• SEVEN HUNDRED pre-1980 races, including 383 unfairly forgotten races!
• All race series equivalent to F1 included:-Tasman; Intercontinental; Temporada
• The above assessed and graded against `Championship quality`
• Every front grid row, podium finisher and fastest lap identified where known
• Annual diaries from 1947 to 1972 and introduction show who drove what, and for whom
• Annual reviews, both championship and full season, showing quantity and quality of victories
• A new factor - Races `Lost to Lady Luck` 1946-2016 discovered and listed
• Now SEVENTY years of starts, wins and losses finds 137 drivers’ `proven strike capability`
• Over FIFTY new names added to the list - one with 19 wins!
• Strange discoveries such as:- When Ferrari first led a Formula One race, of what nationality was the driver?
A rewriting of the records of Formula One and its best drivers to include every race of equivalent standard to the World Championship rounds. New venues and winners (real and moral) discovered and assessed.
This book fills the gaps in Formula 1 records. The 70 years of F1 can be neatly divided into two eras at January 1980. At that point the terms `Grand Prix` and `World Championship` became synonymous. However, until then OVER HALF of F1 races were not included in the Championship for the spurious reason that each country should have just a single race. This does a disservice to the achievements of drivers of the Fangio, Moss, Clark and Stewart era and even more-so to the four pre-championship years which began in 1946. When a commentator says “Rosberg’s 16th win equals the F1 wins of Stirling Moss” this is manifestly untrue. If the same drivers, in the same cars, compete at the same tracks, and over a similar distance, then each race deserves to have its place in the records as a `Championship quality` event. This book includes such races alongside contemporary Championship races and, combined with known figures since 1980, produces what can surely be accepted as `The Real Score` of Formula 1.
From 1946 to 2016