Green Races Red, by Eddie Irvine with Maurice Hamilton. Collins Willow, £14.99.
With the aid of Maurice Hamilton’s knack of telling a good story, this book describes Irvine’s difficult year while avoiding becoming a race by-race report. The story of the Irishman’s career from Formula Ford to Japanese Formula 3000 provides colourful interludes between races without interrupting the flow. He discusses his friendship with James Hunt, a driver whose influence has obviously stuck. With strong opinions, this book provides a fascinating insight into the life of a Ferrari Grand Prix driver. DS