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Book review: Formula 1 Car by Car 1990-99

Jun 1 2021

As fans of our Bring Back V10s podcast will attest, the 1990s was one of the most fascinating decades of Formula 1.

It started with the final throes of the Prost/Senna/Mansell/Piquet dynamic and ended with a Schumacher/Hakkinen, Ferrari/McLaren battle that ebbed and flowed in captivating fashion.

In between the sport changed enormously. From the final era of true independents, when actual minnows bolted in a Ford or Judd V8 tried to scrape through pre-qualifying, to the arrival of manufacturing giants, who invested heavily and shaped F1 as we know it today
(for good and bad).

It was an era of huge technological development too. The Williams cars of the early part of the decade remain the most advanced in history.

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And while the (ABS) brakes were applied to electronic development, advances in aerodynamic understanding gathered pace as the decade progressed.

Author Peter Higham has made it his mission to chronicle every version of every car that hit the track in this era, and every driver too. So that B-spec AGS that made a handful of pre-qualifying outings? That’s in here.

For fans of the period, this book is a must-have for the pics alone.

Peter Higham took part in an exclusive live video interview where he answered questions from The Race Members’ Club. To find out more about the Club, and to view the video, click here.

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