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Burning rubber : a chequered history of Formula One

Author: Charles Jennings
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Charles Jennings tells the fast and dangerous story of motor sport's premier competition, from its beginnings in the suicidal Paris-to-Madrid races of the early 20th century to the brave new era of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Jennings
ISBN: 9781849160926 1849160929
OCLC Number: 458734449
Description: pages cm
Contents: The Age of Men 1894-1958: Pre-history; The New Formula; Fangio I - The Return of the Germans; Fangio II - 1956 and the Nightmare of the Prancing Horse; Fangio III - The Last Win. The Age of Brits 1959-76: Hawthorn, Moss and the British Revenge; They Went Back to Front; 1962, Moss, Hill, Brabham - So Very Anglo-Saxon; Jim Clark, Colin Chapman and Selling Your Soul; The Tracks; The Spanish Grand Prix, Jarama, 12 May 1968; That Little Scotsman - Stewart and the Problem of Death; Hair, Hotpants and the First Brazilian; All the World Races Formula One - but the Cars Are Made in Surrey (or Thereabouts); James Hunt - Last True Brit. The Age of Brains 1977-93: Turbos, Side-skirts and Active Suspension - Technology Triumphant; Whatever Happened to the Americans?; Jones, Piquet and Prost - Two Gorillas and a Professor; Frank Williams - the Team Boss as Ruthless CEO?; May, 1982 - Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari, Another End; The Boredom, Paranoia and Outright Madness That Is McLaren, Prost and Senna; What Strange Names Are These (Part 1)?; Mansell - You Always Hurt the Ones Who Support You Most. The Modern Age 1994-2009: The End of the Affair - Senna's Death; The Curse of the Son; The Global Sport; Schumacher, Senna and the Art of Taking No Prisoners; Ecclestone, Mosley and the Rise of the Technocrats; What Strange Names Are These (Part 2)?; The Beat Goes On; And On. Appendix I: Grand Prix Championships. Appendix II: Top Twenty-six Grand Prix Drivers by Races Won. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Charles Jennings.

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