Michael Deba

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Jo Ramirez: Memoirs of a Racing Man by Jo Ramirez
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 22 Nov 2007
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… Read more
It Is What It Is: The Autobiography by David Coulthard
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I used to work in F1 and have been an avid fan of the sport for over thirty years so maybe I expected too much from DC's book, but it really offered very little insight over and above what most followers of the sport might already know. His honesty about his own "insecurities" was interesting, as was the insight into his plane crash and Ron Dennis's favouritism of Mika Hakkinen. In my view the book certainly demonstrates DC's good personality, ethics and commendable values on family and life. But there was so much more he could have divulged, i.e.what really went on behind the scenes at McLaren, in GPDA meetings, what was said in the "clear the air" meeting with Schumacher at Monza after… Read more

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