In the foreword The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Peter Windsor poses two intriguing questions for the reader “What is art?” and “Can a Formula 1 car be considered a piece of art?” Peter further discusses the design of Formula 1 cars as form follows function, praising the engineers for their innovation and determination to create a winning car. A book review by Marcel Haan at CarArtSpot.
In the foreword of this remarkable book, Peter Windsor poses two questions for the reader, “What is art?” and “Can a Formula 1 car be considered a piece of art?” Peter further discusses the design of Formula 1 cars as one where form follows function, praising the engineers for their innovation and determination to create a winning car.
Anyone who is working for a cause, who strives to create something new, who is willing to make extreme efforts, and remains inspired by his or her passion and determination is a true artist. Artists are individuals who dare to create something new in the face of rejection. They are those with the guts to say, “I created this.”
The engineer who works vigorously on the diffuser of the Leyton House CG901 Formula 1 car is also an artist and the result of his efforts are a piece of art. This book is a tribute to these artists.
In Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Stuart Codling masters the art of storytelling. The remarkable photos of James Mann come to life through a variety of quotes and anecdotes from designers, engineers, and drivers, all complemented with facts and details on the racing results.
For over a decade Stuart Codling has covered motorsports in the media. He has authored several books and appeared as Formula 1 expert on TV and radio. Stuart is currently writing for F1 Racing, the biggest selling Formula 1 magazine. His personal blog can be found at www.stuartcodling.com.
Art of the Formula 1 Race Car is published by Motorbooks. And can also be ordered here.