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Michael Schumacher: Driving Force Hardcover – 27 May 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (27 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091894352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091894351
  • Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 20.1 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"gloriously unguarded" -- Sarah Edworthy, Daily Telegraph

'...will enthral and delight Schumacher's fans... a book finished to exemplary standards: the Ferrari of consumer publishing." -- Barry Forshaw, Ottakars

'The first official book and one that will undoubtedly be lapped up by the legions of F1 fans. Beautifully produced.' -- The Bookseller

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In the 2004 season everyone feels they have seen a new side to Schumacher - a man that is vulnerable and a driver that is mounting the fight of his life for his 6th World Championship. Driving Force reveals the genuine nature of the man, as well as the extraordinary levels of determination, talent, accuracy, imagination and courage that it takes to drive a car as well as he does.

It's a much more revaling book than people will expect - describing how it feels to push risk to its furthest boundaries, as well as the team work, friendship and passion behind the scenes in the Ferrari camp.

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Format: Hardcover
If your a true fan of Michael Schumacher, this book is an absolute must. All the important parts into his career, and even his personal life, are beautifully illustrated by the author.
Schumacher is continually branded a cheat, and a liar by a selection of people. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you finish the book, you come to realise that he is the most Misinterpreted man in Formula 1 history. The book remains impartial throughout, it's not all one sided, as Michael's bad times in F1 are all talked about in detail.
It is uquestionably the best book produced on Schumacher, and a must for all committed Michael Schumacher fans, like myself.
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When you think of Michael Schumacher, what do you see? Living in the UK doesn't help this situation as many of the brits find the German a bit to....well German. Michael Schumacher is a living genius, a legend of our times. What he can achieve in a Formula 1 car is beyond our thinking threshold because he is so good. He's been a part of the F1 circus for 12 years and ever since that qualifying session in SPA 1991, the eyes of motorsport have checked him many times. I've been a F1 fan since i was 8 (I am only 20 now) and I have seen this young petit German talent blossom into a true great of modern driving and sport. The great thing about Herr Schumacher, is his sheer determination and almost perfection of how and what he does on and off the race track. He knows he has the talent, many people have talent, but he takes full advantage of it, maybe this is why he's constantly compared to other greats especially the late great Senna, but you can't compare, its wrong. Schueys lifestyle of fitness, family and friends keeps him going while on the tarmac or the sofa. Whether you like or loathe the Ferrari superstar, this is a book which deserves to be on every shelf in the world. Its not exactly a biography, but a in depth view of Schumachers day to day obligations. From family, to his first testing role in Silverstone with Jordan to becoming 5 times world champion, its all been very well documented with beautiful pictures of the track, Maranello, Corinna, Gina Marie and Mick. This truly is an exceptional read about an exceptional driver and person.
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Format: Hardcover
For an autobiography, this isn't preachy or arrogant as a lot of them are.
Michael comes across as a very down to earth guy, who loves his family. He talks enthusiastically about Ferrari and his relationships with various people in the team. My favourite part is his diary of his Suzuka weekend in 2000. You really get the feeling of what it must have been like. Mostly the book focuses on the Ferrari years but there are some good stories about his Bennetton career. I did notice that he doesn't say too much about his collisions with Hill and Villeneuve, but that has been written about many times anyway.
I've given 5 stars, but the book is a little short in word terms, and there are a few too many photos when Michael could have written some more. He and his assistant have written in a very entertaining way and kept me attentive all the way through. Overall this is a very good buy, and a must for all Schumi fans!
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Lovely to read a 'growing up' story of a driver I have always admired - to me he is honest says what he feels. I am sure he was a great help in the upgrading of the Mercedes he drove for Mr Braun. Highly technical driver and I would say perfectionist in whatever he gets involved in. I pray we see a miracle in Michael's recovery.
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Format: Hardcover
Bought to me as a present, this book gives a fantastic insight into the genius that is Michael Schumacher. A good opportunity for any true fan to learn about their idol. Slightly too short, with a few too many pictures but still a great read.
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I loved this book - it describes his persistence to be a great driver and the plethora of photos makes it a great "coffee-table" book to flick through and enjoy. It contains details of his F1 appearances and victories also giving details of the cars and pole positions. Probably not one for the people who want bags of technical detail but ideal for the armchair F1 fan. very nicely produced with quality photos.
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I am am big schumacher fan butI was disappointed with this book because it contains mostly pictures. If you split this book into thirds, the first 3rd is writing and the last 2/3rds are all pictures with no writing. Very disappointing I don't know why others have given it 5 stars.
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Just received my book and finished it in the same day. A must must buy for all motorsport fans. This book gives you an inside view of the great schumi - His family life, a day at a grand prix, testing with ferrari. It's all there and a smashing read. Some great photographs too. So if you don't even like the man you might see him in a different light after reading this.
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