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Lights Out, Full Throttle - The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One (Paperback): Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert Lights Out, Full Throttle - The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One (Paperback)
Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert
R545 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R98 (18%) Out of stock

Morecambe and Wise, Herbert and Hill. The history of entertainment is studded with brilliant comic duos. Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill between them competed in 261 Grands Prix, amassing twenty-five wins, forty-nine podium finishes, one World Championship, 458 championship points, a Le Mans win, two smashed ankles, a broken arm, wrist and leg, sixty broken ribs, and two bruised egos. Having retired from racing, Johnny and Damon have become the one constant for passionate English F1 fans in a rapidly changing landscape. They have earned cult status as commentators and pundits, with viewers loving their unerring dedication to the sport's greatness. Drawing on a lifetime of sniffing petrol fumes, Lights Out, Full Throttle stands large over the landscape of Formula One and takes the temperature of the good, the bad and the ugly of the petrolhead's paradise. It offers F1 fans a tour of the sport - from Monaco to Silverstone; Johnny's crowd surfing and Bernie's burger bar; the genius of Adrian Newey and Colin Chapman; why Lewis Hamilton will never, ever move to Ferrari (probably); getting the yips; money; safety; what it's like to have an out-of-body experience while driving a car in the pouring rain at 200 mph; and the future of the sport in the wake of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. Whether you're a fan of Nigel, Niki, Kimi or Britney, pine for the glory days of Brabham, Williams, Jim Clark and Fangio, or believe that Lewis is one year away from retiring as the GOAT, Lights Out, Full Throttle is the oily rag for the petrolhead fan to inhale while waiting for the racers to line up on the grid.

The Formula One Miscellany (Hardcover, Fourth Edition): John White The Formula One Miscellany (Hardcover, Fourth Edition)
John White
R412 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R70 (17%) Out of stock

There is something for all motor racing fan in The Formula One Miscellany. Formula One's World Championship dates back to the middle of the last century and has developed a reputation for glamour, glitz and glory. Within these pages, the reader will learn hundreds of fascinating facts about the sport on a whole range of topics, from cars and drivers to teams and tracks. Painstakingly researched and fully revised and updated to include all the major facts and stats in Formula One to the end of the 2015 season, The Formula One Miscellany, which contains driver biographies, track descriptions, team information, details of the famous head- to-heads is a welcome addition to the bookshelves of everyone interested in Formula One.

The Official BBC Sport  Guide Formula One 2016 (Paperback): Bruce Jones The Official BBC Sport Guide Formula One 2016 (Paperback)
Bruce Jones 1
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Official BBC Sport Guide Formula One 2016 is back for the 20th season of the best preview book in world motorsport. The FIA Formula 1 season is watched by millions in the stands and has an audience counted in the billions on television, radio and other broadcast platforms. This volume celebrates the thrilling 2015 season, the successes, failures and surprises; reveals the inside stories of every race, the key talking points - looking both back and forward - and previews the 2016 campaign, team by team, driver by driver and track by track. The great attraction of every season of Formula 1 is that what happens on the circuits in February, March and April is normally very different to the action in September, October and November, when the title is normally decided. Race by race, you can keep up with the scores thanks to the fill-in chart. This fantastic volume, the only one you will need, takes you on a trip around the world following the world's best motorsport action. Buckle up: the lights are going red ...

The Carlton Sport Guide Formula One 2017 (Paperback): Bruce Jones The Carlton Sport Guide Formula One 2017 (Paperback)
Bruce Jones 1
R547 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R97 (18%) Out of stock

Formula One 2017: The Carlton Sports Guide is back for the 21st season of the best preview book in world motorsport. This volume celebrates the amazing and exciting 2016 season, the successes, failures and surprises; reveals the inside stories of every race, the key talking points - looking both back and forward - and previews the 2017 campaign, team by team, driver by driver and track by track. What happens on the world's F1 circuits in February, March and April is normally very different from the action in September, October and November (when the title is normally decided) and that is what makes the sport so special. Race by race, you can keep up with the scores thanks to the fill-in chart. This fantastic volume, the only one you will need, takes you around the world following the world's best motorsport action.

