In 2016 It was the Ferrari coming out of the tunnel with his left wheel crumpled sparks flying that inspired me to walk the tunnel after the race to see where he had clipped the wall, this was moment I first became aware of the melted tyre marbles which I perceived as a thing of wonder and started collecting.
We were lucky enough to return for the 2017 Monaco GP where to my delight Ferrari won, the team’s first one-two since Hockenheim in 2010. Monaco was also the venue that the team made their debut into formula 1, in the second round of the 1950 season.
Inspired by this we began our 11 month journey of creating two black stallions with the tyre snots reflecting the dynamics of the team, the drivers, the place, the race and the engines measured in horse power that gives the cars their speed which creates the friction with the circuits surface that melts the tyres.
If you look closely there are even stones from the roads encapsulated into the rubber.