During the '70s the Hockenheimring was a frequent venue for the European Formula II Championship. The Formula II series was generally viewed as the last step on the climb to a Formula I drive. The track was an odd layout and spectators had limited viewing opportunities. Most of the circuit was the long run through the forest out to the Ostkurve and then back to the stadium. The Sachs Curve was a 180 degree turn that afforded reasonably close view of the action and passing.
Sachs Curve captures the essence of Formula II in the era. The ground-effect era when aerodynamics played supreme was still in the future. In this long-gone time spectators could cheer a group of cars closely grouped up and drivers fighting for position.
The original image was shot at the 1974 Jochen Rindt Trophe Formula II race on Kodak Panatomic-X film.
There are 3 types of prints offered, each in multiple sizes. There are 2 paper print options using Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper.
Option 1 is printed on Baryta paper. It is a bright white, cellulose-based Fine Art paper. Baryta is an acid and lignin-free, 325 gsm and 100% Œ±-cellulose paper that conforms to ISO 9706 for museum quality and highest age resistance.
Option 2 is printed on Fine Art Photo Rag Metallic paper. Metallic is a silvery-shimmering Fine Art paper with a specially formulated coating for Fine Art use. The natural white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristic Photo Rag surface structure and sumptuous feel. Metallic is an acid and lignin-free, 340 gsm and 100% cotton paper that conforms to ISO 9706 for museum quality and highest age resistance.
Both Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper prints are shipped unframed and are ready for matting and framing.
Option 3 is a dye sublimation printed on aluminum with a glossy finish. The Aluminum print has a high-gloss white finish that bright colors and high image definition. Prints are shipped with a float mount hanger mounted 2in inside the rear of the print.
Although the aluminum print is more expensive, it is delivered ready to hang and there is no additional framing cost.