Having already tackled the sixties, seventies and eighties, Peter Higham turns his attention to the first decade of the world championship in the latest addition to the ‘Formula 1 Car-by-Car’ series.
Richard Noble may not be a racing driver, but he’s gone faster than almost anyone else on land, so we bent the RaceFans house rules to include this review of his new book.
Motorsport and politics intertwine in this story of Richard ‘Dick’ Seaman, the pre-war British ace who gave the Nazi salute following his 1938 German Grand Prix win and died the following year.
Is this new biography of Niki Lauda, who died one year ago this month, the pick of a growing number of new books on the three-times champion?
Although 2020 has disappointed us in so many ways, it is proving to be a bit of a bumper year for books on pre-war motorsport.
The 1994 Formula 1 season was one of the most explosive in the sport’s history. But is there anything new to be said about it?
Niki Lauda started 171 F1 races and hundreds more in other championships. Jon Saltinstall has painstakingly researched every one of them for this new history of the thrice-champion’s career.
Does this new Formula 1-focused title from Sniff Petrol author Richard Porter hit the same comic heights as the website?
Former Brawn GP CEO Nick Fry’s new book promises to lift the lid on its fairytale 2009 championship success. But it’s only opened part-way, writes Ben Evans.
At nearly a thousand pages, is this vast biography of Enzo Ferrari worth investing your money -and time – in?
The glorious excess of the turbo era is captured in this essential reference to every Formula 1 car which raced during that spectacular decade.
So you didn’t shell out 20 quid for that disappointing Kimi Raikkonen book? Congratulations: You can afford to buy “Driven” instead.
Kimi Raikkonen, Formula 1’s most enigmatic and least understood driver, gave a top Finnish author exclusive access to write this highly-anticipated profile of the 2007 world champion.
The rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost has hardly been neglected by F1 authors. Does The Power and the Glory add something new to the story?
Adrian Newey’s autobiography was called “How to Build a Car”, so of course John Barnard had to go one better with “The Perfect Car”. But is it as good a read?
Didier Pironi has often been cast as the villain in the tragic tale of what went on between him and Gilles Vileneuve at Ferrari in 1982. This new biography presents a different angle.
Does ‘The Best of the Best’ do justice to the legacy of a driver with the extraordinary talent of Jim Clark? Read the RaceFans verdict.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one week away so what better time to read up on the history of F1’s most prestigious race?
Having put down his microphone at the end of last season,. David Hobbs has now put the story of his incredibly varied motor racing career on paper.
This memoir by Jim Clark’s former number one mechanic offers a fresh perspective on the driver who died 50 years ago next week.