Following the success of its sister volume, which covered the 1970s, this book features another classic era, portrayed in Rainer Schlegelmilch's glorious photographs. The 1980s saw the emergence of McLaren and Williams as the dominant teams. Normally aspirated engines gave way to more powerful turbocharged units, before the regulations changed in 1989 to favour non-turbo motors again. The defining drivers were Gilles Villeneuve, Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. The 1980s saw the demise of the privateer entrants as technology and costs escalated.
'this new book has superbly documented the era with some of the best and most familiar motorsport pictures of the decade' Auto Express
1980 Ride like the wind
1981 Double fantasy
1982 The lion sleeps tonight
1983 Sweet dreams are made of this
1984 Make it big
1985 I'm your man
1986 When the g01J1?: gets tough ...
1987 Here I go again
1988 I think we're alone now
1989 Sealed with a kiss
Acknowledgements and bibliography