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Racing Driver

How to Drive Racing Cars Step by Step

Giles Chapman

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A fun and informative read for all car and racing lovers


It’s Day One on the track and you’re in the driving seat! Strap yourself in and get into pole position.

Step by step find out how to get a flying start, take a corner, overtake your competitors and win the race. You'll discover the science behind racing cars, get to know the rules of the track and pick up tips on becoming an expert driver. There’s an ID guide, too. Get all the stats and facts on legendary sports racers, NASCAR winners, classic F1 cars and much more.

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'A perfect gift for budding car fans … busy and vibrant … packed with bitesize facts and snippets of information … a great first book on motorsport'
Auto Express

'A really fun, but also quite comprehensive guide to driving racing cars … For kids who have grown up watching 'Top Gear' and dream of being the ‘Stig’, this would be perfect leisure reading material'
The School Librarian

'Well written … an inexpensive and entertaining way to build those vital early fever levels'

'This book is designed to be a thorough course in speed racing for children. It Includes information on historic racing, Formula I, NASCAR, and IndyCar racing — everything a young racer could ever want or need'
New York Journal of Books

'Racing Driver is a thrill-a-minute training course that shows children how the world's fastest racing cars are driven'
Parent Talk

'If the little ones in your life fancy their chances as the next Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button, this latest book from the brilliant Giles Chapman is just the ticket'
The Daily Express

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Size: 22.5 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9780500650264

Contents List

Start in a kart; Behind the wheel; Race tactics, Driver safety; Historic racing; Inside Formula 1; Driving an F1 car; Riding the oval; Inside a stock car; NASCAR racing; Super-fast saloons; Into the night; Crossing deserts; Rally excitement; Crazy racers

About the Author

Giles Chapman, is an experienced motoring journalist who has written or co-written over 15 books. He regularly contributes to the motoring columns of Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the Sunday Times.