Grand Prix Yesterday & Today

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781787390249


Page: 192

View: 8648

What was the Grand Prix like a century ago? What does it look like now? Grand Prix Yesterday & Today celebrates the sport with photos from its pioneering days contrasted with similar ones of more recent vintage. Complementing these expertly chosen images are reflections on the race that allow Formula One fans to see its transformation--and appreciate every aspect of the compelling spectacle.

Moto GP Yesterday and Today

Author: Michael Scott,Valentino Rossi

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781847328717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5731

MotoGP has never been seen like this before, in a unique visual study of motorcycle grand prix racing's past and present. "MotoGP Yesterday and Today" is a stunning illustrated book where vintage photographs are shown alongside related images from the modern era. The themes covered include the legendary champions, famous tracks, great races and life away from the track, and the result is a unique record that shows MotoGP from a new and revealing perspective. Written by leading MotoGP journalist, Michael Scott, "MotoGP Yesterday and Today" reveals how much the sport has changed over the years but also how many of the fundamentals of motorcycle racing remained unaltered.

Formula One 2018

The World's Bestselling Grand Prix Handbook

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787390508


Page: 128

View: 5764

Formula One 2018: The Carlton Sports Guide, the world's bestselling Grand Prix handbook, is the essential resource for the season ahead. Fans are kept fully up to speed with detailed examinations of the 10 F1 teams racing in 2018 (from Ferrari and Red Bull to Mercedes and Haas F1); 20 drivers (from world title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to up-and-coming Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon); and 21 tracks (from the returning Le Castellet and Hockenheim, to newcomers Sochi and Baku). It also reviews the dramatic and sometimes controversial 2017 season, with race-by-race reports and statistics; highlights changes to the rules and regulations for 2018; and discusses major talking points in F1. As well as the drivers' and constructors' world championship tables from 2017, there is a fill-in guide for 2018 so each book can become a personalised record of the Formula One season. Complementing Bruce Jones' insightful text are 90 colour images, detailed circuit maps and a statistics section containing all the major records in the 68 seasons of the world's most thrilling and glamorous motor sport.

BBC Sport World Formula 1 Records 2017

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781780978406


Page: 192

View: 1988

The sixth edition of the popular record book, updated to include the spectacular 2015 season! Focusing exclusively on Formula 1, the most glamorous of all racing competitions, this fan favorite highlights the great battles for the World Drivers Championship and the Constructors Cup since they began. Along with fantastic action photography, there are hundreds of stories and statistics on the legendary drivers, teams, and tracks."

The Official BBC Sport Guide Formula One 2017

The World's Bestselling Grand Prix Handbook

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979106


Page: 128

View: 1565

The best preview book in world motorsport celebrates 21 years! Formula One racing is spectacular and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It recalls the past year s successes, surprises, and inside stories, and looks to the future, previewing 2017 team by team, driver by driver, and track by track. Color photos and a fill-in chart help fans keep up with the scores."


The Illustrated History

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979984

Category: Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Page: 256

View: 6850

The thrill of the fastest sport on two wheels explodes out of this high-revving pictorial history, now fully updated and revised! Decade by decade, it traces the evolution of MotoGP--the tracks, the daring exploits of racing legends, the technological innovations, and the superbikes. Packed with photographs and insights from motorcycling's greatest personalities, MotoGP is the ultimate celebration of this exhilarating sport.

A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One

Sporting Women, 1850-1960

Author: Jean Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131774666X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

View: 7781

This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this text include: What are the fresh perspectives and newly available sources for the historian of women’s sport? How do these take forward established debates on women’s place in sporting culture and what novel approaches do they suggest? How can our appreciation of fashion, travel, food and medical history be advanced by looking at women’s involvement in sport? How can we use some of the current ideas and methodologies in the recent literature on the history and sociology of sport in order to look afresh at women’s participation? Jean Williams’s original research on these topics and more will be a useful resource for scholars in the fields of sports, women’s studies, history and sociology.

The Illustrated Evolution of the Grand Prix/F1 Car

The First 100 Years

Author: Simon Read

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781874105916

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 6625

The Illustrated Evolution of the Grand Prix & F1 Car Simon Read.Subtitled: The First 1 Years. This book illustrates and describes the technical evolution of GP carsfrom 1895 to today, and includes a look into the future with a representation of the F1 car of 25. Read illustrates approximately 1 milestone cars in superb detail and reveals the technical developments of each. Sftbd., 8"x 9 3/4", 112 pgs., 11 b&w ill., 16 color.

The Limit

Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit

Author: Michael Cannell

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455506494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 1497

In THE LIMIT, Michael Cannell tells the enthralling story of Phil Hill-a lowly California mechanic who would become the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix-and, on the fiftieth anniversary of his triumph, brings to life a vanished world of glamour, valor, and daring. With the pacing and vivid description of a novel, THE LIMIT charts the journey that brought Hill from dusty California lots racing midget cars into the ranks of a singular breed of men, competing with daredevils for glory on Grand Prix tracks across Europe. Facing death at every turn, these men rounded circuits at well over 150 mph in an era before seat belts or roll bars-an era when drivers were "crushed, burned, and beheaded with unnerving regularity." From the stink of grease-smothered pits to the long anxious nights in lonely European hotels, from the tense camaraderie of teammates to the trembling suspense of photo finishes, THE LIMIT captures the 1961 season that would mark the high point of Hill's career. It brings readers up close to the remarkable men who surrounded Hill on the circuit-men like Hill's teammate and rival, the soigné and cool-headed German count Wolfgang Von Trips (nicknamed "Count Von Crash"), and Enzo Ferrari, the reclusive and monomaniacal padrone of the Ferrari racing empire. Race by race, THE LIMIT carries readers to its riveting and startling climax-the final contest that would decide it all, one of the deadliest in Grand Prix history.

