Book Review: Mercedes Sport by Rainer Schlegelmilch and Hartmut Lehbrink

 
mercedes sports book cover
mercedes sports book cover
mercedes sports book cover

 
Overview
 

Title: Mercedes Sport
 
Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink (text)
 
Photography: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
 
Publisher: h.f.ullmann
 
ISBN: 978-3-8331-5490-4
 
Year/Edition: 2006
 
# of pages: 399
 
Photos: most in colour, some early b&w shots
 
Cover: softcover
 
Size: 22cm (W) x 26cm (L) x 2cm (thick)
 
Weight: 1.5kg
 
Author: ,
 
Photographer:
 
Publisher:
 
Narration
 
 
 
 
 


 
Visuals
 
 
 
 
 


 
Appeal
 
 
 
 
 


 
Total Score
 
 
 
 
 


User Rating
no ratings yet

 

Positives


Schlegelmilch photography - lots of Mercedes engines!

Negatives


Nothing major


0
Posted August 9, 2012 by

 
Full Article
 
 

Mercedes Sport is another Rainer Schlegelmilch and Hartmut Lehbrink collaboration. I have reviewed the softcover version but I have also seen the hardcover book which is much larger and heavier.

The book covers a comprehensive list of 48 Mercedes engined race cars including grand prix (1930s Silver Arrows, Sauber C13, McLaren MP4/10 through to MP4/20), sportscars (SLR McLaren, CLK-GTR) and other race cars (including CLK-DTM Penske PC-23).

Lehbrink’s text is printed in 3 languages – English, German and French in very small font size – with the first chapter of the book giving a summary timeline of car development from 1901 to 2006. Lehbrink also includes a few driver profiles throughout  – Manfred von Brauchitsch, Rudolf Carracciola, Rudolf Uhlenhaut and the modern era Mika Hakkinen.

Once again, its Schlegelmilch photography  – this book probably has more than the usual fair share of engine photography – many of them highly detailed rear engine shots – the shots of Sauber C13, MP4/10, Penske PC-23 engines are great. You will see some photos that have been used in other Schlegelmilch books or publications – particularly the MP4/13 ones.

The last 10 pages contains hand drawn side profiles of the various race and sports cars and their technical specs.

All in all, Mercedes Sport appeals more to the wider Mercedes motoring fan rather than the F1 fan. Whilst the early Silver Arrows and late 1990s-early 2000s McLaren F1 cars are included, you can find more detailed and dedicated books if you are specifically interested in  Mercedes’ grand prix cars.

Editor’s note: I believe there is also a larger 2 volume slip case limited edition of this book.

 

Wow Factor or the Money Shot: Some nice shots from the Mercedes racing photo archive and very detailed profile shots of the W25-W165 and the W196R Silver Arrows.

 

Suitable for: Casual sports fan or knowledgeable F1 fan

 

The Silver Arrows W165 in all its glory

Loads of rear engine and rear suspension shots (if that’s your thing…)

The book also covers the Kimi period West McLaren Mercedes cars

 


f1nut

 


0 Comments



Be the first to comment!


Leave a Response


(required)