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: Giorgio Piola
Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Giorgio Piola once again fathoms the 2016 season, his illustrations showing the reader all the secrets and technical aspects of the 11 teams’ battling cars in this world championship won by Nico Rosberg, who carried on the family tradition begun by his father Keke, the 1982 world title winner. Mercedes-Benz also dominated the 2016 F1 season and it did so in an even more superior manner than in the past, a sign of the team’s outstanding technical and organizational ability, the like of which has seldom been seen in the sport’s long history. Right behind the German cars came Red Bull, which took second place in the championship--a position it held in 2014--overtaking a disappointing Ferrari, which had a difficult season. But 2016 was also McLaren’s season, although the team did not quite return to the forefront, even though it made substantial progress; the year also marked the return of an American team in Haas. This edition of the book is also complete with an extensive study of the 2017 F1 World Championship, which will bring major new aerodynamic and tyre developments and a brusque performance flare-up.
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: Lewis Hamilton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2008-03-17
Genre: Automobile racing drivers
Lewis Hamilton's explosive arrival on the Formula 1 scene has made front-page headlines. In My Story, for the first time Lewis opens up about his stunning debut season in grand prix racing, as well as his dad Anthony, his home life and his early years. The only book with the real story, as told by Lewis.
Nineteen Formula 1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championship titles from 1952 to the present day and a further fourteen sports car World Championships. Few car manufacturers can boast a roll of honor as rich as that of Ferrari, a protagonist on road and track throughout the world for over half a century. The sporting history of the Maranello marque recounted through its championship-winning cars, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished color and black and white photos and accompanied by a brief but authoritative text.
Author: Philip van Osten
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Formula 1's heritage in the United States is significant and the future bodes well for future races. Through this book, enthusiasts are offered a valuable look into the history of American drivers in Formula 1. It recounts the history of Americans in the Formula 1 World Championship, and offers a detailed review of the drivers, teams, constructors and tracks involved. It is illustrated with the superb photographic work of the Cahier family (Bernard and son Paul-Henri), and others. Whether on a coffee table or prized amongst a bookshelf, this historical collector's piece will make the perfect statement for any Formula 1 aficionado. Mario Andretti introduces the book and reminds readers of the bridge that exists between America and Europe, as well as its importance to his own career.
The Complete Book of Formula One is a year-by-year account of the cars, drivers, and races of Formula One from 1950 to the present. Includes full-color and historic black and white photos, thorough race data, and a fun and easy-to-read design.
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.
Bernie Ecclestone described Formula One as "the most thrilling show on earth," and he couldn't be more right. The excitement, the drama, the suspense of race day--indescribable. And the spectrum of dare-devil heroes emerging out the heat of the track ranges the charismatic maturity of Juan Manuel Fangio to the impetuous youthfulness of Sebastian Vettel. In this luxury art book, illustrious F1 photographer, Rainer Schlegelmilch presents stunning documentation of every man to have ever been crowned world champion. Drawing on a portfolio that spans 5 decades worth of experience in the field, Rainer Schlegelmilch's photographic documentation will help you recall the glorious triumphs of serial winner Michael Schumacher, as well as the tragic accidents of drivers like Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna with his exquisite camera work.
Author: Alex Raynham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A level 3 Factfiles Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Alex Raynham. It’s an exciting life – full of fast cars, money, and travel. The names of Formula One champions are known all over the world. And everywhere young drivers dream of success one day in Monaco, Melbourne, Monza ... But it is a difficult life too. Drivers need strong bodies – and minds. They need to think quickly, drive hard, and sometimes look death in the face. This is the dangerous, exciting world of Formula One – where the world’s best drivers have only seconds to win or lose a race.
Author: Damon Hill
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller, shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Award In 1996, Damon Hill was crowned Formula One World Champion. For the first time ever he tells the story of his journey through the last golden era of the sport when he took on the greats including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher and emerged victorious as World Champion in 1996, stepping out of the shadow of his legendary father Graham Hill. Away from the grid, Watching the Wheels: The Autobiography is an astonishingly candid account of what it was like to grow up as the son of one of the country's most famous racing drivers. It also tells the unflinching story of dealing with the grief and chaos that followed his father's tragically early death in an aircraft accident in 1975, when Damon was fifteen years old. Formula One drivers have always been aware of their mortality, and the rush that comes with the danger of racing was as intoxicating for Hill as it had been for his father's generation, until he came face-to-face with catastrophe when his team-mate, Ayrton Senna, was killed in 1994. The swirling emotions that Hill was faced with in light of the death of Senna was a defining moment for his generation of drivers and for the first time ever Hill talks candidly about the impact that Senna had on his life, even as he watched his own son step into motor racing. Courageously honest, and hugely rewarding, Watching the Wheels is a return to the last golden era of F1 racing, whose image still burns ferociously for those who love the sport for what it reveals about human skill in the face or near certain death.
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.Â 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.Â 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.
Author: Bobby Unser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics
One of the legends of auto racing shares his secrets for living a good life and achieving business success, applying his winning formula on the racetrack to the fierce competition and high-speed turns of modern life. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.