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Adrian Newey How to build a car - book

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  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Just finished reading this big book and partial autobiography by Newey. Fantastic read (written by a ghost writer who has a very fluid style) and highly recommend it to everybody.

    Since Newey and I are of similar age, his story of F1 begins pretty much where my interest started as well. This is relevant in the sense that I understand most of his references to teams, drivers and races (I'm a on thin ice when it comes to his Indycar years, where I have little knowledge).

    He gives great insight into a variety of teams, team principals, drivers and FIA politics. Patrick Head and Dennis don't look so good afterwards.
     
  2. Bas Jaski

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    I need to buy a stack of books really. Newey's is one of them!

    thanks for hte heads up
     
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    I bought this for my Dad and he really enjoyed the book. I've always had a love hate on Ron Dennis. He is about the most arrogant nasty person you could meet. Cold and Calculating to the Nth degree. BUT - you have to admire how he single handed made F-1 more professional. He ( and John Barnard ) took Mclaren from the bottom of the grid to the best in the world.

    Patrick Head - never really saw or understood. He and Frank Williams were tough on people & especially drivers. but they did some great work.
     
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    Agree on Ron Dennis. Sad that his career ended that way. I don't think McLaren will ever be the same again.

    Frank Williams, I never liked. I can't say I feel sorry for his team going down.
     
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    Awesome book! I picked that one up a few months ago and enjoyed it immensely.
     
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    https://ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/essential-reading-all-f1-fans.586794/#post-146255566

    would recommend the other book by John Barnard, agreed it was a great book for those that can remember events. I found the Barnard book a little self gratifying but it does open your eyes on his time at Ferrari..............a must read
    Tony
     
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    No problem, I linked the post more to show you the other book which is just (if not more) as captivating
     
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    Exactly what i was thinking!
     
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  12. Bas Jaski

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    I think AM stands a very good chance at winning that race.

    Alonso has 2 chances in the meantime...
     
  13. tifosi12

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    Interesting. Reading his book I can tell that he is very much thinking about the triple crown.

    BTW: He participated as a driver in one of the 24 hours of Le Mans.
     

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