A fascinating insight into the much loved global sport
The Little Book of Grand Prix Legends
It spotlights thirty of the greatest and most charismatic drivers from the history of Grand Prix; from the early days of gentleman racers to today s sponsor-clad media heroes. From the dashing pre-war antics of Henry Segrave, to the playboy charm of James Hunt, to the cool and clinical Michael Schumacher. Their stories range from the inspirational to the lucky, from the joyful to the tragic. Legends on the starting grid also include Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Jim Clark, Lewis Hamilton, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Jackie Stewart and Sebastian Vettel. F1, officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, had a total global television audience of 527 million people during the course of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grand Prix (from French, originally meaning grand prizes), and the drivers are amongst the world s sexiest, most exciting superstar sportsmen.
DVD-Racing Through Time: the History of Grand Prix Racing
Racing Through Time is an exceptional series entailing the sensational beginnings of a much-loved global sport. From the grease and glamour, to the danger and thrills, this is an action-packed, fact filled tour of the world of motor racing, featuring in-depth stories on the legends of motor racing, the high-performance machines, the men behind the wheel, and the circuits that have made history. While the same principles will always apply in motor racing, some things have changed dramatically over the past hundred and ten years. The circuits, the cars, the race formats and the technology have evolved from the horse and cart age to the space age . However, one thing has always remained a constant: the drivers and team s unrelenting ambition to be the best! From the origins of motor racing and the UK s first purpose built race track at Brooklands, all the way through to the advent of commercial advertising, computer aided technological advancements and the Formula One World Championship that we all know and love today, Racing Through Time: The History Of Grand Prix Racing is a must have for all fans of motor racing.