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For the first time, the stories of every venue to host a Formula One World Championship race have been brought together with bespoke digital maps of each track to create the ultimate guide to the circuits of F1. Written by award-winning journalist Maurice Hamilton with a foreword from three-time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart.
The book explores all 71 circuits that have hosted a Grand Prix, detailing each one’s history and heritage. It also includes contemporary photography and detailed maps created by Collins, the world-leading publisher of maps and atlases, making it an essential purchase or gift for any racing fan.
Readers will uncover little-known facts about famous circuits and discover the story behind some of the sport’s lesser-known venues, such as the lethal four-cornered Avus track in Germany, the rectangular Ain-Diab circuit on the shores of Casablanca and Japan’s remote Tanaka International Circuit.
The book features each track in chronological order, starting with Monza, then taking in renowned locations such as Spa, Nürburgring, Monaco and Silverstone, all the way up to F1’s latest destination, Sochi.
Each course map is accompanied by an array of statistics including circuit lengths, lap records and even the names of corners and straights. It also features alphabetical and ‘by country’ indices for ease of reference.
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‘A perfect petrolhead Christmas present. A beautifully collated collection of the 71 venues to have hosted an F1 race since 1950. It is a chance to revel in some of the great lost circuits.’ The Observer, Sports Writers Picks of 2015
“Racetracks have a life and personality of their own, and this book, beautifully conceived, reflects that fact.” New York Times
‘A petrol head’s dream’ Daily Star
‘This is a handsome tome. The diligence of [Hamilton’s] research is faultless and the result is an excellent book, complete with maps and statistics for the 71 tracks that have been used in F1.’ GuardianL'autore:
Full-time Formula One journalist since 1977, and has attended over 500 Grand Prix as a working journalist. Previously an award-winning writer for leading British newspapers, including The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent; Grand Prix editor for Racer magazine; editor of the Autocourse Grand Prix annual; and Commentator for BBC Radio 5 Live at Grand Prix events, Hamilton is also the author of more than twenty books.
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