This book is the second in a multi-volume, decade-by-decade series
covering the entire history of Formula 1 through its teams and cars.
This instalment covers the 1970s, when the sport gained big new sponsors
and grew into a television spectacle, with battles between Ferrari and
Cosworth-powered opposition a continuing theme. As well as the big
championship-winning teams – Lotus, Ferrari, McLaren and Tyrrell – this
was a period when small teams and privateers continued to be involved in
significant numbers and they are all included, down to the most obscure
and unsuccessful. This book shines new light on many areas of the sport
and will be treasured by all Formula 1 enthusiasts.
- Year-by-year treatment covers each season in fascinating depth,
running through the teams – and their various cars – in order of
- World Champions: Lotus and Ferrari, with three drivers’ titles each,
were the most dominant race winners through the decade, while Tyrrell
and McLaren took two drivers’ titles apiece.
- Other winning marques were Brabham, BRM, Hesketh, Ligier, March, Penske, Renault, Shadow, Williams and Wolf.
- More obscure teams and cars in all their colourful diversity are a
special dimension of this book, with names such as Amon, Connew,
Eifelland, Ensign, Hill, Kojima, LEC, Maki, Merzario, Rebaque, Token and
- Over 600 photos – mostly in colour – show every type of car raced by
every team and driver, presenting a comprehensive survey of all
- The sweep of the decade covers sustained technical development, particularly in aerodynamics, tyres and engine turbocharging.
- Detailed text includes car specifications and technical essentials.