Charles Jennings’ latest book (and his first F1 title) Burning Rubber chronicles the history of Formula 1 from the start of Grand Prix racing in the early era through to the dramatic and unexpected rise of Brawn GP in 2009.

Available in a hard- or soft-copy edition, this book outlines and analyses some of the key influential figures, teams and events that have shaped the history of Formula 1 over the decades.

Burning Rubber - Charles Jennings

In essence, it’s a series of essays and biographies concerning these key pieces that make up the fascinating world of Formula 1, and its structure is easy to read and a difficult book to put down. His analysis of Mike Hawthorn, Mario Andretti and the Williams F1 team were standout features in this book, in my opinion.

The quality of any book with F1 as its subject matter always comes down to how well it has been researched and edited to remove errors.

Being the great anorak that I am, I’m pleased to let you know that Jennings and his team has done a great job with this title, and his work is factual without being overly detailed.

In summary, a thoroughly enjoyable read for F1 fans.

Using our unique ‘Chequered Flags’ rating system, we award the Burning Rubber

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‘Burning Rubber’ is available at all leading book retail outlets and Amazon.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.