Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09
Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09

Formula 1: Car by Car 2000–09

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Author Peter Higham
ISBN: 9781910505861

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Evro’s decade-by-decade series covering all Formula 1 cars and teams moves into the new millennium. The first half of the decade brought the strongest domination in F1’s history from Michael Schumacher and Ferrari, with five consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ titles. Then came a changing of the guard when young new stars — Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button — claimed championships. Teams also reshuffled in the decade’s second half, as Renault and McLaren prospered again, and newcomers like Brawn and Red Bull came through, although major manufacturers such as Toyota and Jaguar always struggled. As ever, the cars became faster and technology moved on apace, such that regulations had to be tightened to rein them in, bringing smaller engines in 2006 and considerable aerodynamic constraint in 2009. F1 extended its worldwide reach with new races in Bahrain, China, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
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• Year-by-year treatment explores each season in fascinating depth, running through the teams — and their various cars — in championship order.

• Ferrari: Michael Schumacher finally delivered Ferrari’s first drivers’ title for 21 years in 2000 and reigned supreme for four more years, culminating with an unprecedented 13 wins in 2004; another title followed in 2007 for Kimi Räikkönen.

• Renault: after taking over Benetton, Renault broke Ferrari’s grip when, in 2005, Fernando Alonso became the youngest champion the sport had seen, and repeated his success the following year.

• McLaren-Mercedes: the team won races throughout the decade but 2008 was the big season with Lewis Hamilton’s title, a year after ‘Spygate’ inflicted a record $100 million fine and exclusion from the constructors’ championship.

• Brawn: arising from the ashes of Honda’s withdrawal, Ross Brawn’s eponymous team was a one-year wonder that gave the decade a feel-good finale when Jenson Button became champion.

• Other winning makes picking up crumbs were Williams-BMW, Honda, BMW Sauber, Toro Rosso-Ferrari and Red Bull-Renault.

• Over 350 colour photos from the incredible archives of Motorsport Images show every type of car that raced, presenting a comprehensive survey.

Format: 280x235mm
Page extent: 304
Illustration: over 350 colour photos

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“Peter Higham is to be congratulated for enabling the reader to grasp how and why the sport has evolved by this expertly written and researched account of the sport’s progress in the first decade of the new century.”

“If for you the current season of F1 is becoming a bit of a bore, transporting yourself back to the V10 and V8 era might do the trick... an especially useful and insightful guide.”

“The prose is as well crafted as in previous editions and even those who followed F1 closely during this period may discover details that are new to them.”

“No stone is left unturned.”

“A comprehensive insight into one of the most exciting periods in the entire sport’s history.”

“Few people do a completist job on a book subject with as much authority and apparent ease as Peter Higham.”

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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Its a brilliant book just like the other five in the series, well done to all involved in the publication.

T Kluytmans
Great book in a great series

I've loved the "Car by car" series since the first volumes came out and the newest addition is top quality once again. Text and picture quality is great. The hardcover book and paper feel really solid. Would recommend the whole series to any Formula 1 fan who wants to get a comprehensive grip on F1 history.

Craig Macmillan

Comprehensive as usual - now I await the next decade and hopefully around 2030 the present decade to complete the set

Michael Brierley
The F1 Bible

The go to manual for information about any team or drivers during this period. Quality of information supplied is mesmorising and explores those long lost or forgotten details from years gone by. A fantastic resource for any historian.

Barry Kenny
Formula 1Car by Car.

Really like this series of books. Covering F1 teams decade by decade is the best way to do it I think. Great for referencing stuff quickly too.
Top job, well done to all, and thankyou.
Regards Barry.