Many critical observers believed Eddie Jordan had a little chance of survival in Formula One’s “Piranha Club” when he launched his team in 1991, but he has proved them wrong. He has won races, kept his friends and earned a reputation as one of the most colourful entrepreneurs and risk-takers in Europe along the way. This is the previously untold story of how he did it and how he has survived and succeeded where others perished. In is an extraordinary tale of one of man’s belief and brain-power winning against all the odds.
In this book you will experience the entire spectrum of racing in the 1950s and 1960s through Walt’s diverse career. The 1950s and 1960s were a time of tremendous change in racing. In this exciting, fast-paced biography author Michael Argetsinger shows how Walt’s life encompassed the conflict between amateur and professional racing, the extraordinary advances in technology, and the joyful ambition of his era. The result is a vivid account of the remarkable history of post-war American road racing. Through painstaking research and extensive interviews with Walt’s family and dozens of his friends, colleagues, and competitors, author Michael Argetsinger creates a compelling biography of Hansgen with an insider’s perspective on the vibrant history of post-war American road racing.
This interesting guide offers general driving education to motorists of all ages and in all situations. With helpful tips, tricks and technical drawings this manual represents also the right introduction to the career of a racing driver. It includes suggestions how to improve driving techniques and to reach a perfect physical and mental fitness.
Every boy’s dream is to go motor racing and try to be a world champion, and dreaming is generally where it stops! Barry Collerson is one of the very few who have lived the dream and raced against the likes of Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham. This autobiography will touch a nerve with every aspiring driver.
In this unique book the reader will have his armchair converted to the laid-down cockpit of a Formula One car and be swept around the world’s classic motor racing circuits. He will experience the extraordinary sensations, the adrenaline and the atmosphere as told by the sport’s best analyst. Together with F1’s respected journalist, Maurice Hamilton, Brundle brings his infallible humour and insight, his experiences and opinion, to each of the circuits and its classic races. From the camber at Monaco, which will leave your wheels hanging in the air, to Melbourne and the dynamics behind the most dramatic crash of the decade. Encompassing such essential details as neck-snapping acceleration, smashing cars worth a quarter of a million and the amount of sweat a driver will lose in a race, this is a rare F1 book - funny, opinionated, evocative and dramatic.
Back in the fifties, the definition of a sports car was one that could be not only used as a daily driver, but also raced in an organized event. Cars and drivers of all abilities took to the field, resulting in some wild and wooly wheel-to-wheel action. It also resulted in some amazing photographs. This book combines those photos with first-hand accounts of more than 60 top drivers, some of whom went on to become world famous. The book is composed of 50 chapters, each dedicated to a different marque. A full-page photograph and explanatory text describes each model-74 in all-often with a driver who describes the car along with personal experiences. Each chapter also includes a short biography of the individual most associated with the creation of the
car, Enzo Ferrari, John Cooper, Sydney Allard and Ferry Porsche to cite a few. The 274-page book is illustrated with logos of each make plus more than 200 period photographs. What the book amounts to is a very personalized history of sports car racing during the 1950s.
Paul Frere, the famous driver and writer, who has linked his name to many of the most comprehensive works in the motorsport literature, tells about his lifelong passion through the memories of his debut in the racing world.
Jo Ramirez is one of the best-liked and most respected Formula 1 personalities of recent years, and is held in high esteem both inside and outside the Grand Prix paddock. Here is his personal account of his life in motor racing, told with humour, warmth and joy, and providing an honest insight into the highs and lows of a career that saw him work with many of the sport’s greatest heroes, although he is perhaps best known for his many years as Team Co-ordinator at McLaren, including the legendary Prost/Senna era. A compelling story that will delight all fans of motor racing.
From pioneers to Danica Patrick and Michela Cerruti, the portraits of women who have raced in Formula 1, rally, prototypes, IndyCar and NASCAR. A tribute to the heroines of the steering wheel, who have been very often ignored.
Storie e leggende di gente un po’ particolare. Un’antologia di ritratti ruggenti che hanno come protagonisti piloti e personaggi del mondo delle corse: Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni, Juan Manuel Fangio, Raymond Sommer, Colin Chapman, Alberto Ascari, Carlo Felice Trossi, Wolfgang von Trips, Jacky Ickx... Una lettura avvincente per ogni appassionato.
"La mia auto. Dedico alla sua pulizia la stessa cura che Achille dedica alle sue armi: da lei dipende la mia vita. Che nessun granello di polvere vada ad appesantirla. Perché la velocitá é il suo destino". Parole di pilota. Parole di Siegfried Stohr. Uno che di auto, e di corse, se ne intende. E che dopo tanti anni trascorsi al volante, ha deciso di mettersi ai comandi di una macchina per scrivere e raccontare le emozioni, i perché, i motivi, i segreti di un bambino che diventa ragazzo e poi uomo sognando di arrivare in Formula 1. Siegfried c’é riuscito, il suo sogno si é avverato. Ma poi, come per tutti, arriva il momento della resa dei conti, della delusione, del doversi inventare una nuova vita, non piú dominata dalla voglia bruciante di correre a bordo di una macchina da corsa. Il libro racconta i successi e le amarezze di un pilota e tutti i retroscena di un mondo competitivo dove per eccellere bisogna solo sognare, e credere nei propri sogni.
A volume to remember the great and unforgettable Brazilian driver, after 10 years from his death and the imaginery story of his latest moments, which have changed so much the world of Formula 1. From the end of his career going back to the early days, the full racing portrait of Ayrton Senna.
The life of Beppe Gabbiani from his sport life with the kart to the Formula 1, but over all his personal life. The book is a revealing autobiography, with a lot of unpublished photos and the background stories in his own words.