Flat Out, Flat Broke

Flat Out, Flat Broke : Formula 1 the Hard Way!

By (author) Perry McCarthy , Foreword by Damon Hill

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Perry 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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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 122 x 190 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • 18 Jan 2004
  • HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset
  • English
  • 2nd
  • 24pp illustrations, index
  • 1844250180
  • 9781844250189
  • 141,103

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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.

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'a lesson in sheer determination' Motorsport News

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