By Christopher Hilton ISBN 1 8442 5 005 9 Published by Haynes, £19.99
What do Rick Mears, Reinhold Joest and Lake Speed have in common? All crossed the path of the late, great Ayrton Senna during his racing career. And that’s why they have been asked to provide anecdotes and reminiscences of the three-time Formula One world champion for a book that marks the 10th anniversary of his death.
Author Christopher Hilton has sought out everyone and anyone who had an involvement in Senna’s career — from his karting rivals, the owner of the cafe where he used to hang out in his Formula Ford days, to his Fl sparring partners. Emerson Fittipaldi, Jean Alesi Bernie Ecclestone, and Gordon Murray are among those who have supplied memories of the man. This isn’t a conventional biography, but it does offer significant insight into Senna’s career. A worthwhile read. GW