Speed Read F1: The Technology, Rules, History and Concepts Key to the Sport
The Technology, Rules, History and Concepts Key to the Sport
Get instant access to the history, technology, drivers, rivalries, racing circuits, and business of Formula 1 in this beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide from Motorbooks’ Speed Read series.
The world racing championship that now encompasses 20 (and counting) annual races across five continents started in the European racing scene between the first and second world wars. It’s been a long road from the early races held in redundant airfields bounded by old oil drums to today’s extravagant spectacles—a road marked by glory, championships, iteration, technology, and speed.
In sections divided by topic, you’ll find the
history of the sport,
biographies of major drivers and figures who have dominated the sport’s long and storied history, a
rundown of the incredible technology that makes its cars so fast, an account of
racing accidents and the
safety measures they inspired, and more.
Each section ends with a
glossary of related terms, and
informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in Formula 1.
Sleek illustrations of the cars, technology, and drivers impart the visual feel of F1 throughout.
Speed Read series,
become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.
Stuart Codling is a respected motorsport journalist and broadcaster who covered sports car racing in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world’s biggest-selling Formula 1 magazine, in 2001. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, Autocar, and the Red Bulletin. Codling is the author of several Motorbooks titles, including Real Racers: Formula 1 Racing in the 1950s and 1960s, Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Art of the Classic Sports Car, and The Life Monaco. Stuart lives in Farnham, Surrey, England.