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How to Build a Car

By: Adrian Newey
Narrated by: Richard Trinder
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Publisher's Summary

The world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.

How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved.

A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies: most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994.

How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Adrian Newey (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"The greatest Formula One designer of his - or any other - age." ( The Sunday Times)
"Newey has a legitimate claim on the title of 'Britain's greatest living engineer'." ( The Daily Telegraph)
"Adrian Newey has created more winners than all the super-brain computers in Formula One put together." ( The Times)

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it was good. bit repetitive

amazingly good recollection of the challenges for each years car. I enjoyed it. good for F1 fans

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amazing insight into the man that is Adrian Newey

Amazing listen, easily finished, a few good laughs while reading this book recommendation for any F1 Fan

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super interesting.

love it. easy to follow. would love an update since the time of writing to red bull now dominating again

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Fascinating insight

This is a fascinating insight into the world of Formula 1 through the eyes of Adrian Newey, possibly the greatest F1 designer of all time. I really enjoyed hearing some of the details that we couldn't see from watching, as well as hearing of the backroom negotiations for his services.

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Fantastic

For an F1 nerd it a great book. It’s fantastic to hear from someone who is so passionate and influential to modern F1. More please!

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Great Book for F1 Fans

This is a great book and shows a different side of the story for the fans. If you are a fan of the sport this is a great listen.

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Brilliant

Wasn’t expecting much I wasn’t the biggest F1 fan, once I started I could stop. Loved it

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Fantastic Book

fantastic insight into the man and his stellar career. A must for any F1 fan.

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Fantastic read

Whether an F1 fanatic or a curious car enthusiast, this will get your engine revving!! I really enjoyed this. I loved it so much I went and got a hard copy too!!!!

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This was so interesting

U would love to meet this man and be him

This book was great I absolutely loved it

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