M aurice Hamilton is one of the most renowned Formula 1 journalists in English. The veteran works for the Guardian and the BBC and is the author of many books. His current work revolves around the locations of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. 71 have been sung since 1950. 57 visited Hamilton himself. Some of them only after they were long shut down.
All 71 Grand Prix Circuits
racetracks have always fascinated real racing fans. Because they are a mirror of their time. Anyone who takes a lap on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, who sees the old steep face of Monza or strolls on the remains of the mountain and valley railway from Clermont-Ferrand, immediately feels transported back to the old days.
Who experienced the soulless billion-dollar project Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi or the monstrous paddock in Shanghai knows how Formula 1 ticks today. Today computer kids sit in the cars. Real knights back then.
306 pages of hardcore info for £ 30
Maurice Hamilton took the trouble to list all 71 routes clearly in a 306-page book. Each course has 4 pages with text, photos, data and a route sketch (Google Maps) with all the details. In most cases, the different route variants that some organizers have used over the years are also entered.
Jackie Stewart writes in his foreword: 'When you look at the routes in this book, you can see the diversity and change in ours Sports. Each of these locations has its place in history. ' The book, titled 'Grand Prix Circuits', will be available in English from October 8th from Collins for £ 30. It can be found at the website >> harpercollins.co.uk can be ordered.