We are delighted to launch the JA on F1 2013 year book, which is now available to pre-order from today. The book, now in its fifth year of publication, is a firm favourite with fans all over the world, as it provides insight and analysis on the news stories that shaped the season.
The book features a mixture of original posts from the JA on F1 website, plus extensive new material looking back on trends and developments during the year.
Produced in a limited number, which has sold out every year so far, it is intended as a cool collectable, as well as an at a glance record of all the goings on in a dramatic season of F1.
It is a large format paperback, with a Foreword by David Coulthard and featuring stunning photography from Darren Heath. It retails at £10-99. Every copy ordered through this site will be personally signed by me. Copies will be despatched on December 7th in plenty of time for Christmas.
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The 2013 season started out with much hope and expectation as Kimi Raikkonen won the opener in Melbourne, Fernando Alonso won twice early on and Nico Rosberg scored two impressive wins for Mercedes. But Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull came through again to take a stranglehold on the championship from the late summer onwards.
But Vettel’s success came at a price – his win at all costs attitude to the Malaysian Grand Prix led to him being booed by fans on podiums around the world.
The behind the scenes stories from the soap opera of F1 life were as fascinating as ever: we chronicle the goings on behind the scenes at Mercedes that saw Ross Brawn being eased out, despite his controversial masterstroke in organising a tyre test with Pirelli in May, which had his rivals up in arms.
We cover the chaos at Lotus as Raikkonen missed the final races, revealing he had not been paid, the volatility in the driver market as Perez was dumped by McLaren, Massa by Ferrari and Nico Hulkenberg tried desperately to find an opportunity with a top team.
There is plenty of thoughtful analysis on all areas of the sport.
We explain how Red Bull and Vettel developed and mastered the car is told here, as is the story behind Ferrari’s failure to develop its car.
Pirelli was at the centre of a number of dramas this season; some tyre failures early on hinted at problems, but when Pirelli tried to change the tyres for 2012 constructions, the move was blocked by the teams who were going well on them. Then after the spectacular tyre failures at Silverstone in June, a change was forced through and this handed Red Bull an advantage, as their car needed the extra stiffness the revised tyres gave.
The book is stocked full of goodies: We’ve got Murray Walker’s 90th birthday interview, Mark Gillan’s brilliant analysis of Kevin Magnussen’s Silverstone Young Driver test and his invaluable insights throughout the season.
To order yours and to be sure of getting a copy click on this link: JA on F1 2013 Book