The Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Racing Car.
This book explores the Mercedes-Benz W196Râ€™s historic roots, development, and racing. Also its triumphs, struggles and disappointments, as well as the spirited challenges from Maserati, Ferrari, Gordini and Lancia. Accompanying the text are hundreds of photos sourced from the legendary Daimler Archives, as well as stunning new artwork.
â€¢ Details the designing and developing of the W196R
â€¢ A tribute to Karl Klingâ€™s contributions to the development and testing of the W196R
â€¢ Explores the design and features of the W196Râ€™s 8-cylinder engine
â€¢ Details Alfred Neubauerâ€™s successful signing of Juan Fangio and Stirling Moss
â€¢ Includes the full story of the W196 victory of the in its debut race â€“ the 1954 French Grand Prix
â€¢ Dramatically captures the exciting press debut of Â the W196R in 1954
â€¢ A portrait of the skill and courage of legendary Grand Prix drivers
â€¢ Complete results of all Grand Prix races in 1954 and 1955
â€¢ Includes a balanced review of the W196Râ€™s defeat in the 1954 British Grand Prix
â€¢ Page after page of great racing stories and photographs
English, hardcover, 192 pages, 2015, Robert Ackerson.