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Superb - You'll read it in 1 sitting,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Death Of Ayrton Senna. (Paperback)
Having started my obsession in F1 in '95, I had only known of Senna from his reputation and acomplishments. I wanted to know more about the man who's name is still used as the benchmark for modern F1 champions. I finished this book in 1 day, I couldn't stop reading it.
This book is a traditional biography but at the same time goes into lap by lap motorsport journalism for the most significant grand prix encounters.
There are some very funny episodes in the book, mostly concerning Senna's rivalry with Prost but the overall tone is that of sadness, of a man who fully realises his own kismet but is helpless in avoiding the inevitable. The account of his funeral is very moving.
The book explores his personal motivations and beliefs, his upbringing and purpose. The last third of the book concentrates on the 9 minutes leading upto his death, the ensuing trial and repercussions.
I would recomend this book to anyone, racing fan or not, it a beautifuly written testiment to a gifted genius.