Author(s): James Mann
Strap yourself in and fill the tank with high octane! Speed Read: F1 is loaded with all the information you'll need to get into the world of blinding speed called Formula 1. You'll get the history of the sport, biographies of major drivers and figures who have dominated the sport in its long and storied history, and a rundown of the incredible technology that makes these cars so fast that they stay glued to the road. You may not guess it, but the world's premiere automobile racing series takes the Formula One name from the set of rules governing the class. Plans for a Formula One drivers' championship were floated in the late 1930s, but shelved until after World War Two. In 1946 the first F1 races were held, but it wasn't until 1950 that the details for a true world-championship series were hammered out. It was a long road from the 1930s to now for this great sport; one marked by glory, championships, iteration, technology, and speed. Don't be intimidated by this incredible culture, dive into F1 Racing today!
"While someone who doesn't know the first thing about Formula 1 racing will most definitely get a great introduction to every aspect of the sport, a long-time Formula 1 fan will still enjoy the concise history and overview of the sport they love. What Codling has done here is create a book that can be given to anyone, including those who don't know the first thing about cars, and enjoyed thoroughly." * 6SpeedOnline.com * "Thanks to its interesting and original content, beautiful art, clean layout and presentation, and numerous tidbits both important and trivial, the book offers not a cold look at one of the world's most expensive sports but rather a warm invitation to explore Formula One's curious universe of strange yet magnetic personalities, high strakes drama, and mind-bogglingly fast cars." * TheNewswheel.com *
Journalist and broadcaster STUART CODLING has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world's best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex-Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar. He is the author of the Motorbooks bestsellers Art of the Formula 1 Race Car and Real Racers. Read more about him on his website: www.stuartcodling.com.