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Mon Ami Mate book cover
Mon Ami Mate book cover
Mon Ami Mate book cover

Throughout the years, Ferrari have managed to have a few harmonious teammate pairings – think Seb and Kimi this year, Alesi and Berger. One celebrated bromance was Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins who both drove for the Sc...

 
 
DVD
 
McLaren Bluray cover
McLaren Bluray cover
McLaren Bluray cover

When I picked up my Blu-ray copy of the documentary film “McLaren” I have to confess I didn’t have any great expectations, unlike with Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed Senna film. As soon as I started watching it though – in High...

 
 
 
Book
 
bricks & bones cover page
bricks & bones cover page
bricks & bones cover page

This year with Fernando Alonso having taken his high profile foray at Indycar racing by participating in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 race, he introduced Indycar to a legion of F1 fans that previously had no knowledge of the US op...

 
 
Book
 
The fastest show on earth book cover
The fastest show on earth book cover
The fastest show on earth book cover

Occasionally it pays to browse through your local discount bookshop – I found a copy of the “The Fastest Show on Earth – The Mammoth Book of Formula 1” published most recently in 2015 for $5. Apart from being a rece...

 
 
 
Book
 
The Great Challenge - the Senna Era Book cover
The Great Challenge - the Senna Era Book cover
The Great Challenge - the Senna Era Book cover

It’s taken more than 5 years but finally the 200th book review milestone on this site is here! I figured I had better save a decent book for the 200th review and decided that Volume 4  (The Senna era) of Rainer Schlegelmilch an...

 
 
Book
 
AJ - How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One book cover
AJ - How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One book cover
AJ - How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One book cover

Autobiographies of world champion drivers are always at the top of any F1 fan’s reading list. When 1980 champion Alan Jones published his autobiography “Driving Ambition” back in 1981 (reviewed here), the WilliamsF1 drive...

 
 
F1 History
 
autocourse vs automobile year
autocourse vs automobile year
autocourse vs automobile year

I received an email question from a reader asking about the value of Automobile Year annuals – which also invites the question about the relative differences between Autocourse and Automobile Year. I posted earlier in the...






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