In his prophetic foreword to The Technique of Motor Racing, Fangio anticipates the importance Piero Taruffi's book would have for a generation of new drivers.
Trained as both a racing driver and an industrial engineer, Taruffi provides a unique perspective on the art and science of motor racing. He drove for the works teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and others, in a career that spanned over 25 years and was crowned by his victory in the 1957 Mille Miglia.
Table of Contents:
● Foreword by Juan Manuel Fangio
● Necessary Qualities
● Physical Training and Clothing
● The Driving Position
● The Start - Changing Up - Driving on the Straight
● Slowing Down - Braking - Changing to a Lower Gear
● The Conventional 'Line'
● The Limit of Adhesion
● Banked Corners
● Donkey's Back Roads
● Roads of Varying Slopes
● General Advice, Preparation and Tactics
● Maps of the Chief Circuits
First published in 1959, The Technique of Motor Racing has become the standard by which other driving texts are measured, 176 photos and diagrams.