Ayrton Senna's Principles of Race Driving

Author: Ayrton Senna

Publisher: Hazelton Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781874557401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 645

The late three-time World Champion Senna's winning insights for success on the track.

Going faster!

mastering the art of race driving

Author: Carl Lopez,Danny Sullivan

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837602264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

View: 7813

This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Interested in the world of racing? Just think, you can have all of the lessons and insights from Skip Barber instructors and from professional racers compiled in one handbook. This racing reference reveals the secrets of mastering car control, reducing lap times, as it takes the reader inside the world of racing. Going Faster! is the definitive book for the active race driver, the racer-to-be, and the auto-racing fan who wants to know what driving a racecar is really about.

Ayrton Senna

All His Races

Author: Tony Dodgins

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780992820909

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7898

This definitive record of Ayrton Senna's racing life provides detailed coverage of every single race in which he competed, including Formula Ford, Formula 3 and Formula 1, in addition to one-off appearances and tests in other categories, such as the World Sports Car Championship and Indy Car. The compelling text features insightful new material drawn from interviews with many of Senna's rivals and colleagues - from early opponent Calvin Fish to Williams team-mate Damon Hill - and is accompanied by a rich array of high-quality period photographs captured through the lenses of Sutton Images, where brothers Keith and Mark Sutton between them followed Senna's meteoric career from the very beginning. Graced with a foreword by Martin Brundle, Senna's great rival in Formula 3 during 1983, this top-quality book provides a fitting tribute to a Formula 1 legend whose legacy today extends far beyond the world of motor racing. - The karting years: racing in Brazil and South America between 1973 and 1977, and Senna's efforts to win the elusive karting World Championship between 1978 and 1981. - Formula Ford 1600 and 2000: racing with the Van Diemen works team in 1981, before progressing to FF2000 in 1982, dominating the British and European championships. - Formula 3: the battle with Martin Brundle for the 1983 British F3 Championship. - Formula 1 baptism with Toleman: nearly winning the rain-shortened Monaco Grand Prix, and qualifying third at Estoril, behind Piquet's Brabham and Prost's McLaren. - The Lotus years, 1985â??87: Senna's first wins, at Estoril and Spa in 1985, two more wins in 1986, and his final Lotus year, with wins in Monaco and Detroit, before signing for McLaren for the 1988 season. - The McLaren years, 1988â??93: first world title in 1988 followed by an acrimonious year with team-mate Alain Prost in 1989. - Two further world titles in 1990 and 1991, but then Williams emerges to dominate with Nigel Mansell (1992) and Alain Prost (1993), Senna winning five races in his final year for McLaren. - The final season (1994): driving for a no-longer-dominant Williams, struggling to take the fight to Benetton and Michael Schumacher, before tragically losing his life at Imola. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!

The Life of Senna

Author: Tom Rubython

Publisher: Myrtle

ISBN: 9780956565662

Category: Automobile racing drivers

Page: N.A

View: 5305

This is an illustrated account of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna's life. It examines every detail - from his early days, to his first race and on to his world championships to his pole positions and finally his death and its aftermath.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061738098

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6750

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

Winning Is Not Enough

Author: Sir Jackie Stewart

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 147222065X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 8909

Sir Jackie Stewart is one of the most highly regarded names in global sport - winner of three F1 World Championships, 27 Grands Prix and ranked in the top five drivers of all time. On retiring from the circuit, he went on to build an equally impressive international business career. In the 1960s and into the 70s, with his black cap, sideburns and aviator shades Jackie Stewart was an unmistakable icon in a glorious era of style, glamour and speed. On the track, his story is one of drama, excitement, tragedy, controversy, celebrity, danger and massive success. Beyond the sport his life is a compelling tale of battling against the odds and achieving world-wide recognition as an outstanding sportsman, a role model and a highly accomplished and respected businessman.

