By Sid Watkins
It's lovely infrequent to encounter a motor racing e-book that tempts you to learn the article in a single sitting yet "Prof" Watkins has produced a gem ... [he] is an excellent raconteur, now not afraid to talk him brain but peppering the gravity with sometimes side-splitting humour. No precise motorsport fan could be with out this book.'
Autosport Grand Prix racing has gone through sweeping alterations within the final thirty years. a lot of those contain defense and clinical rescue. the guy at the back of them - a champion within the racing international even supposing he hasn't ever gained a race - is the eminent neurosurgeon Sid Watkins. existence on the restrict is his outstanding story.
It spans the main interesting years in Grand Prix racing and comprises intimate images of motorsport's maximum names, from Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda to Alain Prost and Damon Hill. Sid Watkins has additionally witnessed, at the start hand, the most critical and dazzling racing injuries. His account of those is made all of the extra poignant by way of the truth that a few of the males he has rescued, occasionally on the element of dying, were own associates. From Monza, in 1978, the place Ronnie Petersen suffered a deadly twist of fate, to Imola in could 1994 the place Ayrton Senna met his premature demise, the excessive, and coffee, issues of Grand Prix racing are vividly described.
For all enthusiasts of formulation One, this can be the interior tale of the world's most threatening game.
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Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One by Sid Watkins