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Jo Ramirez: Memoirs of a Racing Man Paperback – 4 Feb 2010


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; 2nd edition (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844258610
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844258611
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jo Ramirez is now enjoying his retirement, but keeps in touch with his many friends and former colleagues in motorsport. He divides his time between homes in London and Malaga.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Deba on 22 Nov. 2007
Format: Hardcover
The author is living proof that there are occasionally decent, honest guys working in F1. Jo Ramirez is a top man and many always knew there was a great book waiting inside him for when he retired, and here it is. It is fascinating to read of all the changes Jo has seen and experienced in Formula One over the decades. From his early days working with the Rodriguez brothers, through his time with Stewart and Cevert at Tyrrell, managing the Fittipaldi's Copersucar team and then onto McLaren for many years, working close up during, for example the Prost/Senna rivalry - and much more. His is a fascinating insiders story, written with humour and sometimes emotion, a must read for all motor sport fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Wright on 25 Aug. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Interesting and amusing insight to what life is like behind the scenes in F1 from the total legend that is Jo Ramirez. The McLaren Man (Although he worked for many teams over the decades from the 1960's, Jo was the heart of the McLaren empire in the 80's/90's and it's now a very different beast without him!) who was the ceaseless diplomat at the heart of the Senna/Prost era gives a wry, funny and honest look at the politics and machinations involved in the workings of F1 from someone at the heart of it all.

A great book by a great man whose presence in the F1 paddock is sorely missed (thought still seen from time to time like the ice-skating panda I hear!). F1 from the 60's to the beginning of the new millenium and the personalities and dramas which have come and gone over the decades. A good read for anyone, not just F1 fans and petrolheads.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Javier Morcillo on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Its simply the best book on F1. the full f1 life from an insider of all ages of F1. if you are a real F1 fan, dont think it twice, buy it now!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. C. Anderson on 2 Feb. 2009
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This is a great book, well written and informative. So much fact, and a few home truths about some star names in the sport.
One of the sport's few really good guys. Well worth the price.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Oct. 2005
Format: Hardcover
Great guy, great book. It was a priviledge to work with him for 17 of his 18 years at McLaren. To an insider, no surprises, but admiration for Jo having the courage to write the bad as well as the good, in fact the truth. No one is spared. For anyone with an interest in the sport (which it once used to be) Jo's chronicle of some 30 years involvement is a MUST READ.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SB on 14 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
When Ron Dennis told Jo Ramirez not to write a book he was dead wrong. This book is interesting, spans several decades and jumps straight in to the action.

Jo's story is a fantastic one.. it depicts his rise from the black sheep of the family in Mexico to his 18 years at McLaren and all of the big names along the way.

Highly recommended.
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Mexican-born Ramirez' F1 career has spanned roles with teams such as Eagle, Tyrrell, Copersucar (Fittipaldi), ATS and McLaren (with whom he spent close to 20 years), working as part of the team that came to enjoy dominance in the Senna/Prost era.

While he writes with great joy, humour and gratitude, there is no sugar-coating of his anecdotes and he certainly isn't afraid to pull any punches. Indeed, McLaren boss Ron Dennis urged him not to pen the book at all, and there are several stories about Dennis that are insightful to fans but no doubt embarrassing to the man himself.

But Ramirez doesn't hold grudges in his writing, there's simply a matter-of-fact style that makes the book a dream to read.

As Autosport's Nigel Roebuck said about him - "I never knew anyone with a greater love of racing than Jo Ramirez ~ and it comes through strongly in this book. Always a splendid raconteur, he has a fascinating story to tell."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gearsau on 16 April 2011
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Great book! For once, a motor racing book that is worth reading. Jo Ramirez has a very long history in motor sport, and the story of his career is well detailed.
I had been thinking about purchasing this book for 12 months, and regret not obtaining it earlier.

Highly recommend this book.
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