Formula One: Made In Britain

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Random House, May 31, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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Formula One: Made in Britain is one of Formula One's last untold stories.
As a centre of technical excellence for over thirty years. Britain is at the sharp end of the worldwide motor sport industry, and playing ever harder to win. Most of the sport's Grand Prix teams are based in the UK and many of them have British managers and designers who act as a showcase for the UK's skill base - past, present and future.
The success of Britain's Formula One industry has gone largley unrecognised outside the close-knit world of the racing aficionado. Now, with Formula One: Made in Britain, Clive Couldwell reveals what makes this industry tick and why many of the world's players choose to come here.
He explores Motorsport Valley, an area which covers the south and Midlands of the UK, where 75 per cent of the world's single-seater racing cars are designed and built, and talks to many of F1's leading lights.
Winning in F1 depends on innovation and performance-critical engineering, and in this fascinating and insightful book, Clive Couldwell show how UK research and development are leading the world.

 

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Contents

About the Book
About the Author
Made in Britain
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
1 THE TECHNICAL HERITAGE
2 MOTORSPORT VALLEY ENGLAND AND AUTOTECHNIUM WALES
3 MCLAREN WOKING
JUSTIN WILSON 1978
JENSON BUTTON 1980
14 WHAT NEXT FOR THE BRITISH FORMULA ONE INDUSTRY?
TIMELINE
1959
1961
1965
1968

4 WILLIAMS WANTAGE
5 JORDAN SILVERSTONE
6 JAGUAR RACING MILTON KEYNES COSWORTH RACING NORTHAMPTON AND PI RESEARCH CAMBRIDGE
7 BAR BRACKLEY
8 FERRARI
9 RENAULT ENSTONE
10 MERCEDESILMOR BRIXWORTH
11 B3 TECHNOLOGIES GUILDFORD
12 THE POWERS ON THE THRONE
13 THE BRITISH BOYS
SIR STIRLING MOSS 1929
MIKE HAWTHORN 19291958
GRAHAM HILL 19291975 AND DAMON HILL 1960
PETER COLLINS 19311958
JOHN SURTEES 1934
SIR JACKIE STEWART 1939
PIERS COURAGE 19421970
JOHN WATSON 1946
JAMES HUNT 19471993
NIGEL MANSELL 1953
DEREK WARWICK 1954
JOHNNY DUMFRIES 1958
MARTIN BRUNDLE 1959
JOHNNY HERBERT 1964
EDDIE IRVINE 1965
DAVID COULTHARD 1971
RALPH FIRMAN 1975
1971
1974
1977
1981
1984
1988
1992
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
Stirling Moss with proud parents Sporting Pictures
Hill and son Damon help to push Jim Clark on the Hill family tractor Grahams wife Bette right toasts the achievement Getty Images
Sir Jackie Stewart Sutton Motorsport Images
Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley discuss tactics at the 2002 US Grand Prix Getty Images
Johnny Dumfries a colourful additon to the Formula One pack Gerty Images
James Hunt as we remember him Sporting Pictures
Our Nige on top form at the British Grand Prix Getty Images
Damon Hill and wife Georgie enjoying the lighter side of life for once Sutton Motorsport Images
BARs David Richards Sutton Motorsport Images
David Coulthard in pensive mode Sutton Motorsport Images
Eddie Irvine surveying all he sees in Austria Sutton Motorsport Images
Jenson Button new kid on the block Sutton Motorsport Images
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

In his 23-year career as a journalist Clive Couldwell has reported on just about evey major technological event that hs shaped our lives. He specialises in explaining for a number of magazines and newspapers including The Times, Evening Standard, The Business, F1 Weekend and J.

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