The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 by David Tremayne & Mark Hughes lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Parragon, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: For over fifty years and through hundreds of races, the world has watched in awe as some of the fastest racing cars on earth have roared around the circuits of over twenty countries. With drivers of such superlative skill as Fangio, Moss, Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher, F1 has always provided high-octane excitement and thrills.
Whether you take a passing interest in the World of Formula 1 or are a confirmed addict, The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 covers every conceivable angle. All the most important talents have a place: Ascari who held off Fangios challenge; Hawthorne, Britains first World Champion; Moss, the greatest driver to remain uncrowned; Gilles Villeneuve, tragically killed trying to outpace Pironi; the genius of Ayrton Senna; the furiously fast Finn Mika Hakkinen; and the man with the most race wins Michael Schumacher.
From the drivers, the book moves to the circuits on which they raced, won and sometimes tragically died. A section on classic circuits includes the legendary Nürburgring, Britains demanding Brands Hatch, and the fabulous road circuit at Monaco, while a survey of all the countries that have ever held a GP includes among many the USA, Japan and Morocco.
Then come the cars the hugely successful Ferraris of the early 1970s, the seminal Cooper Climax, the ground effect John Player Special Lotus 79 and the brilliant traction-control Williams FW14B of the early 1990s. And in orbit around the cars and their drivers are the people who make this hugely popular sport work the powerworkers, the designers and the personalities. Men like Bernie Ecclestone, Professor Sid Watkins and Ron Dennis are measured against their effect on sport and how Fl regards them.
Complete with fascinating facts and figures, and an Fl statistics section, The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 covers every angle in this fast-moving and thrilling sport.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my To Be Confirmed category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!