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on 27 April 2014
This really just picks up where the last one left off. If you read the first one, then you'll know what to expect. The variation here is a complete race by race review of the entire 2000 series.
There's small pen portraits of most the main characters around the paddock, a lot of which may be familiar from the first book.
There's pieces on the checks before the races, the issues with helicopters, hospitals etc, along with the set up of the medical cars during the races.
It does feel a bit disjointed at times, it could have done with a heavier editing hand on it, but saying that the enthusiasm shines through. Definitely worth the read.
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on 2 January 2014
If you've read, and enjoyed, 'Life at the Limit' you'll probably want to read this too. It's written in a very factual, non-sensationalist style, as the previous book, so anyone look for 'blood, guts and gore' will be disappointed, and very probably even bored! But if you're a fan of F1 (or, as my father would say, an 'enthusiast' - he hates the word 'fan' because of the negative connotations that come with the word from football, especially back in the 80s) and are aware of, but not really sure in detail, about the work Professor Watkins did for the sport, then both books are a necessary read. A good man who achieved so much. R.I.P. Prof.
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on 18 January 2018
Interesting follow up to 'Life at the Limit'. Another one of those people who you wonder how they managed to pack so much in to their lives! Obviously Sid had no axes to grind so an honest opinion of his life in Formula 1 and of some of the personalities.
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on 7 December 2013
Better than described, arrived within time promised, practically like new for fraction of price - thank my lucky stars I followed my brothers advice (as bought as a Christmas present for my partner) and took the risk as he buys books in this manner often. Thank you, I haven't been disappointed, I've bought a new book in a shop that has been in worse condition from people browsing, but had no option as it's been the only copy!
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on 8 January 2014
This book is just first class writen by a man with a knowledge of F1 like no other, At times you will smile and at others times you might almost shed a tear but you will read on to the end as it is a wonderful insight into the world of motor racing and F1.
Would I reccommend this book well yes even if you are not and F1 buff the story is just such a good read.
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on 4 October 2017
A very good read. Interesting material for all F1 fans.
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on 18 April 2018
Very good
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on 12 August 2014
Excellent holiday read nice and light very informative and entertaining. Very well respected author shame he is no longer with us. Got books out of sequence so it's now on to the first one hopefully there will be some informative parts on his special relationship with senna.
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on 17 January 2018
You need to be a 'petrol-head' to appreciate this book. Fortunately, I am . . . I enjoyed it!
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on 24 December 2014
Adds to Sid Watkins previous book on the topic of F1 safety, and is a must read for F1 fans but also safety-experts. Professor Watkins was at the coal face of F1 safety from the late 1970's onwards and was one of a very few people to transform the sport from a safety perspective. He was universally liked by drivers and teams, and he showed event organisers and promoters what needed to be done to help preserve the lives of Grand Prix drivers.
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