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Jo Ramirez: Memoirs of a Racing Man Hardcover – December 24, 2005
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Ramirez's focus is on personalities, anecdotes and memorable events. I don't think anyone else could deal honestly with the Prost-Senna conflicts from up so close and show such fairness with both sides. Even the biggest names here come across as regular people -- but I think it's a reflection of the author's personality. He enjoyed his life in racing and has written a book that carries that enjoyment with it.
I was disappointed. The book covers a long span of time and I thought it lacked too many details of the inner workings of Formula 1, both from a technical and people/team chemistry point of view. He spent many pages on the Prost/Senna era and gave alot of inside details on the relations between the two. I wish the rest of the book was more of the same. I get the impression that he was either protecting people, particularly in the recent era, or else he was constrained by the publisher as to how many pages the book had to be.
I read John Horsman's " Racing in the Rain", a similar racing biography and chronology of the Ford GT and Porsche sports car era of the 60s and 70s earlier this year, and that book was miles ahead of this one. I couldn't put it down, while Ramirez' would sit for days between readings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The details of behind the scenes were great.Although the pictures should have been posted chronologically within the context.Published 9 months ago by Jose A. Conchas
Enjoyable book that will take you back to a great time in motorsports! Add it to your collection!Published 10 months ago by CARVAL
My only regret with this book is that I didn't buy it much sooner! I'm a life long F1 follower and have bought quite a few books about the sport over the years, but this one really... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ray Mitchell
For a F1 fan this book is a must. Hear about the Senna-Prost battle and memories of a very intersting man.Published 18 months ago by Daniel W. Patzwaldt
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the insights especially into the competition between Senna and Prost, which I thought was very fair to both men. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by David Ogden