Want to build, or maintain, a 2010 Formula 1 Championship winning car? This Haynes Manual would be a good start.
The last/only Haynes Manual I owned was for a 1973 Fiat 127. Although the technology in this one is rather different the format is familiar. There are lots of cutaway illustrations, assembly diagrams and info on all the car components, systems and the technical rule requirements which drive the design. There is enough detail to satisfy a F1 fan, especially those who love the techo and design aspects of the sport, although not detailed enough to have McLaren heading for the local photocopy shop. It was written as the 2010 season unfolded and I guess you don’t win in 2011 by publishing all your secrets.
Along with technical detail on the car you also get team history, overview of design process and the team members point of view (from mechanic to driver). I thought my Dad would like it but consider it a bit rude to give a well read book as a gift, so I got two!