How to build a car adrian newey pdf
How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer by Adrian NeweyAdrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man. Damon Hill
The world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.
How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian’s unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he’s been involved.
A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian’s thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form – he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna’s death during his time at Williams in 1994.
Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian’s remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling – its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.
Adrian Newey: Royal Automobile Club Talk Show
How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer
Newey has worked in both Formula One and IndyCar racing as a race engineer , aerodynamicist , designer and technical director and enjoyed success in both categories. Considered one of the best engineers in Formula One, Newey's designs have won numerous titles and over Grands Prix. With ten Constructors' Championships he has won more than any other designer and is the only designer to have won constructors' titles with three different Formula One teams, while six different drivers have won the Drivers' Championship driving Newey's designs. After designing championship-winning Formula One cars for Williams F1 and McLaren , Newey moved to Red Bull Racing in , his cars winning the Formula One drivers' and constructors' championships consecutively from to Immediately after graduation he began working in motor sport for the Fittipaldi Formula One team under Harvey Postlethwaite. In , he joined the March team. After a period as race engineer for Johnny Cecotto in European Formula 2 Newey began designing racing cars.
One of F1's most successful designers has written a book - and it's really, really good. After a brief introduction to the early part of his life, Adrian gets stuck in to the real meaty bits of his career - that is, how he went about designing and engineering racing cars. We all know him from his time spent designing championship-winning cars for Williams, McLaren, and Red Bull all of which are comprehensively covered in the book and indeed he devotes plenty of time and chapters to those cars. Those early chapters make for intriguing reading, not least because many of the ideas and principals he developed back then can still be seen on his cars today. One of the most interesting themes of the book is how he deals with the quandary of certain aspects of design: do you go with a safer but slower solution, or a more dangerous but ultimately faster one? The circumstances surrounding his departure from Williams and subsequently McLaren are also incredibly revealing, as is his opinion on how the sport has changed in recent years. There are plenty of amusing Ron Dennis stories as well always a good thing , like the time he painted his office a colour other than Ron Dennis grey.