Little Book of Greatest Moments in Grand Prix (Hardcover): Stroud Jon Little Book of Greatest Moments in Grand Prix (Hardcover)
Stroud Jon
R215 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R34 (16%) Out of stock

"Greatest Moments of Grand Prix" written by motorsport writer and journalist Jon Stroud, is a collection of articles featuring some of the most iconic moments in motor racing history.

The Grand Prix Companion (Hardcover): Alan Henry The Grand Prix Companion (Hardcover)
Alan Henry 2
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Out of stock

200,000 people attend the race weekend of each and every Grand Prix, and 300 million people watch every race live on TV - an annual global audience of 60 billion. This publication coincides with the build-up to the 2007 Formula 1 season. Author Alan Henry is the motor racing correspondent for the "Guardian", and edits "Autocar", "F1 Racing" and "Autocourse" (the Wisden of Grand Prix racing). Having covered over 520 Grand Prix races since 1973, and author of more than 40 books on Formula 1, Alan Henry now brings his unparalleled knowledge of the sport to a compendium of essential facts, statistics and exclusive anecdotes. It includes: F1's biggest secret, the Concorde Agreement; The most unusual rules, and how they are interpreted; Why safety is sexy; How many components make up a GP Car; How World Championship scoring evolved and changed; Why women can't drive; Who is the greatest? And racing fathers and sons. Irreverently written and based on Henry's three decades of inside experience, it will cover everything from the glitz and glamour to the oil and grime.

Enzo Ferrari - The Photographic Biography (Hardcover): Doug Nye Enzo Ferrari - The Photographic Biography (Hardcover)
Doug Nye 1
R1,563 R1,216 Discovery Miles 12 160 Save R347 (22%) Out of stock

Following Evro Publishing's acclaimed photo memoirs of John Surtees and Stirling Moss, the appealing format of these books - wonderful photos with insightful narrative - is applied to the greatest figure in 20th century motor racing. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Enzo Ferrari went into motor racing with magnificent V12-engined cars and very quickly achieved unparalleled success in Formula 1 and sports cars, and built magnificent road cars too. In this book, published on the 70th anniversary of the first Ferrari car, expert author Doug Nye explores the life and achievements of this enigmatic man through a splendid array of photos, many not previously published, and accompanying commentary. Early years: aftermath of the Great War, budding racing driver and Alfa Romeo employee, then emerging as shrewd businessman. Scuderia Ferrari: his own team, first racing Alfa Romeos for wealthy clients, then 'quasi-works' cars, achieving considerable success through the 1930s. Second World War: doing well from industrial production of machine tools - and surviving a contract assassination plan.\ Rapid emergence of his own Ferrari marque post-war: six consecutive Mille Miglia wins from 1948; first Le Mans win in 1949; double World Champions in 1952-53. \All-round racer: at his autocratic and spectacular best through the pinnacle years in the 1950s and 1960s - then rescue by Fiat from near bankruptcy. Advancing years: racing focuses on Formula 1 and road-car manufacture shifts from exotic boutique production to significant volume. Final years: on top of the world with new models, and even higher personal status as Italian elder statesman and national icon.

