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Life in the Fast Lane: The Inside Story of Benetton's First World Championship by Steve Matchett (£43.00)Publisher: Orion — 2001
Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752844474]
Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins otherwise a very well presented copy.
Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: “The inside story of Benetton’s momentous 1994 Grand Prix Season.
Steve Matchett was the rear jack man in the Benetton pit lane team, and was himself engulfed in the terrible fire at Hockenheim.
In Life in the Fast Lane he reveals the full, inside story of the 1994 season, including the death of Ayrton Senna, the Hockenheim fire, and disqualifications as the Benetton and Williams teams battled for the Drivers’ Championship. The final showdown came in Adelaide, the last race of the season, with the controversial accident when Schumacher of Benetton and Hill of Williams collided.
Matchett’s story of the frantic and unending behind-the-scenes activity in the effort to be the fastest and the best in the world is a fascinating account of the high-pressure world of Formula One motor racing.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Schumacher. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 246 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72