From the first international motor race in 1895, to today's high-tech supercars, author and illustrator Simon Read takes the reader on a journey through the evolution of Grand Prix Racing. The major breakthroughs, events and personalities are discussed alongside more than 500 illustrations, ranging from ink sketches and watercolours to technical explanations of key principles. aLegendsa is packed with sketches, diagrams and paintings, both newly created for this book and archive material from a lifetime spent drawing and painting racing cars. This is a book for the enthusiast, those who stand in awe at the show, the machinery, the drivers, the wizards who put it all together and the great glamorous, colourful spectacle that is Grand Prix racing.The driver operated the six-speed sequential gearbox as either a manual or semi -automatic, from paddles on the steering wheel. The a#39;throttle control was fully a#39;fly- by-wirea#39; with all mechanical linkages replaced with electronic inputs. ... Nigel Ernest Mansell enjoyed success in kart racing before becoming the 1922 British Formula Ford Champion, despite suffering a broken neck in a testing accident.
|Title||:||Legends A Chequered History|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2013-03-28|