This book is the first in a multi-volume, decade-by-decade series covering the entire history of Formula 1 through its teams and cars. The series launches with the 1960s, when the British came to predominate after the rule of Italian and German manufacturers in the previous decade. All ten World Champions of the decade came from the English-speaking world – Britain, the USA, Australia and New Zealand – and most of the successful cars were British-built too, from Cooper, BRM, Lotus and Brabham. This was an era when small teams and privateers were involved in significant numbers and they are all covered, all the way to the most obscure and unsuccessful. This book shines new light on many areas of the sport and will be treasured by all Formula 1 enthusiasts.
Year-by-year treatment covers each season in fascinating depth, running through the teams – and their various cars – in order of importance.
Works teams form the core of the book: BRM, Ferrari and Lotus participated throughout the decade, while Cooper, Porsche, Honda, Brabham, Eagle, McLaren and Matra were the other winning marques.
Privateer teams in all their colourful diversity are a special dimension of this book, topped by Rob Walker Racing, the finest privateer operation in Formula 1 history, and a winner in this decade with Stirling Moss and Jo Siffert.
Privateers range from well-known names to one-race wonders long forgotten by even the most dedicated enthusiasts.
Over 400 photos – in colour wherever possible – show every type of car raced by every team, presenting a comprehensive survey of all participants.
The sweep of the decade covers rapid technical development, including monocoque chassis, ever-wider tyres and aerodynamic wings.
James Hunt was a towering personality with a commanding presence, a hugely glamorous public figure who brought Formula One motor racing to the attention of a whole new audience.
Triumphing against all odds to become World Drivers’ Champion with McLaren in 1976, Hunt sank into a period of decadence and depression, only to be rejuvenated as he found true love for the first time.
With that came personal contentment and a renewed zest for living, so that one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Grand Prix racing is best remembered by those close to him as a fun-loving, caring man who had a genuinely uplifting presence – qualities that shine through in Gerald Donaldson’s compelling and moving account of his life.
Formula One Circuits from above with Google[trademark] Earth gives the reader the perfect insight into what makes F1 the most exciting and dramatic of all forms of motorsport. The unique photography provided by Google[trademark] Earth show each circuit’s challenges and why only the very best drivers in the world can thrive in Formula One. Television cameras (even High Definition and 3D) flatten and foreshorten racetracks making them, if not featureless, then apparently undemanding. If you were to sit at the Eau Rouge section of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, walk up to the Casino from the harbour at Monaco, or look out onto the desert at Sakhir, you would quickly realise that these are serious challenges – each entirely different from the other. Stunning photography and insightful and thoughtful writing from one of the world’s most travelled Formula One commentators, make Formula One Circuits from above with Google[trademark] Earth a fantastic volume to have by your side when you watch the F1 World Championship unfold. The colour, drama, history and excitement of Formula One will never be better displayed in this exceptional volume.
Produced by Spark, this is a detailed replica of the Championship winning Mercedes W06 driven by Lewis Hamilton at the Australian GP. Lewis has won his 2nd straight World Championship and the team has also won back to back Constructor’s title. Features authentic sponsor decals, detailed cockpit, and detailed driver figure. Size: 10″
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.
Few spectator sports generate such excitement as Formula 1. The name refers to the most advanced and competitive of the FIA’s racing formulae. It’s a raw combination of speed, skill and that certain hint of daring. Journey back in time to the glory years of the 1960s. Marvel at the vintage cars, big-name champions and heart-stopping victories. All the big names are here: Jim Clark, Jacky Ickx, Jack Brabham–just to name a few. With Schlegelmich’s compelling photographs, this exceptional volume takes fans so close they can almost smell the burning rubber and hear the engines roar! Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has been a motor sports photographer since 1962. His expert lens has covered all the great names in racing. His unique style captures the drama of this action-charged sport.
Featuring previously unseen footage and exclusive team radio audio The 2016 FIA Formula One World ChampionshipTM has been dominated by the battle between Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. As we ve written in these pages before, some of the very best F1 seasons are those where two drivers on the same team, in identical cars, are so far ahead of the pack the battle boils down to a tense, nervy grudge match of mind games and mind blowing driving as they push each other to the limits. What you get with the Official Review of the season is a masterful recapping of an eventful and, at times, controversial year of F1 from the pre-season testing right through to the last race at Abu Dhabi. Packed with race footage from every round, interviews, statistics, analysis and insightful commentary, the F1 review is quite simply the World s best motorsport programme, year in year out.
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 teammate 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 race track.