“Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” – read the review and win one of five copies

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At the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year I got talking to James Mann, a photographer who told me he’d been doing studio shots of classic F1 cars for an upcoming book. “Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” is the product of that work, a study of 18 of the most important, interesting and, … Continue reading “Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” – read the review and win one of five copies

“The Science of Formula 1 Design” by David Tremayne (Book review)

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With the launch season almost upon us it was quite timely that I received an updated copy of “The Science of Formula 1 Design” (though not timely enough to help with writing Five problems F1 designers face in 2010 earlier this week). The third edition of David Tremayne’s technical guide to F1 offers a clear … Continue reading “The Science of Formula 1 Design” by David Tremayne (Book review)

Jenson Button: My championship year (Book review)

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Of the glut of books which have appeared on the subject of Britain’s other F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton, the authorised biography was one of the less interesting efforts. The official word on Jenson Button’s extraordinary championship-winning season promises a more personal angle incorporating his race-by-race notes on the season and even text messages from his … Continue reading Jenson Button: My championship year (Book review)

“Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies

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We’ve already had one new book on Ayrton Senna to mark the 15th anniversary of his death – and here’s another. But this one has a twist. Written after discussions with Alain Prost, “Senna versus Prost” tells the story of their infamous rivalry which dominated F1 from the moment they became team mates in 1988, … Continue reading “Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies

“Ayrton Senna: An interactive voyage” (Christopher Hilton, 2009)

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If there?s one thing my bookshelf isn?t short of it?s Ayrton Senna biographies. So what?s the cause for this new title as the 15th anniversary of Senna?s untimely passing approaches? The idea behind this book, and the reason behind that ??interactive voyage?? tag, is that as well as a biography you get copies of various … Continue reading “Ayrton Senna: An interactive voyage” (Christopher Hilton, 2009)

“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport”

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“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport” is a revised and updated version of Terry Lovell’s biography of the man who has single-handedly shaped Formula 1 over the past three decades and more. Scarcely a week passes without us discussing Ecclestone’ latest move, whether it’s the dropping of a well-loved track from the F1 calendar, a new … Continue reading “Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport”

“Race to Win: How to become a Complete Champion Driver” (Derek Daly)

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Everyone I’ve shown this book to has been quick to point out that Derek Daly was never a champion. Not in Formula 1 or CART, the two most senior categories he competed in between 1978 and 1989, before racing sports cars. But does that disqualify him from writing a book on how to become a … Continue reading “Race to Win: How to become a Complete Champion Driver” (Derek Daly)