My review of the 2009 F1 season, entitled “F1 2009 – A Revolutionary Year” went on sale today.
The book tells the story of the 2009 season, from the McLaren launch in January to the last race in Abu Dhabi. I called it “A Revolutionary Year” because this was a year in which the backmarkers of 2008 won the championship and the champion teams of recent times lost their dominance. Off track it was the year when the teams revolted against the governing body and almost started a breakaway series.
It covers all 17 Grands Prix and tells the behind the scenes stories of the headline grabbing events, like Alonso’s move to Ferrari, the F1 teams’ breakaway threat and the Renault crash-fixing scandal.
It looks in detail at Jenson Button’s wobbles in the second half of the year, the Schumacher comeback that wasn’t, why Ferrari dropped Kimi Raikkonen and looks behind the stories of the racing action. It is based on the best of the blog entries from this site through the year plus some new linking content. It features a Foreword from Ross Brawn and photography from Darren Heath. It is a large format paperback and costs £9.99.
It is a limited print run and I’m hoping that people who have enjoyed this site during the year will view it as a cool collectable.
This morning I went to the publisher’s warehouse and signed 1,000 copies. All readers who order through this website will receive a signed book.
If you would like to get a copy signed in person, tomorrow I will be doing a book signing at Motor Books in Central London at 3pm. The shop is on Cecil Court, between St Martins’ Lane and Charing Cross Road.