Inside F1’s Greatest Race
The only definitive inside account of the world's greatest race - full of exclusive interviews with Niki Lauda, Nico Rosberg, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Ross Brawn and Bernie Ecclestone
**THE ONLY DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST RACE - FULL OF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH NIKI LAUDA, ROSS BRAWN, DAMON HILL, DAVID COULTHARD, SIR JACKIE STEWART, OLIVER PANIS AND 2016 WORLD CHAMPION NICO ROSBERG**
Circuit de Monaco. Monte Carlo. The ultimate race in the Formula One calendar.
When you think of Formula One, you think of Monaco. Once a year, yachts jam the harbour, celebrities fill the stands and luxury sports cars litter the streets as of thousands of people gather from across the world to watch the greatest, and one of the oldest, races in motorsport.
Monaco is glamorous, prestigious and seductive. But for the drivers, it is the most demanding race of the year. The narrow streets, tight corners and sharp elevations make it the ultimate test of driving skill. It is physically draining and mentally exhausting.
Proposed today, the race would not exist but it remains the jewel in the crown for every Formula One driver. There is simply no other race like it.
Win at Monaco and your name is etched in history. You will join the likes of Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.
With exclusive interviews and insight from drivers and a wealth of F1 insiders, award-winning sportswriter Malcolm Folley goes behind the scenes to discover what it's really like to drive and live and breathe this iconic circuit. He reveals along the way a unique and definitive portrait of the circuit, and recreates in thrilling detail its most extraordinary weekend, when only three cars finished.
“On no other modern circuit can the skill and commitment of a Grand Prix driver be observed at such close quarters and Malcolm’s book brings to life the most memorable exploits of our champion drivers and heroes from the Jazz Age to Modern Times in the delightful Springtime setting on the Cote d’Azur.”
Design and Development Director, McLaren Racing, Neil Oatley
“A gripping evocation of glamour and danger and champion drivers”
Jonathan McEvoy, Sports Journalist Association
“a true portrait of the iconic race”
“If you’re an F1 fan this book is a must read. But even if you’re just an occasional watcher and you tune-in just once a year to look at the boats and the apartments that you’d need a racing driver’s salary to afford, Monaco: Inside F1’s Greatest Race is more than worthy of its cover price”
“A wonderfully entertaining window into the history of F1’s greatest race”
“An elegant contribution to the genre of motor-racing books”