Published to coincide with the release of the major new Hollywood film Rush - the story of the intense rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda for the 1976 World Championship. The McLaren M23 story - brief history of McLaren, design, evolution and racing history of the M23, and subsequent McLaren F1 story. Anatomy - aerodynamics, chassis, cockpit, Cosworth DFV engine, transmission, suspension and steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics. Owning and restoring - buying, provenance, paperwork, values and insurance, obtaining spare parts, restored M23 profiles. Driver's view - racing in period, with input from Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter, Jochen Mass, Tony Trimmer and David Hobbs. Racing today with views from drivers of cars running in historic championships. Engineer's view - factory mechanics' memories, maintenance and repairs, setting up an M23, rebuilding and maintenance of a Cosworth DFV, brief technical appraisal of rival F1 cars. Individual chassis histories, including the private entries. Appendices including technical specifications, race results and useful contacts.
Ian Wagstaff is a freelance journalist specialising in motorsport and the automotive components industry. He writes for numerous magazines in both Europe and the USA, including Racecar Engineering, Race Engine Technology and Motor Sport. In 2006 he was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book The British at Le Mans. The author of Haynes's Lotus 72 Manual, he lives in Oxfordshire.