Formula One: Made in Britain is one of Formula One's last untold stories. As a centre of technical excellence for over thirty years. Britain is at the sharp end of the worldwide motor sport industry, and playing ever harder to win. Most of the sport's Grand Prix teams are based in the UK and many of them have British managers and designers who act as a showcase for the UK's skill base - past, present and future. The success of Britain's Formula One industry has gone largley unrecognised outside the close-knit world of the racing aficionado. Now, with Formula One: Made in Britain, Clive Couldwell reveals what makes this industry tick and why many of the world's players choose to come here. He explores Motorsport Valley, an area which covers the south and Midlands of the UK, where 75 per cent of the world's single-seater racing cars are designed and built, and talks to many of F1's leading lights. Winning in F1 depends on innovation and performance-critical engineering, and in this fascinating and insightful book, Clive Couldwell show how UK research and development are leading the world.As the 1980s moved into the 1990s, Cosworth excellence was applied to high- performance Ford saloon road cars. ... For 1994, the new Zetec V8 engine was introduced into Formula One, and it powered Michael Schumacher to his first world title with Benetton. ... cost of things and what people want; on the other, it is imaginative enough to have some very entrepreneurial people in its sales department.
|Title||:||Formula One: Made In Britain|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2012-05-31|