Martin Brundle first came to the public's attention when he raced wheel-to-wheel with Ayrton Senna and gave the great Brazilian the toughest challenge of his early career. A regular podium winner with Williams, McLaren, Jordan and Brabham, Brundle began commentating with Murray Walker in 1997. He is now ITV's main commentator and speaks to an estimated 40 million English-speaking people around the world. In this unique book the reader will have his armchair converted to the laid-down cockpit of a Formula One car and be swept around the world's classic motor racing circuits. He will experience the extraordinary sensations, the adrenaline and the atmosphere as told by the sport's best analyst. Together with F1's respected journalist, Maurice Hamilton, Brundle brings his infallible humour and insight, his experiences and opinion, to each of the circuits and its classic races. From the camber at Monaco, which will leave your wheels hanging in the air, to Melbourne and the dynamics behind the most dramatic crash of the decade. Encompassing such essential details as neck-snapping acceleration, smashing cars worth a quarter of a million and the amount of sweat a driver will lose in a race, this is a rare F1 book - funny, opinionated, evocative and dramatic.
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Martin Brundle's 12-year F1 career gave him 8 podium finishes. He is Director of the British Racing Driver's Club, shareholder in the Brundle motor dealerships in his Native Norfolk. He has received 2 Royal Society of Television Awards for his commentary. Maurice Hamilton has been a freelance writer of F1 for 25 years. He has won 4 awards and written 15 books including ghosting Damon Hill's bestselling account of his 1994 season. He is motor racing correspondent for the Observer and F1 commentator for Radio 5 Live.Review:
"A nail-biting account of driving the great race-tracks of the world, told through a Formula One driver's eyes" -- Sir Stirling Moss "A pithy and entertaining account of motor racing as a professional driver" Saturday Telegraph "A must for any F1 fan" Sunday Express "Martin Brundle is by far and away the best grand prix commentator around ... Working the Wheel is a modern classic ... A must for serious race fans" Car magazine "a fascinating look at his experiences in and out of the car. A must for any F1 fan" Sunday Express
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11009190062X