Awesome and Popular Books on Formula One

Awesome and Popular Books on Formula 1

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Title: The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

Even more of the most beautiful and successful Formula 1 race cars in history, presented in a way they have never been seen before. Formula 1: the pinnacle of motorsports. This is the world's most popular form of racing, featuring the world's greatest drivers competing in the most technologically advanced cars ever created, machines designed and built by some of history's most brilliant engineering minds. For the original edition of Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, master automotive photographer James Mann brought a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio, portraying not just their engineering brilliance, but also their inherent beauty-- the fascinating results of Formula 1's mix of competition, creativity, and human ingenuity has made these vehicles into works of art. Now, in this new and updated edition, Mann has gone behind the lens once again to bring you even more of history's most astounding racing vehicles, from the Alfa Romeo 158 that carried Giuseppe Farina to the first F1 world championship in 1950 all the way through to the present day, with models from Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus, Ferrari, McLaren, and all of racing's premier Formula 1 engineers. With historical and technological profiles by Formula 1 writer Stuart Codling and insightful commentary from designer Gordon Murray, creator of multiple championship-winning cars, the revised and updated Art of the Formula 1 Race Car continues its tradition as the ultimate homage to the ultimate breed of race car. Discover what Road & Track magazine called "the perfect blend of pictures, analysis and the racing history of these remarkable racing machines."
Author(s): Stuart Codling
ISBN 13: 9780760346075
Pages: 240
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Title: Formula Ferrari: The First Offical Inside Story of the Most Successful Team in the History of Formula 1

For glamour and drama, Formula One has no equal, and of all the famous teams to have graced this most thrilling of motor sports, Ferrari is unrivaled. The only team to have competed in every season of the world championship since its inception in 1950, the Prancing Horse is firmly where it belongs—at the top. Now, this handsomely illustrated volume offers an exclusive look at the highest-performing Formula One team in the world. Umberto Zapelloni, leading Italian sports journalist and author of this first officially sanctioned history of the team, was granted unparalleled access to the people who have shaped this amazing success story.
Author(s): Umberto Zapelloni
ISBN 13: 9780340834718
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Title: The Treasures of Formula One: The Dramatic Story of Grand Prix Motor Racing Told in Words, Pictures and Removable Documents

The Treasures of Formula One is not only a riveting history of the sport, but also a unique trove of photographs and removable items of facsimile memorabilia. Fully revised and updated to include all the events of the thrilling 2013 F1 season, Bruce Jones' text drives from the early years of motoring and racing through the first Grands Prix and birth of the World Drivers Championship. Special features showcase the great races, teams, and drivers, making this must-have volume a winner from the red lights to the checkered flag.
Author(s): Bruce Jones;Tim Dedopulos
ISBN 13: 9781780975825
Pages: 64
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Title: Mechanic's Tale: Life in the Pit-Lanes of Formula One

In his new book, Formula One Grand Prix mechanic Steve Matchett offers the reader an inside look at his life as a pit crew mechanic, from his beginnings as a young apprentice through his time at Ferrari and BMW, to his later success with Benetton. There are eyewitness accounts of the great drivers, including Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna. He also talks about key Benetton personalities, revealing how the team was transformed into a strong competitive organization, winning three World Championships. In this fast-moving account, the high-pressure world of Formula One leaps off the page.
Author(s): Steve Matchett
ISBN 13: 9780752827834
Pages: 232
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Title: Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey

Mark Webber was at the center 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. This is his searingly honest story. Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart
Author(s): Mark Webber
ISBN 13: 9781509813537
Pages: 320
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Title: The Official BBC Sport Guide: Formula One 2016

The best preview book in world motorsport returns for its 20th anniversary! Formula One racing is spectacular—and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It celebrates the past year’s successes, surprises, and inside stories, and looks to the future, previewing 2016 team by team, driver by driver, and track by track. Color photos throughout and a fill-in chart help fans keep up with the scores.
Author(s): Bruce Jones
ISBN 13: 9781780977485
Pages: 128
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Title: Formula One Race Circuits: Explore the World's Greatest Race Tracks, Including Singapore and Valencia Street Circuits

