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on 9 March 2011
I had great hopes for this book but unfortunately there is very little that is new information here if you are an F1 fan and followed the events at the time as they unfolded. Yes the comparisons against 20 years ago are interesting but the real interest of this book is the year from hell for McLaren and the effect it had on the team. Most of the book is quotes taken from already published interviews with the main players at public press conferences. yes there are perhaps two unique transcripts of interviews that I hadnt read before but nothing like what I hoped for. Also there was no follow up with the main players after the year itself so no information about what has happened since to Stepney or Couglan, or in fact interviews with Ron Dennis etc. So Im sad to say I really cant recommend this book.
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on 2 October 2008
Another excellent well constructed insight into the world of Formula One. Perhaps too close to the truth for some fans of this great sport Hamilton exposes the story behind the 2007 'spy-gate' scandal.

The book features excellent use of the actual FIA and team transcripts cutting out most of the useless jargon and piecing the 12 months of confusion together to paint a none too pleasant picture of the 2007 Formula One World Championship and all that happened on and off the track.

Hamilton's aneqdotal comparisons to the 1986 season provide an intrigueing background story and a reminder of a great championship resolved more on the track than off it.

A real must read for the F1 fan. Along with titles such as Race Without End, The Mechanics Tale and Life at the Limit, this goes down as another classic F1 read.
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on 11 April 2015
Somewhat bisased tale of the 2007 championship but providing interesting and well organised information of what went behind curtains, although with little more than was already known. For instance, I would like to have more details about the Alonso "treason" in Hungary, as this issue had profund impact on several fronts; unfortunatey, it is described too lightly for its importance. In what concerns the 1986 championship it is much better and it is a pity that it takes less than 25% of the space.
A good buy if you find it at almost new at 0.01 + pp as I did.
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on 5 May 2013
This is a great book, its use of comparison between the '86 and '07 seasons as two team mates vied for the title and lost out to an outsider who sneaked up on them both as they squabbled among themselves is extraordinarily clever. It does not paint a great picture of Alonso, he is definitely made out to be the villain of the piece which is perhaps slightly unfair, but it does show the competitive nature that makes a driver a champion.
If you are a fan of F1 buy this book...
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on 3 January 2012
I would recommend this book, as it was easy to read, but it didn't leave out any details of what happened in 86 and 07. I found the book really interesting, and I would recommend anyone reading this to check out Maurice Hamilton's books.
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on 11 May 2015
Excellent Maurice Hamilton knows his stuff and writes with authority. Why did McLaren not take a grip of the matter they would have had another world champion which the way they are heading now seams a long way off.
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on 29 April 2013
If you're a big fan of Lewis Hamilton, this is your book. For me, is hard to belive that Alonso had all the responsibility in the turbulent 2007 season. The references to the 1986 season are really short, but certain interesting. If you take all of this in consideration, is an easy book to read, but, as a F1 fan, I think this is not all the truth, is Lewis Hamilton truth.
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on 21 December 2011
A totally biased book,if you are the worlds biggest lewis hamilton mark and would not want read about any of his flaws or faults this is the book for you,or if you believe fernado alonso is the antichrist and should be stoned to death this will be the book for you,not one for the f1 purist.
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on 4 July 2013
Was hoping to maybe learn something new about this interesting season. Having heard a lot from Maurice Hamilton I expected a great read full of intrigue from a man behind the F1 curtain. What I got was the usual Lewisteria.
Maurice is clearly one side of this conflict as pretty much all jingo obsessed British fans are, but this book is simply a hatchet job and defamation yet again of Fernando Alonso.
As with the recent advent of skys coverage of F1 I find almost all reaction and comment on F1 has become a shameless Lewis Hamilton show and this book is hand in hand with these concepts.
If you are looking for an objective review of this dramatic season stay away. If you are however looking for yet another propaganda piece for Hamiltons greatness and Alonso's apparent flaws then you must buy this Hamilton flyer.
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on 27 May 2011
well written summary of the 2007 f1 season and the 1986 one as well.The only critisisum is that the profoudly named author Maurice "Hamilton",I feel doesn't really give the "Iceman" the credit he rightfully deserved for winning the title.
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