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Drivers on Drivers

Published in support of cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, Drivers on Drivers features some of the greatest names in motor racing speaking candidly about their biggest rivals as well as their heroes, teammates and friends.

Drivers on Drivers: Motorsport greats on their rivals, teammates and heroes by Philip Porter

Motor racing legends talk about rivals, heroes and teammates in unique new book from Porter Press International

Publication Information
ISBN: 9781913089252
RRP: £30.00
Format: Jacketed Hardback, 144 pages, 240mm x 280mm,December 2021
Photos/Illustrations: over 110 images
Subject: Mototsport, People
Publisher: Porter Press International
Author: Philip Porter with Mark Cole, Ben Edwards, Louise Goodman, Simon Taylor, David Tremayne, Peter Windsor and Ian Wagstaff
£11 goes to Hope for Tomorrow with every copy purchased direct from Porter Press International

Drivers on Drivers: Motorsport greats on their rivals, teammates and heroes by Philip Porter

Published in support of cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, Drivers on Drivers features some of the greatest names in motor racing speaking candidly about their biggest rivals as well as their heroes, teammates and friends. It is a unique concept, with those interviewed ranging from legends of the 1950s such as Tony Brooks and 1960s rally icon Paddy Hopkirk, to Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mika Häkkinen, and current superstars such as Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Each driver is in conversation with a leading motorsport writer or broadcaster, who encourages them to open up about their fellow drivers and offer rare insights into what separated the great from the good, who they looked up to and learnt from, and who to avoid on-track. Interviewees include eight Formula One World Champions, nine winners of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and 13 Grand Prix winners.

Along the way, Tony Brooks discusses what made Juan Manuel Fangio such an icon of the sport, Sir Jackie Stewart recalls what he learnt from Jim Clark, and Derek Warwick explains why he nearly came to blows with teammate Eddie Cheever. Martin Brundle looks back on his famous rivalry with Ayrton Senna in Formula Three, and sports car heroes such as Derek Bell and Allan McNish discuss the specific demands of endurance racing and its highs and lows.

These great names give personal and often moving insights into motor racing’s deepest friendships and fiercest rivalries via stories of tragedy and humour, triumph and disaster. From the dangers of the 1950s and 1960s to the high-tech world of modern Formula One, Drivers on Drivers also offers a fascinating commentary on how the sport has changed over the past 70 years, which aspects of it have remained constant, and the mindset that is required to succeed at the very highest level.

The interviews have been conducted by Philip Porter along with a team of award-winning motorsport writers and broadcasters – Mark Cole, Ben Edwards, Louise Goodman, Simon Taylor, David Tremayne, Peter Windsor and Ian Wagstaff – while more than 100 superb photographs illustrate pivotal career moments, on-track battles, and candid moments with fellow drivers.

Speaking of the book, Ross Brawn OBE said ‘It is a fascinating book because you hear all these brilliant drivers describing their rivals, their friends and their teammates in their own words. There are candid opinions which are revealing and intriguing. Despite my many years in motor racing, they are almost all totally new insights for me, as I am sure they will be for you.’

More Information
  • Supporting Hope for Tomorrow cancer charity
  • Thirty-one motorsport greats in conversation with leading automotive writers
  • Features drivers from every decade from the 1950s to the present day, including eight F1 World Champions
  • £11 goes to Hope for Tomorrow with every copy purchased direct from Porter Press International
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