The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

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Author : Kari Hotakainen
Detail : ‘I wanted it. i believed it absolutely was fascinating – very, very attention-grabbing story that he is have to be compelled to tell… I’ve proverbial him for years and that i learned AN awful heap.’ brandy chemist

Kimi Raikkoenen is that the Finnish ace Formula One driver with a name for being quick on the track and silent off it – till now!

In this very good and authorised portrait of Raikkoenen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the facet of the person that few on the far side his shut family and friends have ever seen. Enigmatic and personal, Ferrari’s former world champion driver seldom parades to outsiders, however he granted Hotakainen exclusive access to his world and to his means of thinking. It ensures that this may be a book that may delight all fans of motorsport, World Health Organization have long revered the Finn.

Including never-previously-seen images from his own assortment, The Unknown Kimi Raikkoenen takes the reader into the center of the action at grands prix round the world, behind the scenes as race ways square measure planned, and parades the personal facet of his life that he commonly guards therefore rigorously.

With all the cult charm of i’m Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the raw excitement of Formula One and therefore the insight of the most effective biographies, this is often a book each partisan can need to treasure.

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Kari Hotakainen
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1471177688


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Detail - 'I loved it. I thought it was fascinating - really, really interesting story that he's got to tell... I've known him for years and I learned an awful lot.' Marc Priestley? Kimi Räikkönen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it – until now! In this superb and authorised portrait of Räikkönen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the side of the man that few beyond his close family and friends have ever seen. Enigmatic and private, Ferrari’s former world champion driver rarely opens up to outsiders, but he granted Hotakainen exclusive access to his world and to his way of thinking. It ensures that this will be a book that will delight all fans of motorsport, who have long revered the Finn. Including never-previously-seen photographs from his own collection, The Unknown Kimi Räikkönen takes the reader into the heart of the action at grands prix around the world, behind the scenes as race strategies are planned, and opens up the private side of his life that he normally guards so carefully. With all the cult appeal of I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the raw excitement of Formula One and the insight of the best biographies, this is a book every sports fan will want to treasure.

The Mechanic : The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane

Automobile mechanics

Author - Marc 'Elvis' Priestley
Publisher - Yellow Jersey Press
Pages - 256
ISBN - 9781787290433


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Detail - In the high-octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every World Champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences. That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high-spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hair down. Whether it be parties on luxury yachts in Monaco or elaborate photo opportunities in gravity-defying aeroplanes, this is a world which thrills on and off the track. Join McLaren's former number-one mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win. This is Formula One as you've never seen it before.

Total Competition : Lessons in Strategy from Formula One

Self-Help

Author - Ross Brawn
Publisher - Simon & Schuster UK
Pages - 336
ISBN - 9781471162381


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Detail - From Ross Brawn—one of the most successful figures in Formula One auto racing—comes a compelling insider’s account of what it takes to win, featuring practical advice for overcoming obstacles and becoming a champion both on and off the racetrack. Formula One racing is a wildly popular global sport with millions of fans and billions more engineering dollars at stake. For four decades, Ross Brawn has been one of the most innovative technical directors and team principals in the high-stakes world of Formula One. He is considered the most successful competitor in the history of Formula One to date, and “the closest thing there is to a certifiable genius” (The Wall Street Journal). Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, and Mercedes, he has worked with legendary drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, and Lewis Hamilton to make them Grand Prix champions. Now, in this fascinating book, presented as a frank conversation between Brawn and fellow Formula One competitor Adam Parr, Brawn reflects upon his career, shares the philosophies and methods that led to his success, and offers lessons that every leader working with teams—at work, play, or home—can use to achieve their own goals, too. Brawn and Parr share details about the unique pressures of Formula One racing and the intense, cutthroat world they inhabited, where coming in second place is never good enough. Just as Phil Knight recounted his accomplishments and devastating setbacks in the building of the Nike brand in the New York Times bestseller Shoe Dog, this book also provides a blueprint for leading teams, imparting lessons such as “Embrace Humility,” “Invest in People and Culture,” “Strive for Simplicity, Manage Complexity,” and much more.

