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Jim Clark was a genuine sporting hero. He won 25 of his 72 Grands Prix and in the sixties was the yardstick by which every other driver on the starting grid was judged. Quite simply, Clark was peerless. Stubborn and notoriously indecisive outside the car, where he would nervously chew his fingernails, he was a genius when he got behind the wheel. To many he remains the greatest racing driver of all time, not just because of his fearsome strike rate and the magnitude and manner of his achievements, but also because he remained humble and unspoiled throughout. Published on the 50th anniversary of Clark's death, this book, 20 years in the making, is a deeply detailed look at a complex and compelling character. Starting in a friend's cars in driving tests, sprints, hill climbs, autocrosses and rallies, Clark graduated to sports cars in his native Scotland while still pursuing his other passion, which was farming. Such was his subliminal driving talent that motorsport overcame farming, and he went on to win in sports cars, touring cars, Formula Junior, Formula 2 and Formula 1, and to triumph in the legendary Indianapolis 500 in America. Clark's Formula 1 debut came in 1960, with Team Lotus, where his unique fraternal relationship with boss Colin Chapman became one of the cornerstones of success for them both. Driving for Lotus throughout his professional career, Clark was twice a World Champion, in 1963 and 1965, famously winning seven of ten rounds on the way to his first crown. On his first visit to the Indianapolis 500, in 1963, he finished second, and two years later he became the first Formula 1 star to win it, with his Lotus the first rear-engine victor as well. Clark's tragic death, in an unimportant Formula 2 race at Hockenheim in Germany on 7 April 1968, was likened by compatriot Jackie Stewart to motorsport's equivalent of the atomic bomb. A special feature of this book is the personal insight from the author's dozens of interviews with family, friends, drivers and mechanics.
The first and only practical guide on how to become F1 Champion, for the millions of Grand Prix fans who have always dreamed of making it onto the podium.
Are you the next Lewis Hamilton?
How to be F1 Champion provides you with the complete guide to hitting the big time in top-flight motorsport, starting wiht the basics, including the correct look, how to manage your social media account, the art of champagne spraying and how to wear a massive watch.
Then you'll be ready to learn more advanced skills such as inserting 'for sure' at the start of every sentence, talking about key sponsors while sounding like the force is draining from your body, and psychologically crushing your teammate without him noticing.
How to be F1 Champion also sets out a strategy for hiring your entourage, and how to treat them once they're on the payroll.
Helpful illustrations accompany the text throughout.
See you on the podium!
Pironi: The Champion that Never Was relates the remarkable story of motor racing's forgotten man, ex-Ferrari F1 driver and offshore powerboat racer, Didier Pironi. The book charts an incredible journey which took the young Parisian to the heights of triumph and the depths of despair. Before he joined the legendary Ferrari stable, Pironi was already a Formula Renault, Le Mans and grand prix winner. By 1982, the time had surely come for the enigmatic Frenchman to become his country's first Formula 1 world champion. He was to come tantalisingly close to achieving that lifetime ambition, ahead in the world championship and in pole position for the German Grand Prix - before crashing so disastrously in practice. Over the next five years he fought a long and painful battle to return to the cockpit to reclaim the title that had eluded him that grim morning. It was not to be. Thereafter Didier turned his attention to offshore powerboating where his remarkable life would come to a shattering end in the icy waters of the English Channel.
In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark Webber reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track in Aussie Grit. 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. 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.
Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One motor racing. He is just the second British driver to win the World Championship on three occasions and the first to win back-to-back titles. His rise to the top was certainly dramatic, but hardly surprising given his first meeting with the then manager of McLaren, Ron Dennis. Ten-year-old Lewis told Dennis he wanted to drive in Formula One for McLaren and, 12 years later, he was doing just that. Rookie drivers don't win the World Championship first time out, but Lewis came within one point of doing that. Twelve months later, no one could stop him or McLaren and Lewis was, at 23, F1's youngest World Champion. Over the next four seasons, Lewis had to endure less competitive cars and, for 2013, joined for a new powerhouse team, Mercedes. In 2014, everything worked out and 11 wins and 16 podium finishes in 19 races were more than enough to give him a second World Championship. The following year brought so many landmarks, including the victories in Japan, Russia and United States when he matched his hero Ayrton Senna's total of 41 Grand Prix victories, passed him and then clinched a third World Championship, something only Sir Jackie Stewart had managed among British drivers. In 2016 he will celebrate his 10th season in Formula One and Lewis Hamilton is the ideal volume to celebrate the landmark. Written in Bruce Jones' unique style, filled with celebrity quotes and thrilling action photography, this book, fully revised and updated, is perfect for Lewis Hamilton fans of all ages.