Overdrive

Formula 1 in the Zone

Author: Clyde Brolin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956473806

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 237

View: 496

The Mechanic

The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane

Author: Marc 'Elvis' Priestley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473548896

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7000

In the high octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every World Champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences. That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hair down. Whether it be parties on luxury yachts in Monaco or elaborate photo opportunities in gravity-defying aeroplanes, this is a world which thrills on and off the track. Join McLaren's former Number One mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win. This is Formula One as you've never seen it before.

Driving On The Edge

The Art and Science of Race Driving - Revised and Updated Second Edition

Author: Michael Krumm

Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910584071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 1259

Written by a professional, Driving on the Edge covers the basic skills and reveals the latest advanced techniques for driving a racing car on the limit. Essential reading for beginner and experienced driver alike, it will also interest race team engineers and car enthusiasts who want to peek behind the scenes to learn more about the challenging world of the racing driver.

Racing Driver

F1 Through a Driver's Eyes, Heart and Soul

Author: Norman Howell

Publisher: Highdown

ISBN: 9781905156221

Category: Automobile racing drivers

Page: 304

View: 902

Motor racing drivers are complex characters. They are loners, and yet they are part of a team. They are mostly instinctive and reactive, yet they must plan and analyse the minutiae of their car and driving style. This book sees racing through a driver's eyes, heart and soul and examines what goes on in their heads.

The Chariot Makers

Assembling the Perfect Formula 1 Car

Author: Steve Matchett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409137066

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 4624

Former F1 mechanic turned TV broadcaster Steve Matchett is trapped overnight in New York, in a fogbound JFK Airport with some fellow motor racing enthusiasts. With no sign of the fog letting up and a long twelve hours to get through, talk inevitably turns to Formula 1. During the course of the night, and fuelled by regular trips to the departure lounge bar, the three protagonists, drawing upon Matchett's encyclopaedic knowledge of life in the F1 pit lane, decide to piece together the perfect Formula 1 Grand Prix car... Starting with the monocoque (or chassis) and moving through the engine type, gearbox, exhaust, suspension and aerodynamics etc, no bolt is left unexamined in Matchett's comprehensive and detailed, technical expose of the inner workings of the fastest cars on the planet. In straightforward, clear and concise language, Matchett explains how the F1 teams have arrived at their current state-of-the-art designs; how, exactly, a Formula 1 car is put together.

Speed Read F1

The Technology, Rules, History and Concepts Key to the Sport

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760361967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9210

Strap yourself in and fill the tank with high octane! Speed Read: F1 is loaded with all the information you’ll need to get into the world of blinding speed called Formula 1. You’ll get the history of the sport, biographies of major drivers and figures who have dominated the sport in its long and storied history, and a rundown of the incredible technology that makes these cars so fast that they stay glued to the road. You may not guess it, but the world’s premiere automobile racing series takes the Formula One name from the set of rules governing the class. Plans for a Formula One drivers' championship were floated in the late 1930s, but shelved until after World War Two. In 1946 the first F1 races were held, but it wasn’t until 1950 that the details for a true world-championship series were hammered out. It was a long road from the 1930s to now for this great sport; one marked by glory, championships, iteration, technology, and speed. Don’t be intimidated by this incredible culture, dive into F1 Racing today!

Flow

The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061876720

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 6470

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

The Death of Ayrton Senna

Author: Richard Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1672

Millions of people around the world watched in horror on that fateful day in Imola at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when Ayrton Senna's car careered off the track at 190mph. The greatest driver in Formula One history was dead. In this classic sports book, reissued to tie-in with a new Working Title documentary film about Senna, Richard Williams explores the complex Brazilian who was a hero in his own country and an icon to everyone who loved not just motor-racing but sport itself. In his drive to win and his desire always to test himself to the limit, Senna embodied all that is best and most thrilling in sport.

