Tales from the Toolbox

A Collection of Behind-the-Scenes Tales from Grand Prix Mechanics

Tales from the Toolbox
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Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841997
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Tales from the Toolbox is a unique collection of behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes as told, in their own words, by former Grand Prix mechanics who have worked at the top level of the sport during the past 50 years.  On the front line of the sport, mixing with drivers and team bosses, they saw a side of it that nobody else got to see and rarely gets to hear about – and this book tells their story. Chapters are themed around a particular aspect of a mechanic’s life, ranging from what they consider the highs and lows of their career, to their opinions of drivers and team bosses, the all-nighters, letting off steam, the ‘Mechanic’s Gallon,’ nightmare journeys and customs capers. It also reveals a tale of camaraderie between teams and individual mechanics which is hard to imagine in today’s highly competitive Formula One environment.  The stories are supplemented by photographs from the archives and photo albums of the mechanics themselves, many of which are previously unseen.

The author

Michael Oliver went to his first Formula One race when he was just two weeks old, and contends that he learned to count looking at the number roundels on the sides of racing cars. A professional writer, he has contributed features to a wide range of magazines and websites, including autosport.com, itvf1.com, Motor Sport, Octane, Classic Cars, Vintage Racecar, Victory Lane, Chequered Flag and Motor Racing Australia.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841997
Illustrations: 50 color ill
Size: 6 in x 9 in x 0.5 in / 152.4 mm x 228.6 mm x 12.7 mm
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