Grand Prix Year: Damon Hill
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Used Very Good, DJ Good, has some light wear/rubbing & a tidy tape repair
Hardcover (with dust jacket) large & heavy
Dimensions: 242 x 288 x 25mm
Publication Date: 1994
Grand Prix Year: The Inside Story of a Formula One Season Damon Hill
A unique, first-hand insight into the life of a Grand Prix driver, both on the track and off.
Much more than an account of Damon Hill's extraordinary 1994 season, Grand Prix Year is an in-depth study of the Formula One driver's world, from the soles of his flame-proof boots to the heady feelings which come with success in this most dramatic of sports.
In it, Hill recalls the days when his father, Graham, a double world champion, made
motor racing an integral part of family life, although Damon initially spurned the sport in favour of motor bikes. Now that he is Britain's top Grand Prix driver, Hill has faced the pressure and the pleasure with an articulate sense of reality and passion which comes across strongly in the pages of this book.
But in 1994 Damon Hill also had to face tragedy - with the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, his friend and team-mate, at Imola. In the terrible aftermath, Damon showed both maturity and courage, getting back in his car and finishing sixth. A few weeks later, in Barcelona, he came first. And in July, at Silverstone, he won again. These victories were a fitting tribute to Ayrton Senna, a much-needed morale boost for everyone in the Williams team and a personal triumph for Damon Hill.
Grand Prix Year is lavishly illustrated by Jon Nicholson, a long-time friend of Damon with unique access to his personal and professional life. Modern Grand Prix racing has never before been revealed in such an extensive and captivating manner.
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