A Complete Statistical Record of the Formula 1 World Championship Since 1950
Author: David Hayhoe
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
This long-standing reference work is rightly regarded as the 'Wisden' of Formula 1. The meticulously researched data contains everything the enthusiast needs to know about Formula One events and personalities, from the first World Championship Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1950, to the end of the 2005 Formula One season. Every driver, team, circuit and race is scrutinized in detail, providing an invaluable and accurate reference source. From the reason for Lance Macklin's retirement from the 1954 French Grand Prix to the full record of Michael Schumacher's career, every imaginable statistic is included.
A limited edition of 1500 copies. Grand Prix Ferrari is a brilliantly comprehensive, accurate account of the most important team in the history of motor racing. The highly readable and informative text is supported by over 200 interesting, and often striking, photographs.
Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.
AUTOCOURSE THE WORLD'S LEADING GRAND PRIX ANNUAL Launched way back in 1951, AUTOCOURSE is proud of its heritage as an independent publication, which for over sixty years has covered the Grand Prix World Championship in minute detail. At its core are definitive race reports filed by noted motor sport journalists, all of whom are regulars on the circuits and members of the ‘inner sanctum’ of writers who have access to the sport’s movers and shakers. Their reports are backed by the most complete statistical data available, including detailed lap charts, some of which are unique to this publication. While Grand Prix racing naturally takes centre stage, AUTOCOURSE has always covered the many other categories of motor sport that have flourished over the past half-century. The world’s great races, from the Le Mans 24-Hours to the Indianapolis 500, are perennial events in a comprehensive motor sport overview that today covers Sports Cars, Indycar, NASCAR, GP2, GP3, F3, Touring Cars, Karting and more. Delving back into the past, readers can delight in the now lost worlds of non-championship F1 racing, Formula 2, F5000, CanAm and the Tasman Series, which boasted many of the leading drivers of the day among their competitors. One of the greatest strengths of AUTOCOURSE through the years has been its superb photographic coverage. Many of the world’s leading motor sport photographers have been regular contributors, their images providing the ultimate pictorial record of each racing season. In a fast changing world, AUTOCOURSE retains its position as the definitive record of each season’s motor sport. Now, sought-after and long-out-of-print editions, which command high prices from collectors, will shortly be available to download at a very modest cost for enthusiasts to enjoy on their Apple & Android tablets in eBook form.
The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1
Author: Simon Vigar
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.
The first edition of Formula 1 - The Knowledge was groundbreaking: an entire book dedicated to F1 records and trivia, which proved hugely popular with F1 enthusiasts and fans of racing statistics. This new second edition is fully updated, with up-to-date stats, and an extended narrative including many amusing, and some serious, stories from the history of F1. There are performance records of every driver, every car constructor, and every engine make to have taken part, a detailed insight into the variety of qualifying procedures throughout the years, a summary of regulation changes since 1950 and a quick reference guide to every Grand Prix result. Performances are analysed by nationality, youngest/oldest, fastest/slowest, consecutive wins, poles, most wins at different circuits, and lots more. It's not just focused on drivers and cars, but circuits, engines and tires too. A comprehensive photographic section depicts the changing scene of Formula 1 since its inception in 1950. This book will be an invaluable reference that will both entertain and provide definitive data at your fingertips. What reviewers said about the 1st edition: "This is the most amazing book. In this latest thing, the author has surpassed himself. This book gives you the facts about every aspect of Formula 1 you could possibly want to know, and a good deal more besides." - Bulletin of the British Racing Drivers' Club "The most comprehensive compilation of Formula 1 ever. Simply outstanding - you may know a lot about F1 - but here you have more, completely undiscovered items, oceans of F1 trivia to explore." Gran Turismo, Sweden "A magnificent book. You can get to know absolutely everything on F1, rigorously documented compilation of the most exciting moments of F1 history. Essential for the 'geek' library all Formula 1. A new way of understanding F1." - Auto-Hebdo Sports, Spain "Weird triumphs, heroic failures, unfeasible stats, beyond belief coincidences! It's the story of F1 like you've never read it before. A fest of nerdy entertainment as well as definitive data." - Car Magazine "Every Formula 1 fan will be amazed by this book, simply because they will discover so much they didn’t know. A treat for all fans. Nothing less than the best book for Formula 1 statistics and curiosities." - Speedweek.com, Switzerland