Probably the best and most moving account of motor racing, it's drama, passions, history, tragedies and courage I have ever read. Anyone with any interest in the sport cannot fail to be gripped by this book. Based primarily on the racing life of American Phil Hill in the post World War 2 years through to the early sixties and intimately interwoven with the life story and ultimate death of Wolfgang von Tripps, it also covers much of the sport's preceding history and includes a frank and revealing assessment of Enzo Ferrari and his role in that history. Must not be missed either by true wwwaficionados of the sport or those seeking a better understanding of the origins of modern Formula 1.
A book I would also recommend most strongly to anyone interested in the varying mentalities and driving forces that characterize what, as a competitor and sport's coach myself, I have always dubbed the 'true racer'. 'True racers' come in many varieties from many different backgrounds and with many different psyches - the common factor is a burning passion to win.