Gilles Villeneuve epitomises for many Ferrari fans all that a Ferrari Formula One driver should be.
This book takes you through his rise to fame from obscurity of racing in Canada to the very top of Formula One where his distinct and flamboyant style soon marked him out as a driver of exceptional talent. The book is written with the fan in mind, but remains objective about Villeneuves' weaknesses.
Donaldsons' evocative description of a lap with Gilles around the Montreal circuit that now bears his name helps to bring the book alive. It gives an excellent flavour of Formula One in the early 1980's from the perspective of one of the drivers who helped to bring the sport alive.
The book is a gem. It is a 'must' for all Formula One fans who hark back to the days when processional racing was unheard of, and drivers could give full rein to their skill.