I must echo the other reviewers rating this book at one star.
I was not so much interested in a chronological account of the emergence of Ecclestone and Formula One, as I was in the story behind the facts. However, Bower seems entirely unable to tell a story. I had to stop at page 106, as I simply couldn't read on. This book is no more than a collection of notes thrown carelessly together, without a thread or a coherent narrative.
It is frankly dull and even for an avid F1 fan and someone with a keen interest in the politics and business behind F1, this book is nothing less than awful.