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Formula 1 go go go book cover
Formula 1 go go go book cover
Formula 1 go go go book cover

Remember when Lewis last had a yellow helmet? Published in 2009 when Kimi, Fernando and Lewis were the top guns, this short hardcover book by Bruce Jones has Lewis MP4/23 on the cover. It’s one you may find in the bargain...

 
 
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Ferrari F1 1977-1985 casucci book cover
Ferrari F1 1977-1985 casucci book cover
Ferrari F1 1977-1985 casucci book cover

Is Ferrari really sandbagging as Red Bull claim? I have to admit everytime I look at the new SF-70H and especially the 90 degree sidepod air intakes, I keep thinking of Jodie Scheckter’s square looking 312T4. I’ve previously po...

 
 
 
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alfetta mcdonough book cover
alfetta mcdonough book cover
alfetta mcdonough book cover

While recently admiring online photos of a 1:18 scale Exoto XS Alfetta 159, I felt compelled to dig out Ed McDonough’s book on this iconic race car “Alfetta – The Alfa Romeo 158/159 Grand Prix Car”. Ferrari and 156 book f...

 
 
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colin chapman inside the innovator book cover
colin chapman inside the innovator book cover
colin chapman inside the innovator book cover

Car launch season is always an interesting time. Will we see any radical interpretation of the new 2017 chassis regulations? One of F1’s most innovative thinkers that pushed the boundaries of the sports regulations was Co...

 
 
 
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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

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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The Story of the Ford Grand Prix Engine book
The Story of the Ford Grand Prix Engine book
The Story of the Ford Grand Prix Engine book

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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Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-1955 George C. Monkhouse book cover
Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-1955 George C. Monkhouse book cover
Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-1955 George C. Monkhouse book cover

Will the Mercedes continue to be a cut above the rest in 2017? You only need to look back at the domination of the Silver Arrows during WWII and the 1950s to know that the German marque take their racing very seriously. Aside f...






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