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Excellent review of an amazing year,
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This review is from: 1982: The Inside Story of the Sensational Grand Prix Season (Hardcover)
This is an excellent review of quite a remarkable year in F1. 11 different winners, 2 drivers losing their lives, a drivers strike, the battle for power between FISA and FOCA, the comeback of Nikki Lauda the list goes on. There are lots of stunning full colour photos and every race is reviewed in depth including newspaper headlines from the various countries. What makes this book really stand out is that it has comments and stories from the drivers themselves about what was happening at the time, which really draws you in and gives you a real feel for what was going on and the drivers true personalities. My only gripe and what stops me giving it 5 stars is that Chris Hilton for some reason seems to have a real bias and always gushing with praise towards Keke Rosberg. I know he was World Champion that year but Chris Hilton makes it sound like he was one of the best drivers of all time up there with Fangio, Senna, Prost and Schumacher which he wasn't. Also one of the comments from Rosbergs team mate of that year Derek Daly says that Keke was always out drinking and smoking(which Keke was renowned for), but for some reason Chris Hilton denies this. I'm sure Keke's own team mate would know more of his personality than Mr Hilton, and i'm sure its no coincidence that Keke wrote the forward for the book...
Otherwise a stunning book and highly recommended to any F1 fan of this period.
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Initial post: 15 May 2011, 01:20:48 BST
M. Farrow says:
Keke Rosberg deserved praise for the way he drove. He may not have been a Fangio or a Senna but he was a bloody good racing driver who fully deserved to win the 1982 World Championship driving, let's not forget, a car that was far less powerful than the Ferrari's, Brabhams and Renaults that season.
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