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Top Ten Grand Prix Books

To ease your Holiday shopping needs, here are our top ten selections for F1/Grand Prix related books. If nothing here grabs your fancy, use the search box at the bottom. When you're done here, see our other Top Ten Shopping Lists.

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Autocourse 2013 Book
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Autocourse 2013-2014
by Maurice Hamilton
Relive a year that saw all the early talk about tires followed by Red Bull domination with an unprecedented streak by Sebastian Vettel. Money woes, Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Fernando Alonso losing patience, Mark Webber's retirement, and post-season driver changes, including Ferrari's shocker, also told the story of 2013. Hardbound, 9-1/4 x 12-1/2 inches, 360 pages.
Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79: Volume Two Book
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Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79: Volume Two
by Paul Parker
Paul Parker’s In Camera titles about motor racing have been so acclaimed by pundits and book buyers that he is returning to where he started – Formula 1 in Camera 1970–79 – by compiling ‘Volume 2’, containing a completely fresh selection of 250 images. Hardbound, 9 x 11 inches, 256 pages, 250 color illustrations.
Inspired to Design Book
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Inspired to Design
by Nigel Bennett
F1 cars, Indycars & racing tyres: the autobiography of Nigel Bennett. With descriptions of the importance of the Race Engineer to the driver, and to a team’s competitiveness, Nigel Bennett draws on his years of experience to offer detailed insight to how an engineer worked with a car and tuned its set-up in an era before computer readouts and telemetry came to dominate. Hardbound, 8-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches, 176 pages, 185 color illustrations.
Grand Prix Driver by Driver Book
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Grand Prix Driver by Driver: A Compilation of the Top 100 Grand Prix Drivers
by Liam McCann
A comprehensive collection of profiles of the highest quality drivers out of the hundreds who have taken part in Formula 1 since the first world championship race was held at Silverstone, England in 1950. Packed with superb illustrations and statistical information, each profile looks at the drivers’ standing, successes and iconic moments. Hardbound, 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, 144 pages, 100 illustrations.
I Just Made the Tea Book
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I Just Made the Tea: Tales from 30 years inside Formula 1
by Di Spires and Bernard Ferguson
This is the paperback edition of Di Spires' unusual and revealing Formula 1 memoir. Di and her husband Stu travelled the world in Formula 1 for 30 years, running the team motorhome for a succession of different teams. Her stories range from the hilarious to the tragic and provide a unique perspective. Softbound, 5-1/3 x 8-1/2 inches, 55 color illustrations.
One Hit Wonders Book
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One Hit Wonders: The Story of One Off Grand Prix Winners
by Lloyd Bonson
A look at the drivers and teams who have won only one World Championship Grand Prix, since the formation of the championship in 1950. Updated for 2013 with all the latest information and statistics, plus photographs. Softbound, 5 x 8 inches, 134 pages.
Tony Robinson Book
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Tony Robinson: The Biography of a Race Mechanic
by Ian Wagstaff
Tony started in Grand Prix racing as mechanic to Stirling Moss, and went on to work touring Europe with privateer Grand Prix driver Bruce Halford, before becoming chief mechanic at BRP where he was reunited with (Sir) Stirling. This is a fascinating account of life in the pit lane. Hardbound, 8 x 10 inches, 160 pages, 240 color illustrations.
Motor Sport Greats Book
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Motor Sport Greats: In conversation
by Simon Taylor
This book presents in-depth interviews with 24 ‘motor sport greats’, all characters with a story to tell. The result is a compelling read, beautifully crafted by one of Britain’s top motor sport writers. Hardbound, 5-1/3 x 8-1/2 inches, 384 pages, 30 color illustrations.
Hunt vs Lauda Book
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Hunt vs. Lauda: The Epic 1976 Formula 1 Season
by Paul Fearnley
Motorsports fans worldwide are raving about Ron Howard's film, Rush. The movie, and this book, was inspired by the dramatic battle for the 1976 World Championship between two very different drivers: the freewheeling Englishman James Hunt and his canny Austrian rival Niki Lauda. Nearly 40 years later, 1976 is still remembered as one of the greatest seasons in Formula One history. Hardbound, 9-1/3 x 11-1/2 inches, 160 pages.
McLaren From The Inside Book
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McLaren From The Inside: Photographs by Tyler Alexander
by Tyler Alexander
As a founding member of the McLaren racing team, Tyler Alexander has seen motor racing up close for more than half a century. McLaren from the Inside collects the best of Alexander's behind-the-scenes photographs from two very different eras. Hardbound, 11 x 11-1/2 inches, 144 pages, 10 color and 115 b&w illustrations.

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