Meet Sebastian Vettel : The Story of Formula One's Youngest Champion

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Andrea Cremonesi
Publisher - Souvenir PressLtd
Pages - 143
ISBN - 9780285640856


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Detail - In 2008 Sebastian Vettel became the youngest ever winner of a Formula 1 race when he won the Italian Grand Prix while driving for Toro Rosso. He is now the youngest ever Formula One champion (and has won two consecutive World Championships). This illustrated biography follows Sebastian Vettels life and career from his first encounter with his hero, Michael Schumacher, his years as a karting champion to his ascent to Formula 1 and becoming its youngest ever driver at just 19. Depicting Vettels private life and personality, the book is fully illustrated with photographs from every stage in his life, as well as contributions in their own words from Vettel himself, his team-mate, Mark Webber, as well as the members of Red Bull who have helped to make him a champion.

On the Right Track : From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Marion Jones
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 224
ISBN - 9781451610833


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Detail - For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the “the fastest woman on the planet.” At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. That same year, the Associated Press and ESPN named her Athlete of the Year. She was on the cover of Vogue and Time. She seemed to have it all—fame, fortune, talent, and international acclaim. Now she is a convicted felon. The trouble started in 2003 when she lied to federal agents about her use of a performance-enhancing drug and her knowledge of a check fraud scam. In 2007, no longer able to live with the lies, she admitted the truth. In a sad end to what seemed like a storybook career, she was stripped of her medals, and her track-and-field records were wiped from the books. She was incarcerated at Carswell federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas—a prison known for its violence and abuse. While there, she kept herself in shape and her sanity intact by running on a dirt track and a treadmill in the prison’s improvised weight room. But her imprisonment was not the end for Marion Jones. In fact, it marked a new beginning. She is now using her story to change the lives of people the world over and inspire others who, like her, face obstacles that seem insurmountable. On the Right Track is the candidly told story of how Marion came to grips with her lies and the consequences of her actions, and how she found meaning in all of it. What she tells her children and has now applied to her own life is that when you make a mistake, you admit it, you accept the consequences, you move on, you make the wrong a right. She teaches her children and others to take a break and pause before making impulsive and potentially harmful decisions. At the heart of this book are real issues that we all face: learning to grow through pain; making decisions that will help us far into the future; overcoming failure and discouragement; and applying practical principles that point the way to personal and spiritual breakthrough.

Jenson Button: Life to the Limit : My Autobiography

Author - Jenson Button
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9781911600381


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Detail - Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His 17 years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything from nursing underpowered cars around the track to winning World Championships and everything in between. Jenson's World Championship victory for the unsponsored and unfancied Brawn GP team is one of the most extraordinary against-the-odds sports stories of the century. Jenson's book lifts the lid on the often hidden world of Formula 1. He reveals his relationships with some of the biggest names in Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso as well some of the most colorful characters like Flavio Briatore, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams and serial winner Ross Brawn. Above all, he puts you right inside the cockpit, in the driving seat, traveling at over 200 miles per hour, battling the fear of death, showing you what happens when it goes wrong at high speed and allowing you to experience the euphoria of crossing the line first.

How to Build a Car :

Automobile engineers

Author - Adrian Newey
Publisher - HarperCollins
Pages - 400
ISBN - 9780008196806


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Detail - 'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon HillThe world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994. Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.

Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey :

Author - Mark Webber
Publisher - Pan Macmillan
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1509813543


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Detail - Long-awaited autobiography of Formula One Racing legend Mark WebberMark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his team mate Sebastian Vettel went head to head for the World Championship. There could only be one winner. Since retiring from Formula One Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. He hit the front pages of newspapers around the world in December 2014 when he slammed into the barricades in the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in South America, and was lucky to escape with his life. But the controversy of his relationship on and off the track with Vettel, who went on to win multiple world titles, has never been far beneath the surface. Here, for the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around the world.In his trademark straight-talking, no-nonsense style Mark reveals his amazing life on and off the Formula One race track. From his first taste of karting to his F1 debut in 2002, scoring Minardi's first points in three years at the Australian Grand Prix, through to his first win with Red Bull at the 2009 German Grand Prix and the year he should have been crowned World Champion. Mark Webber's journey to the top of Formula One was every bit as determined and committed as his racing. This is his searingly honest story.Includes a foreword by Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart

My Greatest Defeat : Stories of hardship and hope from motor racing's finest heroes

