F1 (Speed Read)
The Technology, Rules, History and Concepts Key to the Sport
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Everything you need to know to understand Formula 1 racing!
Strap yourself in and fill the tank with high octane! F1: Speed Read 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!
Stuart Codlings 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.
James Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than twenty years of experience shooting for car and bike publications, the motor industry, and businesses all over the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than forty books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines. James is the author of the Motorbooks titles How to Photograph Cars and Art of the Formula 1 Race Car.
Frank Stephenson is one of the most distinguished automotive designers of his generation.
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