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Anke Luckmann met up with living legend René Arnoux, French race car driver and former Formula 1 pilot, in Italy for the portrait shoot presented here. The occasion ? “September sees F1 return to the historic Dutch circuit after a four-decade absence. We met the last Prancing Horse driver to win at the track, to spend a day reminiscing behind the wheel of that glorious 1983 car.” says FERRARI magazine.
The Zandvoort race track for the Dutch Grand Prix is the only circuit to ever host the Formula 1 in the Netherlands. The Scuderia Ferrari won eight times on this track, including the first time in 1952 with Alberto Ascari and the last triumph in 1983 with this very René Arnoux on board a Ferrari 126 C3.
“Hello my friend, we meet again ! I missed you, let’s go take another fast drive.” René Arnoux
Anke Luckmann : “I had the honor of photographing René together with the legendary Ferrari 126 C3. And to shoot car-to-car, F1 race car that is, on a racing circuit… how incredible is that? It took quite a bit of negotiating to make it possible... I have been shooting lots of car-to-car, boat-to-boat, helicopter-to-boat or horse-to-horse – but never together with a Formula 1 car. And I really enjoyed the shoot. Thanks for that Ferrari !”
The spread ‘Dreaming of Zandvoort’ was photographed on the Fiorano Circuit in Italy.
GoSee : ferrari.com & ankeluckmann.com
16.11.2021 show complete article
While she was traveling across Germany – GoSee reported – transportation photographer ANKE LUCKMANN passed by this very striking red brick architecture. So what could be more natural than to immortalize what she saw in an elegant lifestyle spread? Even better if you’re on the road in a BMW 4 Gran Coupé 420i – and can put your photogenic father in the passenger seat as model and photograph it all with the wall as backdrop.
An interplay of light and shadows, with perspective, color, black and white. A very special homage to her father. GoSee : ankeluckmann.com
27.09.2021 show complete article
We would like to congratulate Nyck de Vries on winning the World Championship title in the Formula E Season 2020/21. Dutch driver Nyck de Vries, born on 6 February 1995 in Sneek, is accustomed to winning: he is for instance the two-time Karting World Champion (2010 and 2011). From 2012 to 2014, he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, which he won in 2014. In 2017, he celebrated his debut in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, which he would go on to win in 2019. Since the end of 2019, he has been a main driver in the Formula E for Mercedes, which he just won in 2021.
Besides the portraits of race car driver Nyck de Vries presented here, smart champion Nyck can also be seen on several of the promotional photos for Mercedes-Benz EQ – also photographed, of course, by transportation and portrait specialist ANKE LUCKMANN.
Nyck tells us about his victories : “This season has been tough. It has been a rollercoaster ride. I still need it to sink in; I don’t quite realize it yet. It was ten years ago that I won the world championship in 2010 and 2011 in karting, then the title in 2019 in Formula 2. No one can take this away from me, and that’s what counts. The championship is extremely competitive. Even this weekend, on day one, the track evolution wasn’t that big, but if you have a bad day, you’re at the back of the grid. It’s so close that whatever happens, you will see a lot of different people performing and doing well. It’s just unpredictable, that’s the reality. There are a lot of good teams, a lot of good drivers, and that results in an extremely tight fight. I’ve felt a lot of different emotions over the course of the whole season. I’ve gotten older. I even have gray hair. So I hope things will become a bit more normal in the future!”
Nyck is the first World Champion in the history of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and crowned himself as the youngest champion the series has ever seen after only 26 E-Prix starts at the age of 26 and 190 days.
With #WeDriveTheCity and #WeRunThe City, MERCEDES-BENZ supports the Formula E. The FIA Formula E Championship is a racing series for formula cars with an electric engine, which is contested on city circuits around the world. Mercedes-Benz : “By engaging in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, we’re not only part of an electrifying racing series but also a part of urban culture around the world. With our commitment, we would like to fuel the idea of sustainable change, creating an initial spark for innovation and, by doing so, contribute to a better life for everyone in the city.”
GoSee : nyckdevries.com & fiaformulae.com & mercedes-benz.com/de/eq-formele & ankeluckmann.com
25.08.2021 show complete article