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Grand Prix The Killer Years: Extended Interviews from the BBC Film

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Grand Prix The Killer Years: Extended Interviews from the BBC Film

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    Available in PDF Format | Grand Prix The Killer Years: Extended Interviews from the BBC Film.pdf | English
    John L. Matthews(Author)
This is the story of when Grand Prix was out of control.Mechanical failure, lethal track design, fire and incompetence snuffed out dozens of eager young drivers, who had become almost expendable. It was the 60s and early 70s and this waste of life was often televised for millions to see. With boycotts of the prestigious Belgian and German Grand Prix, drivers fought to get their voices heard but it would be a long and painful time before conditions changed.Featuring many famous drivers, including three World Champions Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart and John Surtees OBE John L Matthews goes to the heart of these deadly years in the Grand Prix and tells the story in the words of the men who were there.

John L Matthews is a film-maker whose production company, Bigger Picture Films, created the BBC documentary, Grand Prix: The Killer Years, which was long-listed for a BAFTA. This is his first book.

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Book details

  • PDF | 208 pages
  • John L. Matthews(Author)
  • Arena Sport; New Edition edition (1 Mar. 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Biography
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  • By Peter Nunn on 20 April 2016

    This is a powerful and emotional book, but with an agenda. The efforts to improve safety and change blinkered attitudes in the '60s and '70s are of course to be praised and the book reflects that. However, while trying to build its case, some small aspects of the book are a bit disingenuous to anyone with a true knowledge of motor sport. For instance, much is made of the way the Belgian track at Spa was "removed from Grand Prix" and Germany's Nurburging "being written off from motor racing after the Niki Lauda accident." Neither of these statements are in fact true. Both the Spa and the Ring circuits evolved and continued to host F1 in different form, as well as other racing. But the casual reader would get a different, more emotionally charged message. Otherwise, a great book with some fascinating interviews to build a picture of the times.

  • By Phil H on 5 July 2016

    If you have watched this thought provoking documentary, buy this book, it broadens the personal accounts without being morbid or voyeristic, well written insight to a sport and age so thankfully removed from today regarding safety and attitude.

  • By keith57-f1models on 6 July 2016

    Having watched the Screen version found it to be a Very Good Read , I think you need to have seen the Documentary to fully appreciate the text

  • By MSL on 13 April 2016

    Interesting book that supports the DVD.

  • By Cor Janse on 14 February 2017

    Killer book!

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