The ten best driving books of 2010
Burning Rubber: A Extraordinary Story Of Formula 1 by Charles Jennings (Quercus)
If Christopher Hilton’s book (above) is the slightly sober reference manual for Formula 1, then Charles Jennings’ history of the sport is its wide-eyed and readable companion. And in going right back to the first organised motor race in 19th century France, Jennings gives Formula 1 a frame of reference well beyond its 60 years. He’s particularly strong on the insane politics of the sport, but this never clouds his clear-eyed assessments of its many personalities. It’s possibly more an introduction to the sport than an encyclopedic guide, but there’s much to enjoy here nonetheless.
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