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Maurizio Tabucchi, published by Giorgio Nada, £45,
Over the years Alfa Romeo has often relied on an outside outfit to run its racing programmes, from Scuderia Ferrari onwards. But in the lifetime of most reading this magazine it’s been the word Autodelta that has accompanied the (usually) scarlet cars onto the grid, through the 1960s and into the ’80s. This hefty work provides the story of this quasi-independent outfit which improved, developed and built the marque’s racing entries from disputatious beginnings to what the final chapter heading calls “a humiliating ending”.
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