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The Age of Men 1894-1958: Pre-history; The New Formula; Fangio I - The Return of the Germans; Fangio II - 1956 and the Nightmare of the Prancing Horse; Fangio III - The Last Win. The Age of Brits 1959-76: Hawthorn, Moss and the British Revenge; They Went Back to Front; 1962, Moss, Hill, Brabham - So Very Anglo-Saxon; Jim Clark, Colin Chapman and Selling Your Soul; The Tracks; The Spanish Grand Prix, Jarama, 12 May 1968; That Little Scotsman - Stewart and the Problem of Death; Hair, Hotpants and the First Brazilian; All the World Races Formula One - but the Cars Are Made in Surrey (or Thereabouts); James Hunt - Last True Brit. The Age of Brains 1977-93: Turbos, Side-skirts and Active Suspension - Technology Triumphant; Whatever Happened to the Americans?; Jones, Piquet and Prost - Two Gorillas and a Professor; Frank Williams - the Team Boss as Ruthless CEO?; May, 1982 - Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari, Another End; The Boredom, Paranoia and Outright Madness That Is McLaren, Prost and Senna; What Strange Names Are These (Part 1)?; Mansell - You Always Hurt the Ones Who Support You Most. The Modern Age 1994-2009: The End of the Affair - Senna's Death; The Curse of the Son; The Global Sport; Schumacher, Senna and the Art of Taking No Prisoners; Ecclestone, Mosley and the Rise of the Technocrats; What Strange Names Are These (Part 2)?; The Beat Goes On; And On. Appendix I: Grand Prix Championships. Appendix II: Top Twenty-six Grand Prix Drivers by Races Won. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Charles Jennings has written extensively for the national press, television and radio. He is the author of several critically-acclaimed books. Up North (1995); Greenwich (2000); The Fast Set: Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race For The Land Speed Record (2004); Them and Us: The American Invasion of British High Society (2007). Charles Jennings is married, with two children, and lives in London.


'The excellent history of grand prix racing expertly guides readers through the chicanes and chicanery of the following century or so; Charles Jennings is at home talking about cars or the characters who drive them' Independent on Sunday. 'A refreshingly readable book for those seeking an introduction to the famous drivers, teams and history without the well-worn cliches' Motorsports. '... fascinating and (surprisingly) informative look-back at the history of the sport ... an honestly felt and well-written history of Formula One, right up to the modern day' Irish Examiner.

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