Hidden in workshops around the world lie forgotten and abandoned machines - their builder's dreams unfulfilled. These purpose-built cars have never started a race, never felt the excitement of a grand prix, yet they define an era of Formula One which changed the landscape of the sport. The Unraced were until now largely forgotten, or overlooked, but the stories they have to tell reveal more about the sport than any Championship winner could ...
Formula 1, the worlds most popular motor sport, from a totally new perspective . Hidden in workshops around the world lie forgotten and abandoned machines - their builder’s dream unfulfilled. These purpose built cars have never started a race, never felt the excitement of a grand prix. Yet they define an era of Formula One, changing the landscape. Unraced tell the stories of nine grand prix cars that never started. An exciting and fresh look at F1 from the Author of Autodrome. The Unraced are largely forgotten or overlooked but the stories they have to tell reveal more about the sport than any championship winner, and or the first time these stories are told in a refreshing style, backed up with 150 photos, any never published before. The book covers Honda RC100/RC1.5x (1993-1995), Lola T95/30 (1995), DAMS GD-01 (1995), Honda RC2x (1995-1996), Dome F105 (1996), Lola T97/30 (1997), Honda RA099 (1999), Premier1 prototype (2001), McLaren MP4/18 (2003) and also includes a listing of all F1 projects (raced & unraced) from 1995 2005. This book is completely incomparable and a must have for any motor sport enthusiast.
About the author
I have been involved with motorsport since I was a teenager at all levels, starting in Formula One on work experience with Williams in 1997, through to club racing. Currently I m Deputy Editor of the worlds leading journal of motorsport technology Racecar Engineering, a position that gives me unique access to the inner workings of international motorsport. I ve always been more interested in cars than drivers.