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Drive To Win (Mandatory!)
Drive To Win is quite simply a must have book for any serious competitor in racing. Superbly written. Funny. Factual. Hard-hitting, no-bullshit instruction on how to race.

Driving techniques, car-setups and mental prepartion are all covered in depth. Carroll Smith simply tells it like it is. Candidly and simply. More important than a faster motor, this book will set you straight mentally. If you don't own this book, you are at a serious handicap. If you understand it intimately, you are well on your way to the right mind-set for competition driving. If you have a hard time understanding it, then other sports beckon-----so go to them. This book will save you a lot of money through self-evaluation.

It has earned its place at the top of our recommended book ladder because it is quite simply the best book on race driving available. Buy it.


Going Faster (Excellent!)
Re-named from "Think Fast" to "Going Faster", this book looks closely at the knowledge and skills contemporary racedrivers need to master to compete at the highest levels. Unlike other racing technique books, this is not one person's view of how race cars should be driven, but a collection of knowledge and experience gained from years of race-winning performance. While not an outline of typical Skip Barber programs, it draws on the experience of the Barber staff to lay out a thoughtful plan for driving race cars as fast as they will go. Flush with over 300 illustrations and photographs this is a book that both novices and professionals should have in thier equipment bags.


What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School (Reality Check!)
This book doesn't have shit to do with motor racing, but it does have something to do with life. And life is simply not fair. In a sport such as motor racing it is astronomically unfair. Mark McCormack's book provides helpful advice on how to surf the unfair aspects of life, everything you "didn't learn in school".

Buy it. Read it. And heed it.

A savvy book, McCormack clearly has his finger on the pulse when dealing with business issues and he didn't stumble into building the largest sports marketing firm in the world through luck.

By the way, his firm has represented some of the leading names in motorsport, including, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Jackie Stewart.


Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote Crash Course
This video ranks fourth on our list of titles and offers one of the most important sources of fuel and inspiration you'll have throughout your racing career.

The real winner in this cartoon is not the Road Runner. It is Wile E. Coyote.

Quite simply Wile E. has a dream. One dream. And that is to catch the Road Runner. He will not sleep until he's reached his goal. As cumbersome as he might appear, he will never give up. You will need this same inspiration as you travel up the ladder of racing. Until you build a name for yourself in this business everyone will criticize you. Team owners, press, mechanics, and most of your best friends will all be skeptics. You will not only fight your competitors on the track, but you will be your first and only fan for quite some time. You will be chasing a Road Runner and will stumble over cliffs and rocks the entire way. If you don't have enough self-esteem to handle this, you should look to another line of work.

The cartoon is simple, but the lesson learned is priceless. You must get up and try again and again, and again in this business, or you will never get there. If you do this, contrary to the cartoon, you'll eventually catch your Road Runner.

Good Luck!


The Athlete's Guide To Sponsorship
Racing takes money.
Simple and straight.

If you are to progress in this business you will not succeed on talent and desire alone. You must find corporate backing.

If you are rich and talented, you are at a distinct advantage in your early years over your competitors; however, there will come a day when you will need corporate alliances and support. The higher-up the racing ladder you progress the more demanding this will be. Learn the business side of the sport and you will have a distinct advantage over your competitors. This book helps.


Ayrton Senna's Principles of Race Driving
This book needs no explanation.
Buy it.
Learn from one of the masters.



Schumacher. Foundations For Success
Michael Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver that is currently racing.

Regardless of whether you are a fan of his, it will prove useful to understand what makes up his success, determination and focus.

This book helps.



Race Car Engineering & Mechanics
Our technical engineers have suggestd this book as good reading. Paul Van Valkenburgh has succeeded in getting across a great deal of technical information, and presents it in such a way that the non-technical reader can understand and apply it. From tires and shocks, to suspension geometry and slip angles, all of the nuts and bolts are covered.

During your racing career you will need to communicate effectively with engineers. It's in your best interest to understand the world in which they operate. Learn to communicate in their language and you'll have a race car that will perform better on the track.


The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual.

Autocourse presents a fantastic collection of pictures, feature stories and detailed analysis of Formula 1 racing. A must have yearbook of the racing season that captures all of the drama in one concise book.



Grand Prix Circuits
Written by the editors of the Autocourse Annuals, this book covers each of the 17 circuits used in the 1997 Formula 1 World Championship.

If your goal is Formula 1, you'll need to know the circuits.
Each circuit features a two-page overhead color drawings of the tracks, complete with the racing lines, typical speeds, and annotations on major accidents or incidents.

Drawbacks to the book are that it could have used a little more proofreading before it went to press.


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