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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great man., 15 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Winning Is Not Enough: The Autobiography (Hardcover)
Firstly, Jackie should be commended for writing the book himself, no mean feat considering his dyslexia. Most so-called autobiographies these days are nothing of the sort, having been ghost written, and it's often very difficult to find out who actually wrote them because the publishers go to great lengths to conceal this.

As for the book itself, I have read none that better encapsulates what it must have been like to have been an F1 driver in the 60s and 70s, the pressure, the highs, the disaapointments but, above all, the horror of just how dangerous it was and how many drivers were killed, many unnecessarily due to laughable safety standards. Although I prefer car control maestros such as Ronnie Peterson and Gilles Villeneuve to smoothies such as Jackie (I'm not too keen on his Royal toadying either), I believe his determination to improve F1 safety is a far greater legacy than his three championships, and makes him the most important figure in the sport's history, and one to whom all subsequent F1 drivers owe a huge debt of gratitude.
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