Book Review: Wheel to Wheel by Alan Henry

 
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wheel to wheel book cover
wheel to wheel book cover

 
Overview
 

Title: Wheel to Wheel
 
Author: Alan Henry
 
Photography: Steve Tee/LAT Photographic
 
Publisher: Motorbooks International
 
ISBN: 0-7603-0269-3
 
Year/Edition: 1996
 
# of pages: 120 pages
 
Photos: 100 color
 
Cover: Hardcover with dustjacket
 
Size: 23.5cm (W) x 30cm (L) x 1.5cm (D)
 
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Positives


Great Steve Tee photography

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Nothing major; although would have been good to include some driver head to head statistics


Bottom Line

There has been some nice inter-team wheel banging so far this year with Webber-Vettel and Button-Perez. Team rivalry in F1 has always been pumped up by the media and there has been a rich history of drivers arch rivalry in the sport. Alan Henry’s “Wheel to Wheel” is an old but good read on this […]

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There has been some nice inter-team wheel banging so far this year with Webber-Vettel and Button-Perez. Team rivalry in F1 has always been pumped up by the media and there has been a rich history of drivers arch rivalry in the sport. Alan Henry’s “Wheel to Wheel” is an old but good read on this subject.

Not all track rivalries have been hostile, but Wheel to Wheel has 9 chapters over 120 pages on some of the sport’s more high profile contests – Fangio v Moss, Clark v Hill, Stewart V Rindt, Lauda v Hunt, Villeneuve v Pironi, Prost v Lauda, Mansell v Piquet, Prost v Senna and Hill v Schumacher.

The photography is via the LAT Photographic archive and I have to say there are some great race shots from the 60’s and 70’s GPs. The photo layouts and font size are large which makes this book a comfortable and easy read for newer F1 fans who will enjoy the many color photographs. It is only a very general text though. For those readers looking for more detailed information, they should skip the many other dedicated books written about each specific rivalry.

If an updated edition was published it would be interest to see if any new F1 rivalries since 1996 would be added? Alonso v McLaren? Webber vs Marko? Mosley v Murdoch?

Wow Factor or Money Shot: Although there are some famous Senna-Prost Suzuka photos included, the lesser seen color photos of Jochen Rindt driving the Lotus 69 in the lead during F2 race in 1970 at Crystal Palace and Jim Clark racing in the Lotus 33 at the ’65 US GP wearing a knit cardigan, deserve money shot honors.

Suitable for: 80’s F1 fans will enjoy this book.

 

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Fangio v Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pironi v Villeneuve

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prost v Senna

 

 

 

 

 

 

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