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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (October 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091900816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091900816
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,279,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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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Martin Brundle's 12-year F1 career gave him eight podium finishes. He is Director of the British Racing Driver's Club and shareholder in the Brundle motor dealerships in his Native Norfolk. He has received two Royal Society of Television Awards for his commentary. Maurice Hamilton has been a freelance writer of F1 for 25 years. He has won four 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.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Irvine Jordan on September 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
You may be forgiven for thinking that this book is more about Martin and F1 then it is anything else. Well you'd be wrong. This is for the serious F1 fans only and being one for 27 years I still found plenty of excuses to put it down. It's not that I don't like Martin Brundle, because I do, that's the point! I thought this was all about him and his racing career instead it's a step by step account of 18 race tracks around the world. Only a certain amount of how a chicane bends and how rough the asphalt is can be found interesting.
Hopefully Martin will bring out a biography at some point because lets face it: with 12 years F1 driving and nearly 10 behind the microphone the man has plenty of stories to tell.
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