Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One by Sid Watkins

By Sid Watkins

It's beautiful infrequent to encounter a motor racing e-book that tempts you to learn the article in a single sitting yet "Prof" Watkins has produced a gem ... [he] is a wonderful raconteur, now not afraid to talk him brain but peppering the gravity with sometimes side-splitting humour. No actual motorsport fan will be with out this book.'

Autosport Grand Prix racing has passed through sweeping alterations within the final thirty years. a lot of those contain defense and scientific rescue. the fellow at the back of them - a champion within the racing global even supposing he hasn't ever gained a race - is the eminent neurosurgeon Sid Watkins. existence on the restrict is his extraordinary story.

It spans the main interesting years in Grand Prix racing and contains intimate pix of motorsport's maximum names, from Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda to Alain Prost and Damon Hill. Sid Watkins has additionally witnessed, at the beginning hand, essentially the most serious and stunning racing injuries. His account of those is made the entire extra poignant by means of the truth that the various males he has rescued, occasionally on the element of dying, were own pals. From Monza, in 1978, the place Ronnie Petersen suffered a deadly twist of fate, to Imola in may perhaps 1994 the place Ayrton Senna met his premature dying, the excessive, and coffee, issues of Grand Prix racing are vividly described.

For all lovers of formulation One, this is often the interior tale of the world's most deadly activity.

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