Formula One: The Champions

70 years of legendary F1 drivers

Formula One: The Champions
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Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781781319468
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Bask in Formula One glory with this 240-page, large-format tribute to all 33 F1 World Champions, featuring exhilarating photography and expert commentary.

Since the Grand Prix’s start in 1950, just 33 men have achieved the accolade of F1 World Champion. For the first time, legendary F1 commentator Maurice Hamilton and award-winning photographers Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier bring the heroes of this iconic sport together, in a stunning photographic portrayal of the poise, skill and winning mindset that separates the fast from the furious, the elite from the talented.

Formula One and its champions are brought to life with:
  • An exquisitely written profile of each of the 33 F1 World Champions, with key details from the driver’s life and F1 career
  • Stunning photography of the drivers and their cars, both on and off the track
  • Historic interviews with the sport’s lost heroes, including James Hunt and Ayrton Senna
  • Exclusive quotes from icons such as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
  • A foreword by Bernie Ecclestone, former chief executive of the Formula One Group
Debate has raged over which driver is the best of the best. It is impossible to say. But that will not deter energetic and informed discussion, usually predicated on a personal preference swayed by affection. Each of these champions will have experienced and delivered pulse-raising performances many times over.
 
With this handsome homage to the most ferocious of sports and the incredible sportsmen who drive at the edge in pursuit of greatness, it is time to choose your favorite F1 Champion.

The author

Maurice Hamilton has been part of the Formula One scene since 1977 and was the Observer’s motor racing correspondent for 20 years. He has written more than 20 books as well as commentating on Formula One for BBC Radio. He is now actively involved with the online community on Twitter and writes several blogs whilst continuing to write books about racing. 

The Cahier Archive is the only photographic collection covering the history of the Formula One Championship to have remained in the hands of its original authors. Two photographers have built this archive: Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri, giving the collection two very different styles. Bernard was a reporter and had the gift to make people truly live events through his pictures. Paul-Henri, on the other hand, has always leaned towards an artistic approach to photography. The common ground of their photos though, is that they always go beyond the illustrative dimension.

Bernie Ecclestone is the former chief executive of the Formula One Group, which manages Formula One and controls the commercial rights to the sport.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781781319468
Illustrations: 250+ colour & b-w photos, over 50% previously unpublished
Size: 9.764 in x 11.969 in / 248 mm x 304 mm
Published:

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