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F1 Mavericks is the story of the grandest, most influential, and most fondly remembered era in Formula 1 racing as seen through the lens of master motorsports photographer, Pete Biro. The period from 1960 to 1982 saw the greatest technological changes in the history of Formula 1 racing: the transition from front engines to rear engines, narrow-treaded tires, massive racing slicks, zero downforce, and neck-wrenching ground effects—and, of course, a staggering increase in performance and reduction in lap times. In short, the period saw the creation of the modern Formula 1 car. This is also the time when legendary names who defined F1 were out in full force: Jim Clark, Jack Brabham, Dan Gurney, Sir Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Bruce McLaren, Jody Scheckter. We’ll see and meet all of them. But F1 Mavericks also focuses on the designers and engineers behind the cars—men like Colin Chapman, Sir Patrick Head, Maurice Philippe, Franco Rochhi, Gordon Murray, and many others. We’ll hear directly from many of them, including a foreword from 1978 F1 World Champion, Mario Andretti. Every chapter is a photographic account of key races throughout the period, supplemented with sidebars featuring key designers and technologies, like wings, ground effects, slick tires, turbochargers, and the Brabham “fan” suction car. F1 Mavericks is an international story, and includes loads of information on designs from Japan (Honda), Britain (McLaren, Tyrrell, Cooper, BRM) Italy (Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo), France (Matra, Ligier, Renault), Germany (Porsche, BMW) and the United States (Eagle, Shadow, Penske, Parnelli). Strap yourself in for the story of the greatest era in Formula 1 racing—it's all here in F1 Mavericks. Take a lap through one of Formula 1's most exciting and influential eras with F1 Mavericks, featuring the photos of veteran motorsports photographer, Pete Biro. F1 enjoys considerable international appeal, making this title an excellent gift for all markets. Author Bio Photographer Pete Biro began shooting motorsports in the 1950s, contributing to magazines such as Road & Track and Car and Driver. As his career progressed, his work found greater fame on the pages of outlets such as Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, eventually garnering high-profile clients like the Big Three US automakers and Goodyear Tire. He followed the Can-Am series throughout its 1966 to 1974 glory years, becoming good friends with its top drivers, team owners, and engineers.Author George Levy is a longtime automotive journalist and marketer with a strong focus on motorsports. He is the former editor of Autoweek magazine and sits on the board of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Levy is based in Detroit, Michigan.Mario Andretti is auto racing's definition of "Been There, Won That." His professional driving career spanned more than four decades and includes pit-stops as a Formula One driver (1978), an Indy 500 winner (1969), the Daytona 500 (1967), and four CART/USAC open-wheel racing national championships. Andretti has been called Mr. Versatile, known for driving everything from USAC sprint cars on the dirt to IndyCars, sports racing prototypes, and of course F1. He was Newman Haas Racing's first driver when the team was formed in 1982, raced there for 12 seasons, and is considered one of Paul Newman's closest friends. Table of Contents 6 Introduction 9 Foreword by Mario Andretti 15 CHAPTER 1: 1958–1961 PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE 27 CHAPTER 2: 1962–1964 SIMPLIFY, THEN ADD LIGHTNESS 35 CHAPTER 3: 1965 IT WAS A VERY GOODYEAR 43 CHAPTER 4: 1966 ALL HAIL THE DRIVER-CONSTRUCTOR 67 CHAPTER 5: 1967 GAME OVER 97 CHAPTER 6: 1968–1969 WINGS OF CHANGE 121 CHAPTER 7: 1970–1971 FORWARD, MARCH 139 CHAPTER 8: 1972–1973 THE QUINTESSENTIAL F1 CAR 161 CHAPTER 9: 1974–1976 RED TEAM RISING 181 CHAPTER 10: 1977 SOMETHING FOR NOTHING 193 CHAPTER 11: 1978 MARIO’S YEAR AT LAST 207 CHAPTER 12: 1979 PARLEZ-VOUS TURBO? 213 CHAPTER 13: 1980 SUDDENLY IT’S 1962 221 CHAPTER 14: 1981–1982–? END OF AN ERA 233 Afterword by Niki Lauda 236 About the Photographer 238 Index
Author: David Eccles; Michael Steinke
Author Bio: David Eccles has been around VW campers since he and his wife, Cee, journeyed to India and back in 1976, travelling and living in a 1967 Canterbury Pitt. They have owned their current VW Camper, a 1966 walk-through Devon Caravette since 1978. After twenty years of family holidays, the camper is fully restored and is used for travelling to VW shows and events. David is well known for his passion for the VW Bus and is currently the editor of Volkswagen Camper and Commercial magazine. He is a resident of Leicestershire, England.An English teacher for thirty-four years, David Eccles has been passionate about the VW Bus since taking one to India and back in 1976. Since 2000 he has been the Editor of VW Camper and Commercial magazine and he has also authored four previous VW Bus specification and lifestyle books. Michael Steinke has owned twenty-eight different VW Buses of all generations and types of conversions, and driven more than 1.2 million kilometres in them. Interested in the history of the VW Transporter, he began to build up the archives of Classic Volkswagen Transporters in his home town Frankfurt, Germany.
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 700 color photos
Dimensions: 8.25 x 12