2017 Motor Sport gift guide part 2: Books and DVDs


Part two of our Christmas gift guide is here with our picks of the best motor sport books and DVDs

Marion & Romain Grosjean – Cuisine and Confidences  

Haas’ Formula 1 racer Romain Grosjean released a cookbook with his wife, Marion Jollès Grosjean (also a French TV host) and a host of French chefs. With 46 recipes included, this book not only provides a different perspective on the French driver, but also inspiration for the motor sport fan/Francophile/budding chef in your life.

From £27  Romain Grosjean store

F1 Retro: 1980 by Mark Hughes

Motor Sport’s Grand Prix editor, Mark Hughes, gives a multiple-layered account of the romance, politics, personalities and technicalities of the 1980 season in his vivid and evocative new book, which will be serialised on Motor Sport later this December. 

£60  Motor Sport shop

How to Build a Car

One of F1’s foremost designers, Adrian Newey, provides a captivating memoir from his 35-year career. Our very own Mark Hughes called it “so much more than just what its title implies. It’s also the story, told with eye-opening candour, of his life and loves.” 
From £20 Amazon

Jenson Button Life to the Limit

Seventeen years in F1 have given Jenson Button no lack of material in his new autobiography, starting out as a 20-year-old rookie for Williams, to his title with the unsponsored, unfancied, Brawn outfit. 

From £20Motor Sport shop

Bruce Wants to Go Faster

This richly illustrated children’s book documents Bruce McLaren’s inspirational founding of McLaren, including his diagnosis and life with Perthes Syndrome from the age of 11, and his permanent impact on motor sport’s history. 

£12.99 Motor Sport shop



Like doing a couple of rounds with Tyson Fury, is how we described this excellent documentary. It’s moving and illuminating in equal part.

From £15.99 Motor Sport shop

Ferrari: Race to Immortality

Deputy editor Joe Dunn praised this documentary, which covers the Scuderia’s golden era in F1, for its “exquisite archive footage.” Perfect for the die-hard Ferrari fan. 

From £14.99  – Motor Sport shop


A fascinating, heartbreaking story about the rise of Bruce McLaren and the humble beginnings of his motor sport outfit and car manufacturer. Tragedy and triumph star equally in this well-crafted biopic.

From £14.99Motor Sport shop

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