Formula One has been endangering the lives of its drivers, thrilling
its fans since its inaugural season of 1950. Charles Jennings tells the
fast and dangerous story of motor sport's premier competition. He
explores the lost world of the 1950s racetrack, the irresistible rise
of British constructors in the 1960s, the impact of technological
changes from the late 1970s, the advent of the high-profile team boss
in the 1980s and the revolution wrought on the sport by computers in
the 1990s. Throughout, he offers memorable profiles of the drivers who
have risked life and limb on circuits from Monte Carlo to Monza: the
ebullient Stirling Moss, the champagne-gargling James Hunt, the
cerebral Prost and the mercurial Senna, the metronomic Michael
Schumacher, the precocious Lewis Hamilton and the reborn Jenson Button.
Burning Rubber offers a white-knuckle drive through the bends, straights, chicanes and pit stops of Formula One's chequered history.
About The Author
Charles Jennings has written extensively for the national press, television and radio. He is the author of several critically-acclaimed books,Up North; Greenwich; The Fast Set: Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race For The Land Speed Record; Them and Us: The American Invasion of British High Society. Charles Jennings is married, with two children, and lives in London.
'A funny and engaging tale of how the sport got where it is today.' Motorsport. 'Compulsory reading for anyone with a passing interest in men and motors' Independent. 'Well-researched and packed with insightful anecdotes ... For anyone new to F1, this is a must have' EPSN F1 website.
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st April 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.242