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Refuelling Collection

"Refuelling: A Journey Through Time and Speed" In the fast-paced world of motorsports

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Handley Page HP-80 Victor K-2

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K-2
RAF Handley Page Hp-80 Victor K-2 Tanker V-Bomber flying in formation with Two Ee Lightnings During Aerial-Refuelling Date: 1970s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1984 British GP

1984 British GP
BRANDS HATCH, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 22: Elio de Angelis, Lotus 95T Renault, in the pits with Gerard Ducarouge and Peter Warr during the British GP at Brands Hatch on July 22, 1984 in Brands Hatch

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans

1957 24 Hours of Le Mans
CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Duncan Hamilton / Masten Gregory, J.D. Hamilton, Jaguar D-type, making a pitstop during the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly ED866

Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly ED866
Avro Lancaster, G-AHJW, formerly ED866, was used by Flight Refuelling until it crashed near Andover on 22 November 1948. Date: 1948

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1956 French Grand Prix: Mechanics look at the straight 8 Bugatti 251 engine in Trintignants

1956 French Grand Prix: Mechanics look at the straight 8 Bugatti 251 engine in Trintignants Bugatti Type 251 chassis
Reims, France. 29/6-1/7 1956. Mechanics look at the straight 8 Bugatti 251 engine in Trintignants Bugatti Type 251 chassis. Ref-Autocar C47521. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2004 Malaysian GP

2004 Malaysian GP
SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, MALAYSIA - MARCH 21: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, during a pitstop during the Malaysian GP at Sepang International Circuit on March 21

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2008 European GP

2008 European GP
VALENCIA STREET CIRCUIT, SPAIN - AUGUST 24: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2008 leaves his pit box while the fuel hose is still attached during the European GP at Valencia Street Circuit on August 24

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2000 Belgian GP

2000 Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 27: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F1-2000, during a pitstop during the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps on August 27, 2000 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2003 Austrian GP

2003 Austrian GP
RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - MAY 18: Michael Schumacher's Ferrari F2003-GA, catches fire during a pitstop during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on May 18, 2003 in Red Bull Ring, Austria

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1970 Belgian GP

1970 Belgian GP
JUNE 07: Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Matra MS120 gets refuelled in the pit lane during the Belgian GP on June 07, 1970. (Photo by Rainer Schlegelmilch)

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Refuelling in a Mini

Refuelling in a Mini
The modern female petrol pump operator, refuelling a car in her mini skirt

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Sports Cars 1956: Reims 12 Hours

Sports Cars 1956: Reims 12 Hours
REIMS-GUEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 30: Umberto Maglioli and Luigi Piotti have a discussion as their Maserati 350S is refuelled during a pitstop during the Reims 12 Hours at Reims-Gueux on June 30

Background imageRefuelling Collection: International Championship for Makes 1968: Daytona 24 Hours

International Championship for Makes 1968: Daytona 24 Hours
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - FEBRUARY 04: Paul Hawkins / David Hobbs, J. W. Automotive Eng. Ford GT40

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Lawrences garage in Brixton, London 1924. Creator: Unknown

Lawrences garage in Brixton, London 1924. Creator: Unknown
Lawrences garage in Brixton, London 1924

Background imageRefuelling Collection: A Royal Air Force VC10, in the tanker role, carries out the air-to-air refuelling

A Royal Air Force VC10, in the tanker role, carries out the air-to-air refuelling of a two RAF Tornado F3s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: CJ11 6883 Chris Ward, Steve Ward, Thomas Ward, Ginetta G4R

CJ11 6883 Chris Ward, Steve Ward, Thomas Ward, Ginetta G4R
Chris Ward, Steve Ward, Thomas Ward, Ginetta G4R, MRL Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup, A three hour race with up to three drivers, two compulsory pit stops with refuelling also an option

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Avro Lincoln B2 RA657 used by Flight Refuelling

Avro Lincoln B2 RA657 used by Flight Refuelling
Avro Lincoln B2, RA657, used by Flight Refuelling for probe and drogue trials. Seen here with a Gloster Meteor F4, VZ389

