Formule 1 : The Impossible Collection

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This illustrated book is the result of a massive project carried out by F1 journalist Brad Spurgeon — an exhaustive study that highlights qualified drivers and technical innovations that have built the image and the legend of Formula 1… An interesting book, especially as it focuses on the major personalities of this universe: Bruce McLaren, Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton!

Authors : Brad Spurgeon, Jean Todt

Publishing House : Assouline Eds

Publication Date : May 2021

A six-point safety harness wraps over your shoulders and between your legs, a head and neck brace clamps down your chest. The world ahead is visible only above a rim at eye level; the world behind is seen only through two mirrors little bigger than cigarette boxes. The start lights begin to illuminate red, and when they extinguish, your life will enter another dimension: this is not a fighter jet or a spacecraft, you are on the starting grid of a Formula One track, strapped into the world’s most technologically advanced racing car. The turbocharged engine, with more than 1,000 horsepower, is about to kick you in the backside, hurtling to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds, careening toward the first corner of the track. For the average reader, even driving a single lap of a Grand Prix would be impossible. But for the world’s twenty best racing drivers in the series’ ten teams, it is a way of life that is extreme in almost every facet.