A country-by-country survey of the changing architecture of the most famous Formula One race tracks of the world, from the 1950s to the present day, featuring over 280 action-packed photographs and maps.
Author(s): Mirco De Cet
ISBN 13: 9780754827610
Pages: 160
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Title: Senna Versus Prost: The Story of the Most Deadly Rivalry in Formula One

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Formula One was at its most explosive, with thrilling races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes—and one of the most dangerous rivalries ever witnessed in sports. Two of F1's most honored champions and iconic figures drove together for McLaren for two seasons, and their acrimonious and hostile relationship extended even after one of them had left the team. Alain Prost was France's only F1 world champion, an intelligent, smooth driver with the epithet "Le Professeur," while Ayrton Senna was the mercurial kid from a privileged background in Sao Paolo who would become the most intense and ruthless racing driver the world has ever seen. As the great rivals raced to victory, their relationship deteriorated badly, culminating in Prost accusing Senna of deliberately trying to ride him off the circuit, and fearful that the Brazilian would get someone killed with his daring overtaking feats. The final, sad act of this drama happened at the San Marino Grand prix at Imola in May 1994, when Senna was killed. Insights from Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, plus McLaren insiders and other F1 figures provide a breathtaking account of one of the all-time classic sporting rivalries.
Author(s): Folley, Malcolm
ISBN 13: 9780099528098
Pages: 410
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Title: Grand Prix Circuits: History and Course Map for Every Formula One Circuit

Formula One Grand Prix racing is the ultimate motor racing challenge and has been a global competition since 1950. It attracts the best drivers in the world and is raced on some of the toughest courses. 70 circuits have held Formula One races, with seven to 20 circuits used each season. Former courses, along with historical photographs, are shown, including Dallas, Le Mans (France), Mosport Park (Canada), and Kyalami (South Africa). Today’s state-of-the-art courses are included, such as Hockenheim (Germany), Interlagos (Brazil), Monza (Italy), Silverstone (U.K.), and Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi). Each course map is accompanied by statistics for every circuit, including total length, dates it has held Grand Prix, lap records and lengths, and a list of winners.
Author(s): Maurice Hamilton
ISBN 13: 9780008136604
Pages: 304
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Title: Formula 1 2013/2014: Technical Analysis (Formula 1 World Championship Yearbook)

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 color 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.
Author(s): Giorgio Piola
ISBN 13: 9788879115971
Pages: 120
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Title: Formula 1: All The Races: The World Championship Story Race-By-Race 1950-2015

This remarkable book is the third edition of an acclaimed work of reference about Formula 1. It has been meticulously researched and written to capture the character and essence of every one of the 935 World Championship races held from the beginning of Formula 1 in 1950 to the end of the 2015 season. Each entry highlights the key events of each Grand Prix from qualifying through to the final outcome as well as spotlighting those incidental happenings so unique to F1 that influenced a race or an unfolding championship battle. Nothing is missed in this unique book of record. Fully updated three years since publication of the sell-out previous edition. Each race entry is packed with information, comprising a descriptive text supported by numerous statistics. 935 races, 206 winning cars, 105 winning drivers, 66 seasons, 32 champions. All race-winning cars illustrated with high-quality artwork by Alain Baudouin. Decade-by-decade structure: the 1950s (Red to green); the 1960s (From strength to strength), the 1970s (Television stardom), the 1980s (Bernie's travelling circus), the 1990s (Going global), the 2000s (Front-page news), the 2010s (Money talks). Appendices give overview listings, including World Champion drivers, World Champion constructors, total wins for drivers and constructors, etc.
Author(s): Roger Smith
ISBN 13: 9781910505113
Pages: 668
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Title: Formula 1 Technology

Author Peter Wright identifies and outlines five parameters -- Power, Weight, Tire Grip, Drag and Lift -- and shows how each can be maximized. In addition, he describes the variety of technologies (including those that have been banned over the years) that are involved, not just in the makeup of the Formula 1 cars, but also in the component manufacturing, systems testing, and the actual racing of the cars.
Author(s): Peter Wright
ISBN 13: 9780768002348
Pages: 437
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Title: Formula 1: The Roaring 70s