Sports & Recreation

Author - Will Buxton
Publisher - Evro Publishing Limited
Pages - 336
ISBN - 9781910505403


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Detail - My Greatest Defeat is a collection of honest and revealing insights into 20 of the greatest living racing drivers, legends of the worlds of Formula 1, Indycar, NASCAR, Le Mans and Rally. Interviews conducted specially for this book are with (in alphabetical order) Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Dario Franchitti, Jeff Gordon, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Jimmie Johnson, Tom Kristensen, Niki Lauda, Sebastien Loeb, Felipe Massa, Rick Mears, Emanuele Pirro, Alain Prost, Carlos Sainz, Jackie Stewart, Bobby Unser, Ari Vatanen and Alex Zanardi. Here are five highlights… Dario Franchitti — The Indycar champion talks of the deaths of the friends that book-ended his career in racing, the heartbreak that each caused and the aftermath of accidents that affected the physical functioning of his brain. Jeff Gordon — One of the all-time NASCAR greats, he looks back on his many championships, admitting that today he cannot view a single one with anything but regret as family relationships were soured and stretched to breaking point. Jimmie Johnson — One of the greatest stock car drivers in history, Johnson was at one time considered a reckless outcast. He reflects on the little-known crash that almost killed him and changed his mindset forever. Niki Lauda — A racer who needs no introduction, Niki Lauda discusses the loss of one of his aircraft over Thailand in which all on board were killed; for eight months he fought to clear the name of his pilots and change aircraft safety forever. Alex Zanardi — In a deep and revealing conversation, the Paralympic gold medalist, who lost both legs in an Indycar accident, discusses how we decipher between our passion and our ambition and how childhood dreams affect our adult decisions. Striking portrait artworks come from a revered artist in modern comic book design, Giuseppe ‘Cammo’ Camuncoli, who is renowned for the dark, brooding style that has seen him become a staple in the Vertigo, DC and Marvel stables.

To Hell and Back : An Autobiography

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Niki Lauda
Publisher - Random House
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1473577950


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Detail - Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title. In To Hell and Back he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it’s Lauda vs Hunt, an epic rivalry later dramatized in 2013’s Hollywood blockbuster Rush, and he looks back on the strict childhood and parental disapproval that he believes gave him an ‘addiction to excellence’. There’ll never be another like him.

Daniel Ricciardo : In Pursuit of Greatness

Author - Nate Saunders
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 224
ISBN - 9781743794715


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Detail - Since his elevation to Red Bull in 2014, Daniel Ricciardo has cemented himself as one of Formula One¿s most exciting talents. He has established a reputation for brilliant one-lap speed, thrilling overtaking and a competitive spirit that has helped him claim some of the most exhilarating race victories in the sport¿s recent history. The self-styled `Honey Badger¿ has done it all with a smile, displaying the infectious personality that has made him one of the most popular drivers on the grid. Starting with Ricciardo¿s rise in Formula One, this book gives a race-by-race account of the highs, the lows, the controversies and the triumphs. Featuring 150 dynamic colour photographs that take you to the very centre of the action, this is a brilliant insight into the excitement and drama of Formula One, and one of its most popular superstars.

The Winning Formula : Leadership, Strategy and Motivation The F1 Way

Business & Economics

Author - David Coulthard
Publisher - Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Pages - 304
ISBN - 1788700104


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Detail - *THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* HOW DOES A PIT CREW CHANGE FOUR WHEELS IN 1.9 SECONDS? AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR A COMPANY LIKE BLACKBERRY? WHAT IS RON DENNIS' SECRET TO GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT? AND HOW CAN THAT HELP TV PRODUCERS? WHY IS F1 THE PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR LEADERSHIP, MOTIVATION AND STRATEGY? AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM IT? In The Winning Formula, driver, commentator and entrepreneur David Coulthard opens the doors to the secretive world of F1 and reveals in simple, entertaining and utterly compelling terms how he has been able to master this mind-boggling variety of disciplines by applying the skills honed from his years at the top of the world's most demanding motorsport. By recounting his own stories, and combining them with first-hand experience of stellar individuals such as Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis, Sir Frank Williams, Christian Horner and Sebastian Vettel, Coulthard provides a fascinating fly-on-the-wall insight into F1 but at the same time offers an invaluable guide to the business of sport and the sport of business.

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