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the high-octane world of Formula 1. Never again confuse a prancing horse with a red bull, an airbox with a halo, a bargeboard with an endplate, or a blast of G-force with a burst of downforce. Bask in the admiration of your fellow petrolheads as you pronounce confidently on the comparative driving skills of Graham Hill and Jim Clark, or whether the fiercest rivalry in F1 history was between Lauda and Hunt or Senna and Prost. Most importantly, effortlessly hold your own when extolling the sublime gifts of possibly the greatest racing driver who has ever lived - namely you (if only your potential had been recognised). DO QUOTE: 'What's behind you doesn't matter.' (Enzo Ferrari). DON'T SAY: 'Is Formula 1 a sport or a business? Either way it's all about who's got the best car.'
Formula 1 is the aesthete's ultimate sport: an intoxicating cocktail of speed, spectacle, competition and power, at the heart of which are the thoroughbred racing machines - exquisite manifestations of form following function, driven at dizzying speeds by the quickest-of-the-quick, the best racing drivers on the planet. Darren Heath has been photographing Formula 1 for over 25 years. For 21 of these years he has worked freelance, and this has given him a unique perspective on the complex and exciting world of Formula 1. Darren Heath's photography in Art Of The Race V17 encapsulates the very essence of the speed, noise, excitement and colour of Formula 1 racing, whilst also highlighting the key moments of each race as the season unfolds, culminating in Lewis Hamilton winning his 4th world championship.
Text in English and Italian. The signature red Ferrari made its Grand Prix Formula 1 racing debut in 1948, and the marque has been turning heads ever since. Through ups and downs, racing victories and failures, innovative designs and superb drivers, Ferrari became integral to Grand Prix racing and its history. In Fantastic Ferrari, archival and contemporary photographs combine with a fascinating history of the car through each of its F1 seasons to create an unparalleled record of this iconic automaker and its drivers.
Ayrton Senna is arguably the most famous racing driver there has ever been. All over the world, he is revered as a saint and as the greatest driver the sport has ever seen. Indeed, the 2010 film of his life verged on the hagiographic, painting him as a beloved child of God put on Earth to fight injustice and help those less fortunate than him. But was his reputation disproportionately burnished because he died, aged only 34, in front of millions of TV viewers, thus sealing his reputation as the Messianic martyr of motor racing? This book takes a twofold look at both Ayrton da Silva, the softly-spoken and introspective man, and Senna the aggressive, ruthless and brilliant driver, distinct entities who often struggled to coexist peacefully together, and discusses why, of all the great drivers Formula One has nurtured, Senna attracts the most fervent following.
Lap of Honour offers a journey back to the golden age of motor racing, through the lens of a revived 60s schoolboy photographer. Tim Hain revisits his favourite haunts and heroes, and hitches a ride with Sir Stirling Moss, whose colourful foreword kick-starts the journey. 'I can't believe Tim has never held a press pass,' Stirling writes. 'His pictures are really great.' Here is a true 'fan's eye view' with evocative pictures and stories spanning 56 years, from 1962 to 2018. At the first Goodwood Revival in 1998, Hain's interest was reawakened after 35 years. All he wanted was a picture of his first hero; but he went on to photograph Moss in 33 cars, with his input on each, creating a unique portrait of 'The Maestro'. Tim encounters and interviews other 60s legends, candidly snaps a host of stars on and off the track, and gathers contributions from the likes of Murray Walker and musician Mark Knopfler. Lap of Honour has an intimacy, a sense of humour and a story behind every picture that makes it unlike any other book on motor racing.
