• How to Build a Car

  • By: Adrian Newey
  • Narrated by: Richard Trinder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.8 (12 ratings)

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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.
©2017 Adrian Newey (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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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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By Jesse Shaffer on 12-06-17

The stories and the structure are brilliant.

Every F1 fan and car nerd must read this book. Adrian Newey managed to make his mark more than any other F1 designer in the 80s, 90s, 00s, and his contiunuity continues through today.

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By Anonymous User on 12-09-17

engineer's/Motorsport must read this

a must read for engineering and Motorsport enthusiasts. inspirational. fascintaing hearing about performance efficiency energy tactics and aerodynamics

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