Books

As well as keeping this blog up to date, I’ve also found a bit of time in my day to write some books. You can keep up to date with everything on my author site, or see my full author profile over on Amazon. Here are a selection of the books published so far:

Pocket F1 Handbook: Grand Prix Almanac 2013

almanac-coverEvery Formula One season tells a story. A continuing saga, a sporting soap opera, it dates back to the inauguration of the World Championship in 1950 and even before that. At the same time, each and every year, the slate is wiped clean and both drivers and teams are given the chance to impress all over again.

This book will guide you through the 2013 season, visiting each event in turn to see how the year unfolded, and how events wound their way towards the season-closing race in Brazil. From the early anticipation of brand new rookie drivers, to the closing stages with familiar faces on the podium, you’ll revisit the highs and lows of another page added to F1’s illustrious and often controversial history.

Each year holds something new, and for 2013 it was the potential for a four-times world champion, the youngest ever, in Sebastian Vettel. Or it was the prospect of finding out who could beat him. This was something of a transitional year. The regulations were set for a significant overhaul in 2014, the engines being drastically changed, and the subsequent impact across the rest of the car.

With a compromise to be made between living in the now and forward thinking, the 2013 season was never going to go down in history as one of the classics. The championship fight also didn’t lend itself to a cracking season’s end. But the year still had plenty of drama, enough on-track incidents to go round and plenty of off-track shenanigans to keep the column inches filled. Relive it all in this Pocket F1 Handbook.

Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2013 F1 Season

pocket-f1-handbook-200x309Formula One begins a brand new season, with a lot to live up to. The action in 2012 surprised, delighted and thrilled fans with a host of different winners, a successful return to the United States and a championship fight that went right down to the wire.

With Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel securing their third driver and constructor championships in a row, the challenge of trying to beat them is ever-present. Lewis Hamilton’s high-profile move to Mercedes will be a key factor in that team’s fortunes, as they attempt to move forward and join the intense battle at the front. Look out also for Ferrari and McLaren who will both be keen to halt Red Bull’s run of success.

There is one less constructor on the grid for 2013, with HRT unable to secure a buyer in time to pay their entry fee. Eleven passionate teams remain, along with 22 drivers ready to compete on 19 unique circuits around the world over the course of nine months.

This book provides a guide to the drivers, teams, important regulation changes and each stop on the 2013 calendar, so that wherever you are, you will always have a useful guide to the entire F1 season.

That’ll be the Day : 365 F1 Stories (Part 1)

Formula One, the pinnacle of motorsport, accommodates over sixty years of history – much of it colourful, some of it chequered, all of it fascinating. Save yourself wading through pages and pages of mind-numbing facts and figures, 365 F1 Stories is here to give you the action one slice at a time.

For every day of the year there is a story, a biography, a series of facts, making a compendium of F1 knowledge that you can use to impress your friends. Want to know what happened on this day in Formula One? Just flip to the right page and find out.

Learn more about the history of your favourite sport, jog your memory about events you witnessed yourself, or perhaps be inspired to discover more.

Part 1 in this series covers the months January to June. Make sure you get your hands on the second volume to complete the experience.

Between the Lines (Formula Primo Confidential)

The motorsport world of Formula Primo is one of high speed and fast living, where relationships are made and broken on and off track, and trust is the fine line between a trophy finish and a long walk home.

Rookie driver John Mitchell makes his Formula Primo debut, plunging into the tense rivalry between two racing teams.

Historical arguments seep into the present when Mitch starts his first race, and ends it in the gravel. What could give Mason Mortimer such a desire to ruin the career of a new driver he’s barely laid eyes on?

Although loyal to the boss that gave him his break, Mitch begins to realise things are not what they seem. The season progresses and luck is never on his side. Could the answer be held with the driver who caused him such early heartbreak?

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