50 Years of the Formula One World Championship, by Geoff Tibballs 
Hardcover, © 2000 Robson Books, ISBN 9781861053152

Fifty Years of the Formula One World Championship The Formula 1 World Championship remains among the greater motorsport prizes in the world. Reputations have been forged and lives have been lost in its pursuit, and these add to the incredible cultural melting pot that forms the backbone of this sport.

And many of the best figures in the sport – drivers and managers alike – talked as well as they performed their craft on track or behind the pit wall.

All will hold opinions on the highlights and dangers of their sport, the nuances of the Grand Prix circuits, the merits and failings of their cars, teams and fellow drivers. These could be funny, controversial, emotional, or tragic.

Geoff Tibballs, a noted journalist, has put together 50 Years of the Formula One World Championship – a compilation of the best quotes from the first fifty years of the modern era of Formula 1.

What do the drivers think of one another? How do they cope with the inherent risks of their sport? What were their thoughts on the most memorable moments in the sport?

I have derived incredible pleasure in reading, and re-reading, this wonderful book, which is a compelling offering as told by the key figures who have helped shape he sport into what it is today.

Using our unique ‘Chequered Flags’ rating system, we award 50 Years of the Formula One World Championship – In the Words of Those Who Were There


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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.