50 Years of Formula 1 Photography:Formula 1. Nachdruck Rainer Schlegelmilch
Year-by-year treatment covers each season in fascinating depth, running through the teams - and their various cars - in order of importance.Two teams dominated the decade, McLaren and Williams taking all but two of the drivers´ and constructors´ titles.
Over the past two decades, Life in the Fast Lane has grown to become a true staple of Formula 1 literature. In essence a monthly diary of a Benetton grand prix mechanic, this essential book gives a behind-the-scenes account of daily life in the trenches of F1 during the tragic and turbulent 1994 season. The author´s unique point-of-view makes this book indispensable listening for any serious motor racing enthusiast. But Life in the Fast Lane is much more than an intelligently written, informative diary of this highly exclusive multimillion-dollar world. Its remarkable insider setting, its exceptional subject matter, its unfolding tension, its ease of narration - all of these thrilling ingredients - have been wonderfully blended, mixed together to be truly captivating. From January through to December, the enthralled listener is simply compelled to follow the author´s stunning racing year from start to finish. Written and narrated by popular author and Formula 1 television personality, Steve Matchett, Life in the Fast Lane is Matchett´s first book (three more soon followed), and its immediate success proved the catalyst to take him from a life in the pit lanes of F1 to a new life in America. For the past 20 years, he has been a broadcaster with FOX and NBC television, and now is an eloquent narrator of his own audiobooks. However, he was unknown outside of his highly clandestine industry. He was a Formula 1 race mechanic, a member of the Benetton grand prix team working alongside celebrities like Flavio Briatore, Michael Schumacher, and Ross Brawn. His fast-paced story of the frantic, unending backstage activity to become the fastest and best in the world gives a fascinating, unparalleled insight into Formula 1 during some of its darkest and most difficult days. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Matchett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118035/bk_acx0_118035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peter Falk and Porsche, 33 years of passion and devotion: As their race director and one of the leading figures in their experimental department, Peter Falk contributed significantly to the character of the sports cars from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen - both on the race track and on the road. From the first 901 right through to the very last air-cooled Type 993, every Porsche 911 bears the signature of Peter Falk. He joined the company in 1959 and quickly rose through the ranks to head various testing departments. In the mid-sixties, Falk also took over the tactical and technical leadership of the factory´s ´´Rennsport´´ team. In 1981, he was appointed as race director and led Porsche throughout its most successful era of competition. ´´His´´ team won at Le Mans, became World Sports Car Champions, conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally, and was victorious in Formula 1 with the TAG Turbo engine. In this book, Peter Falk tells of his years with Porsche. A highly respected person in the world of engineering, he relates how it all began at Porsche - when race drivers and engineers huddled together in a shepherd´s hut at Weissach to discuss suspensions, what the Porsche crew experienced during endless testing adventures in both the Arctic Circle and the Sahara, how the race cars at Le Mans roared to the start over country roads, and how a test drive with a Porsche 908 almost cost him his life. He shares his views on every Porsche race car, from the 904 Carrera GTS to the 962C, and describes the race drivers who competed during his reign: Hans Herrmann, Jacky Ickx, Vic Elford, Derek Bell, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass to name just a few. Falk provides a good, long look into the inner workings of Porsche. Peter Falk shared his personal Porsche stories and fascinating insights with the author Wilfried Müller. The images in this book come from Peter Falk´s private collection, from the Porsche Historical Archive in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, and from the vast cache at McKlein Photography. Along with the contributions from former colleagues and race drivers, these images and stories give an in-depth portrayal of Peter Falk´s 33 years with Porsche.
Its the age old question in Formula 1. What would you rather have - the best car or the best driver? The answer is Adrian Newey, the best designer. How to Build a Car will tell the story of Adrian Neweys unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the incredible cars he has designed, the drivers he worked alongside and the races hes been involved in.
Though it is fi fty years since he gained his two Formula 1 World Championship titles, the interest in Jim Clark has not waned. The Scotsman is still regarded as one of the best Grand Prix drivers ever. In the 1960s, Clark and his mentor, Colin Chapman, conquered the very pinnacles of single-seater racing with Clark winning the F1 World Championship twice and the Indy 500 once. All in all, he claimed more than one hundred victories at the wheel of a Lotus. This 400-page book from McKlein does not just tell the story of Clark s extraordinary racing career, it also portrays his personal life from A to Z. Author Graham Gauld followed the career of the Scotsman right from its very beginning. He has fi lled the roles of friend, photographer and reporter, and thus spent innumerable hours with Clark. This lavishly illustrated book contains many rare images from various well-known archives thus helping to complete an intimate portrait of a true sporting champion.
The Management 500 provides practical management lessons drawn from the history of professional auto racing. With insights and stories from some of the most successful people in Formula 1, IndyCar Series, and NASCAR over the past 60 years including Lee White, President of Toyota Racing Development and Ed Laukes, head of Toyota Motorsports, consultant Dan Coughlin shows busy managers how they can rev up their skills in areas like leadership, teamwork, strategy, branding, problem-solving, change management and innovation, and get their company running in high gear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000123/bk_amai_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Steve Matchett´s thought-provoking short story - Breaking Bread with Ayrton Senna - has proved one of the author´s most popular pieces of writing - atmospheric, haunting, tender, and poignant, all in equal measure. Set in Brazil, this truly compelling tale of the author´s final day as a Formula 1 race mechanic, and how he decides to spend that day - visiting the Morumbi cemetery where Ayrton Senna rests, there spending precious reflective time recalling emotional past events - was first published in his highly acclaimed collection of short stories, These Desired Things.This live performance edition sees Breaking Bread elevated in status - now awarded its own unique recording. Narrated by the author, this live performance edition is presented as a theatre-style reading of the work - the story itself divided into three distinct parts or ´´acts´´ - endowing the powerful, imagery-rich narrative with a pleasing sense of performance. This collectors´ volume audiobook also includes an exclusive interview with the author - a wonderfully warm, revealing Q-&-A session in which Steve Matchett talks, with unguarded revealing insight, of his many years within the clandestine world of Formula 1 grand prix motor racing, and of his personal memories and recollections of competing alongside Ayrton Senna for grand prix glory - Matchett building race cars for his Benetton drivers; Senna working with McLaren and Williams.With this valuable additional content, Breaking Bread with Ayrton Senna is the perfect short-story audiobook for any enthusiast of Matchett´s masterful writings - and of his equally masterful audio narrations. The end result is a recorded volume sure to please fans of Ayrton Senna and Formula 1 racing alike - an audiobook to cherish forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Matchett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151798/bk_acx0_151798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.