Formula 1 cars are beautiful, but no stylists are involved in their design: when form follows function, the result is beauty, says Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The team has documented this ‘perfectionist ethos’ in a new book featuring the work of one of Formula 1’s finest photographers.
McLaren: The Art of Racing, by Darren Heath and Maurice Hamilton, was published on May 7. Unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to every sphere of the team’s operations, from the McLaren Technology Centre to the garage and our trackside hub, the Brand Centre is what you get with ‘McLaren: The Art of Racing’.
Heath captures the magic of McLaren with his celebrated eye for detail and big-picture sensibility. With supporting text by veteran Formula 1 correspondent Maurice Hamilton, McLaren: The Art of Racing offers a compelling insider’s view of what it takes to operate at the front line of Formula 1, as well as being a beautiful work of art in itself.
Over 304 large-format pages, Heath and Hamilton reveal the human dynamism as well as the technical excellence required to win Grands Prix: the frenzy of activity in a racing pitstop contrasts with the quiet, considered haste of the strategists in Mission Control.
McLaren: The Art of Racing retails at £99 in large-format hardcover, and is now available from the McLaren eShop.