Books tagged: formula one

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The Bird That Can Forecast Rain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The Bird that forecast the rain is first of amazing short stories from the series Glamour and the Tragedies of F1.
Paco Godia Spain's First Formula One Driver
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Paco Godia was a works Maserati driver and later entered private Maseratis when the factory broke ties with him. Godia was not a major player in Grand Prix racing, entering his first race, the '51 Spanish Grand Prix and his last, the 1958 French Grand Prix at Reims, within a span of seven seasons. Godia also raced sports cars until '68. Among his best finishes was a 4th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Henry Taylor British Formula One and Rally Racer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Henry Taylor raced Ford Cortinas after he stopped Grand Prix racing in the early 1960s. The Ford Cortina was a quentisential British car that appeared in rallys and meets like Goodwood and Silverstone. Pleurisy ended his life at his home in the south of France following years of decline. Taylor's greatest contribution to racing in my opinion was his versatility as a racer and business executive.
Sergio Mantovani Maserati Formula 1 Racer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Sergio Mantovani had a bright future in Grand Prix racing it was thought in the mid-1950s. Then circumstances and fate intervened and Mantovani's career ended abruptly the same season he began to race Formula 1 cars. He was part of a contingent of fine Italian drivers who were extended contracts by Maserati in 1953. Among the others was Luigi Musso who was later killed at a very young age.
Too Young To Die Chris Bristow English Racer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Chris Bristow impressed numerous people in his short career, among them mechanics who attest to his potential greatness had he lived. Bristow was a Cooper marque driver in only his fourth grand prix race when he died tragically at Spa in 1960. I have written my short bio of him with a combination of newspaper accounts and interviews with those who attest to his great potential.
Fred Wacker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Part of my book is an interview with Fred Wacker who comments on his racing accomplishments, the people he met in racing and the friendships he formed. Of particular interest is his bond with Amedee Gordini, the head of Gordini cars. The 1950s were a time when few Americans took part in what was considered a largely European sport. Fred's contributions to sports car racing are noteworthy.
Umberto Maglioli
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Umberto Maglioli was an Italian driver who specialized in sports car racing in locales like Mexico, Le Mans, and Sebring, Florida. Maglioli competed in the most well-known international sports car races like Le Mans and Sebring International. He never had the success as a Formula 1 driver as he found as a lead footed driver of Ferraris and other marque sports cars.
Tony Brooks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Tony Brooks was a sports car racer and a Formula 1 driver from England. He drove a works Ferrari beginning in the mid 1950s, following a stint racing Aston Martin sports cars at Goodwood and Silverstone. Tony was trained as a dentist like his father. Stirling Moss, the great British driver, once made the statement that Brooks as the greatest unknown racing driver. Brooks retired after 1961.
Mike Parkes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Mike Parkes was injured severely in 1967 when his Ferrari slipped on oil laid down by a BRM driven by Jackie Stewart. Parkes never recovered fully but he did return to racing in 1970. He worked as an engineer for Ferrari and Lancia before he was killed in Turin, Italy when his Lancia car ran into a lorry. He began his racing career and had many great runs at Silverstone, Goodwood, etc.
Willy Kamikaze Mairesse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Williy Mairesse drove a works Ferrari as a sports car racer and Formula 1 driver beginning in 1960. He sustained injuries in a wreck at the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, France in 1968. Race observers believe the severity of his injuries may have caused his suicide the following year. Mairesse ended his life in an Osten Belgium hotel room. His legacy is one of versatility and steely determination.