Remarkable Motor Races

Remarkable Motor Races

Hardback Published on: 10/10/2024
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Synopsis

Remarkable Motor Races features a collection of the some of the most amazing motor racecourses from across the world, captured in beautiful photographs that transport you right into to the thrill of the race.

Ever since Ferenc Sziz won the original ‘grand prix’ race at Le Mans in 1906 man has been racing machines for sport. Remarkable Motor Races gathers together some of the most epic challenges on four wheels that exist today, from the Dakar rally in the sand-blown deserts of Saudi Arabia to the glamorous F1 Monaco Grand Prix, or the ‘Race to the Clouds’, scaling Colorado’s Pikes Peak at speed on a track lacking safety barriers…

The BBC’s chief F1 writer, Andrew Benson, has assembled some of the greatest races and the race circuits associated with them – globally recognized names such as Monza, Silverstone, Spa, Daytona, Le Mans, Indianapolis, Nurburgring and Laguna Seca – and explores their rich history of triumph and tragedy.

There are also the storied, long-distance road races now resurrected for classic cars and run as regulation rallies, such as the Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia, or the celebrated World Rally Championship events like the Acropolis, Monte Carlo and Rally Finland where cars are regularly airborne on serial jumps.

The book features:

• original interviews with Fernando Alonso, Jacky Ickx, Gil de Ferran, Daniel Ricciardo, Helmut Marko, Zak Brown, Kevin Magnussen, John Watson, Carlos Sainz and Mark Webber coupled with over 300 dramatic photographs from the world’s best motorsport photographers

• a range of motorsport from the megabucks grands prix of F1 to a hillclimb run through Breton farmyards

• Find out how Taylor Swift helped save the USGP in Austin and how Helmut Marko was once summoned by a mafia don

• Featuring races from F1, DTM, NASCAR, IndyCar, World Rally Championship, World Endurance Championship, V8 Supercars and even the Craftsman Truck Series

• Includes races/circuits in Andorra, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Britain, Canada, China, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Las Vegas, Japan, Saudi Arabia, USA

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008659691
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 250 x 285 x 17 mm

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