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u/Wardez · 2 pointsr/formula1

Here's a link to the official F1 store Red Bull section: click

Go there and get into the Red Bull section to find all kinds of things. Most are high priced but there's something like a Mark Webber hat that costs under your price range.

Also check if he has the F1 2010 official video game that came out this past September. If he doesn't then find out what game system he has and get him F1 2010. It's made for all systems save for the Wii.
Here's a link to the Amazon page which is selling the console versions for only $40 US: click

Here's a good one we're all waiting for: click

It's the official season review for 2010 that ended just weeks ago. I would love to be surprised by something like this. It's coming out December 14th so it'll be out in time for Christmas.

Awesome shirt

And last but not least, my personal wish.
I'd love a subscription to F1 racing magazine. I'm in the US and it gets pricey and inconvenient to have to go to the bookstore to pick up the import priced copy every month, which comes in weeks later by the way.
It's hard to go wrong with this one. It's seen by most as the best, most interesting and worthy F1 editorial out there. I used to just buy it for the amazing photography, but now regularly enjoy reading through hall the stats and articles.
Click here for their page to get a subscription

Hope you can decide on something awesome for the person in question. Nice of you to ask around for them.

u/Spark_77 · 3 pointsr/formula1

FIA stands for Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Its basically an international association of automobile clubs, this includes organisations that organise and hold motorsport events.

Back in the 90s the EU ruled that the FIA could not hold the governing and commercial rights, so they sold the commercial rights to FOM. This is the set up that remains to this day. the FIA are responsible for holding the rule book and governance of those rules. FOM deal with the commercial side - they sell coverage to TV companies, give journalists access to the paddock etc. FOM also sign deals with promoters who wish to hold grand prix. FOM also have agreements with every team in F1 (called the Concorde agreement). The Concorde agreement covers the teams obligations (must compete in every race, must run 2 cars and so on) and the money that they receive from FOM for participating.

The Concorde agreement is secret - there is an awful lot of speculation about who gets what money, but few people actually know and are bound to secrecy. We do know that some teams receive extra money "just because". We also know the payment structure is based on the previous year's WCC standings and it is somewhat unbalanced - so if you win the WCC you get a whole bunch more money than the 10th placed team.

Bernie ? There has been much written about him. In short he's a maverick. Many years ago he owned the Brabham team, back then the commercial side of F1 didn't really exist - cars had sponsor stickers all over them but it wasn't really exploited. More than that, the whole commercial side was disorganised - teams would do deals to run in races directly with promoters. When there were flyaway races teams would book their shipping (of cars/equipment) individually. Bernie saw an opportunity, he started representing the teams - initially getting a bulk deal on transport to lower costs, then he began to represent the teams to negotiate deals. For the most part the teams were happy with this, at least initially - they were naive and far more interested in putting next year's car together than dealing with business people. When TV money started coming along they understood ! Which led to Ken Tyrrell rather angrily declaring that Bernie had stolen F1 from the teams. FOCA (the company that Bernie set up to represent the teams) became FOM. Bernie then eventually sells FOM to a number of investors - most notably CVC Capital Partners.

It should be noted that over the years Bernie has made the sport what it is today (good and bad). The commercialisation has bought huge amounts of money to the sort - F1 drivers are household names all over the world. Bernie made the sport more professional - previously teams would run in F1 for the odd race or two when they could afford it using old cars, sometimes with only one car.
Probably the biggest thing that Bernie did was improve safety and medical care. He employed Sid Watkins as the official F1 doctor. When promoters refused to let Sid inspect medical facilities Bernie threatened to cancel races if Sid wasn't allowed to inspect facilities or found things were not up to the required standard.
Sid was a wonderful chap and is very much missed, his book is worth a read - and the follow up

Anyway, back to the money - CVC are capitalists. They buy something and later sell it to make money. In the case of FOM I believe the profit generated paid back about 50% of their purchase price of the years - then of course they sold it to Liberty Media. They've done pretty well out of it.
CVC's strategy was to leave Bernie in place - he knows everyone, he knows the business and his eye for a deal was (is?) pretty impressive. Basically as an employee of CVC his job was to make them as much money as possible - and thats what he did. This has attracted a lot of negative press for Bernie over the years. To some extent he & CVC were "chasing the money" -hence races in India, Korea and many other far flung destinations. You have to remember Bernie is 86 and basically, doesn't understand the internet, social media and all that stuff - this has also caused negative press.