Autocourse Annual 2016 : The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Hardcover): Maurice Hamilton Autocourse Annual 2016 : The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Hardcover)
Maurice Hamilton; Edited by (editors-in-chief) Tony Dodgins 1
R1,968 R1,761 Discovery Miles 17 610 Save R207 (11%) Out of stock
Autocourse 2013/14 - The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Hardcover, 63rd Revised edition): Tony Dodgins, Maurice... Autocourse 2013/14 - The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Hardcover, 63rd Revised edition)
Tony Dodgins, Maurice Hamilton, Mark Hughes 1
R1,705 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R475 (28%) Out of stock

Whilst rivals come and go, The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual reaches its 63rd year of publication as the indisputable leader in its field. The 19-race Formula 1 World championship season is covered with its usual meticulous attention to detail. This year, the much-respected Tony Dodgins takes over the editor's role, supported by the award-winning author Maurice Hamilton. The vastly experienced pair, both long-time paddock insiders, bring you all the drama and intrigue that is Formula 1 in their reportage. Supporting their exhaustive race reports are the traditionally detailed result spreads that include specially prepared and easy to follow lap charts. Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel's charge towards a fourth consecutive title against his perennial challenger Fernando Alonso, has been enlivened by the arrival of Mercedes-Benz as title contenders with the newly-arrived Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both claiming race victories during the 2013 season. Adding Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen to this heady mix merely spices up an already fascinating championship year that ebbed and flowed across a punishing 9-month race calendar.Mark Hughes once more analyses the successes, frustrations and failures of each of the eleven teams in his Team-By-Team review, which includes team personnel and technical specifications of the F1 cars showcased in the beautiful illustrations by Adrian Dean. Special features for the 2013 edition include the marking of two special milestones, as Williams reached 600 race starts, and McLaren celebrated their 50th Anniversary as a racing team from their humble beginnings back in 1963. The sport's other leading categories are also given lavish coverage in this comprehensive review. The single-seat ladder from Formula 3 up to GP2 showcases the rising talent pool, all aiming to make their way into Formula 1. Meanwhile Audi continued their domination of Le Mans in Sports Car Racing, whilst Touring Cars, in all their respective categories, continued to provide door-to door banging combat. Veteran scribe Gordon Kirby continues to give his no-holds barred assessment of the racing year in the United States, as NASCAR continues to dominate, despite welcome signs of a revival of Indy Car racing, highlighted by an emotional victory in the Indianapolis 500 by the enormously popular Brazilian veteran Tony Kanaan. AUTOCOURSE traditionally wraps up the year with the most complete results record supplied anywhere in a single volume. This lavish yearbook continues to be essential reading for all fans of global motorsport.

Bernie Ecclestone - King of Sport (Hardcover): Terry Lovell Bernie Ecclestone - King of Sport (Hardcover)
Terry Lovell 2
R491 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R80 (16%) Out of stock

He is the man who created modern-day Formula One. He is both feared and admired for the way in which he masterminded its transformation from an amateur sport of the fifties into a global billion dollar industry of the 21st century. And now, with his GBP 2.5bn fortune, influence and power, Bernie Ecclestone has moved into the world of soccer with Renault F1 boss Flavio Briatore to turn Queen's Park Rangers, a struggling west London club, into a serious rival to the capital's glamour club, Chelsea.Overnight, QPR has access to more wealth than Real Madrid, able to compete with the cheque-book of Roman Abramovich, Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner. But what makes Bernie run? What lies behind the grim, poker-face of this deal-maker extraordinaire, who, for nearly forty years, has ruthlessly exploited and dominated Formula One? To many he became the saviour of the sport, but there have also been many who have suffered at this hands - the weak and the gullible, the politically naive and unsuspecting. They have a different story to tell." Bernie's Game" reveals the unbridled avarice, callousness and corruption behind the hype of Formula One - and the warts-and-all character of the man who is now setting his sights on a sport no less decadent. This is the true, astonishing story of the single most powerful man in world sport today.

