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13th December 2019
Please run this release immediately, with the following header

Free end of season update available for FORMULA 1 - THE FIRST 1000 – A LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES


Currently this book is only available direct from Veloce Publishing. Choose your number at: 

The Formula 1 world championship story race-by-race-by-race, focuses in turn on each arena where that worldwide gladiatorial combat was played out, from the raw danger of the first race in 1950 to the clinical technology fest of the 1000th race in 2019.

This is a one-stop-shop, a single F1 volume of first resort. An informative history integrated with an extensive easy to use source of reference, all within one affordable limited edition.

It is a book for drilling into F1 history at any given moment, or to enjoy as an easy ongoing storyline to be read cover-to-cover.
Specially developed fact-pods make information easy to find, and allow you to zoom in on the fact you want, assisted by maps,special illustrations, rare photos and ranking charts of driver performance over a convenient 1000 event sample.

This unique book features up to date information, with a free download for the post April 2019 season results.

By the numbers: 720 pages; 235 Ferrari wins; 189 authentic photos; 123 GP Gold races;107 winning drivers; 71 circuits; 34 winning teams; 29 season shootouts; 18 Hall of Fame nominees; 4 Rolls of Honour; 1 Book

The free end of season pdf download is available here -

- completing coverage of all the 2019 F1 races in the same style as the book's coverage.


ISBN: 9781787115668
UPC: 6-36847-01566-4



• 720 pages - fantastic value for money!
• A one-stop shop for F1 lovers, the complete story of all 1000 races over seven decades
• A reading book, a history book and a reference book capturing the very essence of Grand Prix racing
• ‘Race pods’ tell you everything you need to know about each and every race
• Race Analysis and Grading from Golden events to tragic events or travesties
• In-depth analysis of driver performance
• Track maps
• ‘Knowledge pods’ provide trivia and fascinating facts
• ‘Race Ratings’ separate the good, the bad and the ugly from the simply sendational
• Free post April 2019 season download available at season’s end
• A fact-filled book to treasure
• When they are gone, they’re gone! 


Roger Smith is a lifetime fan and student of F1, and has attended over 100 Formula 1 races across five continents. Prior to becoming an author, Roger worked for a leading business information company. His successful 40-year career spanned several international roles and his research findings were published throughout Europe. Roger lives in Oxford, and is a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers.

Place of birth:  • Hometown: Oxford • Nearest city: Oxford, UK

V5566 • Hardback • 23.3x16.9cm • 720 pages • 189 images • ISBN: 978-1-787115-66-8 • UPC: 6-36847-01566-4
For information about distribution of Veloce’s books in the United States and Canada, please contact John Groton, Director of Distribution Services or 978-282-3562

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You can also download a high-resolution cover image directly from the book page on our website.

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