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McLaren Formula 1 Car by Car & Formula One: The Legends 2 Book Set

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Explore 60 thrilling years of McLaren Formula 1 race cars in this handsome volume, complete with detailed specs, stunning photography, a foreword by twice World Champion Mika Häkkinen,and the full competition record for every car.

McLaren has been a top Formula 1 competitor and innovator since it fielded founder and driver Bruce McLaren’s first car, the M2B, in 1966. Just two years later, Bruce scored the team’s first grand prix win. Tragically, he was killed in 1970 while testing his Can-Am car at Goodwood.

Despite the heavy loss of its founder, McLaren carried on, scoring its first of twelve championships in 1974 with Emerson Fitipaldi. McLaren’s roster of F1 Champions includes such greats as James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, and modern master Lewis Hamilton.

Equally legendary are the cars themselves, including the:
 
  • 1960s M7A
  • 1970s M23
  • 1980s MP4/2
  • 1990s MP4/5
  • 2000s MP4-23
  • Today’s MCL 60

As the second longest-running team in F1 (surpassed only by Ferrari), McLaren holds twelve Drivers Championships and eight Constructor’s titles. 

McLaren Formula 1 Car by Car chronicles every McLaren Formula 1 car in chronological order, featuring an overview of each car’s significant features and evolution, its technical specifications, and its competition record accompanied by historic and contemporary images.

Featuring a Foreword from two-time F1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen, McLaren Formula 1 Car by Car details the amazing race cars and drivers that have cemented McLaren’s reputation as one of the most dominant manufacturers in F1 history making this book a must-have for every McLaren and F1 fan. Celebrate Formula One’s most iconic drivers with this exploration of their triumphs and tragedies. Featuring high-quality photography and insight from renowned F1 journalist Tony Dodgins.

At the heart of Formula One lies the triumphs and tragedies of the sport's greatest stars. The drama, personality and thrill of the sport are all tied to the cult drivers who have made racing so great to watch. Only the fastest and bravest survive!

With a foreword by Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing, Formula One: The Legends profiles 32 of F1’s iconic drivers from the 1950s to the present day. As well as examining the racers of the past, such as Jackie Stewart, Alain Prost and Aryton Senna, the text profiles modern-day legends such as Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and legend-in-the-making Max Verstappen.

Uniquely, this book also features stars of the sport who tragically died or were terribly injured before they could realize their true potential, but nevertheless left a lasting legacy.

Decade by decade since the championship was founded, this book profiles the following legends of F1: Ascari, Fangio, Moss, Hawthorn, Brabham, Graham Hill, McLaren, Gurney, Surtees, Clark, Stewart, Rindt, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Lauda, Hunt, Jones, Gilles Villeneuve, Piquet, Prost, Mansell, Senna, Häkkinen, Schumacher, Damon Hill, Button, Alonso, Räikkönen, Rosberg, Vettel, Hamilton, Verstappen. 

This is a unique exploration of Formula One racing, with a focus on the most revered Formula One drivers of all time. A standout gift for fans of the sport, this collection includes expert photography to highlight the greatest moments of these drivers’ careers. Fascinating and insightful, with informed voices from the sport, this is a collection not to be missed.

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