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The Resource Burning rubber : the extraordinary story of Formula One, Charles Jennings

Burning rubber : the extraordinary story of Formula One, Charles Jennings

Label
Burning rubber : the extraordinary story of Formula One
Title
Burning rubber
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of Formula One
Statement of responsibility
Charles Jennings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Jennings tells the fast and dangerous story of Formula One, from its beginnings in the suicidal Paris to Madrid races of the early 20th century to the new era of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. He complements his narrative with 'scoreboxes' of the top drivers and quotes about the competition and its drivers.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1956-
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Jennings, Charles
Dewey number
796.7209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1029.15
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Grand Prix racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Sport
  • Car racing
  • Humour
  • History: specific events & topics
  • Sports teams & clubs
Summary expansion
Formula One has been endangering the lives of its drivers, thrilling its fans since its inaugural season of 1950. Charles Jennings tells the fast and dangerous story of motor sport's premier competition. He explores the lost world of the 1950s racetrack, the irresistible rise of British constructors in the 1960s, the impact of technological changes from the late 1970s, the advent of the high-profile team boss in the 1980s and the revolution wrought on the sport by computers in the 1990s. Throughout, he offers memorable profiles of the drivers who have risked life and limb on circuits from Monte Carlo to Monza: the ebullient Stirling Moss, the champagne-gargling James Hunt, the cerebral Prost and the mercurial Senna (whose combined brilliance was exceeded only by their mutual loathing), the adenoidal Nigel Mansell, the metronomic Michael Schumacher, the precocious Lewis Hamilton and the reborn Jenson Button. Burning Rubber offers a white-knuckle drive through the bends, straights, chicanes and pit stops of Formula One's chequered history
Label
Burning rubber : the extraordinary story of Formula One, Charles Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Age of Men 1894-1958: Pre-history; The New Formula; Fangio I - The Return of the Germans; Fangio II - 1956 and the Nightmare of the Prancing Horse; Fangio III - The Last Win.The Age of Brits 1959-76: Hawthorn, Moss and the British Revenge; They Went Back to Front; 1962, Moss, Hill, Brabham - So Very Anglo-Saxon; Jim Clark, Colin Chapman and Selling Your Soul; The Tracks; The Spanish Grand Prix, Jarama, 12 May 1968; That Little Scotsman - Stewart and the Problem of Death; Hair, Hotpants and the First Brazilian; All the World Races Formula One - but the Cars Are Made in Surrey (or Thereabouts); James Hunt - Last True Brit. The Age of Brains 1977-93: Turbos, Side-skirts and Active Suspension - Technology Triumphant; Whatever Happened to the Americans?; Jones, Piquet and Prost - Two Gorillas and a Professor; Frank Williams - the Team Boss as Ruthless CEO?; May, 1982 - Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari, Another End; The Boredom, Paranoia and Outright Madness That Is McLaren, Prost and Senna; What Strange Names Are These (Part 1)?; Mansell - You Always Hurt the Ones Who Support You Most. The Modern Age 1994-2009: The End of the Affair - Senna's Death; The Curse of the Son; The Global Sport; Schumacher, Senna and the Art of Taking No Prisoners; Ecclestone, Mosley and the Rise of the Technocrats; What Strange Names Are These (Part 2)?; The Beat Goes On; And On. Appendix I: Grand Prix Championships. Appendix II: Top Twenty-six Grand Prix Drivers by Races Won. Bibliography. Index
Control code
BDZ0009099870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781849160926
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Label
Burning rubber : the extraordinary story of Formula One, Charles Jennings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Age of Men 1894-1958: Pre-history; The New Formula; Fangio I - The Return of the Germans; Fangio II - 1956 and the Nightmare of the Prancing Horse; Fangio III - The Last Win.The Age of Brits 1959-76: Hawthorn, Moss and the British Revenge; They Went Back to Front; 1962, Moss, Hill, Brabham - So Very Anglo-Saxon; Jim Clark, Colin Chapman and Selling Your Soul; The Tracks; The Spanish Grand Prix, Jarama, 12 May 1968; That Little Scotsman - Stewart and the Problem of Death; Hair, Hotpants and the First Brazilian; All the World Races Formula One - but the Cars Are Made in Surrey (or Thereabouts); James Hunt - Last True Brit. The Age of Brains 1977-93: Turbos, Side-skirts and Active Suspension - Technology Triumphant; Whatever Happened to the Americans?; Jones, Piquet and Prost - Two Gorillas and a Professor; Frank Williams - the Team Boss as Ruthless CEO?; May, 1982 - Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari, Another End; The Boredom, Paranoia and Outright Madness That Is McLaren, Prost and Senna; What Strange Names Are These (Part 1)?; Mansell - You Always Hurt the Ones Who Support You Most. The Modern Age 1994-2009: The End of the Affair - Senna's Death; The Curse of the Son; The Global Sport; Schumacher, Senna and the Art of Taking No Prisoners; Ecclestone, Mosley and the Rise of the Technocrats; What Strange Names Are These (Part 2)?; The Beat Goes On; And On. Appendix I: Grand Prix Championships. Appendix II: Top Twenty-six Grand Prix Drivers by Races Won. Bibliography. Index
Control code
BDZ0009099870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781849160926
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)

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