How many books does he now have to his name? Olav Mol does not know the exact number. His latest production This is how Formula 1, 2022 works is primarily a reference work. “I think it makes sense that a book like this comes from me.”
Of This is how Formula 1, 2022 works Mol, together with his permanent co-author Erik Houben, has actually written a successor for This is how Formula 1 works from 2017. Four years later, certainly looking ahead to 2022, the year of the great regulation revolution in sport, mentioned in the title, there is plenty of news to tell. There was also enough reason. “I get a lot of questions from young people via e-mails and social media about all kinds of things.”
After all, he explains, many new Formula 1 fans have been added since 2017. In addition, the sport has also changed quite a bit and the biggest change is yet to come with the new rules for 2022. This is how Formula 1, 2022 works is definitely not a simple one sequel. “95 percent of what it contains is new,” says Mol. Some of the topics? How a team works, what happens in a race weekend, how you become a driver, the logistics, etc.
The result is a book of 192 pages. “I think it’s logical that a book like this comes from me. I can’t help it, but I’m synonymous with Formula 1 in the Netherlands,” says Ziggo Sports Formula 1 commentator. However, writing a book is different from commenting. Although there is also an important similarity. “Basically, I am a storyteller.”