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Rush to Glory: Formula 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry Paperback – August 6, 2013
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Tom Rubython is the former editor of F1 Magazine, Business F1, SportsPro and most recently Spectator Business Magazine. Throughout his 30 year career he has also been involved in many newspaper and magazine launches. He is best known as the author of the biography, The Life of Senna. Before founding The Myrtle Press he was involved in the publishing of nine previous books.
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The book rather reads like a movie script, but it appears that that is purely coincidental, and the movie team appears not to have consulted the book in the writing of the actual movie script.
This is a very detailed look at the 1976 Grand Prix season, with particular emphasis, of course, on the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. A considerable number of sources are listed in the Acknowledgements, and as a result we find out much about the two drivers' relationships with each other, with their families, their teammates, their team bosses and owners, their women and the press.
I lived through this period, and saw both men win races at Watkins Glen (Lauda in 1975 and Hunt in 1976). Compared with the information available in the motoring press back then, this book adds a lot of substance "between the lines" and I found some of it quite unexpected.
A bonus is the marvelous insert of color photos of the season by the noted photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch, and there is an appendix showing detailed race-by-race results, and a very detailed index.
Now, should you read the book before or after you see the movie? I'd say, both! That's what I did, and the two complement each other quite well. There may be more books released as a result of the movie, but this one is a great start.
James Hunt emerges as a more astute and engaging character than just as a playboy and Niki Lauda comes off as being even more coldly calculating than he seems on TV. It is a real shame that James Hunt passed away so young in his 40's. He comes out of this book as the driver you would very much like to meet in a Meet and Greet. Niki Lauda comes out as one of Formula 1's great champions--certainly one of the bravest, but not the guy you would wait in line for an autograph for an hour or so. In the end, a bit of misdirection and chicanery by McLaren helps Hunt to out point Lauda at Fuji in the rain in the final race of the 76 season when Niki Lauda chose to park his car, because he felt it was too dangerous.
What a treat. So many insights into the machinations of Formula 1 and particularly within the McLaren and Ferrari teams...and an all-too brief peek at Hesketh. Well done, Superstar!
If you cannot understand the fascination with any type of motor racing, this book should pique your interest.