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630 days to the top bmw book
630 days to the top bmw book
630 days to the top bmw book

Book Review: 630 Days to the Top: The Story of the World Champion BMW Turbo by Uwe Mahla

Let’s take a look at another F1 engine book. I loved the unique aero designs of Gordon Murray cars, particularly the Brabham BMW turbo era cars of the early 80’s. A celebration of the BMW turbo engine powering the Brabham BT49 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Book Review: The Story of the Ford Grand Prix Engine by John Blunsden and David Phipps

In the last few F1 seasons, the engine has been the single most determining factor for the dominant form of the Mercedes AMG team. The sport has seen many famous power units delivering successful winning eras for many teams ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Formula 1 Technology book cover
Formula 1 Technology book cover
Formula 1 Technology book cover

Book Review: Formula 1 Technology by Peter Wright

With the current regulations, the F1 offseason is now make or break for design and engineering teams. Get the engine or chassis off to a bad start in winter testing circa 2015 and the rest of the season is writeoff. Just ask Mc...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Technology of F1 Car
Technology of F1 Car
Technology of F1 Car

Book Review: Technology of the F1 Car by Nigel Macknight

Pre-season testing is actually one of my favourite times on the F1 calendar. New car designs and liveries break cover. Although the cars in 2015 are a lot more complex than those a decade ago, some basic technical principles st...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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F1 Technical Analysis Piola 2008 book cover
F1 Technical Analysis Piola 2008 book cover
F1 Technical Analysis Piola 2008 book cover

Book Review: Formula 1 Technical Analysis 2008-9 by Giorgio Piola

On the chassis front, 2014 offered a variety of different design interpretations that hasn’t been seen for quite a few seasons, since probably 2008 (co-incidentally the year of Lewis’ first WDC title). In terms of design, 2008 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Book Review: Unraced…Formula One’s Lost Cars by Sam Collins

Pre-season testing is just around the corner…unsurprisingly everyone is eager to see how each team’s car is different or innovative. Every now and then, teams have produced cars only to pull them before they even cl...
 
 
 
 
 
 






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