The book opens with an historical account of every racing decade from the early years of international and Grand Prix competition to the Formula One championships of the present day. Two separate A-Z guides of past and current teams and drivers are included from heroes to obscure bit-part players. Racetracks are also featured - even those that are no longer in use - with details of their history, design, development and golden years. An overview of driver/team statistics completes this no-nonsense guide to the fastest sport in the world. Illustrated on every page with colour photographs and original archive material, this is an essential guide to the world of Formula One Grand Prix racing.