For this weekend’s F1 book review, something a little lighter than usual. “The little book of Grand Prix Legends” is just over 100 pages on 30 of the biggest names of the sport. There’s no shortage of similar books along these lines, so what makes this one stand out from the crowd?
This week’s F1 stories include the race fans suing a Grand Prix promoter and the Grand Prix promoters desperately trying to attract more race fans. Plus the surprising withdrawal of the Auto Union auction, Fernando Alonso has another row with the press, and who the hell is Hinny Rikinen?
If the Michael Schumacher car sale we reported last week was a little contemporary for your taste, here’s a better way to blow your hard-earned millions. A 1939 Auto Union Type D that was driven by Tazio Nuvolari will be auctioned at Christie’s in Paris on February 17th. There is a good chance that it … Continue reading ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú7.8m 1939 Auto Union for sale
Christopher Hilton’s biography of Nuvolari was published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his death. Unlike many of his contemporaries Nuvolari did not die at the wheel of a racing car, but he succumbed three years after ending his career from medical complications arising from his time behind the wheel. He was one of … Continue reading “Nuvolari” reviewed
Christopher Hilton’s history of Grand Prix racing from 1906 to 2005 is not for the faint-hearted: Both in terms of reading it, and lugging the 500-page hardback around with you. He attempts to condense a century of motor sport into a single book – an extraordinary task – and the end product is a unique … Continue reading “Grand Prix Century”?é?Ø (Christopher Hilton, 2005)