How To Build A Car

Author: Adrian Newey
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008293390
Size: 57.70 MB
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'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon HillThe world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994. Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.

The Automobile In American History And Culture

Author: Michael L. Berger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313245589
Size: 11.81 MB
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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.

Colin Chapman The Man And His Cars

Author: Gerard Crombac
Publisher: Haynes Publishing
ISBN: 9781859608449
Size: 50.57 MB
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From penniless beginnings as an engineering student in North London, Colin Chapman went on to build the world-famous Lotus car company and establish himself, in Jackie Stewart's words, as the "most creative designer of racing cars in the history of motor racing." Written with the full cooperation of Chapman's widow and Lotus Company, and reissued to meet continuing public interest, this is the definitive biography of the brilliant engineer. All of Chapman's creations are examined, including the original Lotus Elites, Elans and Europas of the early 1960s; the Eclat and the mid-engine Esprit; and the Lotus Grand Prix cars that became world-famous, winning seven constructors' and six drivers' World Championships.

Formula One Racing For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Noble
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764570498
Size: 10.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Get to know what Formula One racing is all about This book delves into the strategy, technology, and spiritneeded to win a Formula One race. Every angle of a race weekend iscovered in detail, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium.You’ll also read about the rivalries and politics that haveturned the sport into a global televised drama. Illustrated withblack and white photographs, Formula One Racing For Dummies willserve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike. Discover how to: Identify race strategies Understand the role of each team member Master the latest rules and regulations Appreciate a Formula One car’s cutting-edge design Enjoy Formula One from the stands and on TV The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humour and fun

Classic Racing Cars Of The World Coloring Book

Author: Carlo Demand
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486242943
Size: 13.70 MB
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Black-and-white drawings of classic racing cars dating from the period 1895 to 1978, with information on cars, drivers, and races.

Speed Read Car Design

Author: Tony Lewin
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760358109
Size: 62.36 MB
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People have never been more broadly aware of design as a concept, or as something that fits into their everyday lives. Even the simplest of consumer products compete to offer something that will better catch the public’s eye and reflect the taste and perceived lifestyle of each individual. Like all design, car design is complex subject. It's one in which many people have an interest--and not just gearheads. Every part of a car represents myriad decisions by the design team ruled by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read: Car Design helps the reader to understand the hows and whys of that design process, offering an engaging review of history, theory, key concepts, and key designers. It’s a book for car enthusiasts, design fans, and anyone with a desire to better understand why our wheeled world looks the way it does.

The Greatest Racing Driver

Author: Angus Dougall
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452510970
Size: 67.28 MB
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Who has been the world’s greatest driver, and how do you prove it? With an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling, this book explores motor racing’s rich history in pursuit of the best driver the world has ever seen. Most enthusiasts have a strongly held opinion as to racing’s finest driver over the century of the motor car. By putting aside bias and personal opinion, this book’s exhaustively researched, results-based analysis provides a definitive answer through clear and logical evaluation. These carefully considered, significant statistics, when merged together, reveal with incisive objectivity motor sport’s greatest driver as well as the qualities that define greatness. Contentious? Possibly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Author Angus Dougall captures many aspects of the motor racing world with a selection of revealing anecdotes on the highlights of racing’s biggest stars, together with stories that bring to life people, places, insider’s opinions of drivers, circuits, constructors, politics, insights, and comments on many of the drivers. For readers wishing to peruse the actual detail, there is a vast array of appendices displaying extensive race results lists, charts on driver performance, and car analysis. Motor racing fans, climb on board and hold on for an intriguing ride to the pinnacle of greatness.

A To Z Of Sports Cars 1945 1990

Author: Mike Lawrence
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9781870979818
Size: 49.36 MB
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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles