For­mula One

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The argument over who is the great­estever F1 driver con­tin­ues to rage in pubs the world over, and in his first book en­gi­neer Brian Har­vey at­tempts to give an an­swer – us­ing sci­ence rather than sub­jec­tiv­ity. Tak­ing into ac­count pre­and non-cham­pi­onship races, plus ‘GP equiv­a­lent’ se­ries such as the Tas­man and Tem­po­rada, he has pro­duced a list of 700 el­i­gi­ble races, rather than the 317 of­fi­cial re­sults. These events are graded for qual­ity of en­try, then Har­vey takes into ac­count ‘likely wins lost’ in his search for an over­all win per­cent­age. The win­ner might not sur­prise, and you may dis­agree with the method­ol­ogy, but it’s un­de­ni­ably fas­ci­nat­ing and ac­com­pa­nied by a year-by-year his­tory from 1947-’84, with each race get­ting a brief over­view, re­sults, pole and fastest lap. AC £45 Brian Har­vey, Ve­loce. ISBN 978 1 787110 27 4

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