Formula One Racing For Dummies
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Formula One Racing For Dummies

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Get to know what Formula One racing is all about This book delves into the strategy, technology, and spirit needed to win a Formula One race. Every angle of a race weekend is covered in detail, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium. You ll also read about the rivalries and politics that have turned the sport into a global televised drama. Illustrated with black and white photographs, Formula One Racing For Dummies will serve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike. Discover how to: Identify race strategiesUnderstand the role of each team memberMaster the latest rules and regulationsAppreciate a Formula One car s cutting-edge designEnjoy Formula One from the stands and on TV The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humour and funshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 725.74g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764570153
  • 9780764570155
  • 885,084

About Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble is Grand Prix Editor for Autosport magazine, the world s foremost motor sport publication. Mark Hughes is a Grand Prix writer for Autosport magazine.show more

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ideal for both newcomers and fanatics, it s simple explanation of the complex rule changes make it essential reading (Dorset Echo, 19 November 03) filled with the strategies, politics and rivalries that have turned the sport into a global drama essential reading (William Hill.com, November 03) ideal for both newcomers and fanatics essential reading (Western Morning News, November 03) an excellent guide to how everything in the world of F1 operates (Top Gear Onlne, Nov 03) essential reading for this years race simple yet comprehensive explanations on all aspects of the sport (Greenock telegraph, Nov 03) Jonathan Noble and mark Hughes are to be congratulated on producing such an excellent, easy-to-understand insider s guide to understanding Formula One (Derby Evening Telegraph, 12 December 2003) an irreverent but highly informative look at the glory that is and was Great Brirtain (Shields Gazette, December 2003) ideal for people who want to know all about the support makes a perfect gift (Performance BMW, January 2004) the format is bright and chatty and easily browsed (Yorkshire Post, November 2003) packed with anecdotes and facts about the sport written in an easy to understand way (Miniworld, Feb 04) the info is of high quality, and offers much to fans an excellent guide (Motorsport, Jan 04) ideal for both newcomers and fanatics a good all-round concept of the sport (Chelmsford Weekly News, Dec 03) ideal for people who want to know all about the sport (Ignition, Dec 03) apart from the depth and simplicity of its information, the book s strength is its user-friendly index the perfect dipper s guide (Worcester Evening News, January 04) an insiders guide to the racing scene, ideal for both newcomers to the event and its fanatical followers (York Evening press, February 04) Formula One Racing For Dummies? Instant expert, more like (Newcastle Herald, 14 February 2004) another high quality addition to the series .highly recommended (M2 Best Books, May 04)show more

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Formula One racing is the pinnacle of motor racing around the world. These days, the sport is a truly global circus. At almost every race on the calendar, more than 120,000 spectators cram into the grandstands and spectator banking, all vying for a view of the millionaire superstar drivers. At the same time, in 150 countries worldwide, more than 300 million people tune in to watch the fight for glory in the comfort of their front rooms. Formula One Racing For Dummies shares insight into why this sport attracts so much interest and so many devotees - whether the fans be following drivers, worshipping cars, satisfying their fascination with technology, or simply soaking up the atmosphere at the track. This spirited guide gives you the nitty-gritty on this wildly popular race, answering questions like Why do Formula One cars have wings and why are they covered in logos? How does a race begin without a green light to signal the start? How do Formula One drivers prepare, mentally and physically, for a race? How can I get an autograph of my favorite driver? What strategies do drivers and their teams use during a race? How does Formula One compare with other forms of motor racing? Why is a Formula One car still a car, even though it has no roof, doors, or bonnet? Why is the business side of the sport so important and what's the role of the sponsor? Besides the driver, who are the other people on the team? What does winning feel like and how do drivers go about doing just that? Considering that Formula One racing is matched only by the Olympics and the football World Cup in terms of worldwide fans, this engaging reference is a must-have for finding the information you're after without plodding through reams of pages or stalling out in a cover-to-cover read. You can speed through the basics or take time relishing a look at each circuit. And for those who want more than words to bring the race to life, a full-color insert celebrates the sheer spectacle of the great race - from crowds to crashes, incredible skill and technology to amazing finishes!show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Speeding through the Basics. Chapter 1: Just the Formula One Facts. Chapter 2: The Most Popular Sport in the World. Chapter 3: The Big Business of Formula One. Chapter 4: Following the Rule Book. Part II: Teams, Drivers, and Their Cars. Chapter 5: Understanding a Formula One Car. Chapter 6: The Race Team. Chapter 7: Who s in the Driving Seat? Part III: What Happens On (And Off) the Track. Chapter 8: Getting in the Race. Chapter 9: Race Day Strategies. Chapter 10: Life in the Pits. Chapter 11: Winning It All. Chapter 12: Safety in Formula One. Part IV: Understanding Formula One Tracks. Chapter 13: Track Basics and Racing Circuits. Chapter 14: Track and Driver. Chapter 15: A Look at Each Circuit. Part V: You and Formula One: A Day at the Races. Chapter 16: Going to a Race. Chapter 17: Following Formula One Events. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: The Ten Greatest Formula One Drivers. Chapter 19: The Ten Best Formula One Races. Chapter 20: Ten Things to Do During the Season. Chapter 21: Ten Famous Names from the Past. Chapter 22: Ten Future Stars of Formula One. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Formula One Jargon. Appendix B: Formula One World Championship Statistics. Index.show more

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"...ideal for both newcomers and fanatics, it's simple explanation of the complex rule changes make it essential reading..." (Dorset Echo, 19 November 03) "...filled with the strategies, politics and rivalries that have turned the sport into a global drama...essential reading..." (William Hill.com, November 03) "...ideal for both newcomers and fanatics...essential reading..." (Western Morning News, November 03) "...an excellent guide to how everything in the world of F1 operates..." (Top Gear Onlne, Nov 03) "...essential reading for this years race...simple yet comprehensive explanations on all aspects of the sport..." (Greenock telegraph, Nov 03) "...Jonathan Noble and mark Hughes are to be congratulated on producing such an excellent, easy-to-understand insider's guide to understanding Formula One..." (Derby Evening Telegraph, 12 December 2003) "...an irreverent but highly informative look at the glory that is - and was - Great Brirtain..." (Shields Gazette, December 2003) "...ideal for people who want to know all about the support...makes a perfect gift..." (Performance BMW, January 2004) "...the format is bright and chatty and easily browsed..." (Yorkshire Post, November 2003) "...packed with anecdotes and facts about the sport...written in an easy to understand way..." (Miniworld, Feb 04) "...the info is of high quality, and offers much to fans...an excellent guide..." (Motorsport, Jan 04) "...ideal for both newcomers and fanatics...a good all-round concept of the sport..." (Chelmsford Weekly News, Dec 03) "...ideal for people who want to know all about the sport..." (Ignition, Dec 03) "...apart from the depth and simplicity of its information, the book's strength is its user-friendly index...the perfect dipper's guide..." (Worcester Evening News, January 04) "...an insiders guide to the racing scene, ideal for both newcomers to the event and its fanatical followers..." (York Evening press, February 04)show more

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