When LM bought FOM and quietly moved Bernie aside many rejoiced because they saw Bernie as all F1's problem personified. Ultimately LM have purchased F1 to make money, so in some respects the rejoicing was maybe a little premature. Having said that, LM clearly have their own ideas on how to monetise F1 - its still early days, lets see what happens.

u/frank_n_bean · 3 pointsr/formula1

This question has been asked a bunch of times, but the one post I've found the most helpful was /u/that_video_art_guy's response in this post. For quick reference, here's the copy/paste:

I've read many of these books, I'm partial to the mechanics and team member books but find all of them to be very enjoyable.

The Super Collective Super list of Super Good F1 Books:

Mechanics/Team Members

[Life in the Pit Lane: Mechanic's Story of the Benetton Grand Prix Year]( - Steve Matchett

[The Mechanic's Tale: Life in the Pit-Lanes of Formula One]( - Steve Matchett

The Chariot Makers: Assembling the Perfect Formula 1 Car - Steve Matchett

Team Lotus: My View From the Pitwall - Peter Warr

Jo Ramirez: Memoirs of a Racing Man - Jo Ramirez

Art of War - Five Years in Formula One - Max Mosley, Adam Parr, Paul Tinker

Tales from the Toolbox: A Collection of Behind-the-Scenes Tales from Grand Prix Mechanics - Michael Oliver, Jackie Stewart

Technical Books

Red Bull Racing F1 Car: Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual

McLaren M23: 1973 Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual

Lotus 72: 1970 Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual

Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning - Carroll Smith

Engineer to Win - Carroll Smith

Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook AKA: Screw to Win - Carroll Smith

Race Car Vehicle Dynamics: Problems, Answers and Experiments - Doug Milliken

Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis - William F. Milliken, Douglas L. Milliken, Maurice Olley

The Racing & High-Performance Tire: Using Tires to Tune for Grip & Balance - Paul Haney

Technical Driving

Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving - Ross Bentley

Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving - Carl Lopez

Working the Wheel - Martin Brundle

Drivers and Rivalry's

Senna Versus Prost: The Story of the Most Deadly Rivalry in Formula One - Malcolm Folley

The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit - Michael Cannell

Winning Is Not Enough: The Autobiography - Sir Jackie Stewart

Shunt: The Story of James Hunt - Tom Rubython

Alex Zanardi: My Sweetest Victory: A Memoir of Racing Success, Adversity, and Courage - Alex Zanardi, Gianluca Gasparini, Mario Andretti.

It Is What It Is: The Autobiography - David Coulthard

Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way! - Perry McCarthy The Black Stig, Damon Hill

F1 Through the Eyes of Damon Hill: Inside the World of Formula 1 - Damon Hill, Photography: Sutton Images

People Of F1

Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One - Professor Sid Watkins

Beyond the Limit - Professor Sid Watkins

I Just Made The Tea: Tales from 30 years inside Formula 1 - Di Spires

Bernie: The Biography of Bernie Ecclestone - Susan Watkins

Picture Books

McLaren The Cars: Updated 2011 Edition

Art of the Formula 1 Race Car - Stuart Codling, James Mann, Peter Windsor, Gordon Murray

u/that_video_art_guy · 3 pointsr/formula1

Steve Matchett's books are probably some of the more exciting and informative books about F1 and racing in general. Steve is now an F1 Commentator for Speed Tv in America but spent his days working for Benetton during its glory days, he's got a load of knowledge(even though Speed's network coverage gets a lot of flack for being garbage) and has worked on Martin Brundle's and Michael Schumacher's cars during his tenure. Once I got them I never put them down, the best part is that they are cheap too!

Steve Matchett's Books

Prof. Sid Watkins Book Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One is pretty good if not some what depressing... None the less its a real look at how far F1 and racing in general has come in the terms of safety.

And just because its fun/sad I have to say Perry McCarthy's Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way! is by far one of the more hilarious books out there and although his time in F1 was very short lived its still a good book worth mentioning, that and he was the original Stig... come on!!!

u/lobosrul · 1 pointr/formula1

Oh yes Mario raced under the American flag. He's a rather proud naturalized citizen.

If you mean world championship, yes Phil Hill won in 1961. A highly recommended read:

Actually the 60's were a pretty good time for US drivers. Hill, Gurney and Richie Ginther all had pretty good success. Then Revson in the early 70's until his death.

