Formula 1: Car by Car

1980–89

Formula 1: Car by Car
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ISBN: 9781910505236
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This book is the third in Evro’s multi-volume, decade-by-decade series covering the entire history of Formula 1 through its teams and cars. This installment examines the 1980s, when the sport moved into its spectacular turbo era, first with Renault, Ferrari and BMW-powered Brabham, then with sustained periods of success for McLaren with Porsche-made TAG engines and Williams with Honda power. After the last win for the evergreen Ford Cosworth DFV in 1983, turbos prevailed until regulation change for 1989 brought back normally aspirated engines, now of 3.5 litres. Besides Formula 1’s high achievers, this book also covers the entire supporting cast, where much curiosity lies in discovering the travails of obscure and unsuccessful cars. This wide-ranging, colorful and authoritative book will be treasured by all Formula 1 fans.
  • Year-by-year treatment covers each season in fascinating depth, running through the teams — and their various cars — in order of importance.
  • Two teams dominated the decade, McLaren and Williams taking all but two of the drivers’ and constructors’ titles: McLaren’s World Champions were Niki Lauda (1984), Alain Prost (1985, 1986 and 1989) and Ayrton Senna (1988), while Williams’s were Alan Jones (1980), Keke Rosberg (1982) and Nelson Piquet (1987).
  • The two other significant winning teams were Brabham, which took Nelson Piquet to two drivers’ titles (1981 and 1983), and Ferrari, which won two constructors’ titles (1982 and 1983).
  • Other winning marques were Benetton, Ligier, Lotus, Renault and Tyrrell.
  • Over 600 photos — entirely in color and all from the magnificent archives of LAT Images — show every type of car raced by every team and driver, presenting a comprehensive survey of all participants.
  • The sweep of the decade covers sustained technical advances, particularly in carbon-fiber construction and ever-increasing power outputs.
  • Detailed text includes car specifications and technical essentials.

The author

For nearly 30 years Peter Higham worked for Haymarket Consumer Media, publisher of motor racing magazines and websites, and for half of that period he was director of LAT Photographic, the world’s largest motor racing photo archive. A motor racing enthusiast since watching his first race in 1973, he has written several books, including the acclaimed International Motor Racing Guide, Formula 1: Car by Car, and World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers. He has been a columnist for Autosport and Motor Sport and was instrumental in running the prestigious Autosport Awards for more than 25 years.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781910505236
Illustrations: 600 color & b-w photos
Size: 280 in x 235 in / 7112 mm x 5969 mm
Published:

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