Alpine & Renault: The Development of the Revolutionary Turbo F1 Car 1968-1979
This is a study of how the first Turbo Grand Prix car came to be a reality. From its earliest beginnings starting way back with a brief history of Renault, the development of Jean Redeles company, Alpine. The reasons for the first experimental car in 1968 that was so nearly raced in the French GP of that year but who’s development was stopped by Renault. The creation of a Turbo engine for the Alpine sports car that was to lead to the idea of a Grand Prix car powered by a Turbo charged 1500cc engine. The dedication of Grand Prix driver Jean Pierre Jabouille to develop the car on the track is graphically described and demonstrates the huge technical challenges that awaited the team. The book is stunningly illustrated and is completed by a full record of the developments and races during the Turbo era. With personal input from interviews with the men of the time. Transcript of first public test, Race reports on every race, over 200 photos and special illustrations.
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