After Andretti the last remotely successful US driver was Eddie Cheever, 9 podiums but no wins.

u/obaixinho · 4 pointsr/formula1

First of all, the best to your dad and you. In answer to your question, I'm confident he will like the most part of the team Williams documentary as it covers the era you describe. I bet your dad would also love Weekend of a Champion about F1 legend Jackie Stewart (1970s) and 1: Life on the Limit about the very dangerous years of F1 until modern era, which covers the time period you describe. These, and the already mentioned Senna doc and Rush movie would be suitable.

If your dad struggles reading, maybe photobooks could be an idea. Grand Prix: Fascination Formula 1 and 50 Years of F1 Photography by Rainer Schlegelmilch is amazing and might bring back memories.

u/dl064 · 16 pointsr/formula1

It's an interesting book and talks about that kind of stuff in fact. It's worth noting of course that RBR 2010/McLaren 2007/Mercedes 2014-2016 intra-team title fights are generally rare so it doesn't come up much. Priestley discusses that teamwork in 2007 was a laughable concept: they completely, utterly forgot about Ferrari, and a lot of people had to kiss and make-up within McLaren long after Alonso had left.

I've no idea what arrangements are now; they might've done away with it. Irvine I know used to get rewards when Schumacher won, explicitly. I know Mercedes now have a generic win bonus, whichever driver wins.

Alonso tried to personally reward his side of the garage when they had success, but the team did not allow it, conscious that the us vs. them within McLaren was getting serious.

u/Blue_Sky_Blue · 1 pointr/formula1

Try and get your hands on the 2010 and 2012 season reviews. Both amazing and thrilling seasons for which the drivers championship went down to the last race. And stick around this subreddit, you'll quickly pick up who's who and what's what.

u/colin_staples · 52 pointsr/formula1

As I wrote in another thread the other day :

Its early days yet.

In Ross Brawn's book - and he's a man who knows how to turn a team into championship winners - he insists it takes 3 years to turn a team around.

Year 1 is when you review and assess everything

Year 2 is when you make changes, hiring and firing, the management structure etc

Year 3 is when you should start to see the results.

Zak Brown is currently somewhere between years 1 and 2. He joined McLaren in November 2016 as executive director of McLaren Technology Group (where his influence was limited), but only became "the big boss" in April 2018 when he was made CEO of McLaren Racing. That was less than 6 months ago. Link

He's making some changes to the management structure, some people have left, and some are being recruited. Time will tell if those changes have worked.

I'm not saying Zak Brown will be a success. He might be. Or he might not be.

What I'm saying is it's WAY too early to call him a failure.

It took Jean Todt a good few years to fix Ferrari's structure and hire all the right people, everyone was calling for his head at the start but it turned out quite well in the end...

u/FesteringNeonDistrac · 1 pointr/formula1

Good book and the one I came in here to recommend.

Red Bull put out a shop manual for the RB6(?) A few years back. It's got a lot of really interesting stuff in it.

u/TyTimothy · 1 pointr/formula1

I really wish Hamilton would simply make a post to Instagram with a photo of himself casually eating Captain Crunch (w/ Crunch Berries obviously) on his personal Jet, while reading this with a whos-who of celebs laughing slightly out of focus in the background.

Caption: "U Mad?"

u/coldstream87 · 3 pointsr/formula1

i can't recommend this book enough. It has all the key moments of the F1 magically captured. From the amazing stunning last pictures of Nina Rindt (google it!) one lap for his crash to Senna and everything is just there. Stunnijg overview pictures comparing the 60's cars with the current cars etc.

check it out for sure so much worth it for every F1 fan

u/spork_king · 5 pointsr/formula1

I'll second The Mechanic's Tale. I received it as a present this year after expressing an interest in F1 and really enjoyed it. I'm still on the lookout for the other two, but I bet they are as good.

u/NeverLandRanchHand · 13 pointsr/formula1

> It seems like Red Bull's entire development strategy is based on bending the rules as far as possible until they break, in which case they backtrack.

This is motor-racing. I hate to be so axiomatic, but pushing the rules is the defining philosophy of all good teams at all levels. This is what Mark Donahue called the Unfair Advantage.

