Speed Read F1

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

Speed Read F1
$19.99 / £12.99
Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760355626
Publisher: Motorbooks
Series: Speed Read
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Get instant access to the history, technology, drivers, rivalries, racing circuits, and business of Formula 1 in this beautifully designed and illustrated beginner’s guide from Motorbooks’ Speed Read series.
 

The world racing championship that now encompasses 20 (and counting) annual races across five continents started in the European racing scene between the first and second world wars. It’s been a long road from the early races held in redundant airfields bounded by old oil drums to today’s extravagant spectacles—a road marked by glory, championships, iteration, technology, and speed.  
 
In sections divided by topic, you’ll find the history of the sport, biographies of major drivers and figures who have dominated the sport’s long and storied history, a rundown of the incredible technology that makes its cars so fast, an account of racing accidents and the safety measures they inspired, and more.

Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in Formula 1. Sleek illustrations of the cars, technology, and drivers impart the visual feel of F1 throughout.
 
With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

The author

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 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

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760355626
Illustrations: 60 color illustrations
Size: 6.69 in x 8.86 in / 169.93 mm x 225.04 mm
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