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How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Formula 1 Designer

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How to Build a Car encapsulates through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula 1 so thrilling. Newey has worked in both Formula One and IndyCar racing as an immensely successful race engineer, aerodynamicist, designer and technical director. pages of illustrations showing you how to draw the shapes and proportions of polar animals such as Penguins, Polar Bears, Seals etc.

As a child, the labels on Tamiya model car kits helped him to understand what parts of the car were. The factual content doesn't sound too brilliant either, much of it being descriptions of bad post race behaviour, mostly involving excessive alcohol consumption. In this latter persona he opens out in a way that his somewhat shy, reticent front in the spotlight doesn’t allow. The most famous IndyCar race is the Indianapolis 500, held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in front of huge crowds. If you love finding out how things work, if you’re a car nut, if you’re intrigued by the sport’s politics and even if your interest in Formula 1 is but a passing one, you absolutely must read this book.Quite superb…This book pulls off the remarkable feat of being a first-class autobiography and textbook all in one. How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrians 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 hes been involved. The book opens up both his genius with a pencil in his hand and lets us see the tearaway side to him that you’d never know he had based on his interviews in the paddock. It would have been fantastic if the book could have included photography similar to the excellent “ The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car” considering so many Newey cars are also featured in that book.

If you're running a script or application, please register or sign in with your developer credentials here. However, I've noticed a great similarity between the respect or otherwise that mechanics may have for their drivers, and the respect or otherwise that orchestral musicians may have for a conductor, and it's often the first impressions that create the mould.

I didn't realise that Adrian Newey had been a race engineer for quite some time, in my ignorance I thought he was 'just' the leading aerodynamicist who had brought Red Bull their run of championships overcoming the handicap of not having the best drivers nor the best engines.

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