Legendary sports photographer, Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has created a striking homage to the turbulent milestones set in the racing world in his latest collaboration with teNeues, "Formula1: the Roaring 70s." Schlegelmilch not only showcases some of the best shots taken from the track and pit, but defines the essence of an era for one of the most thrilling sports in the world. Schlegelmilch's color photography is emotive, intriguing--directing readers toward a sentiment far removed from the hard edged camera of today's professionalism. Those halcyon days really did have a special charm all their own, which you can now enjoy as you admire all the stars of the decade: Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldo, Niki Lauda, Mario Andretti. Even the uninitiated will become true fans.
Author(s): Rainer W Schlegelmilch
ISBN 13: 9783832795375
Pages: 216
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Title: The Mammoth Book of Formula One

This extensive guide includes the official FIA circuit diagrams, team histories, driver profiles, circuit fast facts, technical braking profiles, a special section on the history of Formula One in the US and the most comprehensive glossary ...
Author(s): Chicane
ISBN 13: 9780762456222
Pages: 606
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Title: Hamilton Rosberg: The Return of the Silver Arrows.: The Story of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship

2014 gave us one of the greatest inter-team Formula 1 rivalries since Senna and Prost at McLaren in 1988 and 1989 and arguably the best ever. The Mercedes' Silver Arrows went at it hammer and tongs from the moment the lights went out in Melbourne when it became clear that they were the class of the field, all the way to the wire in the day-night race in Abu Dhabi and its controversial double points. The weight of history was on their shoulders as they aimed for the first World Championship for the Mercedes team since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955 and their first ever Constructor's Championship, as that Championship didn't start until 1958. Mercedes had earlier withdrawn as constructors from all motorsport after the tragedy of the 1955 Le Mans crash when 80 spectators had been killed. The Return of the Silver Arrows is a story of twists and turns, in the rollercoaster ride that the 2014 World Championship season became. It is a story of two childhood friends who became bitter rivals with their ultimate goal overriding the friendship they had. It is a story of tragedy and redemption as the dominant Mercedes' team tried to control the emotions of their driven drivers. It is a story of Formula 1 with all its glamour, wealth, danger and the amazing location backdrops of the races that traverse the globe. Ultimately, however, it is a story of passion, determination and sheer race craft. A story that captured the imagination of the sporting world in one of the most exciting seasons the sport has ever produced. Packed with information - including statistics, lap times, Circuit maps, drivers' quotes, off-track news and Championship tables including Qualifying and Race reports, The Return of the Silver Arrows is an invaluable guide to the 2014 Formula 1 Season.
Author(s): James Watkins
ISBN 13: 9781505343380
Pages: 230
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Title: Formula 1: All The Races: The World Championship Story Race-By-Race 1950-2015

This remarkable book is the third edition of an acclaimed work of reference about Formula 1. It has been meticulously researched and written to capture the character and essence of every one of the 935 World Championship races held from the beginning of Formula 1 in 1950 to the end of the 2015 season. Each entry highlights the key events of each Grand Prix from qualifying through to the final outcome as well as spotlighting those incidental happenings so unique to F1 that influenced a race or an unfolding championship battle. Nothing is missed in this unique book of record. Fully updated three years since publication of the sell-out previous edition. Each race entry is packed with information, comprising a descriptive text supported by numerous statistics. 935 races, 206 winning cars, 105 winning drivers, 66 seasons, 32 champions. All race-winning cars illustrated with high-quality artwork by Alain Baudouin. Decade-by-decade structure: the 1950s (Red to green); the 1960s (From strength to strength), the 1970s (Television stardom), the 1980s (Bernie's travelling circus), the 1990s (Going global), the 2000s (Front-page news), the 2010s (Money talks). Appendices give overview listings, including World Champion drivers, World Champion constructors, total wins for drivers and constructors, etc.
Author(s): Roger Smith
ISBN 13: 9781910505113
Pages: 668
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Title: Grand Prix: Formula One in the deadly years

