The Science of Motorsport

1st Edition

David P. Ferguson

Routledge
Published October 10, 2018
Reference - 166 Pages - 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138301795 - CAT# Y366007

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Summary

Despite its worldwide following, high levels of investment and scientific complexity, there is a lack of evidence-based literature on the science of human performance in motorsport. Focusing on the physiological, psychological and sport medicine aspects of training, performance, injury and safety, The Science of Motorsport is the first book to provide an accessible and up-to-date resource for stakeholders at all levels of motorsport.

Addressing the physiological and psychological stresses of racing across a full range of sports, from Formula 1 and IndyCar to NASCAR and endurance racing, the book includes chapters on:

• nutritional and physical training strategies for drivers;

• the driver’s neck;

• injury rates and pathologies of open-wheel driving;

• return to competition from concussion;

• driver safety;

• and considerations for pit crews and safety staff.

Accessibly written and made up of contributions from world-leading authorities in motorsport science research, this is a crucial resource for racing drivers, physical trainers, pit crew members and safety personnel, as well as researchers and students with an interest in applied sport physiology, applied sport psychology or sport medicine.

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