Get to know what Formula One racing is all about
This book delves into the strategy, technology, and spirit needed to win a Formula One race. Every angle of a race weekend is covered in detail, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium. You ll also read about the rivalries and politics that have turned the sport into a global televised drama. Illustrated with black and white photographs, Formula One Racing For Dummies will serve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike.
Discover how to:
Identify race strategies
Understand the role of each team member
Master the latest rules and regulations
Appreciate a Formula One car s cutting-edge design
Enjoy Formula One from the stands and on TV
The Dummies Way
Explanations in plain English
"Get in, get out" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Tear-out cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humour and fun
Jonathan Noble is Grand Prix Editor for Autosport magazine, the world s foremost motor sport publication. Mark Hughes is a Grand Prix writer for Autosport magazine.
Introduction. Part I: Speeding through the Basics. Chapter 1: Just the Formula One Facts. Chapter 2: The Most Popular Sport in the World. Chapter 3: The Big Business of Formula One. Chapter 4: Following the Rule Book. Part II: Teams, Drivers, and Their Cars. Chapter 5: Understanding a Formula One Car. Chapter 6: The Race Team. Chapter 7: Who s in the Driving Seat? Part III: What Happens On (And Off) the Track. Chapter 8: Getting in the Race. Chapter 9: Race Day Strategies. Chapter 10: Life in the Pits. Chapter 11: Winning It All. Chapter 12: Safety in Formula One. Part IV: Understanding Formula One Tracks. Chapter 13: Track Basics and Racing Circuits. Chapter 14: Track and Driver. Chapter 15: A Look at Each Circuit. Part V: You and Formula One: A Day at the Races. Chapter 16: Going to a Race. Chapter 17: Following Formula One Events. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: The Ten Greatest Formula One Drivers. Chapter 19: The Ten Best Formula One Races. Chapter 20: Ten Things to Do During the Season. Chapter 21: Ten Famous Names from the Past. Chapter 22: Ten Future Stars of Formula One. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Formula One Jargon. Appendix B: Formula One World Championship Statistics. Index.