Classic Grand Prix Cars: The Front-engined Formula 1 Era, 1906-1960
An illustrated history of the development of front-engined racing Formula 1 cars. The author builds from the technical evolution of the cars, era by era. He accompanies this with insights into the rise and fall of the famous manufacturers whose creations were the ultimate expression of the motoring know-how of their day. Ludvigsen takes the reader from the early days of the Formula 1 Grand Prix car through to the 1950s, giving a glimpse at drivers, managers and engineers who contributed to the classic era of Grand Prix racing.
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Tumultuous Origins 6
French Grand Prix 34
The Twenties 38
French Grand Prix 70
The Thirties 74
German Grand Prix 104
The Forties 107
Italian Grand Prix 138
Postscript to the Classic Era 178