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First Among Champions Book Cover Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars
First Among Champions Book Cover Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars
First Among Champions Book Cover Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars

Judging from the talk of Ferrari’s Chairman, the famous Alfa Romeo marque will be back on the grid in the not too distant future (re-badged Sauber or Toro Rosso?). An absolute gem of a book, is David Venables’ ‘First Among Cham...

 
Diecast models
 
Hakkinen Hamilton Senna replica helmets
Hakkinen Hamilton Senna replica helmets
Hakkinen Hamilton Senna replica helmets

A reader recently asked me for advice on F1 helmet collectibles and to be honest I’ve very little personal experience. For collectors, F1 race helmet replicas fall into a few different categories (in order of value): 1. A...

 
 
 
Book
 
Complete History of Grand Prix Book Cover
Complete History of Grand Prix Book Cover
Complete History of Grand Prix Book Cover

At over 500 pages, in the early 2000’s I used to refer to Adriano’s Cimarosti’s “The Complete History of Grand Prix Motor Racing” quite regularly during the F1 season. Although it only covers 1894 ...

 
 
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Vrooom book cover
Vrooom book cover
Vrooom book cover

Time to dust off a book from the vault circa 1969 – Peter Manso’s “Vrooom!!”. The book contains a series of interviews with top GP drivers of the late 60’s. The Q&A definitely reflects the earl...

 
 
Diecast models
 
McLaren MP4-X minichamps
McLaren MP4-X minichamps
McLaren MP4-X minichamps

Minichamps’ new 2016 catalog is out online and while we have to keep waiting for the Williams FW07C for yet another year, there are some other very interesting items to note. If you’re a McLaren fan, 2016 releases c...

 
 
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F1 1982 Hilton book cover
F1 1982 Hilton book cover
F1 1982 Hilton book cover

Will 2016 be the year Nico Rosberg emulates the F1 world championship crown claimed by his old man, Keke in 1982? In the last few seasons, the might of Mercedes AMG and the FIA’s ridiculous engine freeze rules have render...

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

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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