Grand Prix Ferrari - The Years of Enzo Ferrari's Power, 1948-1980 (Hardcover): Anthony Pritchard Grand Prix Ferrari - The Years of Enzo Ferrari's Power, 1948-1980 (Hardcover)
Anthony Pritchard
R2,254 R1,748 Discovery Miles 17 480 Save R506 (22%) Out of stock

A limited collectors edition of 1500 copies. The history of racing Ferraris is extremely complex, with a succession of brilliant, interesting, and sophisticated competition cars that have vied for supremacy on the race tracks of the world for over 60 years. In this book, author Anthony Pritchard, a leading motor racing historian and a keen enthusiast of the marque, presents an enthralling narrative of Ferrari's racing history. With detailed model development tables, racing specifications, chassis numbers, and comprehensive race results, this account of Ferrari's formidable motor racing history is supported with 300 colour and black and white photographs.

Grand Prix Ford - Ford, Cosworth and the DFV (Hardcover): Anthony Pritchard Grand Prix Ford - Ford, Cosworth and the DFV (Hardcover)
Anthony Pritchard
R1,715 R1,336 Discovery Miles 13 360 Save R379 (22%) Out of stock

nthony Pritchard has written a detailed and superbly illustrated account of the Formula 1 cars powered by the Ford DFV V8 engine. This all-conquering power unit was the result of discussions between Colin Chapman, boss of the Lotus car company, and the UK Ford Motor Company. Design, development and manufacture was entrusted to the Cosworth company in Northampton, in response to Lotus' desperate need for an engine for the 3000cc Formula 1 that came into force for 1966. Lotus had exclusive use of the DFV in 1967, its first season, when Jim Clark drove the DFV-powered Lotus 49 to four World Championship victories. Becoming available to other Formula 1 teams in 1968, adopters included McLaren and Matra. Graham Hill won the Drivers' Championship with DFV-powered Lotus cars in 1969, and drivers of DFV-powered cars won the Championship in 13 out of 16 years. Year by year the power of the DFV engine increased; new companies, notably McLaren Nicholson Engines, were set up to overhaul the DFV; and engines prepared by these companies were more powerful than those emanating from the factory.Pritchard's narrative starts with a description of the design and development of this engine, and details the successes - and failures - of every Formula 1 car powered by the DFV engine. During these years the only manufacturer to successfully challenge DFV power was Ferrari, with drivers Lauda and Scheckter winning the Drivers' Championship on three occasions. This important book is illustrated with 300 photographs, most of which come from the UK Ford Motor Company's own archives.

Bugatti Type 57 Grand Prix - A Celebration (Hardcover): Neil Max Tomlinson Bugatti Type 57 Grand Prix - A Celebration (Hardcover)
Neil Max Tomlinson
R1,315 R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Save R283 (22%) Out of stock

This work examines the Type 57 Grand Prix cars, the creation of Jean Bugatti, Ettore's eldest son. The late Hugh G Conway wrote in Bugatti - Le pur sang des automobiles, that, after 1935, 'Bugatti's racing programme became involved and very confusing to the humble historian, without accurate factory records.' The T57G's story is complex and has taken more than forty years to draw together, study and evaluate. Revealing new material, Tomlinson takes the view that existing records can be reinterpreted with a revised mindset, challenging conformist beliefs and dismissing many conventions. The book describes the 57G's racing career and evolution through its siblings, the Types 57, 57S and 59. Type 57G characteristics are identified, with race-to-race body and chassis details described, and the Type 57G, 57S45, 57 'Sport' and 57C Le Mans cars are defined, and their enigmatic history revised. This book celebrates the Bugatti T57 Grand Prix racing cars: their origins, triumphs, failings, trivia, trinkets, and a little about the personalities behind them, interwoven with the social and political influences of those times.

Race to Win - The 7 Essential Skills of the Complete Champion (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Derek Daly Race to Win - The 7 Essential Skills of the Complete Champion (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Derek Daly
R662 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R56 (8%) Out of stock

Author Derek Daly drew on his time as an F1 driver and broadcast television announcer to break down how and why the best drivers win consistently, on any team or track. Race to Win explains how and why legends like Sebastian Vettel, Jimmie Johnson, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Mario Andretti maintained their dominance. This new edition has been updated with material on current drivers and new techniques. The book provides insight on race drivers and valuable coaching tools for upcoming drivers, team owners, managers or anyone who wants to excel in sport or life.

