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The Art of War - Five Years in Formula One

Adam Parr

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The Art of War – Five Years in Formula One is the first contemporary account from inside Formula One and the first to be presented in the form of a comic book.In his foreword to the book, Max Mosley, former President of the sport’s governing body,MoreThe Art of War – Five Years in Formula One is the first contemporary account from inside Formula One and the first to be presented in the form of a comic book.In his foreword to the book, Max Mosley, former President of the sport’s governing body, writes “This account of Adams life behind the scenes of Formula One is written with little commentary, relying on the story itself to bring out insights. It is the first such account of the sport. It will fascinate those who follow Formula One closely but it will perhaps be equally interesting to those who study human behavior and business.”The author, Adam Parr, came from outside the sport to run one of Formula One’s longest-standing and most loved teams: Williams. Finding the team in great difficulties, both on and off the track, Parr set out a strategy for recovery and implemented it over the following five years.These were extraordinary years. The sport expanded from 17 to 20 races, adding events in Singapore, Spain, Abu Dhabi, Korea and the United States. At the same, most of the teams changed hands as most of the major car manufacturers pulled out in response to the financial crisis. Meanwhile, Williams diversified its business, steadily improved its finances and became the first to become a public company.The final piece of the jigsaw was to get back to the front of the grid, which happened just six weeks after Parr stood down as chairman.Parr documents both success and failure with brutal honesty and describes the intense competition on and off the track that makes Formula One such an extraordinary sport.