The Fastest Show on Earth

The Mammoth Book of Formula 1

Author: Chicane,

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472110528

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

View: 8394

In the quest for ultimate speed, Formula One combines human drama, cutting-edge technological innovation and high-stakes finance in a thrilling global circus watched by half a billion avid fans. The Fastest Show on Earth brings the FIA Formula One World Championship vividly to life for everyone from first-time race-goers to avid fans wanting to delve even further into the Fastest Show on Earth. Experts from within the industry share their insights into the effect that recent revolutionary changes to regulations have had on engines, tyres, brakes, aerodynamics, fuel, safety and the use of date in a whole new era of racing. It is both a superb technical guide - including circuit diagrams, team histories, driver profiles and a comprehensive glossary - and a fantastic collection of writing offering fascinating insights into the inner workings of a world that offers everything from tragedy to thrilling triumph. From the cut-throat intrigue of the Piranha Club to the unsung heroism of pit lane, every aspect of Formula One is covered in compelling detail. The tragedy of bygone eras is skilfully evoked in 'The Limit' and 'Jochen Rindt: Uncrowned King' while the unending quest by drivers to find the mysterious 'zone' is explored in 'Overdrive'. Much more than just a sport and far more than a business, Formula One is a world of larger-than-life personalities and razor-sharp businesspeople who reveal their leadership skills in 'The Business of Winning' and their ability to innovate in 'Performance at the Limit'. There is also a window into the very private world of the ultimate ringmaster in 'Bernie's Game'. This extensive guide includes the official FIA circuit diagrams, team histories, driver profiles, circuit fast facts, technical braking profiles, a special section on the history of Formula One in the US and the most comprehensive glossary of Formula One terms ever compiled.
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Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610608119

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 9961

Art of the Formula 1 Race Car brings a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio to expose not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also their inherent beauty.
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Total Competition

Lessons in Strategy from Formula One

Author: Ross Brawn,Adam Parr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471162370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5616

Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions. In 2017, he was appointed F1's managing director, motor sports, by the sport's new owners Liberty Media. Now, in this fascinating book written with Adam Parr (who was CEO and then chairman of Williams for five years), he looks back over his career and methods to assess how he did it, and where occasionally he got things wrong. Total Competition is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport. In the book, Brawn and Parr explore the unique pressures of Formula One, their battles with Bernie Ecclestone, and the cut-throat world they inhabited, where coming second is never good enough. This book will appeal not only to the millions of Formula One fans who want to understand how Brawn operates, it will also provide many lessons in how to achieve your own business goals. 'A must-have insight into the awe-inspiring career of a true motor racing great' Daily Express
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Villeneuve

winning in style

Author: Jacques Villeneuve,Gerald Donaldson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780002187671

Category: Automobile racing drivers

Page: 256

View: 1981

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Formula One: The Pursuit of Speed

A Photographic Celebration of F1's Greatest Moments

Author: Maurice Hamilton

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 178131649X

Category: Photography

Page: 272

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The adrenaline-fueled, high-octane world of Formula One has created some of the greatest moments in sporting history. Its infamous circuits have played host to intense rivalries that have produced moments of tragedy and triumph that read like a film script. Since the 1950s, Bernard Cahier and his son, Paul- Henri, have been trackside capturing the drama of the Formula One Championships. Their stunning photographs chronicle both the changing face of the teams and their cars, from Lotus and Cooper to Williams and Ferrari, and of course the legendary drivers who have pushed their machines and themselves to the limits. Formula One correspondent Maurice Hamilton brings the stories behind these photographs to life; from the charismatic rivalries of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss and the highly competitive Championship battles of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, through to the historic tales of Monaco’s winding course and the atmospheric crowds of Monza. With over 300 photographs – from the 1950s to the present day – all from The Cahier Archive and many previously unpublished, The Pursuit of Speed is the ultimate celebration of Formula One.
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The Last River

