By Peter Wright ISBN 1-893618-29-3 Published by David Bull, £59.95
Ferrari is in a state of war, says Ross Brawn. Which means that author Peter Wright got behind enemy lines. In the aftermath of its first drivers’ title for 21 years, the former Lotus designer asked for permission to write an in-depth story on Schumacher’s 2000 ‘weapon of choice’ — F1-2000. He did not hold out much hope, but if you don’t ask…
To his surprise, Ferrari opened its doors, its only proviso being that the book did not appear for another four years, by which time, presumably, the details therein were of little use to the enemy — such is the pace of Fl tech.
Wright covers every aspect of this significant car in detail, speaking to the key men, and in the process offers an invaluable insight into Ferrari’s modem-day turnaround.
A must-have. PF