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Sir Alan Cobham

Sir Alan Cobham (1894 - 1973), English aviation pioneer. In the 1930s, when this photograph was taken (with his wife?), he pioneered inflight refuelling. Date: 1930s

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Caravelle Jets

Caravelle Jets
Three Societa Aerea Mediterranea Caravelle Jets being refuelled at London Gatwick Airport

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1937 Eifelrennen

1937 Eifelrennen
NuRBURGRING, GERMANY - JUNE 13: Rudolf Caracciola, Mercedes-Benz W125, making a pitstop during the Eifelrennen at Nurburgring on June 13, 1937 in Nurburgring, Germany. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2004 Belgian GP

2004 Belgian GP
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 29: A pit stop for Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004 during the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps on August 29, 2004 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Background imageRefuelling Collection: World Championship for Makes 1974: Watkins Glen 6 Hours

World Championship for Makes 1974: Watkins Glen 6 Hours
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - JULY 13: Pit stop for Jean-Pierre Jarier / Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Equipe Matra

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1963 Nurburgring 1000 kms

1963 Nurburgring 1000 kms
NuRBURGRING, GERMANY - MAY 19: Kalman von Csazy / Karl Foitek, Kalman von Csazy, Ferrari 250 GTO 3809GT getting refuelled during a pitstop during the Nurburgring 1000 kms at Nurburgring on May 19

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1965 Spa 500 kms

1965 Spa 500 kms
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - MAY 16: Mike Salmon, Dawnay Racing, Ferrari 250 GTO 64 in the pit lane gets refuelled in the pit lane during the Spa 500 kms at Spa-Francorchamps on May 16

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Lotus mechanics refuel the Lotus 81 of Mario Andretti (USA) at the pit lane exit. Mario finished his last race for Lotus with a sixth place finish

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2005 European GP

2005 European GP
NuRBURGRING, GERMANY - MAY 29: A pit stop for Nick Heidfeld, Williams FW27 BMW during the European GP at Nurburgring on May 29, 2005 in Nurburgring, Germany. (Photo by Rainer Schlegelmilch)

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2001 Canadian GP

2001 Canadian GP
CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE, CANADA - JUNE 10: Pedro de la Rosa, Jaguar R2 Cosworth, makes a pitstop during the Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Sunday June 10, 2001 in Montreal, Canada

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1964 Indy 500

1964 Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - MAY 30: A. J. Foyt, Ansted-Thompson Racing, Watson Offenhauser, makes a pitstop during the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Seventh placed Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) Williams FW20 makes a pit stop. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos, Brazil, 29 March 1998

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Le Mans 1989: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Le Mans 1989: 24 Hours of Le Mans
CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Jean-Louis Schlesser / Jean-Pierre Jabouille / Alain Cudini, Team Sauber Mercedes, Sauber Mercedes C9/88 - Mercedes M119

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Ayrton Senna (BRA) Williams FW16 makes his first refuelling stop in Formula One before spinning out of the race. Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, 27 March 1994

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1978 Italian GP

1978 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T3 sits in the pits as mechanics work on the front wing

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1999 British GP

1999 British GP
SILVERSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: Damon Hill, Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda, makes a pit stop during the race during the British GP at Silverstone on July 11, 1999 in Silverstone, United Kingdom

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Indy Racing League

Indy Racing League
Sixth placed Alex Barron (USA) Meijer Mo Nunn Racing Panoz G Force Toyota makes a pit stop. Indy Racing League, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis, USA, 25 May 2003. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1983 Brazilian GP

1983 Brazilian GP
AUTODROMO INTERNACIONAL NELSON PIQUET, BRAZIL - MARCH 13: Keke Rosberg, Williams FW08C Ford, during a pitstop during the Brazilian GP at Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet on March 13

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1964 Monte Carlo Rally

1964 Monte Carlo Rally
JANUARY 18: John Cuff / John Lambert, Bond Equipe during the Monte Carlo Rally on January 18, 1964. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans

