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Jalopnik.com - February 2012

Before racing season gets underway, many drivers have a common ritual: they go back and reread Piero Taruffi's "The Technique Of Motor Racing." This elegantly slim volume first appeared in the late 1950s but has lost exactly none of its relevance.

"Technique" is not a story about race driving, it's not a memoir, it's not a collection of essays. It's a textbook. The work is essentially an extended treatise on cornering, including page after page of calculations (Taruffi was a trained industrial engineer) and precise drawings of cornering lines. The book is a significant reminder that fast driving is really a matter of controlling Newtonian physics to your own ends.

Jalopnik.com - February 2012 - review
Review of The Technique Of Motor Racing from Jalopnik.com - February 2012