This is a study of how the first Turbo Grand Prix car came to be a reality. From its earliest beginnings starting way back with a brief history of Renault, the development of Jean Redeles company, Alpine. The reasons for the first experimental car in 1968 that was so nearly raced in the French GP of that year but who’s development was stopped by Renault. The creation of a Turbo engine for the Alpine sports car that was to lead to the idea of a Grand Prix car powered by a Turbo charged 1500cc engine. The dedication of Grand Prix driver Jean Pierre Jabouille to develop the car on the track is graphically described and demonstrates the huge technical challenges that awaited the team. The book is stunningly illustrated and is completed by a full record of the developments and races during the Turbo era. With personal input from interviews with the men of the time. Transcript of first public test, Race reports on every race, over 200 photos and special illustrations.
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Roy Smith retired from business in 2003, and with a lifetime passion for motor sport entered the world of motoring writing. He was not new to this field, having written in the 1960s for several club magazines. A 40-year business career developed an attention to detail that is crucial to writing works such as this. He is an award winning member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Roy has also had work shortlisted for the Historic Motor Sport Publication of the Year. He regularly writes specialist articles for websites and magazines in the UK and internationally.Review:
"... a book no fan of The Regie should be without." – Vintage Racecar
"If you are an avid follower if this period, and of the Renault and Alpine partnership that introduced turbos to F1, you'll be delighted with this book. Photographically, the behind-the-scenes stuff and technical details are the work's biggest strength ..." – Motor Sport
This is a must-have for students of Formula 1, French race cars, Alpine, Gordini and Renault. A huge gap, filled." – velocetoday.com
Octane, January 2009
Subtitled 'The Development of the Revolutionary Turbo F1 Car 1968 to 1979' (deep breath), Smith's hardback does what it says on the cover: it's essentially a technical treatise intervened by lots of color photography. One for engineers more than race fans, although the cars' race histories are properly documented, too.
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