3rd Apr 07, 08:26 #1
Where can I get in-depth analysis of past and present drivers' driving styles?
Yeah, pretty much as the title says really.
Can any of you fellas give me some good info or point me towards some about individual drivers driving styles? I am very interested in this and help would be greatly appreciated.Formerly known as theugsquirrel
3rd Apr 07, 14:15 #2
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Well Jenkinson's 'The Racing Driver' comes to mind re. 50's drivers. (Try searching in www.abebooks.com) Regarding others, I'm afraid my best suggestion is to build up a collection of autobiographies. It will at least be interesting and you'll end up with a nice selection of motor racing literature.
Look out for two volumes called 'The Legends of Formula One'. One is by Doug Nye and covers 1948 - 1968 and the other, by Alan Henry, covers 1969 -2000. Both provide potted histories on the drivers they feature, some of which addresses driving styles.
One more. 'Ask Nigel', in the subscription area of www.autosport.com contains a pretty large archive these days on all sorts of minutiae about lots of drivers from a writer who has been closely following Formula One for over 30 years.
Hope this helps.
3rd Apr 07, 22:25 #3
Taruffi's The Technique of Motor Racing, ISBN: 0837602289 also covers the 50s and is available at Abebooks.
I have not read it nor have I read the Jenkinson book, but from various reviews I would say that these two should be your starting point.Duncan Rollo
The more you learn, the more you realise how little you know.
4th Apr 07, 13:39 #4
Peter Windsor should certainly put a book together. Almost all his articles mention early/late apex entry corner speeds and/or the friction circle.Riccardo Patrese - 256GPs 1977-1993
5th Apr 07, 13:10 #5
6th Apr 07, 09:12 #6
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lol get a life
6th Apr 07, 10:31 #7
Thanks a lot guys all for your suggestions, I'll certainly look into the books mentioned, I'll probably get Jenks' book first. I also hope Windsor writes a book, I've read some great articles by him, and it was his recent columns that made me want to look into driving styles more.
Formerly known as theugsquirrel
17th Feb 11, 00:45 #8
Of course, Lauda addressed this to a small extent when asked about his driving style, basically saying that he simply followed the "black line" around the course.... This is, in all probability, the most honest of all the explanations I have read. I still have the Jenkinson book somewhere on the shelf and not a clue what happened to the Taruffi book. In the Fifties and into the Sixties there seemed to an abundance of such books for reasons that I failed to fathom at the time, but, in retrospect, now realize that such books appealed to some untapped desire on the part of many to at least go through the motions and pretend that they were imitating their heroes from the track as they drove around town. Looking back at various US magazines from the period, there certainly seemed to be a good market for such books.Popular memory is not history.... -- Gordon Wood