Check it out,..its a fascinating read.

u/JimmerUK · 1 pointr/formula1

I know this isn't at all what you are looking for, but I would heartily recommend the Red Bull F1 Technical manual for any formula one fan.

u/Kwibbian_Kel · 1 pointr/formula1

> Did the movie incorrectly depict him, or simply didn't show his good side?

It showed Prost from Senna's point of view. And Senna's perception of reality was ... different.

If you're interested in their rivalry, there is an excellent book about it: Senna Versus Prost: The Story of the Most Deadly Rivalry in Formula One.

u/crucible · 2 pointsr/formula1

It's covered in Professor Sid Watkins' first book, Life At The Limit. The book starts with the events of May 1994 and then goes right back to the 70s and Watkins's involvement with the safety and medical side of F1 through to the 90s.

Well worth a read, but he does cover many of the fatal crashes in the 70s and 80s in the book because he was usually the first on the scene as F1's doctor. There are some nice light hearted moments and funny anecdotes throughout the book to balance this out.

u/photojourno · 2 pointsr/formula1

Read the book "A Mechanic's tale" by Steve Matchett.

It's a great read!!

u/Neverwish · 4 pointsr/formula1

I recently got my hands on "Schlegelmilch 50 Years of Formula 1 Photography". It's huge (over 600 pages) and a bit pricey for a coffee table book, but well worth it.

u/Tmsan · 17 pointsr/formula1

Here it is on Amazon UK:

On the more expensive side for Lego I'd assume, but a nice piece!

u/empw · 2 pointsr/formula1

I love my "Formula 1 Circuits from Above" coffee table book.

u/mercedes_ · 1 pointr/formula1

Not the only reason...

But a huge part of it.

Ross Brawn was incredibly disciplined in his approach.

Michael was a generational talent (if not the GOAT).

u/White_Sox · 9 pointsr/formula1

Right, I misspelled his name.
You can actually hear part of that story here, by the man himself.
Regarding the book, it's actually "Senna Versus Prost: The Story of the Most Deadly Rivalry in Formula One". Very good read, but sometimes I felt the author was biased towards Prost. Nevertheless, I encourage you to read it.

u/cafk · 4 pointsr/formula1

Classics like:

u/goretooth · 1 pointr/formula1

Have you read this beauty?

Haynes RB6 Red Bull manual

Its a pretty technical in depth look into practically every part of a formula 1 car

u/beornn1 · 1 pointr/formula1

The Mechanic’s Tale by Steve Matchett is a great read.

I do miss having his commentary on race weekends (but not enough to have to watch NBC’s coverage ever again).

u/BeanBone · 9 pointsr/formula1

If you want to know more about him (and Phil Hill and the rest of F1 at the time), I cannot recommend enough The Limit. Fantastic read.

u/Willowx · 2 pointsr/formula1

Not in the UK still gives quite a lot of places where you could be, as a start some links below.

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Book Despository (their header states free worldwide delivery)

Amazon DE

u/FOFDanF1 · 1 pointr/formula1

The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit

by Michael Cannell

one if the best books I've read on any subject

u/damesdad · 4 pointsr/formula1

I doubt there is any video but you should get the race and year from this book

Edit: digging really deep into my memory I seem to recall that the driver might have been Vittorio Brambilla. His wiki States that he occasionally drove the safety car at the Italian Grand Prix. Sorry, I have no more detail than that.

u/Remmes- · 1 pointr/formula1

I have the rb6 specific one and thought it was a pretty good read/view. They're a bit technical but to the point where most people can understand what's going on.

u/Geopooed · 3 pointsr/formula1

His new one, Life to the Limit, it was released a couple of weeks ago. It's a good read if you're into autobiographies.

u/Sir_Skelly · 6 pointsr/formula1

Wish they'd do something of a similar size to this

u/gollopini · 2 pointsr/formula1

I think it's cool name (David Coulthard's autobiography was called "It is what it is"). If you are really thinking about building a car and you are browsing WHSmiths you might need a rethink anyways.
edit: link

u/CromulentPerson · 1 pointr/formula1

This is a great book. It's right up there with The Unfair Advantage in terms of teaching the philosophy of how to go motor racing.

u/RaidenG37ipl · 3 pointsr/formula1

For amazon prime its 25 bucks Formula One Circuits from Above: 28 Legendary Tracks in High-Definition Satellite Photography

u/naughtyottsel · 1 pointr/formula1

Prof Watkins' book has a good section on the crash. It's still amazing to me that Peter Windsor escaped mostly unharmed, especially when such horrible injuries befell Frank Williams. Just one of those things, I guess.

u/jn46 · 3 pointsr/formula1

For 1961, there's a book worth reading about Phil Hill and von Trips, The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit

u/saarlac · 4 pointsr/formula1

You haven't really looked at all have you?

Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

McLaren M23: 1973 onwards (all marks) (Owners' Workshop Manual)

Lotus 72 Manual: An Insight Into Owning, Racing and Maintaining Lotus's Legendary Formula 1 Car (Owners' Workshop Manual)

Red Bull Racing F 1 Car: An Insight into the Technology, Engineering, Maintenance and Operation of the World Championship-winning Red Bull Racing RB6 (Owners' Workshop Manual)

The Golden Age of Formula 1

Formula 1 in Camera 1950-59

Formula 1 in Camera 1960-69

Formula 1: The Roaring 70s (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian Edition)

Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79

Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79: Volume Two

Formula 1 in Camera 1980-89

u/negative_noise · 7 pointsr/formula1

Yeah the biggest change is of course the addition of the stats and story of the 2012 season. Also, as far as I know it's only available in hardback and somewhat hard to find. Here's the Amazon link:

EDIT: That price though, wtf

u/luck-is-for-losers · 2 pointsr/formula1

Martin Brundle - Working the Wheel.

I hate to link to amazon but here.

Everything from Spa to Monaco, Winning Le Mans, nearly beating Senna in F3, his huge crash in Melbourne 1996, commentating with Murray Walker, team-mates with Schumacher - Go buy it!

u/nutteh · 72 pointsr/formula1

Fail button is to deselect the menu options on the LCD Display

Screenshot from mine:

u/CeeCee221b · 3 pointsr/formula1

I bought it from Amazon from a Marketplace seller. I wanna say it was $3? I bought about six F1 books (autobiographies mostly) from Marketplace sellers and the only thing that really hurt was the shipping.

u/RelevantFuturama · 1 pointr/formula1

Short answer, no. You can't buy exactly what you are looking for.

It doesn't exist because Bernie is a dinosaur. He was against the introduction of HD for a while and he'd be against this. Your best bet is the season review DVD from FOM.

I think they have around 5 hours footage form the races but i could be wrong on that.

u/doomwalk3r · 3 pointsr/formula1

From the book Senna vs Prost I gathered that Prost could be as quick as Senna in the rain, but he chose not to push too hard because of an accident of a fellow driver(I'm having trouble recalling who.)

u/Blerrie · 8 pointsr/formula1

Since Le Mans (linked posts only):

Yesterday, Maldonado (not a meme, just silly):
No race for Button:
Prost vs. Senna panel comic:
Trollface Button:
Overtakes 'like a boss' with a mugshot of Kobayashi:
Copypasta re Button at Silverstone (presumably):
Button eating a biscuit:
Vettel overtaking:
Vettel overtaking:
That laughing face:
Haynes manual for about the 4th or 5th time:
Haynes again:
Current points standings (?): and - deservedly downvoted (linking to someone's advert-ridden blog, no doubt)
40 upvotes for pasting Terrence & Phillip heads on marshalls at Canadian GP:
The Haynes manual appears again:
Troll face Vettel with 40 upvotes:
Haynes manual:
Button, the 'most interesting F1 driver' copypasta (169 upvotes):
Don't know:
No upvotes, but 'Vettel's a whingey little fucker':
Forever alone F1:

Others before Le Mans:

I first started noticing it when Petrov had his infamous 'flying' moment - a .gif with troll faces superimposed (

Also, from Monaco, rage comic (264 upvotes):
Another rage:
More rage:
Y U NO meme:
Demotivational poster:
Petrov flying (plus gif in comments):
EJ copypasta:
Petrov trollface:
Bernie copypasta:

Granted, this isn't representative of the deluge of memes in other subreddits. But about a year ago, there was very little of this, and I think when they did crop up, they were all the more funny. But I worry that r/formula1 is beginning to turn into the rest of Reddit. I was attracted to Reddit because of good grammar, intelligent comments, insightful posts, and quirky in-jokes. Over the past year that has mostly disappeared, and I have stuck mostly to r/formula1. I just don't want to see one of the few parts of Reddit I can still intelligently enjoy devolving into a Reddit memefest resembling a cross-over between Youtube comments and FunnyJunk.