Race to Win

How to Become a Complete Champion Driver

Author: Derek Daly

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760331859

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 6383

The keys to success and the principles of high performance from world-class race car driver, commentator, and entrepreneur Derek Daly.

The Gentlemen's Clubs of London

Author: Anthony Lejeune

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers

ISBN: 9781906768201

Category: Architecture

Page: 242

View: 562

On its first publication in 1979, Lejeun's The Gentlemen's Clubs of London rapidly established itself as a widely sought-after and quoted work around the world among those intrigued by and participating in the rarefied world of the famous clubs of London society. This is a new, thoroughly updated edition.This book lays forth the histories of the clubs, why and how each came into being, who belongs and belonged to which, how members are chosen, and how the clubs have changed down the generations - if indeed they have. This work tells of the ambience and grace of the clubs, their privacies and eccentricities, and of the yarns, disputes and scandals to which they have given rise. Here are new and archival photographs of the clubs' interiors, ranging from the elegant to the snug, premises which are sometimes secret and quirky and sometimes grand, each unique and fitting the character and contributing to the needs and lives of its members.

The Racing Driver

The Theory and Practice of Fast Driving

Author: Denis Jenkinson

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837602011

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 227

View: 4431

The Racing Driver will appeal to all sports car enthusiasts, particularly those interested in vintage and historic racing. It belongs on the book-shelf beside Taruffi's The Technique of Motor Racing, which it supplements without repeating.

I just made the tea

Tales of 30 years inside Formula 1

Author: Di Spiers,Bernard Ferguson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9480

“Revealing and heart-wrenching” - The Times Forewords by Murray Walker OBE and Michael Schumacher This is the ebook edition of Di Spires' unusual and revealing Formula 1 memoir. Di and her husband Stu travelled the world in Formula 1 for 30 years, running the team motorhome for a succession of different teams. As well as Formula 1 people, she encountered personalities from every walk of life, from royalty to criminals on the run. Her stories range from the hilarious to the tragic and provide a unique perspective. This is a fast-paced read packed with surprising snippets and observations, with plenty of intimate insight into what the drivers are really like. The author’s Formula 1 roles included working for Lotus in the Senna era and Benetton in the Schumacher era. She worked with five World Champions and became ‘Mum’ to some of the biggest names in the pitlane. An engaging read that's full of amusing stories from the Formula 1 paddock over the past 30 years. Very much a people book, it's packed with interest and insight into the whole cast of Formula 1, from World Champions to mechanics. Ayrton Senna features large in her story she became close to the great Brazilian driver and his family. Other great drivers she worked with, and got to know well, include Michael Schumacher, Nelson Piquet and Elio de Angelis. A motor racing memoir with a difference. Described as 'revealing and heart-wrenching' by The Times.

Life At The Limit

Author: Sid Watkins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447241010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 5502

'It's pretty rare to come across a motor racing book that tempts you to read the thing in one sitting but "Prof" Watkins has produced a gem ... [he] is a superb raconteur, not afraid to speak him mind yet peppering the gravity with occasionally side-splitting humour. No true motorsport fan should be without this book.' Autosport Grand Prix racing has undergone sweeping changes in the last thirty years. Many of these involve safety and medical rescue. The man behind them - a champion in the racing world although he has never won a race - is the eminent neurosurgeon Sid Watkins. Life at the Limit is his remarkable story. It spans the most exciting years in Grand Prix racing and includes intimate portraits of motorsport's greatest names, from Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda to Alain Prost and Damon Hill. Sid Watkins has also witnessed, at first hand, some of the most severe and spectacular racing accidents. His account of these is made all the more poignant by the fact that some of the men he has rescued, sometimes at the point of death, have been personal friends. From Monza, in 1978, where Ronnie Petersen suffered a fatal accident, to Imola in May 1994 where Ayrton Senna met his untimely death, the high, and low, points of Grand Prix racing are vividly described. For all fans of Formula One, this is the inside story of the world's most dangerous sport.