For a driver who won his first Grand Prix and came close to clinching the 1959 drivers’ championship, not an awful lot gets written about Tony Brooks.
Was BRM team principal Louis Stanley the son of British prime minister Herbert Asquith? It’s one of several shocking claims made in a new book by his stepdaughter.
Formula 1: All the races contains results for 858 F1 races up to the start of the 2012 season.
The Formula 1 in Camera series spans four books, each of which features a decade of F1 photographs.
Even die-hard Sebastian Vettel fans should avoid this new biography of the twice-champion.
Former Lotus team principal Peter Warr once famously said: “Nigel Mansell will never win a Grand Prix as long as I have a hole in my arse.”
The tragedy of the 1961 Italian Grand Prix, in which Wolfgang von Trips and 15 spectators lost their lives, is the subject of this new book.
Car repair experts Haynes has produced its first manual for an F1 car.
Tiff Needell’s F1 career is the stuff of obscure pub quiz questions.
Review of Tom Bower’s new book on Bernie Ecclestone.
Ecclestone withdrew his backing of this delayed biography.
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)