Tales from the Toolbox – Behind-the-scenes tales from GP mechanics

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Tales from the ToolbxFeatures
  • Unique insight to the realities of life as a Grand Prix mechanic
  • Covers the past 50 years
  • Stories told in mechanics' own words
  • Recollections of the good, and bad times
  • The camaraderie
  • Candid views on the drivers and team bosses
  • Features rare photographs from the mechanics’ own collections
  • Three different indexes allow quick access
Synopsis On the front line of the sport, mixing with drivers and team bosses, the mechanics saw a side of it that nobody else got to see and rarely gets to hear about – and this book tells their story. Chapters are themed around a particular aspect of a mechanic’s life, ranging from what they consider the highs and lows of their career, to their opinions of drivers and team bosses, the all-nighters, letting off steam, the ‘Mechanic’s Gallon,’ nightmare journeys and customs capers. It also reveals a tale of camaraderie between teams and individual mechanics which is hard to imagine in today’s highly competitive Formula One environment. The stories are supplemented by photographs from the archives and photo albums of the mechanics themselves, many of which are previously unseen. Additional Information The Review Unique and fascinating inside look at the formula one paddock. Read about the trials and tribulations of what the pit crew and mechanics had to put up with in the days before sat nav, big budgets and tighter regulations. With its small format, it packs a lot of stories and is easy to pick up time and time again.. Recommended.Tags: