Sports Car and Competition Driving

by Paul Frere


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Paul Frere-le Mans winner, Grand Prix driver and Road & Track magazine's European editor has prepared a new edition of his classic, Sports Car and Competition Driving.

First published in 1963, 'Sports Car and Competition Driving' sold tens of thousands of copies, establishing it as a standard reference on driving.

In this revised edition, Frere builds on the strengths of the original by explaining how to meet the new challenges posed by radical new developments in automotive technology.

With 78 photographs and illustrations, 'Sports Car and Competition Driving' is required reading for all those interested in racing or in becoming a more masterful road driver.

• Basics.
• Racing on Road and Track.
• Cornering.
• From Slipping to Sliding.
• From Theory to Practice.
• Practicing, Qualifying and Racing.
• The Race.
• Speed and Safety.
• How To Become a Racing Driver.
• Do's and Don'ts.
• Appendix 1 The Effect of Banking Angle and Tire Load on Maximum Cornering Speed.
• Appendix 2 The Effect of Down Force on Maximum Cornering Speed.
• Appendix 3 The Effect of All-wheel Drive on Handling.

75 photographs and illustrations.

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  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837602025 (0-837-60202-5)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837602028 (978-0-837-60202-8)
  • Format: Softcover, 156 pages
  • Date Published: 31-12-1998


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