Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
Release Date: 2012-01-05
"The most thrilling show- on Barth as Bernie Ecclestone describes Formula 1 in his foreword, constantly brings forth new heroes. Drivers who stand out because of their special skills, great courage and willingness to push things to the limit at all times. The 32 world champions since 1950 have all reached the Olympian heights of Formula 1 in their own way. It is they who put a face to this dynamic sport. The spectrum ranges from the charismatic maturity of a Juan Manuel Fangio to the impetuous youthfulness of a Sebastian Vettel. Drawing on their esperience of over five decades, Rainer W Schlegelmilch and Hartmut Lehblink portray the giants of the race track. Stunning photographs and well-informed texts bring glorious triumphs like those of serial winner Michael Schumacher to vibrant lite, as well as recalling the tragic accidents of drivers like Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna. Over a span of more than sixty years you are right there amidst the actio, in the pit lane or even in the cockpit of a car. You can trace the development of the racing car, of the staging of racing events and, last but by no means least, of the people who have left their stamp on Formula 1. All this makes "Formula 1 World Champions" a very special journey through time.
Author: Roger Smith
Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
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: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Gardners Books
Release Date: 2008-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Revised and updated to include the 2008 FormulaOne season.Packed with 75 colour photographs from Hamilton?sformative years, early career and his incredible firsttwo seasons in Formula One.Written by Bruce Jones, one of the UK?s foremostmotorsport correspondents.Complete with quotes and contributions from thegreatest names in F1.Endorsed by ITV Sport.
Author: Ross Brawn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions. In 2017, he was appointed F1's managing director, motor sports, by the sport's new owners Liberty Media. Now, in this fascinating book written with Adam Parr (who was CEO and then chairman of Williams for five years), he looks back over his career and methods to assess how he did it, and where occasionally he got things wrong. Total Competition is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport. In the book, Brawn and Parr explore the unique pressures of Formula One, their battles with Bernie Ecclestone, and the cut-throat world they inhabited, where coming second is never good enough. This book will appeal not only to the millions of Formula One fans who want to understand how Brawn operates, it will also provide many lessons in how to achieve your own business goals. 'A must-have insight into the awe-inspiring career of a true motor racing great' Daily Express
Author: Malcolm Folley
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In the late eighties and early nineties, Formula One was at its most explosive, with thrilling races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes - and the most deadly rivalry ever witnessed in sport. Two of Formula One's most honoured 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, France's only F1 world champion, the intelligent, smooth driver with the epithet 'Le Professeur'. AYRTON SENNA, 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. It was a story that would have a tragic ending. As the great rivals raced to victory, their relationship deteriorated badly, beginning with the breaking of a gentleman's agreement, and public spats followed, 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. And the final, sad act of this drama happened at the San Marino Grand prix at Imola in May 1994, when Senna was killed. Featuring a rare interview with Prost, and insight from Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, plus McLaren insiders and other F1 figures, Malcolm Folley provides us with a breath-taking account of one of the all-time classic sporting rivalries.
Author: Mark Webber
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
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 greatest duel in FORMULA 1 history: the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt. As the '75 season ended, Hunt was out of FORMULA 1 racing while Lauda was world champion and the odds-on favorite for ’76 with a year’s contract ahead of him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to sign a multi-year deal. James Hunt, without a drive until Emerson Fittipaldi broke his McLaren contract, grabbed the McLaren drive with both hands and the help of friend John Hogan and Marlboro cigarettes. The result? Two drivers in an epic sixteen-race battle across the globe for the '76 title, ultimately decided by a single point. Fame, wealth, drugs, sex, and the rest of globetrotting 1970s FORMULA 1 racing are encompassed in the Lauda vs. Hunt duel. At the '76 German Grand Prix, Lauda nearly died in a fiery crash, only to emerge six weeks later, severe burns on his face and head, to pursue his rivalry with Hunt. It all came down to the last race, a rain-soaked affair in Japan, where Hunt won the championship by the slimmest possible margin. The book is a study in contrasts during an era of Brut aftershave and disco sex parties. James Hunt, legendary philanderer and FORMULA 1 rock star, versus supernatural racer Niki Lauda, who in '75 set the first sub-seven minute lap around the Ring.
Super Minds is a seven-level course for young learners. This exciting seven-level course enhances your students' thinking skills, improving their memory along with their language skills. Super Minds develops language creatively with activities including role play and project work. Social values are explored with lively stories and cross-curricular thinking is covered through fascinating 'English for school' sections. This Level 6 Teacher's Resource Book contains end-of-unit evaluation tests, worksheets for further vocabulary and grammar practice along with cross-curricular extension material. The Audio CD includes all the listening material needed to accompany the tests.
Each of us can tell our personal story via a CV (curriculum vitae), so why not a nation? This is The National CV of Britain, a pioneering document which summarises the achievements of the Influential Islanders in a brief, upbeat and rigorous way, never before attempted. Britain has made a wildly disproportionate contribution to civilisation and this work celebrates the fact with verve and intellectual fireworks. The CV sets out to make the story of Britain easy and fun to access, for young and old alike, with a fully interactive format. Itself just 30 pages long, the CV comes with an inbuilt database over ten times as long. This is The National CVpedia of Britain. Click on a CV claim that seems to you improbable and you will be whisked to the evidence behind it. Browse, delve, imbibe, devour - whatever way you want to interact with the CV, you will find an abundance of facts, figures and delightful anecdotes to interest and astound. The National CV of Britain is a unique forward-looking history that has the Influential Islanders ‘Applying for the future’. This is a fully interactive book, and we recommend it to be used with a Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire or iPad.
