Formula 1: The Official History is a beautifully illustrated history of Formula 1 that traces the Drivers World Championship, decade by decade, from its first race on 13 May 1950 through all 70 editions.
Few sports have changed as dramatically as Formula 1 motor racing, but it essentially remains the same, a high-speed race in cars constructed to the highest technical performance level possible. This book charts the championship, highlighting the racing heroes, growth and diversity of each season, title races, arrival and departure of manufacturers, key moments and the major improvements in all aspects of safety.
The author has been granted unique access to the organisation, while each chapter contains special features on the greatest drivers and teams, important personnel, famous and infamous incidents and key changes to the rules on design, safety and competitiveness. All in all, Formula 1: The Official History is a fantastic celebration of one of the worlds most popular, spectacular and glamorous sports.
Foreword by Ross Brawn OBE * The 1950s * The 1960s * The 1970s * The 1980s * The 1990s * The 2000s * The 2010s * Index.
Maurice Hamilton was the Observers motor racing correspondent from 1990 to 2010 and a summariser on BBC Radio Five Lives motor racing coverage. He has written more than a dozen F1 books, including most recently, Formula 1: The Pursuit of Speed - A Photographic Celebration of F1, and numerous biographies of drivers and team principals.
Formula 1 (R) racing began in 1950 and is the worlds most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the worlds most popular annual sporting series.