The Tragic Race for Shangri-la

Author: Todd Balf

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 030787446X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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It was the ultimate whitewater adventure on the Mount Everest of rivers, and the biggest challenge of their lives.... October 1998 an American whitewater paddling team traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." On Day 12 of that trip, the team's ace paddler, one of four kayakers on the river, launched off an eight-foot waterfall and flipped. He and his overturned kayak spilled into the heart of the thunderous "freight training" river and were swept downstream, never to be seen again. The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of this ill-fated expedition, a fascinating exploration of what propelled these kayakers to take on the seething big water and perilous Himalayan terrain of the deepest gorge on the planet. This was the magical Shangri-la of legend, a 140-mile-long canyon framed by 25,000-foot snowcapped peaks, a place of unimaginable beauty called Pemako in ancient Buddhist texts that was rumored to contain mammoth waterfalls. At the close of the twentieth century, an end-to-end descent of the gorge filled the imaginations of some of the best boaters in the world, who saw in the foam and fury of the Tsangpo's rapids the ultimate whitewater challenge. For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo adventure with Doug Gordon, Olympic medal-winning paddler Jamie McEwan (Tom's brother), and Roger Zbel was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest. Fueled by narratives of early explorers, Walker and McEwan kept their dream alive and waited until the Chinese government opened the gorge to Westerners. With financial backing from the National Geographic Society, the group was finally good to go in 1998. Swollen to three times the size they had expected because of record rains and heavy snowmelt, the Tsangpo lived up to its fearsome reputation. On numerous occasions the team questioned whether to continue, but chose to press forward. The Last River probes beyond the extreme sports clichés and looks at the complex personal and intellectual reasons for the seemingly irresistible draw of Tibet's Great River. For Walker, Gordon, Zbel, and the McEwans -- husbands, fathers, friends, and brothers -- the Tsangpo wasn't a run toward death but a celebration of life, adventure, and the thing that tied them to one another -- awe-inspiring rivers. The Last River is also a riveting journey to one of the world's wildest and most alluring places, a thrilling book that invites us into the Himalayas of Jon Krakauer's classic, Into Thin Air, but from a totally new perspective -- on a historic river so remote that only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries. Visit www.randomhouse.com/features/lastriver From the Hardcover edition.
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The Moon Maze Game

Author: Larry Niven,Steven Barnes

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765365446

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Offered a dream job escorting a teenage heir on a fabulous moon role-playing vacation, Scotty Griffin, a personal security specialist, becomes embroiled in a violent reality game involving armed terrorists, psychological tests, and a large audience.
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F1

A History of Formula One Racing

Author: Frank Foster

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621075737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 70

View: 1157

For as long as there have been automobiles, there have been courageous men and women with nerves of steel, willing to risk life and limb to race them. This book takes you on an inside look at one of the greatest racing sports of them all: F1. Let HistorCaps take you on a journey through the creation of the sport to what the future holds! HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
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Racing Colours

Motor Racing Compositions 1908-2009

Author: Simon Owen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845846524

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Showcasing the work of the late Simon Owen, artist and illustrator, this book contains over seventy graphic compositions of racing car liveries. Each is presented with a relevant quote from a legend of motorsport. A section revealing Simon’s painstaking working methods gives a fascinating insight to how the digital images were constructed.
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Formula One

The Illustrated History

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780976310

Category: Grand Prix racing

Page: 344

View: 8528

When a grid of cars assembled at Silverstone in 1950 for the first round of a new Formula One World Championship, the people concerned would have had no idea that they were setting out on what was to become the world's most spectacular annual competition. This book tracks the highs and lows of more than six decades of scintillating sport which has followed, focusing on the epic battles that have unfolded between the leading teams and top drivers as they have raced their way around the globe.
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Burning Rubber

The Extraordinary Story of Formula One

Author: Charles Jennings

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 337

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In Burning Rubber, Charles Jennings tells the fast and furious tale of motor sport's premier competition, from its earliest roots in the suicidal road races of the Edwardian age to the brave new world of Hamilton, Button, Alonso and Vettel in the 2000s. In a narrative bristling with anecdote and incident, he explores the lost world of the 1950s racetrack, the rise of British constructors in the 1960s, the impact of technological changes from the late 1970s, the advent of the high-profile team boss in the 1980s and the revolution wrought on Formula One by computers in the 1990s. Throughout, sparkling and incisive profiles shed revelatory light on the drivers who have risked life and limb: the brilliant but inscrutable Juan Manuel Fangio, the ebullient Stirling Moss, the champagne-gargling James Hunt, the cerebral Alain Prost and mercurial Ayrton Senna, the adenoidal Nigel Mansell, the metronomic Michael Schumacher, the precocious Lewis Hamilton and the reborn Jenson Button. Burning Rubber takes the reader on a white-knuckle drive through the bends, straights, chicanes and pit stops of Formula One's checkered history.
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Burning Rubber

The Extraordinary Story of Formula One

Author: Charles Jennings

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 9781849160926

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 327

View: 3923

Formula One has been endangering the lives of its drivers, thrilling its fans since its inaugural season of 1950. Charles Jennings tells the fast and dangerous story of motor sport's premier competition. He explores the lost world of the 1950s racetrack, the irresistible rise of British constructors in the 1960s, the impact of technological changes from the late 1970s, the advent of the high-profile team boss in the 1980s and the revolution wrought on the sport by computers in the 1990s. Throughout, he offers memorable profiles of the drivers who have risked life and limb on circuits from Monte Carlo to Monza: the ebullient Stirling Moss, the champagne-gargling James Hunt, the cerebral Prost and the mercurial Senna (whose combined brilliance was exceeded only by their mutual loathing), the adenoidal Nigel Mansell, the metronomic Michael Schumacher, the precocious Lewis Hamilton and the reborn Jenson Button. Burning Rubber offers a white-knuckle drive through the bends, straights, chicanes and pit stops of Formula One's chequered history.
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Formula 1: All The Races

