The Pits

The Pits

by Beverley Turner (Author)


With a maximum of 24 drivers, 12 teams and 17 races per year, the Grand Prix championship is a small, tightly-controlled world in which sponsors - including track owners, tobacco advertisers and automobile multinationals - battle for maximum exposure. In The Pits, ITV F1 presenter Beverley Turner examines closely the murkier aspects of the sport, including: how venues are chosen (and why they are dropped); the (often) extraordinary power of sponsors and the controversial rule changes that deliver more audience-friendly races. She also explains precisely why, because of the way access to F1 is restricted, no book of this kind has ever been written before.
Beverley Turner draws on original interviews throughout the Formula 1 fraternity - from top drivers to mechanics and team bosses - and her own experiences as a broadcast journalist to produce a sensational expose of the world's most high-profile capitalist jamboree.
After reading this no-holds-barred description of life in the pits, elite motor racing will never seem the same again.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Edition: Main
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Published: 10 Jun 2004

ISBN 10: 1843542374
ISBN 13: 9781843542377

Author Bio
Beverley Turner has been a regular face on British television for the last four years, hosting sports broadcasts such as ITV's F1, NBA and Tour de France, as well as various music, entertainment and lifestyle shows. She has written about sport, travel and women's health issues for the Daily Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, Glamour and Marie Claire. This is her first book.