Sid Watkins 'The Prof' has done more for F1 driver safety than probably any other man alive. An eminent Neurological surgeon, Sid was the man in the medical car that all loved but none hoped to see in F1! This is an interesting story of the development of safety in F1 from the beginning, when there was none to speak of (apart from other drivers & kind spectators mostly!), to the aftermath of Imola and the multiple rush of changes (Not all of them good, or wise, and what Senna himself would have hated - such as the changes at Eau Rouge in Spa which were just sacrilege!) following the death of the late, great Ayrton Senna (to whom Sid was a great friend and paternal figure. The pages on his attendance of his friend at the fatal crash are incredibly sad and difficult but show a unique professionalism).
The story is never boring and the serious business of F1 safety, and the battles for it, is broken by funny, witty observations of great races, racers and what they get up to when they're off track. Senna, Villeneuve, Rosberg, Prost, de Angelis, Mansell, Berger, Stewart, etc., all ripple through the stories in funny anecdotes and nostalgia to lighten the darker moments.
If you're looking for gore and crash stories, don't read this. It details F1's darker moments with honest sensitivity and an objective observational professional distance as you would expect from such a great man and strong personality. As an F1 fan, I enjoyed this, and non-fans of motorsport might enjoy it for the human stories throughout.