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The Great Challenge - the Senna Era Book cover
The Great Challenge - the Senna Era Book cover
The Great Challenge - the Senna Era Book cover

Rare Book Review: The Great Challenge – the Senna Era by Rainer Schlegelmilch and Dieter Streve-Mulhens

It’s taken more than 5 years but finally the 200th book review milestone on this site is here! I figured I had better save a decent book for the 200th review and decided that Volume 4  (The Senna era) of Rainer Schlegelmilch an...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AJ - How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One book cover
AJ - How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One book cover
AJ - How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One book cover

New Book Review: AJ – How Alan Jones climbed to the top of Formula One by Alan Jones and Andrew Clarke

Autobiographies of world champion drivers are always at the top of any F1 fan’s reading list. When 1980 champion Alan Jones published his autobiography “Driving Ambition” back in 1981 (reviewed here), the WilliamsF1 drive...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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autocourse vs automobile year
autocourse vs automobile year
autocourse vs automobile year

Autocourse vs Automobile Year

I received an email question from a reader asking about the value of Automobile Year annuals – which also invites the question about the relative differences between Autocourse and Automobile Year. I posted earlier in the...
 
 
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Ferrari monoposto book cover
Ferrari monoposto book cover
Ferrari monoposto book cover

Rare Book Review: Ferrari Monoposto

  With crunch time for Seb and Ferrari this weekend, the spotlight is on the Scuderia again. Ferrari’s new focus and early wins this year reminded me a lot of the 1990 season with Prost (Vettel) and Mansell (Kimi) in the 6...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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race without end book cover
race without end book cover
race without end book cover

Book Review: Race without End by Maurice Hamilton

Toto Wolff has been irked by Eddie Jordan’s recent mutterings about Mercedes selling the team and winding back to being just an engine manufacturer. As a former team owner, Eddie does have form. I was a big fan of the Jordan F1...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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senna legend grows book cover
senna legend grows book cover
senna legend grows book cover

Book Review: Ayrton Senna – The Legend Grows by Christopher Hilton

It was just a matter of time before Lewis Hamilton drew level with Ayrton Senna’s total pole positions (and no doubt he will eclipse Schumi’s all time record soon too).  The photos of Lewis with Senna’s helmet brings back memor...
 
 
 
 
 
 





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