72
1972 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus 72
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1973 - François Cevert, Tyrrell
1973 - François Cevert, Tyrrell
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1974 - Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari
1974 - Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari
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1975 - Carlos Reutemann, Brabham BT44B
1975 - Carlos Reutemann, Brabham BT44B
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1975 - James Hunt, Hesketh Ford
1975 - James Hunt, Hesketh Ford
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1976 - Niki Lauda, Ferrari 312T2
1976 - Niki Lauda, Ferrari 312T2
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1978 - Mario Andretti, Lotus 79
1978 - Mario Andretti, Lotus 79
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1981 - Gilles Villeneuve, Alan Jones
1981 - Gilles Villeneuve, Alan Jones
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1982 - Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve
1982 - Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve
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1984 - Eddie Cheever, Philippe Alliot, Stefan Johansson, Jo Gartner first lap crash
1984 - Eddie Cheever, Philippe Alliot, Stefan Johansson, Jo Gartner first lap crash
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1985 - Stefan Johansson, Ferrari
1985 - Stefan Johansson, Ferrari
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1986 - Alain Prost, McLaren
1986 - Alain Prost, McLaren
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1987 - Andrea de Cesaris, Brabham, throws sparks onto Stefan Johansson, McLaren
1987 - Andrea de Cesaris, Brabham, throws sparks onto Stefan Johansson, McLaren
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1987 - Ayrton Senna, Lotus-Honda
1987 - Ayrton Senna, Lotus-Honda
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1987 - The BMW motor in Andrea de Cesaris's Brabham blows up
1987 - The BMW motor in Andrea de Cesaris's Brabham blows up
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1992 - Ivan Capelli, Ferrari
1992 - Ivan Capelli, Ferrari
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1993 - Ayrton Senna, McLaren
1993 - Ayrton Senna, McLaren
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1995 - Ste Devote crash: David Coulthard, Williams-Renault, Gerhard Berger, Jean Alesi, Ferrari
1995 - Ste Devote crash: David Coulthard, Williams-Renault, Gerhard Berger, Jean Alesi, Ferrari
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1996 - Jacques Villeneuve, Williams
1996 - Jacques Villeneuve, Williams
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1999 - Michael Schumacher, Ferrari
1999 - Michael Schumacher, Ferrari
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2012 - Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes
2012 - Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes
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