- the untold stories behind the cars
- the defining cars of F1
- many previously unseen images
- the key players interviewed
- data on the cars that is not found anywhere else
- unrivalled access to some of the cars
- technical information
- listing of all F1 projects (raced & unraced) from 1995 - 2005
- research carried out on location in the UK, Germany, Japan and France
- essential knowledge for the serious F1 fan
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 ...
Here, for the first time, these stories are told.
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.
"Anyone who is genuinely interested in Formula 1 will want to read this work, as they know that the sport is made up of more than just he cars driven by those on the podium." ï¿½ Australian Classic Car
"If you enjoy a tale, sometimes a mysterious one, about success and failure, this book is for you. It's a concise book of just over 100 pages, with many photos." ï¿½ autoracinghistory.com
"This new Veloce book by Sam Collins, looks at this rarified sport from a totally new perspective, and the author has discovered unloved cars hidden in workshops around the world, forgotten and unfulfilled. A great addition to your collection and a must for any motorsport enthusiast." ï¿½ www.totalkitcar.com
"The author has done an excellent job piecing together the details on some very obscure parts of F1 history. Itï¿½s delightfully obscure and Iï¿½m sure there are plenty of dedicated F1 fans out there who will lap it up. F1Fanatic rating 4/5." ï¿½ F1fanatic.co.uk
"Here's an intriguing footnote to F1 history: nine cars from the 1993-2003 era that never actually raced. Ranging from the big names - Honda, McLaren - to the less well known (Premier 1's abortive attempt to link football clubs with F1...), their stories are accompanied by rare photos." ï¿½ Octane
"... you won't find anything else which covers the same topic ..." ï¿½ www.gaffersports.com, June 2007
"Until now the 'Unraced' were largely overlooked in the recorded history of a great sport, but the fascinating and extraordinary stories they have to tell reveal more about the real world of motor racing than any championship winner could." ï¿½ Startline