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VANWALL - THE STORY OF BRITAIN'S FIRST FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONS


Deploying all the engineering expertise and industrial might at his disposal, Vandervell achieved his goal in 1957, when the Vanwall of Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss won the British Grand Prix at... Read more
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Deploying all the engineering expertise and industrial might at his disposal, Vandervell achieved his goal in 1957, when the Vanwall of Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss won the British Grand Prix at Aintree.

By the end of 1958, Vanwall had won a total of nine World Championship Grands Prix and claimed that year’s inaugural Constructors’ Championship, building the foundation for the considerable success that would subsequently be enjoyed by British-built Formula One cars.

First published in 1975, this book offers a unique insight into Tony Vandervell and the rise of his Grand Prix team and has been extensively expanded for this new edition with the inclusion of hundreds of official factory documents from the archives of 'Jenks' and the GP Library, from telegrams and letters to lap charts and technical records.

With a superb collection of period photographs and detailed captions written by Doug Nye, the result is the definitive history of this ground-breaking British Formula One team.

Limited to 1000 copies, individually numbered and signed by Doug Nye.

Main contents:

  • The full story of Tony Vandervell’s rise to Grand Prix glory, from the ThinWall Specials to the Vanwall success of 1957 and 1958.
  • New foreword written by Vanwall driver and six-times Grand Prix winner Tony Brooks.
  • Hundreds of never-seen-before Vanwall documents from the GP Library archive, from correspondence with Enzo Ferrari to driver contracts and technical data sheets.
  • 200 superb archive photographs in colour and black and white, with detailed captions written by Doug Nye.
  • A complete race record of the ThinWall Specials and Vanwall Grand Prix cars - painstakingly updated using official factory documents.

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
288
ISBN / EAN
9781913089252
Publisher
Languages
English
Publication date
12/2021
Colour illustrations
200
Dimensions
31 x 31 x 3,5 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History; Racing

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