Drivers come and drivers go, but few have caught the imagination of Formula One fans like Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion. Hill's decision to walk away from the pit lane and hang up his gloves, after a lacklustre start to the 1999 season, left the sporting public awaiting the arrival of a new talent to fill his seat and take to their hearts. ( But Damon retired from the track safe in the knowledge that he has emerged from the shadows of his late father, double world champion Graham Hill, to command his own place in history alongside the greats on the grid.)
F1 Through the Eyes of Damon Hill is a frank account written during his first season with the Jordan team--a year which started sluggish but ended in ultimate triumph at Spa-Francorchamps. ( Looking back, the 1998 campaign was a roller-coaster one which in many ways mirrored Hill's own career behind the wheel.)
The pages are glossy and packed with superb colour photographs by Keith Sutton, which are worth the cover price on their own. And Hill's observations and explanations give the reader a probing insight of what goes on inside that distinctive blade racing helmet. ( There really is something for everyone--Hill openly writes about the highs and lows, his rivalry on the track, the cloak-and-dagger way teams operate and, of course, his family.)
Alas, the chance to see Hill competing on the F1 stage is history, but this winning book keeps the memories ticking over and will merit pole position on any sports reader's bookshelf. ( AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW)
F1: Through the Eyes of Damon Hill is the dramatic behind-the-scenes story of the world of Formula One racing. It is a story of global proportions, deep human feelings and sporting magnificence which sweeps from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne through to the grand finale in Japan, where the nine-month season ends. In his own words, Hill charts the roller-coaster emotions and excitement of the marathon 16-race Grand Prix circus. He describes the strains, and pressures behind the garage doors; the massive effort required to revive a title challenge with his new Jordan team, the fears and thrills. Brilliantly illustrated, here is the world's fastest, most seductive - and expensive - sport as it really is. From the clamour and glamour of the pit lane to the privacy of the motor home, Damon Hill describes what it feels like to compete with Schumacher, Coulthard, Villeneuve and others for the 1998 Formula One World Championship. This is no 'Diary of a Season' fanzine but an intensely personal, thematic account of the most seductive sport of all - its rivalries the crucial importance of technology, and the pencil-thin margin between the chequered flag and failure.
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Descripción Little Brown and Company, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0316647330
Descripción Little Brown and Company, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110316647330