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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Autocourse 2007: Worth the Money!, 5 Dec 2007
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J. C. Pearson (london) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Autocourse 2007/2008: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Autocourse: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual) (Hardcover)
Autocourse 2007 is an in-depth yearbook analysing the 2007 season. The book contains the story of Lewis Hamilton's rise to fame, Fernando Alonso's fall out with McLaren, The Sy Scandal and Kimi Raikkonens road to the world championship, just to name but a few story's. It also contains team by team analysis, driver by driver reports and Race by Race facts, statistics and photos. With a 10-12 page review on each race it is the most detailed Formula 1 review out there. Autocourse also breifly reviws the A1 GP season, The Karting season, Nascar and many more

Here is my lowdown on which review to by:

For a cheap option with race by race reaction and opinions on the season buy The Formula One yearbook 2007-2008.

For the official story of the season with views from the people who matter buy The Official Formula 1 season Review 2007 book.

For the best reaction, race coverage, statistics and photography buy this as nothing can beat it.

Or if you dont like reading and just want clips buy The Formula 1 2007 DVD.

This book is worth 5 stars and my advise would be to get it right now!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of pretty pictures and stats, 6 Dec 2007
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J. B. Chapman (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Autocourse 2007/2008: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Autocourse: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual) (Hardcover)
Hmm... not bad, but could do better. This is not "in depth". It covers the season in about as much depth as you get from a good national newspaper, but Autosport this isn't. While there is a revealing profile of Kimi Raikkonnen, written by a fellow Finn, and the season's main stories are briefly outlined, no article weighs in at much over 1500 words so there really isn't the space to properly get into the minutiae of the tremendous events of the 2007 Formula One World Championship. For example, Mark Hughes (one of the best, most insightful and gifted communicators of F1 technology) has barely 1000 words in which to discuss the history of technology transfer (be it inspiration, interpretation or theft) from over 100 years of Grand Prix racing. Not much. Gone are the days of seriously meaty articles in Autocourse (although, to be fair, this has been the case for a few years now), and any real discussion of technical issues is absent. The races are handled competantly, and the plethora of statistics and digrams available are impressive. There are also some interesting snippets included as sidebar trivia, which help to illustrate the season's flow, but some have a distinctly Phil Space aspect to them. The review has also suffered with the season's drama dragging on beyond the publishing date, and some of the speculation surrounding Alonso is already well out of date.

However, the photography is stunning. The Crash Media website has been one of the best places to get up close and personal shots of this season's action, and these have been transferred through into this annual. All the major events are there, and most of the racing shots are up there among the best I have seen all year. Unfortunaely, some have been pushed beyond their resolution, and publishing crassly pixellated photos is a bit shoddy in a book which presents itself as a glossy, pictorial, coffee-table quality review. (Oh, and the Merecedes DTM car shot, in the Touring Cars review, is utterly inexcusable and the editor responsible for its inclusion should be strapped to the front of Kubica's car at the next Canadian GP.)

This book does present a reasonably informative review, from a fairly neutral standpoint, without being afraid to criticise where justified. For its photography alone I would have given it five stars, but it loses one because of the skimpy articles and the unprofessional pixellaion issues. Having said all that, it still knocks the socks off all the other glossy picture books out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book., 7 Jan 2014
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Susie Q "Bob's wife" (Wirral Cheshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Autocourse 2007/2008: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual (Autocourse: The World's Leading Grand Prix Annual) (Hardcover)
I have bought my sone this book every Christmas since he was abouth 12 and is now 41. He looks forward to it every year and is never dissapointed. A really well presented high quality book to treasure.
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