Memories of Senna: Anecdotes and Insights from Those Who Knew Him Hardcover – 20 Oct 2011
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About the Author
The late Christopher Hilton was a well-respected former journalist with the Daily Express who became an authority on the life of Ayrton Senna. He wrote best-selling biographies of the legendary Brazilian driver and Michael Schumacher in addition to numerous other well-received motor-racing, sports and history books.
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Not just this but the book has time to speak to all the main people who worked with him, whether it be the press, other drivers, mechanics, team owners, Bernie Ecclestone and Ron Dennis among many to show a multi-faceted opinion on what made Senna such a fascinating person on and off the track.
As has been said, this is not a book for statistics (thought Tom Rubython's Life of Senna was ok for this reason), it is book that shows why Ayrton Senna Da Silva will be remembered as a driver of not only tremendous talent (he is the greatest ever F1 driver in my opinion then with Fangio second and Jim Clark third), but he will be remembered as a man who's support of charities transcended the sport he was in particularly the Ayrton Senna Foundation which helps underpriveleged Brazilian children with education every day.
Christopher Hilton has written a terrific book that makes you laugh, cry and think throughout reading it about just what Formula 1 is missing today with Senna not here, he is very sadly missed.
In short, great book.
This book I wish I'd bought on first release, but buying it recently and having just finished reading it, has just rekindled memories of his exceptional, and supreme motor racing talent.
There will always be comparisons with drivers who was the greatest, and subjective as it might be, there is no doubt in my mind that he was on a level above all the other greats that ever raced in F1.
His ability, intelligence, work ethic, and the sheer genius of the man, just comes across in this book from all the patchwork of quotes. He touched many peoples lives including the lives of people that never met him, or knew him.
He's still the yardstick that the rest are measured by, and 20 years on and I still miss him greatly.