Formula 1 The Official History Book

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  • Product ID: 12045337
  • This is an official book, published in association with Formula 1, and richly illustrated with more than 250 photographs spanning decades of F1 racing
  • Formula 1 racing annually attracts a cumulative television audience of 1.92 billion, with more than 500 million fans worldwide and 28.2 million social media followers
  • Author Maurice Hamilton, is one of the world's most respected motorsport journalists
  • Ross Brawn, Managing Director of the Formula One Group, has contributed the Foreword
  • 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship
Formula 1: The Official History is an electrifying account of the F1 phenomenon, telling the complete story of one of the world's most popular, thrilling, and glamorous sports. Bringing together a  superbly written account of the history of the sport by acclaimed author Maurice Hamilton, and an exceptional selection of stunning images from across seven decades of F1 racing, the book charts the FIA Formula One World Championship, decade by decade, from its first race at Silverstone in May 1950 right through to the present day. Each chapter tells the fascinating stories behind the greatest drivers and teams, important personnel, famous and infamous incidents, as well as key changes to the rules on design, safety and competitiveness. These tales are accompanied by more than 250 exceptional photographs featuring icons past and present, including Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Accessible and entertaining for any F1 fan, and with a foreword by Ross Brawn, Managing Director of the FIA Formula One World Championship, this is the definitive visual history of the sport. Author Maurice Hamilton was the motor racing correspondent for leading newspapers The Guardian, The Independent, and The Observer for 30 years and a summariser on BBC Radio Five Live's motor racing coverage. He has written over 25 books on F1, along with numerous biographies of drivers and team principals. A motor sports fan since the age of 7, Maurice has attended over 500 Grands Prix worldwide. Contents: Foreword by Ross Brawn OBE, Managing Director of Formula One GroupChapter 1: The 1950sChapter 2: The 1960sChapter 3: The 1970sChapter 4: The 1980sChapter 5: The 1990sChapter 6: The 2000sChapter 7: The 2010s