A high-powered report on championship car racing--all the circuits, from Argentina to Watkins Glen, even those where racing has been discontinued (and what pressure groups or incidents effected the discontinuation). Early on the road the author acknowledges the commercial unprofitability of the sport and rightly attributes its perpetuation to the ""grace"" of several oil companies. Each track discussion has both photographs and a diagram to illustrate every hairpin curve. The second section gives bucket seat biographies of major figures -- Farina, Fangio, Clark, Moss, etc. Complete with course records and statistics, a sure vehicle for a Prix-determined audience.