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Twenty-five years on from its famous début victory in the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours, the wonderful McLaren F1 GTR is the subject of this major two-volume history. Derived from the BMW V12-powered three-seat McLaren F1 road car, the F1 GTR only came into existence because of customer pressure on designer Gordon Murray to produce a racing version. With 28 examples built over three seasons, the F1 GTR was fabulously successful, winning 41 of its 131 races and taking two international championship titles. This sumptuous book outlines the life of the McLaren F1 GTR in exhaustive depth, with Volume 1 devoted to race-by-race narrative and Volume 2 to individual car histories and the stories of the people who raced them, all supported by over 775 colour photographs.
Limited to only 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by the author.
Mark Cole is a journalist and TV commentator who covered the BPR GT series and FIA GT Championship during the four-year period in which the McLaren F1 GTRs competed, attending all the races in 1995, 1996 and 1997, plus most of those in 1998. His career also includes spells as club editor of Autosport magazine, press officer at Thruxton and Silverstone circuits, and press attaché for the FIA World Sports Car Championship. He has been a commentator on Eurosport TV for 28 years. His previous books have been about Brands Hatch, GT racing, the Ford GT40 and John Fitzpatrick Racing. He lives in Buckingham.
Author: Mark Cole
Publication: November 2020
Specifications: 340x245mm portrait hardback, page extent 648pp over two volumes. Slip-cased.
Illustrations: 775 colour illustrations
Publisher: Porter Press International