This author loves close-ups of F1 drivers’ eyes, which reveal determination down to the depths of their souls. The linked photo gallery from Sports Car Digest is well worth a look. Above is a great shot of James Hunt in the cockpit of his McLaren preparing for the 1977 U.S. Grand Prix West at Long Beach, California — a race in which the brilliant Mario Andretti became the first American to win a GP on his home soil — he finished 7th.
The saying the eyes are the window to the soul is particularly apt when peering into the eyes of racing car drivers. Depending upon the events at hand, the eyes show a range of emotions, from focus and determination about the impending race to jubilation or disappointment about the results to exhaustion from a grueling day on the track.