Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79
Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79

Formula 1: Car by Car 1970–79

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Author Peter Higham
ISBN: 9781910505229

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This volume in our decade-by-decade series about Formula 1 teams and cars covers the 1970s, when the sport gained big new sponsors and grew into a television spectacle, with battles between Ferrari and Cosworth-powered opposition a continuing theme. As well as the big championship-winning teams – Lotus, Ferrari, McLaren and Tyrrell – this was a period when small teams and privateers continued to be involved in significant numbers and they are all included, down to the most obscure and unsuccessful.
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• Year-by-year treatment covers each season in fascinating depth, running through the teams – and their various cars – in order of importance.

• World Champions: Lotus and Ferrari, with three drivers’ titles each, were the most dominant race winners through the decade, while Tyrrell and McLaren took two drivers’ titles apiece.

• Other winning marques were Brabham, BRM, Hesketh, Ligier, March, Penske, Renault, Shadow, Williams and Wolf.

• More obscure teams and cars in all their colourful diversity are a special dimension of this book, with names such as Amon, Connew, Eifelland, Ensign, Hill, Kojima, LEC, Maki, Merzario, Rebaque, Token and Trojan.

• Over 600 photos – mostly in colour – show every type of car raced by every team and driver, presenting a comprehensive survey of all participants.

• The sweep of the decade covers sustained technical development, particularly in aerodynamics, tyres and engine turbocharging.

• Detailed text includes car specifications and technical essentials.

Format: 280 x 235mm
Page extent: 300pp
Illustration: 630 photos, including colour

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“A superb reference book that you’ll find yourself pulling off the shelf constantly.”

“More than just a coffee table book of pretty car pictures, it’s a superbly detailed reference work too.”

“Higham’s method is to delve into the nooks and crannies... The result is a series of gems hitherto lost in the mists of time.”

“Colourful and enjoyable.”

“A must for fans of F1 nostalgia... a really complete account of the entire decade.”

“Awesome cars, iconic drivers, epic battles... covers the many minnows, too, most largely forgotten.”

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Peter Higham
Peter Higham is a freelance writer and event director who is currently writing the Formula 1 Car by Car series of books for Evro.

A motor racing enthusiast since watching Jackie Stewart and Ronnie Peterson dispute the lead of the 1973 International Trophy at Silverstone, Higham has worked in the sport’s media for most of his adult life.

He joined Autosport’s advertising department in 1986 and worked for the title for the next five years. A brief sojourn away from motor racing followed as he worked on the publishing teams that launched the leading monthly football magazine FourFourTwo and the less successful music title Encore.