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The Chariot Makers: Assembling the Perfect Formula 1 Car

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Steve Matchett, world champion Formula 1 mechanic turned praised television broadcaster and successful author is trapped overnight in New York, in a fogbound JFK airport along with three fellow motor racing enthusiasts. With no sign of the fog letting up, talk inevitably turns to Formula 1. During the course of their night, and with conversation fueled by regular trips to the departure lounge bar, our three protagonists, drawing on Matchett’s encyclopedic knowledge of grand prix engineering and F1 paddock life decide to piece together the perfect Formula 1 race car.
In straightforward, clear and concise language, Steve Matchett explains how the various F1 teams have arrived at their current state-of-the-art designs, and exactly how a championship winning grand prix car is assembled.
Originally published in hardback in 2004, and reading as a novel, The Chariot Makers is Steve Matchett’s third book, along with Life in the Fast Lane and The Mechanic’s Tale, this compelling and insightful story forms the final installment of the author’s entertaining and highly acclaimed Formula 1 trilogy. This brand new digital edition means that for the first time since their original release, all three titles in this fascinating series are available to enjoy on Amazon Kindle.

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Carrera Evolution 27528 Ferrari SF 15-T, Sebastian Vettel, No.05

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Although the Ferrari SF 15-T is just an advancement of its predecessor, changes in the rules for the nose end meant there also had to be several visible changes compared to the F14 T. This brand new, compact and dynamic racing car in the classic Ferrari red is powered by a 1.6-litre, turbocharged V6 engine and has put the 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel back in serious contention.

Product Features

  • Car ready for digital upgrade
  • High-quality original detailed and tampo printed car
  • 1:32 scale analog car
  • Inline E200 motor and double traction magnets
  • Realistic acceleration and braking action

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BBURAGO 1:43 FERRARI RACING – FORMULA 1 SF15-T SEBASTIAN VETTEL #5

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BBURAGO 1:43 FERRARI RACING – FORMULA 1 SF15-T SEBASTIAN VETTEL #5

* Item No : 18-36802SV

Description :

* Manufacturer : Bburago
* Model : FORMULA 1 SF15-T SEBASTIAN VETTEL #5
* Car Maker : Ferrari
* Color : Red
* Scale : 1:43
* Opening : N/A
* Size Approximate : 5″
* Weight (Approx) : 1LB
* Material : Diecast metal with some plastic parts

Product Features

  • Model : FORMULA 1 SF15-T SEBASTIAN VETTEL #5
  • Manufacturer : Bburago
  • Color : Red
  • Scale : 1:43
  • Official Licensed Product

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[MINICHAMPS] 1/8 Red Bull F1 Racing Team Sebastian Vettel miniature helmet (2010 Monaco GP)

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It’s shipped off from Japan.

Product Features

  • Parallel import goods
  • With pedestal acrylic cover
  • 1/8 die-cast miniature helmet

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Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey

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Mark Webber was at the center of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and teammate 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 race track.

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Maskjunction Sebastian Vettel Mask

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At Mask Junction we have a huge range of masks which feature popular celebrities, sports personalities and other famous faces. Our products are intended for fancy dress, practical jokes and also make great gifts for celebrity fans of all ages.

Product Features

  • The eyes are perforated
  • Each mask comes with an elasticated strap which you can tie and adjust to meet your size requirements.
  • All of our masks are digitally printed on 270gsm matte card.
  • Approximate Mask Dimensions – H = 29.7cm / W = 21cm (A4)

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Total Competition: Lessons in Strategy from Formula One

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Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions. Now, in this fascinating book written with Adam Parr (who was CEO and then chairman of Williams for five years), he looks back over his career and methods to assess how he did it, and where occasionally he got things wrong. Total Competition is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport. In the book, Brawn and Parr explore the unique pressures of Formula One, their battles with Bernie Ecclestone, and the cut-throat world they inhabited, where coming second is never good enough. Just as Sir Alex Ferguson used his experiences as a football manager to write Leading, this book will appeal not only to the millions of Formula One fans who want to understand how Brawn operated, it will also provide many lessons in how to achieve your business goals.

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NEW 1:18 W/B MINICHAMPS COLLECTION – INFINITI RED BULL RACING RB9 SEBASTIAN VETTEL #1 – WINNER INDIAN GP 2013 Diecast Model Car By MINICHAMPS

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Description :

* Model : INFINITI RED BULL RACING RB9 SEBASTIAN VETTEL #1 – WINNER INDIAN GP 2013
*Weight (Approx): 2lb
* Color: Multi
* Scale: 1:18
* Manufacturer: Minichamps
* Material: Diecast metal with some plastic parts
*Rubber Tires & Detailed Interior

Product Features

  • 1:18 MINICHAMPS COLLECTION
  • Licenses By MINICHAMPS
  • Scale: 1:18 DieCast Metal With Some Plastic Parts
  • Rubber Tires & Detailed Interior
  • Brand New Box

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Lewis Hamilton: Formula One Champion 2008 2014 2015

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Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One motor racing. He is just the second British driver to win the World Championship on three occasions and the first to win back-to-back titles. His rise to the top was certainly dramatic, but hardly surprising given his first meeting with the then manager of McLaren, Ron Dennis. Ten-year-old Lewis told Dennis he wanted to drive in Formula One for McLaren and, 12 years later, he was doing just that. Twelve months later, Lewis was, at 23, F1′s youngest World Champion. Eleven wins and 16 podium finishes in 19 races in 2014 were more than enough to give him a second World Championship. The following year brought so many landmarks, including the victories in Japan, Russia and United States when he matched his hero Ayrton Senna’s total of 41 Grand Prix victories, passed him and then clinched a third World Championship. 2016 sees him competing in his 10th season in Formula One.

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Burago 1:32 Die-Cast Model ~ Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team RB9 Formule 1 voiture de course ~ Sebastian Vettel by Bburago

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Diecast model of a Red Bull Racing Team 2013 Formula One car;Plaque mounted with Sebastian Vettel’s name;1:32 scale size;Electrostatic paint coating

Product Features

  • Burago 1:32 Die-Cast Model ~ Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team RB9 Formula 1 Racing Car ~ Sebastian Vettel

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