In the month following the 30th anniversary of the tragic death of one of the greatest racing drivers ever, Gilles Villeneuve, forumula1.com’s Hugh Podmore came across his biography in a charity shop in South London. Here, he reviews the book, written by legendary F1 journalist Gerald Donaldson.
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The McLaren Group have announced plans to open a new regional headquarters in Bahrain.
McLaren Automotive, the sports car branch of the group which was launched last month in London, are to operate out of Bahrain offices for reasons of proximity to business links, such as the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company which owns a stake in the McLaren Group. The nearby Sakhir racetrack also informed the decision.
Sid Watkins: Life at the Limit – Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One
‘Life at the Limit – Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One’ are the memoirs of on-track doctor, Professor Sid Watkins – if there is a crash, it is he who must get there first.
Steve Matchett: The Mechanic’s Tale
The Mechanic’s Tale is a follow-up to Matchett’s book, Life in the Fast Lane. The book is well-written and entertaining throughout, telling of a young mechanic and his life from apprentice through to Ferrari mechanic and his later success with the Benetton F1 team.
Filed Under: Motorsport Betting
Formula One can be an unpredictable sport, as was perfectly demonstrated by last weekend’s race in Monaco. Two safety car periods, three different drivers leading the grand prix, four different tyre compounds used and the eventual victor having hit the wall early on in the race.
Lewis Hamilton: My Story
It seems slightly strange that Lewis Hamilton has chosen to write his autobiography after just one season in Formula 1. However, given his explosive entrance into the sport during one of the most exciting and turbulent years in living memory, there was plenty for the youngster to write about.