'The story of Brawn GP is legendary... Exciting and magical.' Damon Hill Foreword by Bernie Ecclestone ____________________________ The full story of F1's incredible 2009 championship battle has never been told. Until now. At the end of 2008, Nick Fry, then head of Honda's F1 team, was told by his Japanese bosses that the motor company was pulling out of F1. In response, Nick and chief engineer Ross Brawn persuaded Honda to sell them the company for GBP1 - a gamble that would take the team all the way to winning the 2009 Driver's and the Constructor's Championship with a borrowed engine, a heavily adapted chassis and, at least initially, no sponsors. Giving the inside track on the drivers, the rivalries, on negotiating with Bernie Ecclestone and on hiring and working with global superstars Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, Survive. Drive. Win. is a gripping memoir of how one man found himself in the driving seat for one of the most incredible journeys in the history of motor sport. 'Nick Fry and Ed Gorman take us behind the mysterious and tightly closed doors of F1 to tell the remarkable story of the 2009 season.' Martin Brundle
Speed, colour, noise, excitement. Art Of The Race, V14 encapsulates the very essence of Formula 1 motor racing through the lens of Darren Heath, one of the sport's most celebrated photographers. Art Of The Race captures the key moments and rarely seen footage of each race as the season unfolds, whether it's the epic battle between Mclaren teammates Hamilton and Rosberg, or the humbling drivers' gathering in support of their colleague Jules Bianchi.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 This is my life, not the stuff you've seen, but the things you haven't. This is my childhood growing up in the West Country, my struggles, my doubts and my hopes. It's the people I've met in my seventeen years in Formula One, many of whom I've loved, some of whom I definitely haven't. It's the laughs I've shared, the battles I've fought, some on the track with rivals and friends like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. It's the pressure I struggled with as I closed in on my World Championship in 2009, it's the calm I felt every time I settled into the cockpit. It's my dad - the many times he saved me, the one moment he doubted me, the hole in my life he left me. It's everything in one go, the good days as well as the bad. A life lived not just as a racing driver but, ultimately, as a human being.
Villeneuve sheds new light on the Formula 1 legend through 48 illuminating interviews with his contemporaries and a stunning array of action and behind-the-scenes photographs, many previously unseen. Gilles Villeneuve, F1's last cavalier, lives on in the memories of his fans - his heritage all the more colourful thanks to Karoly Mehes' vivid tribute. Villeneuve's Formula 1 career only lasted for 67 grands prix between 1977 and 1982, yet he made an indelible impression as a driver who raced without limits. Having debuted for McLaren, the daredevil Canadian soon switched to F1's most charismatic team: Enzo Ferrari was Villeneuve's biggest fan. After his tragic death in May 1982, Villeneuve's legend has continued to grow globally. Karoly Mehes has interviewed Villeneuve's Ferrari team-mates, his opponents and journalists - as well as Gilles' widow, Joann, and son, Jacques (world champion of 1997). Nearly 40 years on, they speak about the incandescent star of Formula 1 - a man who gave everything for his beloved sport, ultimately his life.
A story of true drive - now the topic of a major documentary Founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams F1 represents the last of the true independent teams; a company devoid of corporate dogma and run by enthusiasts driven by a love of racing and the satisfaction that comes with beating the rest of the world. Since its first Grand Prix victory at Silverstone on 14 July 1979, the team has won a further 116 GPs, delivered seven World Champions - among them Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill - and won nine Constructors Championships. This is the definitive history of the Williams team as told by those who have worked for Williams past and present. At the heart of the book are Sir Frank's personal recollections, along with memories and anecdotes from those at every level: from the shop floor to the upper strata of management; from the mechanics and machinists to the drivers - Mansell, Hill, Alain Prost and Alan Jones among them. It relates both the incredible highs of winning against the odds while never shying the terrible lows - the tragic deaths of Piers Courage in 1970 and Ayrton Senna in 1994 among them. Conveying the history and soul of a unique band of people, Williams F1 explains exactly why the Williams team is held in more affection than any other team in Britain, if not the world.
This is the emotional story of Patrick Tambay's rollercoaster Formula 1 ride with Ferrari. The saga began in 1982 with the tragedy of his friend and fellow driver Gilles Villeneuve's death in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder and then unfolded as Tambay took Villeneuve's place in car number 27, achieved race victories and, as the 1983 season developed, fought for the World Championship. Told in 27 chapters, this is a tale not only of Formula 1 in those colourful years but also a rare and revealing account of life inside Maranello in the twilight of the Enzo Ferrari era, supported by magnificent photographs by Paul-Henri Cahier.HighlightsBritish GP, 1982: at Brands Hatch Tambay's second race for Ferrari brings his first-ever podium finish, in his 55th Formula 1 start.German GP, 1982: after team-mate Didier Pironi's career-ending crash during practice at Hockenheim, Tambay lifts his sombre Ferrari team with his first Formula 1 win.Italian GP, 1982: in front of Ferrari's emotional home crowd at Monza, Tambay finishes second, with the great Mario Andretti, his team-mate for this one race, behind him in third place.San Marino GP, 1983: Tambay delivers exactly what the Scuderia's fans desire - victory at Imola for the number 27 Ferrari 12 months after Gilles's last race. South African GP, 1983: Tambay's farewell race for Ferrari sees him on pole position (his sixth front-row start in seven races), but a mechanical failure denies him any chance of a final victory.