The World Press Photo Laureates from Russia and the Soviet Union - 1955-2013 (Hardcover): Russ Press Photo, Vladimir V.... The World Press Photo Laureates from Russia and the Soviet Union - 1955-2013 (Hardcover)
Russ Press Photo, Vladimir V. Prudnikov
R1,608 R1,297 Discovery Miles 12 970 Save R311 (19%) Out of stock

This album represents some six decades of achievements of Russian photo reporters in the international press photography arena. It contains all the winning photographs in the main categories of the yearly competition, organized since 1955 by the Amsterdam based World Press Photo Foundation, as well as photographs awarded honarary diplomas and special prizes by the international jury - a total of over 450 unique works.
What makes this book such an exclusive photographic publication is that it features not only the works of 115 great photographers, but also some truly original and unique texts - memoirs of events and notable national and international figures of the time. These include Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Maya Plisetskaya, Igor Moiseyev, Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Nikolai Amosov, and many more.
This publication is therefore of immense artistic and historical value, and the first project of its kind to encompass, and give a detailed account of the participation of all Russian authors, and members of the professional and children's juries, in the World Press Photo competition. Another unique feature is the large number of works presented in the authors's original version.
This monumental project is the result of collaboration between Russ Press Photo ( curator: Vasily Prudikov) and Schilt Publishing.
The original version was published in Russia in 2010, and has been updated for the English edition in 2013.
Russ Press Photo is non-profit organization, an independent cultural project whose mission is to shed light on history and create an archive of contemporary photojournalism in Russia, as well as promoting and supporting the Russian school of photojournalism.

Lichtjahre / Light Years - Automobilsport - Lifestyle der fruhen 60er / Automotive Lifestyle of the Sixties (English, German,... Lichtjahre / Light Years - Automobilsport - Lifestyle der fruhen 60er / Automotive Lifestyle of the Sixties (English, German, Hardcover)
Horst H. Baumann
R2,905 R2,280 Discovery Miles 22 800 Save R625 (22%) Out of stock

Top racing drivers, legendary cars, and thrills - the 1960s were the golden age of motorsport. Up close: the photographer Horst H. Baumann and his camera. He was one of the first to record the Formula 1 races in colour photos and published his works in 1965 in the cult book The New Matadors. Close to it. Full risk. Full of emotion. That was the credo of the celebrated sports photographer. To this day, his vintage photos impress with their breathtaking proximity to the subject and the immediacy of the moment. Captured here is not only the Formula 1 races and their winners, but also what is hidden from the normal spectator, on and next to the race track. Lichtjahre combines the entire spectrum of Baumann's work. Text in English and German.

Lewis Hamilton - The Full Story (Paperback): Mark Hughes Lewis Hamilton - The Full Story (Paperback)
Mark Hughes 2
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Out of stock

Published to coincide with start of the hotly-anticipated 2008 season, this book is a widely acclaimed and hugely successful hardback published at the climax of the 2007 World Championship. It has considerable brand new material added to the paperback edition. Veteran F1 journalist Mark Hughes unearths the true foundations that have enabled a personable and down-to-earth 22-year-old from a sleepy village in Hertfordshire to achieve the most successful start to a career the sport has ever seen.This book helps you discover how it all began, from the day Hamilton's father bought a hyperactive six-year-old a go-kart, to the British, European and World karting titles that followed. You can learn how at a motorsport awards ceremony in 1995, a plucky 10-year-old Hamilton asked Ron Dennis (the principal of McLaren F1 Racing) of the opportunity to race for his team in the future and how in 1998, at 13-years-old, McLaren duly signed him in a long-term agreement that made him the youngest driver in history with an F1 contract.Hughes takes us through the intervening years, right up to the explosive 2007 Formula one season when he became not only the first black driver ever to race an F1 car, but the first driver of any colour to stand on the podium at the end of their first nine races. As Sir Jackie Stewart said, 'Lewis is a man of the people and the people will love him for it.' Brand new material in this paperback edition includes: interviews with former F1 drivers who proffer their opinion on his qualities, where he needs to make improvements, where he stacks-up against the greats, and what his ultimate potential is; an insider view of testing during close season; and, a preview of the 2008 season and a detailed run-down of his prospects against the new team line-ups, including his new team-mate at McLaren.

