F1 Mavericks: The Men And Machines That Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing

byGeorge LevyAfterword byNiki LaudaForeword byMario Andretti

August 6, 2019|
F1 Mavericks: The Men And Machines That Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing by George Levy
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F1 Mavericksis the story of the grandest, most influential, and most fondly remembered era in Formula 1 racing as seen through the lens of master motorsports photographer, Pete Biro.from front engines to rear engines, narrow-treaded tires, <STRONG>massive racing slicks, zero downforce, and neck-wrenching ground effects—and, of course, a staggering increase in performance and reduction in lap times. In short, the period sawthe creation of the modern Formula 1 car.
legendary nameswho defined F1 were out in full force: Jim Clark, Jack Brabham, Dan Gurney, Sir Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Bruce McLaren, Jody Scheckter.We''ll see and meet all of them. ButF1 Mavericksalso focuses on thedesigners and engineers</STRONG>behind the cars—men like Colin Chapman, Sir Patrick Head, Maurice Philippe, Franco Rochhi, Gordon Murray, and many others. We''ll hear directly from many of them, including a foreword from 1978 F1 World Champion, Mario Andretti.photographic account of key races</STRONG>throughout the period, supplemented with sidebars featuring key designers and technologies, like wings, ground effects, slick tires, turbochargers, and the Brabham “fan suction car.F1 Mavericksis an international story, and includes loads ofinformation on designs fromJapan (Honda), Britain (McLaren, Tyrrell, Cooper, BRM) Italy (Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo), France (Matra, Ligier, Renault), Germany (Porsche, BMW) and the United States (Eagle, Shadow, Penske, Parnelli).F1 Mavericks</I>.
PhotographerPete Birobegan shooting motorsports in the 1950s, contributing to magazines such asRoad & TrackandCar and Driver. As his career progressed, his work found greater fame on the pages of outlets such asTime,LIFE, andSports Illustrated, eventually garnering high-profile clients like the Big Three US automakers and Goodyear ...
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Title:F1 Mavericks: The Men And Machines That Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:240 pages, 11.3 X 9.65 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 11.3 X 9.65 X 1 in
Published:August 6, 2019
Publisher:Motorbooks
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760362211

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