1962 24 Hours of Le Mans
CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Olivier Gendebien / Phil Hill, SpA Ferrari SEFAC, Ferrari 330 TRI/LM (Spyder), makes a pitstop during the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe on June

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1997 Spanish GP

1997 Spanish GP
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - MAY 25: Eddie Irvine, Ferrari F310B, makes a pitstop during the Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 25, 1997 in Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1978 South African GP

1978 South African GP
KYALAMI, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 04: Mario Andretti gets his Lotus 78 Ford refuelled in the pitlane during the South African GP at Kyalami on March 04, 1978 in Kyalami, South Africa

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2008 Bahrain GP

2008 Bahrain GP
BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, BAHRAIN - APRIL 06: A pit stop for Felipe Massa, Ferrari F2008 during the Bahrain GP at Bahrain International Circuit on April 06

Background imageRefuelling Collection: World Championship for Makes 1973: Nurburgring 1000 kms

World Championship for Makes 1973: Nurburgring 1000 kms
NuRBURGRING, GERMANY - MAY 27: Carlos Pace / Arturo Merzario, Spa Ferrari SEFAC, Ferrari 312 PB, makes a pitstop during the Nurburgring 1000 kms at Nurburgring on May 27, 1973 in Nurburgring

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1978 Italian GP

1978 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Mechanics work on the rear of Carlos Reutemann's Ferrari 312T3 while he waits in the cockpit during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 2005 Spanish GP

2005 Spanish GP
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - MAY 08: The rear of Jarno Trulli's Toyota TF106 erupts in flame during a pitstop during the Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 08

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans

1995 24 Hours of Le Mans
CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Yannick Dalmas / Masanori Sekiya / J.J. Lehto, Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing, McLaren F1 GTR BMW

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1997 Italian GP

1997 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F310B, makes a pitstop during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 07

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1938 JCC International Trophy

1938 JCC International Trophy
BROOKLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 07: A car is refuelled and the tyres changed during a pitstop during the JCC International Trophy at Brooklands on May 07, 1938 in Brooklands, United Kingdom

Background imageRefuelling Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 makes a pitstop. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race Day, Sepang, Malaysia, 20 March 2005. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageRefuelling Collection: 1951 British GP

1951 British GP
SILVERSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14: Reg Parnell, BRM P15, is refuelled during a pitstop during the British GP at Silverstone on July 14, 1951 in Silverstone, United Kingdom. (Photo by LAT Images)



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"Refuelling: A Journey Through Time and Speed" In the fast-paced world of motorsports, refuelling plays a crucial role in ensuring that the wheels keep turning and the engines keep roaring. From historic races to iconic moments, let's dive into the captivating stories behind this essential pit stop maneuver. Back in 1984 at the British GP, adrenaline filled Silverstone as drivers eagerly awaited their turn for refuelling. The Avro Lancaster G-AHJW formerly known as ED866 soared above, reminding us of its wartime legacy while adding an air of nostalgia to this modern spectacle. Rewind further to 1957 at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. As sports cars raced through dusk till dawn, teams strategized meticulously during each refuelling session, hoping it would be their key to victory. Meanwhile, mechanics huddled around Trintignants Bugatti Type 251 chassis during the 1956 French Grand Prix. Their focused gaze fixed upon the straight-8 Bugatti engine within; a testament to both innovation and dedication in pursuit of speed. But not all refuellings took place on grand stages - sometimes they occurred on smaller scales too. Picture a Mini patiently waiting for its tank to be replenished; a humble reminder that even everyday vehicles require occasional nourishment. Traveling back even further in time takes us to Lawrence's garage in Brixton, London circa 1924. Though captured by an unknown creator, this snapshot showcases early efforts towards efficient fuel distribution – a glimpse into how far we've come since then. Fast forward once more to Sports Cars 1956: Reims 12 Hours race where sleek machines roared across tracks with determination. Refuelling stations stood ready like lifelines amidst intense competition – offering precious seconds gained or lost depending on efficiency and precision. The International Championship for Makes brought forth another memorable moment at Daytona's grueling endurance race in 1968.