Racing Driver How to drive racing cars step by step

Giles Chapman

An interactive introduction to car racing that recreates the immediacy and excitement of being behind the wheel

Racing Driver is a thrilling training course that shows children how to drive the world’s fastest cars. Filled with stats and facts, the book includes basic mechanics and driving tips on track and off-road racing.

Young readers who dream of becoming racing drivers can pore over cars and voraciously compile information. The “Pit Stop” section looks at car engineering and the science of driving. “On the Track” puts readers behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles —including stock cars, F1 cars, and sports racers—and shows how to speed off the grid, negotiate corners at high speed, and deal with spins and skids. There are also ID guides to different kinds of racing cars, including historical models.

With a wealth of accurate information and a hands-on approach that will appeal to children, Racing Driver brings the excitement of a popular sport to life for the younger generation.


For children who can't learn enough about stock cars, IndyCar, NASCAR, and Formula 1…A high-interest title.

— School Library Journal

Any parent or caretaker who ever had an exuberant son or daughter with a need for speed is sure to love the new picture book.

— New York Journal of Books

Readers interested in historical races and the cars (and drivers) that set records will pore over the photos and descriptions of cars from the early 1900s to the present.

— Booklist


Giles Chapman


Giles Chapman is a motoring journalist who contributes to publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and Auto Express.