Best Formula 1 Books
Looking for some good F1 books to read?
Here’s my current list of the 10 best Formula 1 racing books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I will tweak the list from time to time – at the moment the Top 10 includes many Rainer Schlegelmilch books because they are so good. The first 5 books make the list just based on the detail and the amount of work that would have been spent into making them.
My basic criteria for this list is the quality of the photography, degree of research, number of pages, book layout and presentation. Most of these are large heavy hardcover books.
To balance this list, check my book lists for driver and team sub-categories. I will slowly get around to posting reviews of these books and will update them with working links.
F1-nut.com Recommended Formula 1 books (click links to read book review)
|1.||Grand Prix: Fascination Formula 1||Rainer Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink||Könemann|
|2.||Grand Prix de Monaco||Rainer Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink||Könemann|
|3.||McLaren – The Cars 1964-2008||William Taylor||Coterie Press|
|4.||Ferrari Formula 1||Rainer Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink||Könemann|
|5.||The Complete Book of Formula One||Simon Arron, Mark Hughes||Motorbooks International|
|6.||Memories of Ayrton||Christopher Hilton||Haynes Publishing|
|7.||The Jack Brabham Story||Sir Jack Brabham, Doug Nye||Minidi|
|8.||Formula 1 in Camera Series: Formula 1 in Camera 1960-1969, Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79 and Formula 1 in Camera 1980-1989||Rainer Schlegelmilch, Paul Parker||Haynes Publishing|
|9.||Colin Chapman – Inside the Innovator||Doug Nye||Haynes Publishing|
|10.||Monaco Grand Prix||Michael Hewett||Haynes Publishing|
There are quite a few other excellent books that deserve an honorable mention like Chris Nixon’s “Racing the Silver Arrows“, William Taylor’s “Lotus the Cars” and Stuart Codling’s “The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car“.