Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89
Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89

Formula 1: Car by Car 1980–89

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Author Peter Higham
ISBN: 9781910505236

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This book in Evro’s multi-volume, decade-by-decade series examines the 1980s, when the sport moved into its spectacular turbo era, first with Renault, Ferrari and BMW-powered Brabham, then with sustained periods of success for McLaren with Porsche-made TAG engines and Williams with Honda power. After the last win for the evergreen Ford Cosworth DFV in 1983, turbos prevailed until regulation change for 1989 brought back normally aspirated engines, now of 3.5 litres. Besides Formula 1’s high achievers, this book also covers the entire supporting cast, where much curiosity lies in discovering the travails of obscure and unsuccessful cars.
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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.

• Two teams dominated the decade, McLaren and Williams taking all but two of the drivers’ and constructors’ titles: McLaren’s World Champions were Niki Lauda (1984), Alain Prost (1985, 1986 and 1989) and Ayrton Senna (1988), while Williams’s were Alan Jones (1980), Keke Rosberg (1982) and Nelson Piquet (1987).

• The two other significant winning teams were Brabham, which took Nelson Piquet to two drivers’ titles (1981 and 1983), and Ferrari, which won two constructors’ titles (1982 and 1983).

• Other winning marques were Benetton, Ligier, Lotus, Renault and Tyrrell.

• Over 600 photos — entirely in colour and all from the magnificent archives of LAT Images — 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 advances, particularly in carbon-fibre construction and ever-increasing power outputs.

• Detailed text includes car specifications and technical essentials

Format: 280x235mm
Page extent: 304pp
Illustration: 600 photos, including colour

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“I decided not to rush through this book, but instead to keep it safe, like a fine wine, until I had the time to enjoy it properly. And enjoy it I did.”

“A deeply research labour of love that leaves no stone unturned… a must.”

“The wealth of information is remarkable… excellent production values and equally fabulous imagery.”

“To call this tome comprehensive would be an understatement, and its results tables are a geek’s feast.”

“A veritable goldmine… worth every penny.”

“Indispensable as both a reference work and an entertaining guide to the period.”

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.