2010 saw the most closely fought Formula 1 World Championship for many years. Red Bull’s confirmation as one of the front rank teams, the roller coaster performance of the McLarens despite Hamilton consistent pace and the thrilling charge staged by Ferrari, which after a subdued start challenged for the title through to the bitter end with Fernando Alonso in his first season with the “Rosse”, were the ingredients for a season that drew to a close with Sebastian Vettel crowned as the youngest ever World Champion in the history of Formula 1 and the natural heir to Michael Schumacher who to general surprise had decided to suit up once again as a works Mercedes driver. The expert Giorgio Piola was again on hand to analyse the various development phases conducted by the various teams during the course of the championship, with brief but exhaustive texts accompanying hundreds of full-colour technical drawings. The book is completed with a detailed section devoted the leading cars of the 2011 season: from the new Ferrari F150 to the Mercedes-Benz WO2, the McLaren MP4/26 and the heir to the 2010 world championship-winning Red Bull RB7. The 2011 world championship will also be the one in which KERS will be used again and it sees the return of Pirelli as the sport’s official tyre supplier.