edited by Alan Henry. 272pp. 121/2 x 93/8, (Hazleton Publishing, 3 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6RE £19.95).
Now in its 38th year of publication, this hardy annual goes from strength to strength. Former Motor Sport and Motoring News Grand Prix reporter Alan Henry has taken over the editorship from Maurice Hamilton, and therefore has the job of listing and evaluating his top ten drivers. The list is hardly surprising, and is virtually a re-hash of the top ten in the World Championship anyway, minus Nelson Piquet.
Grand Prix reports by Henry and Hamilton make up the bulk of the book, and this year the publishers have moved the statistics from the wastelands at the back to accompany their respective race reports. The photographs and layout are superb and the technical file accompanying each race quite a useful source of reference. The book abounds with statistics and other motor racing articles, including a profile of Senna by David Tremayne, an article on the European Touring Car Championship by Gwyn Dolphin and a Formula Three review by Mark Skewis. The one distasteful piece is the advertorial on the Vauxhall/Opel Challenge, but this is but one minor quibble in 272 pages of motor racing delight. WPK