The history of Tecno from Karting up to Formula 1 through all categories such as K250, Formula 850, Formula Ford, Formula France, Formula 3, Formula 2 and finally the Formula 1. Packed with interviews to drivers, technicians and journalists and an indepht analysis of the technic of the singleseaters, the history of the drivers and a complete palmarès.
In recent years, karting has grown significantly as an accessible, affordable introduction to motorsport with the emergence of indoor karting tracks across Europe, and many first-time karters are sufficiently stirred by the experience to want to progress further. Now in its second edition, this comprehensive practical book covers all the fundamentals of kart racing, catering for the complete novice yet sufficiently detailed to benefit those racing at club level.
At the end of the Fifties, a number of craftsmen began to build chassis, attempting to reproduce the karts that were arriving from the United States. That was what set Umberto Sala, whose nickname is Birel, on the road to lasting success. After just a few years, Sala’s karts stood out for their technical content and personality: they have become so successful that, in the 40 years since the Birel company was formed, its karts have won 25 world championships, an infinity of European and numerous national titles. Drivers destined for brilliant motor racing careers won with chassis built at Birel’s headquarters at Lissone: men like Riccardo Patrese, Keke Rosberg, Stefano Modena, Emanuele Pirro, right up to the current stars of Formula One, like Mika Hakkinen and Juan Pablo Montoya.