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Gilles Villenueve : The Life of a Legend

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Gilles Villeneuve became a legend in his own time, a driver whose skill and daring personified the ideals of Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of motor sport. With his flamboyantly aggressive, press-on-regardless style in his scarlet Ferrari, he captured the imagination of a vast international audience as no other driver has in recent times.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 19mm
  • Ebury Press
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 8ill.
  • 0753507471
  • 9780753507476
  • 306,398

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"Donaldson has delivered the ultimate tribute to a remakable sportsman." * Daily Telegraph * "Meticulously researched, finely structured to a remarkable sportsman." * The Times * "A quite brilliant book. This is, without doubt, the best motor racing book this reviewer has ever read." * Autosport * "It is true to say that I had great difficulty in putting this book down. Don't miss it." -- Murray Walkershow more

About Gerald Donaldson

Gerald Donaldson is one of the world's most highly regarded motor sport authors. He has written several books, among them the highly acclaimed James Hunt: The Biography. He has also recently edited Formula 1: The Autobiography.show more

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Gilles Villeneuve became a legend in his own time, a driver whose skill and daring personified the ideals of Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of motor sport. With his flamboyantly aggressive, press-on-regardless style in his scarlet Ferrari, he captured the imagination of a vast international audience as no other driver has in recent times. His tremendous fighting spirit and pure passion for driving produced so much high drama and deeply felt emotion that Villeneuve became one of the greatest sporting heroes. His enduring legend owes much to its classic elements of tragedy, for he was a charming young man of humble origins who achieved undreamed of fame and fortune by givign his all to the sport that ultimately took his life.show more

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"It is true to say that I had great difficulty in putting this book down. Don't miss it."show more

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