Speed Read F1

Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling

The Technology, Rules, History and Concepts Key to the Sport

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760355626
Publisher: Motorbooks
Series: Speed Read
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Prepare to enter a world of speed with Speed Read: F1. This arm of racing can be intimidating to get into, but this intro guide is loaded with all the information you’ll need to get into 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!

Stuart Codling’s and James Mann’s previous Motorbooks title, Art of the Formula 1 Race Car received the "Best of Books" award for 2010 from the International Society for Vehicle Preservation’s International Automotive Media Awards competition. A journalist and broadcaster, Stuart Codling has worked in motorsport and automotive writing for more than a decade, covering sports car racing in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world’s biggest-selling Formula 1 magazine, in 2001. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, Autocar and the Red Bulletin. Codling’s is the author of the Motorbooks best-seller Real Racers: Formula 1 Racing in the 1950s and 1960s, and lives in Farnham, Surrey, England. www.stuartcodling.com


Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760355626
Series: Speed Read
Illustrations: 60 color illustrations
Size: 6.69 in x 8.86 in / 169.93 mm x 225.04 mm
“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.”
“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.”