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The Resource A J : how Alan Jones climbed to the top of formula one, Alan Jones and Andrew Clarke

A J : how Alan Jones climbed to the top of formula one, Alan Jones and Andrew Clarke

Label
A J : how Alan Jones climbed to the top of formula one
Title
A J
Title remainder
how Alan Jones climbed to the top of formula one
Statement of responsibility
Alan Jones and Andrew Clarke
Title variation
  • Alan Jones
  • AJ
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few names in international motorsport are treated with the same reverence as Alan Jones. When he speaks, they listen. He is one of only two Australians to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, and the first driver to do it for the now famous Williams team. His efforts brought Formula One to Australian TV screens, and today he is the voice of Formula One on Network Ten and a board member of the Australian Grand Prix. He is also a Formula One Steward at a couple of Grands Prix a season. AJ is the son of Stan Jones, the winner of the 1959 Australian Grand Prix, and from an early age he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and race cars. He started with billycarts in Balwyn and climbed to the top of the motorsport tree in Formula One. His career was potted with highs and lows, the latter coming mainly from a lack of financial support compared with his rivals. But when he hit the big time with Williams, he turned that into the 1980 World Championship and all the fame and fortune that brought with it. But he stopped enjoying himself, the cars were painful to drive and he didn't feel he could give it his all, so he quit at the height of his powers. He did return to F1, but he wasn't the same driver and it wasn't the same team and it didn't last. He finished his racing career in touring cars in Australia. His no-nonsense style brought him both admirers and detractors, but he always spoke as he saw it. He still does that today. There are many stories to tell from his racing career, his personal life and business. Some stories that only time allows to be told
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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1946 November 2-
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Jones, Alan
Dewey number
796.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Clarke, Andrew
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  • Jones, Alan
  • Autobiographies
  • Automobiles, Racing
  • Autombiles, Racing
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Formula One automobiles
Label
A J : how Alan Jones climbed to the top of formula one, Alan Jones and Andrew Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "An Ebury Press book" -- Title page verso
  • Forewords by Bernie Eccleston and Frank Williams -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143783831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987791875
Label
A J : how Alan Jones climbed to the top of formula one, Alan Jones and Andrew Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "An Ebury Press book" -- Title page verso
  • Forewords by Bernie Eccleston and Frank Williams -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059950783
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143783831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987791875

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