The World Championship Story Race-By-Race 1950-2015

Author: Roger Smith

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910505113

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 668

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This remarkable book is the third edition of an acclaimed work of reference about Formula 1. It has been meticulously researched and written to capture the character and essence of every one of the 935 World Championship races held from the beginning of Formula 1 in 1950 to the end of the 2015 season. Each entry highlights the key events of each Grand Prix from qualifying through to the final outcome as well as spotlighting those incidental happenings so unique to F1 that influenced a race or an unfolding championship battle. Nothing is missed in this unique book of record. Fully updated three years since publication of the sell-out previous edition. Each race entry is packed with information, comprising a descriptive text supported by numerous statistics. 935 races, 206 winning cars, 105 winning drivers, 66 seasons, 32 champions. All race-winning cars illustrated with high-quality artwork by Alain Baudouin. Decade-by-decade structure: the 1950s (Red to green); the 1960s (From strength to strength), the 1970s (Television stardom), the 1980s (Bernie's travelling circus), the 1990s (Going global), the 2000s (Front-page news), the 2010s (Money talks). Appendices give overview listings, including World Champion drivers, World Champion constructors, total wins for drivers and constructors, etc.
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The Next Species

The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

Author: Michael Tennesen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451677510

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Delving into the history of the planet and based on reports and interviews with top scientists, a prominent science writer, traveling to rain forests, canyons, craters and caves all over the world to explore the potential winners and losers of the next era of evolution, describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction. Includes timeline.
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Lewis Hamilton

The Biography

Author: Frank Worrall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781459695184

Category:

Page: 480

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Lewis Hamilton is the record - breaking young British hero of Formula 1. His phenomenal debut season was nothing short of a revelation, coming through against all the odds to dominate and revolutionise the world of motor racing. It was an outcome no one could have predicted: thrown in at the deep end 'on a mighty whim' by McLaren team owner Ron Dennis, not only did Lewis have to combat his own nerves and fears, he had to overcome a dissenter within his own camp. With behind - the - scenes insight into the intense rivalry between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso which threatened to derail the young Briton's dream, and the low - down on the 'spy - gate' scandal, this biography describes how Lewis handled the intensity of the media scrum around his relationship with Nicole Scherzinger and kept his dignity to emerge triumphant as he racked up sensational wins around the world. Now he has even joined iconic speedsters Damon Hill and Bradly Wiggins as a BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner. From his momentous clinching of the 2014 World Championship in Abu Dhabi to the bitter rivalry with former friend Nico Rosberg - which culminated in the German engineering a deliberate high - speed crash - bestselling sports author Frank Worrall traces the slipstream of Hamilton's incredible career as the fastest driver on the planet. This is the ultimate story of the driver whom Sir Jackie Stewart says 'has re - written the rookie rule book'. But he is a rookie no more. Lewis Hamilton has accelerated into pole position to be called Britain's greatest ever race driver.
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Formula One Circuits from Above

28 Legendary Tracks in High-Definition Satellite Photography

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781780979830

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8253

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In the Shadow of the Sabertooth

A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming, the First Americans and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene

Author: Doug Peacock

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849351406

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Our climate is changing fast. The future is uncertain, probably fiery, and likely terrifying. Yet shifting weather patterns have threatened humans before, right here in North America, when people first colonized this continent. About 15,000 years ago, the weather began to warm, melting the huge glaciers of the Late Pleistocene. In this brand new landscape, humans managed to adapt to unfamiliar habitats and dangerous creatures in the midst of a wildly fluctuating climate. What was it like to live with huge pack-hunting lions, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and gigantic short-faced bears, to hunt now extinct horses, camels, and mammoth? Are there lessons for modern people lingering along this ancient trail? The shifting weather patterns of today—what we call "global warming"—will far exceed anything our ancestors previously faced. Doug Peacock's latest narrative explores the full circle of climate change, from the death of the megafauna to the depletion of the ozone, in a deeply personal story that takes readers from Peacock's participation in an archeological dig for early Clovis remains in Livingston, MT, near his home, to the death of the local whitebark pine trees in the same region, as a result of changes in the migration pattern of pine beetles with the warming seasons.
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The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670016918

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.
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