Text in English and Italian. At a race now lost in the exhausts of time, a young woman was inspired to shelter her favourite driver with her umbrella, and an idea was born. A young woman could always be at the ready with an umbrella. This book reveals the evolving styles in clothes that paralleled three decades of technological developments in auto racing. We leave it for the reader to decide what inspirers the magic of winning and how the ubiquitous umbrella girl may play a role in realising that success.
The cars that disputed the 2019 World Championship are the protagonists of this annual; the first authored by Paolo Filisetti, an authoritative technical commentator and a contributor to leading Italian and international specialist magazines. Through a rich series of colour drawings, the author reveals all the secrets concealed beneath the bodywork of the various cars, while presenting, in parallel, race by race, the principal technical and racing facts and episodes to characterise the Formula 1 season. Aerodynamic configurations - such as the various modifications to the front wings - cockpits and steering wheels, engines, suspension components, brakes, air flows above and below the cars, everything is meticulously described and illustrated in a book indispensable for all those wanting to get beneath the skin of the fascinating world of Formula 1, as well as a useful reference work for specialists.
For the fourth consecutive year, Sebastian Vettel has won the
Formula 1 World Championship for drivers. He did so with 13
victories out of the season's 19 races, from the Grand Prix of
Belgium to the Brazilian GP. Only Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso,
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were able to get the better of the
great German champion with their sporadic wins. And Vettel's string
of successes also enabled Red Bull to confirm once again it is
still the top constructor. On the technical front, the 2013 world
championship acquired a certain stability, even if there was no
lack of new elements, like the abolition of the cars' nose step,
the elimination of the double DRS and Ferrari's adoption of faired
half-axels by. All aspects carefully explained by Giorgio Piola in
his latest book in the "Technical Analysis" series, which is now a
must-have for all enthusiasts. This edition also includes over 300
colour illustrations, which unveil all the secrets of the cars that
battled for the 2013 world title; and then there is an early look
ahead to the principal changes of 2014, when the cars go back to
being powered by a turbocharged engines of 6-cylinders and 1600 cc.
instead of the classic normally aspirated V8.
In this very personal book, Stirling Moss guides the reader through his motor racing life with a fascinating, insightful and often amusing commentary to an unrivalled collection of over 300 photographs, many of which will be unfamiliar to even his most ardent fans. He takes us from his childhood to the height of his fame as 'Mr Motor Racing' and then to the sudden end of his career with that crash at Goodwood in 1962. Along the way we dwell on his finest moments as well as the setbacks, and delight in the sheer variety of machinery - almost 100 different cars - in which he competed during his rollercoaster racing life. This is a book that all motor racing enthusiasts will treasure. Starting in 1948, he made his name in little 500cc Coopers, moving towards stardom in HWM, ERA and Cooper F2 cars, then his own F1 Maserati 250F. The 1955 Mercedes season and its twin highlights a winning the Mille Miglia and the British Grand Prix. His longing to win in British cars was rewarded with two fine F1 seasons at Vanwall (1957a 58), with whom he came very close to winning the F1 World Championship, and sports car successes with Aston Martin.- Rear-engined Cooper and Lotus F1 cars with Rob Walker (1958a 62), including two celebrated Monaco GP wins.- Two-seater variety: the amazing range of sports cars he drove included Jaguars (XK120, C-type and D-type), Maseratis (150S to 450S), Ferraris (250 GT SWB and Testa Rossa) and Porsches (550 Spyder to RS61), plus Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, Osca, Healey 100S, Cooper 'Bobtail' and more. Ever busy and versatile: rallying with Sunbeams, trialling a Harford special, Bonneville record-breaking with MG EX181, saloon car racing in a humble Standard Ten a and even a kart race. Published to mark the 60th anniversary of Moss' famous win in the 1955 Mille Miglia road race in a Mercedes 300SLR.Foreword by 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton."
Set amid the glamour and bravado of 1980s Formula 1, The Power and the Glory tells the story of a rivalry unsurpassed in motor-racing history. By the mid-80s Alain Prost had firmly established himself as leader of the F1 pack. Winning Grands Prix almost at will, the French ace radiated invincibility. But then came the emergence of Ayrton Senna, sparking a decade-long battle for supremacy out on the track. Although chalk and cheese in terms of character and background, the two men were driven by the same burning desire: to become Formula 1's heavyweight champion of the world, its undisputed king. Senna and Prost would both go on to win multiple world championships in what was a golden era for F1 racing. Their Suzuka showdowns of 1988-90 attracted record worldwide audiences and popularised the sport as never before. An intimate portrait of two unique competitors, The Power and the Glory is a supercharged story of acrimony and sheer ambition.
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