Author: Opus Media
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
At 50cm square, 852 pages long and weighing in at 37kg The Official Formula 1 Opus was the biggest book on Formula One racing ever produced. The history of the sport has never been told in such depth, with so many exclusive interviews. The finest writers have been employed to capture the spirit and excitement of the most thrilling sport of them all and now the 300,000 words used to tell this amazing story are available to you in eBook format. The Official Formula 1 Opus is a joyous celebration of Formula One motor racing - the definitive story that will take the reader on a journey from the era of swashbuckling heroes who took to the streets of Paris in their quest for speed, to the high tech, high-octane world of the modern sport. The foundation and dominance of the great teams - Ferrari, Lotus, Williams, McClaren and Red Bull; the drama and intrigue of how Bernie Ecclestone created the sport we know today; the classic rivalries; the triumphs and tragedies; the glamour and danger; the politics and chicanery and, of course, the men driving their car up to and beyond its limits in the pursuit of glory. The cast of F1 legends featured includes Lewis Hamilton, Sir Jack Brabham, Nigel Mansell, Niki Lauda, Kimi Räikkönen, Sir Jackie Stewart, Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and many, many more.
Author: Hugh Larkin
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2013-09-09
Are you an all-round sports fan? Do you enjoy a range of sports and follow all the action on everything from football to darts? Do you consider yourself to be knowledgeable about many different sports? If so, the time has come to find out how much you really know with The Sports Quiz Book. Which club was the first British football team to win a European club competition? The Thomas and Uber Cups are the world team competitions in which sport? What year did Virginia Wade win her only Wimbledon singles title? The answers to all these questions and more can be found in this fascinating new quiz book. With 500 questions on all aspects of sporting history this book covers football, rugby, golf, cricket, boxing, horse racing, athletics, baseball, basketball, American football, winter, water and minority sports and much more. Packed with information, including many little known facts, this book is certain to appeal to anyone who has a love of sport. So why not treat the sports fan in your life?
Author: Ian Graham
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their influence on the world. The book features a short potted history of each person, detailing their acheivements, personalities and lifestyles in a quirky and memorable way. From kings and queens, pirates and politicians, actors and directors to sportsmen, explorers, scientists and inventors, 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' celebrates the men and women who have shaped Great Britain and made it what it is today.
The Psychology of the Car explores automotive cultures through the lens of psychology with the goal of achieving a low-carbon transport future. Worldwide there are now more than one billion cars, and their number grows continuously. Yet there is growing evidence that humanity needs to reach ‘peak cars’ as increased air pollution, noise, accidents, and climate change support a decline in car usage. While many governments agree, the car remains attractive, and endeavors to change transport systems have faced fierce resistance. Based on insights from a wide range of transport behaviors, The Psychology of the Car shows the “why of automotive cultures, providing new perspectives essential for understanding its attractiveness and for defining a more desirable transport future. The Psychology of the Car illustrates the growth of global car use over time and its effect on urban transport systems and the global environment. It looks at the adoption of the car into lifestyles, the “mobilities turn, and how the car impacts collective and personal identities. The book examines car drivers themselves; their personalities, preferences, and personality disorders relevant to driving. The book looks at the role power, control, dominance, speed, and gender play, as well as the interrelationship between personal freedom and law enforcement. The book explores risk-taking behaviors as accidental death is a central element of car driving. The book addresses how interventions can be successful as well as which interventions are unlikely to work, and concludes with how a more sustainable transport future can be created based on emerging transport trends. Features deep analyses of individual and collective psychologies of car affection, moving beyond sociology-based interpretations of automobile culture Illustrates concepts using popular culture examples that expose ideas about automobility Shows how fewer, smaller and more environmentally friendly cars, as well as low-carbon transport modes, are more socially attractive
“Revealing and heart-wrenching” - The Times Forewords by Murray Walker OBE and Michael Schumacher This is the ebook edition of Di Spires' unusual and revealing Formula 1 memoir. Di and her husband Stu travelled the world in Formula 1 for 30 years, running the team motorhome for a succession of different teams. As well as Formula 1 people, she encountered personalities from every walk of life, from royalty to criminals on the run. Her stories range from the hilarious to the tragic and provide a unique perspective. This is a fast-paced read packed with surprising snippets and observations, with plenty of intimate insight into what the drivers are really like. The author’s Formula 1 roles included working for Lotus in the Senna era and Benetton in the Schumacher era. She worked with five World Champions and became ‘Mum’ to some of the biggest names in the pitlane. An engaging read that's full of amusing stories from the Formula 1 paddock over the past 30 years. Very much a people book, it's packed with interest and insight into the whole cast of Formula 1, from World Champions to mechanics. Ayrton Senna features large in her story she became close to the great Brazilian driver and his family. Other great drivers she worked with, and got to know well, include Michael Schumacher, Nelson Piquet and Elio de Angelis. A motor racing memoir with a difference. Described as 'revealing and heart-wrenching' by The Times.