Every month we create a new booklist from our library collections to mark our motoring heritage. This month’s booklist looks at the history of the British Grand Prix and Britain’s influence on the Grand Prix world.
—Derick Allsop, 1990. The British Racing Hero: From Moss to Mansell. London: Stanley Paul. – applauding a long line of British racers and their impact on Grand Prix circuits around the world.
—Clive Couldwell, 2003. Formula One, Made in Britain: The British Influence in Formula One. London: Virgin Books. – team by veritable team, a single country plays host to a world industry.
—Trevor Pask, 2013. The Early British Grand Prix. Manchester: Nostalgia Road Pub. – succinct booklet encapsulating the race’s history.
—Rivers Fletcher, c.1970. The Owen Organisation B.R.M. Grand Prix Racing Car. Wednesbury, Staffordshire: Rubery, Owen & Co. – short history of B.R.M., in at the advent of modern F1 and whose importance in undeniable.
—Maurice Hamilton, 1991. Grand Prix: British Winners. London: Guinness Pub. – seasoned commentator looks back on notable associations of British drivers with particular tracks.
—Richard Hough, 1958. British Grand Prix: A History. London: Hutchinson. – workmanlike rendition of each race up to date of publication, good period plates.
—Ray Hutton, 1998. Silverstone: Fifty Golden Years. Croydon: Motor Racing Pub. – limited ed. celebration of the British Grand Prix’s home commissioned by the BRDC.
—Denis Jenkinson, 1960. A Story of Formula 1, 1954-60. London: Grenville. – a notable period for the ‘rise to supremacy of British Grand Prix cars and British drivers’.
—Karl Ludvigsen, 2006. BRM V16: How Britain’s Auto Makers Built a Grand Prix Car to Beat the World. Dorchester: Veloce. – the revolutionary Grand Prix car that aspired to conquer the world – laid bare.
—Doug Nye, 1977. The British Grand Prix, 1926-1976. London: Batsford. – from the outset and summarised well, the importance of grid positions outlined too.
—Chas Parker, 2013. Silverstone: The Home of British Motor Racing. Sparkford, Somerset: Haynes. – other formulas too, in a recent year by year encyclopaedia.
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