There can be no man in motor racing better qualified to write a book upon the art of motor racing than Piero Taruffi, born in Rome, Italy on October 10th, 1906.
From his vast wealth of experience, Piero Taruffi has crowned his career with The Technique of Motor Racing, which ranks as a standard work of reference in this most fascinating, exciting and dangerous sport.
"A textbook on motor racing"
- Five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, from his foreword
In his prophetic foreword to The Technique of Motor Racing, Fangio anticipates the importance Piero Taruffi's book would have for a generation of new drivers. Trained as both a racing driver and an industrial engineer, Taruffi provides a unique perspective on the art and science of motor racing. He drove for the works teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and others, in a career that spanned over 25 years and was crowned by his victory in the 1957 Mille Miglia.
First published in 1959, The Technique of Motor Racing has become the standard by which other driving texts are measured.
Chapter 3: The Driving Position - Page 20
Fig. 5. Position of the hands on the steering-wheel during the act of taking a 90º corner to the right.
Chapter 5: Slowing Down-Braking-Changing to a Lower Gear - Page 34
'Five seconds to go!' The author starting in the Mille Miglia of 1957.