The Extraordinary Story of Formula One
Most motor sport books, especially F1-biased, are usually serious affairs, full of facts and figures to challenge the most ardent fan. The cheesily titled Burning Rubber strips away all these familiar traditions and presents a funny and engaging tale of how the sport got to where it is today.
Chapters ignore the conventional approach, covering diverse topics such as ‘Jones, Piquet and Prost – two gorillas and a professor’ and ‘Hair, hotpants and the first Brazilian’.
A refreshingly readable book for those seeking an introduction to the famous drivers, teams and history without the well-worn clichés. DC
Published by Quercus, ISBN 978 1 84916 092 6, £17.99