Formula 1: The Impossible Collection

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  • 228 pages
  • 175 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in May 2021
  • W 39.4 x L 47.3 x D 7.6 cm
  • Handcrafted volume in a luxury clamshell case with metal plaque
  • ISBN: 9781614289494
  • 8.94 kg

Unsurprisingly our favourite book from Assouline, this latest “Impossible Collection” contains the 100 most memorable moments from the sport, chronicling its evolution from a gentleman’s club in the 1950s to the worldwide phenomenon it has become today. You don’t need us to run through the sport’s history when Assouline can do it on our behalf, with a head turning compendium no less.

Additionally, this 9kg tome of pure Formula 1 goodness contains 175 hand-tipped images and rarely seen photographs of some of the sport’s biggest names. This is the ultimate book for any motorsport fanatic (take it from us), and through the winter we’ll be sat by the fire turning through its pages!

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DESCRIPTION

A six-point safety harness wraps over your shoulders and between your legs, a head and neck brace clamps down your chest. The world ahead is visible only above a rim at eye level; the world behind is seen only through two mirrors little bigger than cigarette boxes. The start lights begin to illuminate red, and when they extinguish, your life will enter another dimension: this is not a fighter jet or a spacecraft, you are on the starting grid of a Formula One track, strapped into the world’s most technologically advanced racing car. The turbocharged engine, with more than 1,000 horsepower, is about to kick you in the backside, hurtling to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds, careening toward the first corner of the track. For the average reader, even driving a single lap of a Grand Prix would be impossible. But for the world’s twenty best racing drivers in the series’ ten teams, it is a way of life that is extreme in almost every facet. Selected by veteran F1 journalist Brad Spurgeon, Formula 1: The Impossible Collection chronicles the milestones that lifted Formula One from a gentlemen’s club in 1950 to a global sport with hundreds of millions of fans around the world, third in popularity only to the Olympics and World Cup soccer. Highlighting exceptional technical innovations, remarkable drivers’ achievements and exciting race finishes, this volume illuminates immortal names such as Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Bruce McLaren, Enzo Ferrari, Colin Chapman, Bernie Ecclestone, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, who recently made history tying Schumacher’s championship titles and breaking his record of total career race victories. A spirited tribute to the sport and all those who have made it possible over the decades, this handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume dynamically illustrates that Formula One is far more than “cars going around in circles,” it is the culmination of a passion that fires the mechanics, technicians, engineers and team directors behind the scenes, in addition to the drivers themselves, who are prepared to possibly pay the ultimate sacrifice to be part of its glorious history. Housed in a luxury clamshell case with a metal plaque, this spectacular tome is presented in a red canvas tote bag to preserve its craftsmanship. 

Assouline has revolutionized thecoffee-table book.
- New York Magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brad Spurgeon reported on Formula One for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times for over two decades, traveling to nearly every Formula One race each season over five continents. His passion for racing began as a boy when he attended the first Canadian Grand Prix in 1967. He has contributed articles to publications around the world and has appeared as an F1 expert on EurosportCNNAl-Jazeera and L’Équipe TV. Based in Paris, Spurgeon works as a freelance writer, filmmaker and musician.

Jean Todt is the president of the FIA and Stefano Domenicali is the president and CEO of Formula One

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.


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