Zoom - Personal Images and Insights from the Stars of Formula 1 (Hardcover): Vision Sports Publishing Zoom - Personal Images and Insights from the Stars of Formula 1 (Hardcover)
Vision Sports Publishing; Foreword by Bernie Ecclestone
R686 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R56 (8%) Out of stock

What happens when you give an F1 driver a camera? Zoom is a unique project in which all the drivers and team principals from the F1 grid, as well as a number of notable personalities from the paddock, are asked to take a photograph of the subject of their choice, to be auctioned in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital's Children's Charity. This is the book of those pictures (2013 edition) which - from the close-up of Christian Horner's pet donkeys to the view of the Singapore track from Kimi Raikkonen's hotel window - give a unique flavour of the world of Formula 1 both on and away from the track.

Lewis Hamilton - The Story So Far (Paperback): Gareth Rogers Lewis Hamilton - The Story So Far (Paperback)
Gareth Rogers 2
R237 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R39 (16%) Out of stock

2007 witnessed the greatest debut Grand Prix season in history, as McLaren's 22-year-old novice Lewis Hamilton set the sporting world alight with his extraordinary on-track exploits. The buzz surrounding this young man had been growing, but no one could have been prepared for the way he exploded onto the Formula One scene with podium finishes in his first nine races, including wins in Canada and the United States, to become the youngest person ever to top the drivers' championship. Allegations of illicit team orders in Monaco, and a cloak-and-dagger espionage scandal involving McLaren and rivals Ferrari have added spice to a season in which F1 has been gloriously thrust back into the limelight, while the sometimes fractious relationship between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso has also made headlines. But the biggest story of all has been Hamilton himself, and many within F1 are now predicting that this young man will dominate the scene for years to come. In this book, author Gareth Rogers chronicles the rise of British sport's new superstar, charting his early days and his progression from karts to cars, followed by the whirlwind success of his record-breaking first season.

Maserati 250F Manual - An insight into owning, racing and maintaining the classic front-engined Formula 1 car (Hardcover): Ian... Maserati 250F Manual - An insight into owning, racing and maintaining the classic front-engined Formula 1 car (Hardcover)
Ian Wagstaff
R884 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R86 (10%) Out of stock

The Maserati 250F is one of the classic grand prix cars of all time and won F1 World Championships in 1954 and 1957, both in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio. Stirling Moss, who won the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix in a 250F, described the car as the nicest front-engined F1 car he drove during his career. Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to restore, maintain and race a Maserati 250F, as well as an insight into the design, engineering, development and period race history of this iconic racing car.

Lewis Hamilton - The Full Story (Hardcover): Mark Hughes Lewis Hamilton - The Full Story (Hardcover)
Mark Hughes 2
R462 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R74 (16%) Out of stock

No driver has ever made such an instant impact on the sport of F1 racing as Lewis Hamilton. The first black grand prix driver, his astonishing level of success in his rookie season together with his swash-buckling, attacking style has created a sensation. It has also been a central factor in the most exciting and controversial season of F1 in living memory as Hamilton was involved in a three-way fight for the world crown. Industrial espionage, claims of team favouritism and some stunning on-track action have peppered Hamilton's first season in the sport's top category.Here is the in-depth story of this phenomenon - from his upbringing on a Stevenage council estate to the day he first sat in a kart as a seven-year-old to his sensational challenge on the world title. Friends, colleagues, team-mates, rivals, chaperones and engineers who have worked with him here give some remarkable insights into Lewis the man and the driver, as well as into the close but complex relationship with father Anthony, the man who has largely steered his career. In the process, we see how F1 success has changed this young man's life in a very short space of time.

Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey (Paperback, Air Iri Ome): Mark Webber Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey (Paperback, Air Iri Ome)
Mark Webber 1
R340 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R48 (14%) Out of stock

Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went head to head for the World Championship. There could only be one winner. Since retiring from Formula One Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America, and was lucky to escape with his life. But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world. In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track. From his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix, through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned World Champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. Aussie Grit is his searingly honest story. Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart

The Inside Track - Paddocks, Pit Stops and Tales of My Life in the Fast Lane (Paperback): Jake Humphrey The Inside Track - Paddocks, Pit Stops and Tales of My Life in the Fast Lane (Paperback)
Jake Humphrey 1
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Out of stock

Jake Humphrey had one of the best jobs in the world: flying around the world presenting Formula 1 to 6 million people is not a bad occupation. And there is plenty that the viewer doesn't get to see, quite a lot of it rather surprising too. Travelling around the globe in the F1 bubble, Jake brings you close to the action. With his unique access to the key characters in the sport, he reveals a side of figures such as Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Bernie Ecclestone not seen before. From techie heaven driving the Red Bull simulator to witnessing moments of great sporting triumph, Jake brings you behind the scenes in the paddock to behold the changing face of F1 and his life as a TV presenter permanently walking the tightrope of public humiliation.

My World (Hardcover): Jenson Button My World (Hardcover)
Jenson Button
R515 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R93 (18%) Out of stock

Since Jenson Button burst onto the Formula One scene in 2000, he has been one of the sport's most popular and highest profile stars. With his good looks and exciting lifestyle, he is living the dream of many. Yet how true is that to reality? Now he has decided to provide a full portrait of his life, speaking openly and honestly about his desire to be the best, the pressures he faces every time he races, his joy at finally winning a Grand Prix and his hopes for the future. Away from the circuits, he reveals much about his lifestyle and the glamour that attaches itself to the world's most exciting sport. He reveals in great detail ther sheer hard work that goes into each race, both in terms of getting himself ready to do his best, and getting the car to be as fast as possible. This book provides unique access to Jenson Button's world, with candid photographs showing him both in his private moments and at the times of maximum exposure as the races get under way. This is a book that no fan of Jenson Button can afford to be without, nor anyone who wants to know what really goes on in the heat and the noise of the pit lane.

Racer - The Autobiography (Hardcover): Fernando Alonso Racer - The Autobiography (Hardcover)
Fernando Alonso
R543 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R92 (17%) Out of stock

Fernando Alonso is one of the best drivers to ever drive in Formula One; a double World Championship winner, he is admired and loved by millions. Here he tells his incredible journey to motorsport superstardom for the first time. Fernando Alonso: Two-time Formula 1 world champion. Three-time Formula 1 runner-up. World Endurance Champion. Winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. Participant in the Dakar Rally, the most prestigious of its kind in the world. The youngest racer to achieve pole position and a Grand Prix win. A fighter whose life is a tale of constant overcoming, a succession of challenges that demanded a steady hand behind the wheel. But what is the man like behind this consummate driver, this absolute master of speed, champion of endurance trials and rallies? Who is the real Fernando Alonso? Written amid asphalt, dunes, obstacles, and ever-higher goals, Fernando's first and only autobiography, Racer, is a journey through reflections on his life, his world, his dreams, and everything that really matters to him in ways he never has before. At its heart this is a story about a young boy from Spain who lit up the go-kart circuits precociously and worked hard all his life to become a champion like none other. A career that spans racing against Schumacher to Hamilton, a life on the track like no other, this is the ultimate F1 autobiography by the ultimate F1 racer.

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