Australians Yesterday and Today

Author: Win Haseloff

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862544833

Category: Australia

Page: 200

View: 487

This is a book of personal stories told by older men and women who were either born in Australia or came here to make their homes. Their stories cross generations, families, cultures and more than ten decades of Australian life.

Bugatti Type 57 Grand Prix

– A Celebration

Author: Neil Max Tomlinson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184584789X

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 8100

A comprehensive, radical look at the history and development of the Type 57 Grand Prix Bugattis. New material challenges traditional beliefs about these historic cars, and rejects some long-standing conventions. Myths are explored and truths are revealed in a book celebrating all aspects of these remarkable cars and their creators.

Formula One: The Pursuit of Speed

A Photographic Celebration of F1's Greatest Moments

Author: Maurice Hamilton

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 178131649X

Category: Photography

Page: 272

View: 1409

The adrenaline-fueled, high-octane world of Formula One has created some of the greatest moments in sporting history. Its infamous circuits have played host to intense rivalries that have produced moments of tragedy and triumph that read like a film script. Since the 1950s, Bernard Cahier and his son, Paul- Henri, have been trackside capturing the drama of the Formula One Championships. Their stunning photographs chronicle both the changing face of the teams and their cars, from Lotus and Cooper to Williams and Ferrari, and of course the legendary drivers who have pushed their machines and themselves to the limits. Formula One correspondent Maurice Hamilton brings the stories behind these photographs to life; from the charismatic rivalries of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss and the highly competitive Championship battles of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, through to the historic tales of Monaco’s winding course and the atmospheric crowds of Monza. With over 300 photographs – from the 1950s to the present day – all from The Cahier Archive and many previously unpublished, The Pursuit of Speed is the ultimate celebration of Formula One.


My Story

Author: Freddie Spencer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753545632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6887

Feel is the story of how a small-time boy from humble beginnings in Louisiana rose to the pantheon of greats, to win the 500cc and 250cc GP Championship in the same year – an historic achievement over three decades ago which has never been repeated. Growing up at the time of the assassination of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Freddie judged by feel, not by colour. Blind to prejudice and discrimination, he formed dynamic connections with people and events, but only years later during his racing afterlife could Freddie come to understand the true power of the things he learned. Spencer is an articulate and compassionate guide as he describes the thrill and horror of racing in an era when death was a perennial threat. He recalls in pin-sharp detail the frenetic high-octane racing duels with the ‘King’ Kenny Roberts, but also describes a parallel internal journey as he struggled to make sense of it all. Driven by a search for the personal fulfilment that comes through finding your purpose, Freddie’s story is a universal one. In its message of hope, Feel transcends its genre to offer a story for everyone. Part thriller, part philosophical self-exploration, it is a remarkably insightful account of what it is like to have it all, but wonder why. “For the first time I will talk about the traumas of my childhood, the contrast between the leaf fire burns, the mistrust and discomfort and the peace and purpose I felt when riding my bike. I didn’t tell my parents about something that happened to me. Why? I felt ashamed, but when I rode I felt connected to everything and the pain in my hand and heart would go away. It gave me the feeling of hope”.

Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey

Author: Mark Webber

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509813551

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 1499

Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went head to head for the World Championship. There could only be one winner. Since retiring from Formula One Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America, and was lucky to escape with his life. But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world. In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track. From his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix, through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned World Champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. Aussie Grit is his searingly honest story. Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

Yesterday We Were in America

Alcock and Brown - First to Fly the Atlantic Non-Stop

Author: Brendan Lynch

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9379

The author sets the background to the flight against the birth of manned powered flight and Britain in the aftermath of the First World War. He goes on to describe the record breaking flight in detail, drawing on Alcock and Brown’s written records and their flying log book, and concludes with a round-up of the fates of all the pioneers who are mentioned in the narrative, and the flight’s legacy for Everyman. Now published as a paperback, Yesterday We Were in America is the first accurate and atmospheric account of one of the most significant and dramatic flights in history.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Formula One

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781780971162

Category: Formula One automobiles

Page: 288

View: 9619

An illustrated story of Formula one, from the first motor race in France back in 1894 to today's super-powerful vehicles driven by world superstars such as Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, men who exchange paint with one another at incredible speeds on circuits all round the world.

Britain Yesterday and Today

Author: Janice Anderson,Edmund Swinglehurst

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group


Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 4674

"From sports and entertainment to the workplace, from the countryside to the city, witness the amazing changes that have made Britain what it is today. Contrast crowds waiting in the rain desperate to catch a glimpse of their new Queen at her coronation in 1953 with the flag-waving hordes jostling to see her Golden Jubilee procession almost fifty years later. Marvel at the beauty of our untouched countryside, fondly retail the Swinging Sixties, discover power stations transformed into museums and docks into marinas, as well as witnessing the mistakes that have been made in the name of progress. Britain Yesterday and Today transports you through time - with illuminating and informative text and over 200 fascinating photographs - bringing Britain alive."--BOOK JACKET.

Go Like Hell

Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

Author: A. J. Baime

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547416563

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5468

By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.