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    DescriptionPerry McCarthy decided at the age of 18 that he wanted to reach the top in the world's most expensive sport. With no racing experience, no cash, and little going for him except a passion for speed, the exuberant Cockney shouldn't have stood a chance. He never gave up, however, and his relentless search for backing and recognition led the man "The Times" dubbed 'the world's unluckiest racing driver' to heroic, often hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking efforts to make it into Formula 1. This is his autobiography.

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    Flat Out, Flat Broke
    Formula 1 the Hard Way!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Perry McCarthy, Foreword by Damon Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844250189
    ISBN 10: 1844250180

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    DC21: 796.72092
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    BISAC V2.8: SPO028000
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    LC classification: GV1032
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
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    BISAC V2.8: TRA001000, BIO026000
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    LC classification: GV1032.M245 A3 2003
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SMFA, DNBS1
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    24pp illustrations, index
    Imprint name
    J H Haynes & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    18 January 2004
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    Author Information
    Perry McCarthy - sometimes actor (scheduling meetings by impersonating James Hunt) and pizza delivery man (to trick his way into the F1 paddock) - is in constant demand as a motor racing pundit and highly entertaining after-dinner speaker. 'Mad Dog' to his friends, Perry is a man of startling talent and wild hopes. He lives near Billericay, Essex.
    Review quote
    'a lesson in sheer determination' Motorsport News
    Table of contents
    Wild boyhood, a trial at the Brands Hatch Racing School, working on oil rigs to fund his start in the junior formulae. British Formula Ford 1600, becoming 1983 'Star of Tomorrow' Champion and winning the 1985 Racing for Britain Award. Hilarious stories about chasing sponsorship, pushing for the top. British Formula 3, Formula 3000, IMSA. Against all odds, finally clawing his way into the Formula 1 elite in 1992, with the disastrous Andrea Moda team - eight races entered, eight 'did not qualify'. Accumulated massive debts, wheeling and dealing to survive. Competing in numerous sports car and single-seater races around the world. Constantly in debt, struggling to combine racing with family life. Back to the top with Audi in international motor racing. A bold, witty story told with the daredevil verve he showed on track.