Grand Prix: Formula One in the deadly years is the story of a F1 motor racing driver in the deadly years of the 1970s. William Archer, is the consummate risk taker, he is racing Formula 1 cars in the deadly years of the 1970's where his chance of survival is one in three. Worse odd than a fighter pilot in war time. Deep down he knows that his chances of surviving are slim. Yet he gives those odds little thought as he fights to win the F1 World Championship in what could be his last season. To add to the risks, he is confronted with problems largely of his own making causing infighting in his team while over extending himself financially and emotionally. His refuge is his yacht Imperialist, a one hundred foot ketch on which he spends as much time as possible and sails across oceans. After years of one woman after another, he finally meets someone whom he can neither take nor leave. The author shares his experiences, through Will Archer, of driving single-seater racing cars, crossing oceans in yachts, flying planes, and developing property in Central America, accurately putting the reader in the driver's seat of all three, while affording him an insider's view of Central America, the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Author(s): Richard Melville
ISBN 13: 9780473292850
Pages: 464
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Title: Formula One: The Pursuit of Speed: A Photographic Celebration of F1's Greatest Moments

The adrenaline-fueled, high-octane world of Formula One has created some of the greatest moments in sporting history. From the intense rivalries between teams and drivers, such as Alain Prost and Arton Senns and 2015's Rosberg and Hamilton, to the infamous tracks that have created moments of tragedy and triumph -- F1's greatest moments read like a film script. The Cahier Archive has captured the drama from the 1950's to the present day including Lewis Hamilton's 2015 winning season. It is fulled with stunning behind-the-scenes shots, from pit stops to personal moments, beautiful portraits of the drivers and atmospheric shots of the racing in action. Structured around three sections: Drivers and Rivalries, Teams and Cars, and Tragedy and Triumph of the Circuits, The Pursuit of Speed captures the intensity and beauty of the sport. Each sectionis introduced with vivid essays by F1 correspondent Maurice Hamilton, and filled with the Cahier's beautiful and resonating photographs, many unpublished giving a behind-the-scenes look at the world of F1.
Author(s): Maurice Hamilton
ISBN 13: 9781781315835
Pages: 272
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Title: Formula 1 2014/2015

Revealing the technical secrets of the 2014 cars and providing a broad preview of the season to come is as ever Giorgio Piola who, drawing by drawing, illustrates and describes in the most minute detail the entire World Championship field.
Author(s): Giorgio Piola
ISBN 13: 9788879116237
Pages: 128
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Title: Mythical Formula One: 1966 to Present

Computer generated profiles of the most famous and legendary Formula 1 single-seaters from 1966, the year when a new engine capacity regulation was approved. This coincided with the most important features we can still see in the cars of today, including wings, sponsors, slick tires, and carbon-fiber chassis. All of them are illustrated in this book, depicting milestones such as the Lotuses 49, 72, 79, Renault RS01, winners like the Ferraris T series, McLaren MP4 from 1988, Shumacher's Ferrari, original ideas like the Tyrrell P34 and other curiosities. Despite being focused on the cars, the book also examines the designers, team-managers and drivers.
Author(s): Marcel Correa
ISBN 13: 9780764345814
Pages: 112
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Title: Formula One Racing for Dummies

Get to know what Formula One racing is all about

This book delves into the strategy, technology, and spirit needed to win a Formula One race. Every angle of a race weekend is covered in detail, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium. You’ll also read about the rivalries and politics that have turned the sport into a global televised drama. Illustrated with black and white photographs, Formula One Racing For Dummies will serve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike.

Discover how to:

  • Identify race strategies
  • Understand the role of each team member
  • Master the latest rules and regulations
  • Appreciate a Formula One car’s cutting-edge design
  • Enjoy Formula One from the stands and on TV

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humour and fun
Author(s): Jonathan Noble
ISBN 13: 9780764570155
Pages: 294
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Title: Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2017: 16-Month Calendar September 2016 through December 2017

Dive into 16 months of the most beautiful and successful Formula 1 race cars in history. Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2017 presents some of the most beautiful and successful Formula 1 race cars in history, captured in the studio portraits of master automotive photographer James Mann. The photographs in this 16-month calendar portray not just these vehicles' engineering brilliance, but also their inherent beauty - the fascinating result of Formula 1's mix of competition, creativity, and human ingenuity that has made these vehicles into works of art.
Author(s): James Mann
ISBN 13: 9780760350614
Pages: 24
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Title: Formula One Circuits from Above

In this stunning book, 28 Formula One tracks past and present - from the glamour of Monaco to the splendour of Spa-Francorchamps, the energy of Singapore and the speed of Silverstone - are illustrated using Google Earth's exceptional ...
Author(s): Bruce Jones
ISBN 13: 9781780975481
Pages: 224
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