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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409061922
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Senna Versus Prost




The behind-the-scenes story of the most deadly rivalry in world sport

In the late eighties and early nineties, Formula One was at its most explosive, with thrilling races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes - and the most deadly rivalry ever witnessed in sport. Two of Formula One's most honoured champions and iconic figures drove together for McLaren for two seasons, and their acrimonious and hostile relationship extended even after one of them had left the team.

ALAIN PROST, France's only F1 world champion, the intelligent, smooth driver with the epithet 'Le Professeur'.

AYRTON SENNA, the mercurial kid from a privileged background in Sao Paolo who would become the most intense and ruthless racing driver the world has ever seen.

It was a story that would have a tragic ending.

As the great rivals raced to victory, their relationship deteriorated badly, beginning with the breaking of a gentleman's agreement, and public spats followed, culminating in Prost accusing Senna of deliberately trying to ride him off the circuit, and fearful that the Brazilian would get someone killed with his daring overtaking feats. And the final, sad act of this drama happened at the San Marino Grand prix at Imola in May 1994, when Senna was killed.

Featuring a rare interview with Prost, and insight from Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, plus McLaren insiders and other F1 figures, Malcolm Folley provides us with a breath-taking account of one of the all-time classic sporting rivalries.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409061922
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
Categories:

About the author

Malcolm Folley

Malcolm Folley is an award-winning sports writer who was Chief Sports Reporter for the Mail on Sunday for over twenty two years. With over thirty-nine years’ experience as a staff writer on national newspapers, he has travelled the world reporting tennis, football, formula one, rugby, and thirteen Olympic Games.

He has written six books, including Senna versus Prost, a chronicle of the greatest rivalry in F1 history.

He lives in Surrey with his wife Rachel and has two daughters, Siân and Megan.

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Praise for Senna Versus Prost

Great rivalries are among the glories of sport, and Malcolm Folley's book Senna Versus Prost ... examines one of the most fascinating

Guardian

The writing is excellent, which is no surprise coming from this seasoned journalist. The narrative is intelligent ... A familiar story is still worth telling if done well. In this case, it's mission accomplished.

Motor Sport

thanks to Folley, we have Alain Prost's account of a time when F1 ran red from the pit stop to the podium to enlighten us on one of racing's greatest rivalries

GQ

... for a superb insight into antagonism between F1 team-mates, read Malcolm Folley's brilliant new book Senna Versus Prost, which charts the rivalry between two of the sport's greatest-ever drivers

Daily Mirror

With the inside track of having covered the sport for a number of years, Folley writes with authority as he weaves a picture of the sporting greats lives and rivalry

Press Association

Having covered the sport for a number of years, Folley writes with authority as he weaves a picture of the lives of two of the sport's greats and how their rivalry played out

Daily Star

Malcolm Folley's excellent book gives a blow-by-blow account of a fascinating chapter in F1 history.

4 stars, Irish Daily Star on Sunday magazine

a breathtaking read

Brighton Argus

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