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Formula One: The Rivals: F1's Greatest Duels (Hardcover)
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This is book number 4 in the Formula One series.
Delve into Formula One’s most iconic rivalries with stunning photography, insight from celebrated F1 journalist Tony Dodgins and a foreword by nine-time grand prix winner Mark Webber.
At the heart of Formula One lies the blistering contests and feuds between the drivers. The drama, personality and thrill of the sport is borne of these fierce duels, where only the fastest and savviest survive.
The rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is one of the fiercest we have seen in Formula One in decades. Incendiary both on and off the track, the battles between the seven-time world champion and the hard-driving Dutchman have only served to highlight the importance of these dramatic conflicts to the sport.
In Formula One: The Rivals, Dodgins identifies the most prominent rivalries since the championship’s inception in 1950, including the feud between Hamilton and Verstappen. This highly illustrated book explores the dramatic collisions between drivers vying for the top spot, the bitter wars of words as tension runs high and the controversial decisions that have captivated viewers and delivered truly thrilling racing.
From the slow burn of intense dislike between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost to the verbal barbs dished out by Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet to the clash between James Hunt and Niki Lauda that inspired a Hollywood blockbuster, the rivalries include:
- Hakkinen vs Schumacher
- Hill vs Schumacher
- Alonso vs Schumacher
- Pironi vs Villeneuve
- Mansell vs Piquet
- Prost vs Lauda
- Prost vs Senna
- Hunt vs Lauda
- Hamilton vs Rosberg
- Hamilton vs Massa
- Hamilton vs Verstappen
- Vettel vs Webber
- And many more
This book is a must-read for all fans of the sport, whether you have been following F1 for decades or are a new fan drawn by the intensity of recent seasons.
About the Author
When the realities of funding a racing career in Lotus Cortinas and Van Diemens became apparent, Tony Dodgins opted for the typewriter. He won the Sir William Lyons award for young motoring journalists in 1979 after interviewing Frank Williams at Silverstone the day before Williams won its first grand prix. Tony joined Autosport in 1985 and became their grand prix editor. He has also been the grand prix editor for Motoring News, F1 Racing magazine (now GP Racing), On Track, and has been a regular columnist for Autosport Japan for more than 20 years. He is the editor of the renowned Autocourse yearbook, which has been published since the World Championship began in 1950. After BBC radio work, Tony became the Channel 4 race analyst working on F1 coverage alongside commentator Ben Edwards and now Alex Jacques.
Mark Webber is one of the most recognisable names in Formula One. He spent 12 years in the sport, racing for the likes of Jaguar, Williams and Red Bull racing. He competed in 215 races, notching up nine victories and 42 podium finishes. Since retiring in 2017, he has provided expert insight and analysis on the sport for the BBC, Channel 4, the Sydney Daily Telegraph and Autosport among others.