Just 1,500 copies of Jackie Stewart’s new book “Collage” will be sold worldwide and we’ve got a signed copy to be won.
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
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)
Given that I reviewed a new book on Stirling Moss the other day it’s appropriate I should turn to “Legendary race cars” next as he supplied the forward for it.
There’s no shortage of books on the new world champions – as well as the official Jenson Button book we have this offering from Christopher Hilton plus another from Alan Henry (not yet reviewed). This book (and the others) hit the shelves around the same time Brawn announced it was turning into Mercedes and Button … Continue reading “The Brawn Story” (Book review)
This new book chronicles Stirling Moss’s entire racing career, covering almost 600 races in F1, F3, touring cars, sports cars, rallies, time trials and more.
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)
One of my favourite books when I was growing up was “In the driving seat” – a book about F1 racing tracks by Derek Allsop with quotes from Nigel Mansell in it. I learned the track layouts and got my first glimpse of the strange-looking cars of decades past. The young fans of today are … Continue reading Official F1 annuals reviewed
Although it’s five years since Williams last won a Grand Prix, and 12 since their last championship triumph, it still feels odd not to see their blue-and-white cars regularly at the sharp end of a race. By which I mean leading it by upwards of half a minute. That was what I got used to … Continue reading “Williams” (Maurice Hamilton, 2009)
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
If there?óÔé¼Ôäós one thing my bookshelf isn?óÔé¼Ôäót short of it?óÔé¼Ôäós Ayrton Senna biographies. So what?óÔé¼Ôäós the cause for this new title as the 15th anniversary of Senna?óÔé¼Ôäós untimely passing approaches? The idea behind this book, and the reason behind that ?óÔé¼?ôinteractive voyage?óÔé¼?Ø 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” 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”
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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)
Amazon.co.uk Widgets Here are the ten most popular F1 books on Amazon last month. Find out which ones you should buy, and which ones you should avoid…
In over 40% of races last year the top three qualifiers were the top three finishers. That never happeed at all from 1961-1972. Hands up who’s an F1 stats geek? Judging by the number of you who leave comments on my post-race statstics round-ups, pointing out all kinds of interesting trivia, most of you are! … Continue reading Analysing Formula 1 (Roger Smith)