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From the Fells to Ferrari #2# The Official Biography of Cliff Allison

ISBN-10: 1845841506

ISBN-13: 9781845841508

 

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From the Fells to Ferrari #2# The Official Biography of Cliff Allison

by Graham Gauld

This book is the biography of Cliff Allison who started motor racing over fifty years ago with a little Cooper 500. Very much a countryman at heart Allison was not one of the party-going racing drivers but a driver with a huge ambition to race in Formula 1. He and Graham Hill competed in the first grand prix race for Colin Chapman's Lotus team in 1958 and scored the first world championship points for Lotus. He later joined Ferrari and won the Argentine 1000kms sports car race with American co-driver Phil Hill as well as being a member of the Ferrari grand prix team in 1959 and 1960. Cliff Allison can also claim victories in many sports car events including winning the Index of Performance at Le Mans in 1957 with a 750cc Lotus Eleven-Climax. He retired from racing following an accident whilst driving a Lotus-Climax in practice for the Belgian GP at Spa in 1961.

Contents:

  • Early days - and horses
  • How the racing began
  • Enter Colin Chapman
  • Grand Prix racing at last
  • 1959: the move to Ferrari
  • The final two seasons
  • Appendix: Cliff Allison's racing career

Buch, Hardcover, 21,5 x 26 cm, 144 Seiten, 105 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text
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