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ePub Grand Prix Battlegrounds: A Comprehensive Guide to All Formula 1 Circuits Since 1950 download
Author:
Christopher Hilton
ISBN13:
978-1844256945
ISBN:
1844256944
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Publisher:
Haynes Publishing (November 1, 2010)
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Automotive
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1811 kb
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Grand Prix Battlegrounds book.

Grand Prix Battlegrounds book. For the first time, here is a complete guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 – from volcanic Mount Fuji in Japan to the woodlands of Hockenheim, from turbulent Argentina to the Swedish tundra, from the Middle East deserts to the teeming streets of Monte Carlo.

Christopher Hilton's "Grand Prix Battlegrounds" comes at a good time since there have been a number of new circuits added to the Formula One schedule since the last reference books of this sort were published

Christopher Hilton's "Grand Prix Battlegrounds" comes at a good time since there have been a number of new circuits added to the Formula One schedule since the last reference books of this sort were published. Hilton has an interesting approach whereby each circuit is given a brief introduction followed by vignettes entitled "Cockpit View" and "Eyewitnesses" which present both driver views regarding the challenges of the track and the impressions of various spectators and others who have attended races there.

A guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - from volcanic .

A guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - from volcanic Mount Fuji in Japan to the woodlands of Hockenheim, from turbulent Argentina to the Swedish tundra, from the Middle East deserts to the teeming streets of Monte Carlo. Christopher Hilton is the author of numerous high-quality books about motor racing subjects, including biographies of Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Murray Walker. Country of Publication.

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Grand Prix Data Book: A Complete Statistical Record of the Formula 1 World Championship since 1950 David Hayhoe Author. CJ. Haynes Publications, Inc. Analysing Formula 1: Innovative Insights Into Winners and Winning in Grand Prix Racing Since 1950 Roger Smith Author. on sale for ¤2. 6 original price.

For the first time, here is a complete guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - from volcanic Mount Fuji in Japan to the woodlands of Hockenheim, from turbulent Argentina to the Swedish tundra, from the Middle East deserts to the teeming streets of Monte Carlo. All 64 circuits are described in compelling detail, with graphics that allow both specialist and general readers to appreciate the character and history of the place.

For the first time, here is a complete guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - from volcanic Mount Fuji in Japan to the woodlands of Hockenheim, from turbulent Argentina to the Swedish tundra, from the Middle. Haynes Publishing UK. Book Format.

Title: Grand Prix Battlegrounds: A Comprehensive. Publisher: Haynes Publishing. Publication Date: 2010.

book by Christopher Hilton

book by Christopher Hilton. For the first time, here is a complete guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 - from volcanic Mount Fuji in Japan to the woodlands of Hockenheim, from turbulent Argentina to the Swedish tundra, from the Middle East deserts to the teeming streets of Monte Carlo.

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For the first time, here is a complete guide to every circuit that has hosted Grand Prix racing since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950 – from volcanic Mount Fuji in Japan to the woodlands of Hockenheim, from turbulent Argentina to the Swedish tundra, from the Middle East deserts to the teeming streets of Monte Carlo. All 64 circuits are described in compelling detail, with graphics that allow both specialist and general readers to appreciate the character and history of the place.
  • Christopher Hilton's "Grand Prix Battlegrounds" comes at a good time since there have been a number of new circuits added to the Formula One schedule since the last reference books of this sort were published. Hilton has an interesting approach whereby each circuit is given a brief introduction followed by vignettes entitled "Cockpit View" and "Eyewitnesses" which present both driver views regarding the challenges of the track and the impressions of various spectators and others who have attended races there. A section entitled Memories and Milestones very effectively encapsulates the great moments associated with each circuit and between it and a "Facts and Figures" sidebar, the reader gets a good feel for how lap speeds have fallen over time (at least until 2004-05 since when the battle has been to slow down F1 cars.) The book has a number of rare and interesting photos but this calls into question why the publishers chose to release this in the small format of 8 1/2 in by 11 in - about like a standard sheet of stationary paper? As a result, many of the photos are simply too small and get lost in the page - the small format simply does not do them justice. Hilton could also have livened up the standard track maps by annotating them with cornering speeds or gear indicators so that this book brings you something more in this department than the average newspaper race report (although he does have a few of these done selectively in the form of driver's notes.) One realizes upon consulting this reference book just how many of the great driver circuits of the past (the Nurburgring, the old Spa-Francorchamps, etc) have unfortunately been replaced by the flat, featureless tracks prevalent in Formula One today. One also is saddened by how many classic circuits have been butchered beyond recognition (Imola, Hockenheim) with chicanes or even more drastic changes in the name of safety and to curb speeds but which have in effect, killed the racing and helped produce some of the boring processions of the past few decades. As such, it made me reflect on how Grand Prix racing has slowly morphed from a sport which was once a great test of a driver's skill to the unfortunate dominance of technology, business and entertainment as the main drivers behind today's F1 scene. This book also made me wonder why the publishers chose to produce yet another volume on the modern post-1950 Formula One circuits when nothing comparable exists for the tracks used during the early days of motor racing from 1906 to just after World War II. A fully comprehensive volume on this topic is sadly lacking and would be a welcome addition to the body of motor racing reference literature. My conclusion about Hilton's book is that while interesting and up to date, it is far over-priced (List: S69.95) for its much too-small format for this kind of reference work which is a shame.

  • This book covers all the GP Formula 1 tracks including the old ones such as Reims and Dijon in France and the old layouts at Nurburgring. It has details of the drivers who conquered them and the stories, both good and bad. It also includes the Adelaide track in Australia where I live so I was pleased to see the reviews and stories from there.

  • All good, I am happy customer : )

  • Wife is a huge Ferrari fan in Formula One.

    It is not called ONE for no reason.

    They limit the RPM's to 18,000.

    The excitement is not limited.