If ever you wanted to study the records of the past 65 years of the Formula One Grand Prix World Championship, then here’s the book that will give you all the information you need. There are always those times when we need to know certain trivia, such as, “How many drivers have had an F1 car named after them?” Easy you may say, McLaren, Brabham, et al., but what about Klenk, Butterworth, and McGuire? Names that don’t readily roll off the tongue. Then, there are those drivers who have made unsuccessful qualifying attempts and never made the grid—these are listed, all 15 of them from Claudio Langes (14 attempts) to Jacques Villeneuve Sr. (3 attempts) in this tome of racing trivia carefully and painstakingly put together by David Hayhoe. The 27 chapters of the book log everything from Coincidences (each of Sir Jackie Stewart’s three reigns as World Drivers’ Champion lasted for 392 days; only two drivers have won F1 races on their birthday—James Hunt and Jean Alesi) through to the final Chapter with trivia about tires.
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