Ronnie Peterson (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2008-09-25
Förlag
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Medarbetare
LAT/Henry, Alan/Spurring, Quentin
Illustrationer
chiefly Illustrations (some col.)
Dimensioner
287 x 235 x 20 mm
Vikt
1297 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781844255481

Ronnie Peterson

A Photographic Portrait

Inbunden, Engelska, 2008-09-25

Slutsåld

Along with Stirling Moss and Gilles Villeneuve, Ronnie Peterson is widely regarded as one of the fastest drivers never to have won the Formula One World Championship. Like Moss and Villeneuve, the modest Swede was also massively popular in his day and remains something of a folk hero to today's nostalgic fans, who recall his spectacular exuberance behind the wheel with such affection. This superbly produced book brings Peterson's career vividly to life through stunning images sourced exclusively from LAT, the world's largest library of motor racing images.
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Övrig information

Quentin Spurring was variously editor or executive editor of Autosport in the period 1976-88, and from 1992 published the magazine Racecar Engineering. The author of several books for Haynes, including Gilles Villeneuve and Jim Clark, he lives in Surrey.

Innehållsförteckning

Early career competing in karts, reaching the pinnacle of European karting before switching to cars and winning the 1969 Formula Three Championship.Into Formula 1, with a private March, debuting at Monaco in 1970.A move to the works March team for 1971, making an instant impression by securing five second places and finishing runner-up to Jackie Stewart in the World Championship.A switch to the Lotus team for the 1973 season, scoring his first Grand Prix win in France; Peterson would stay with Lotus for 1974 and 1975.A return to March for 1976, with a win in the Italian Grand Prix, before switching to Tyrrell for 1977 to drive the extraordinary six-wheeled P34B.Driving alongside Mario Andretti at Lotus in 1978, effectively as 'number two', which prevented him from displaying his ultimate speed. Tragically, Peterson died in hospital after a first-lap accident in the 1978 Italian Grand Prix.Away from Formula 1, Peterson drove in other formulae, winning the European Formula Two Championship in 1971, and competing in sports car and touring car racing, most notably in the spectacular BMW 3.0CSL 'Batmobile'.