Life in the Fast Lane

Life in the Fast Lane : The Story of the Benetton Grand Prix Year

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Steve Matchett was a member of Benetton's highly successful Grand Prix team, and here he tells the extraordinary story of the momentous 1994 season. Matchett writes about the death of Ayrton Senna, the Hockenheim fire, disqualifications - as the Benetton and Williams teams fought tooth and nail for the drivers championship. The final showdown came in Adelaide, the last race of the season, with the controversial accident when Schumacher of Benetton and Hill of Williams collided. Steve Matchett was the rear jack man in the Benetton pit lane team, and was himself engulfed in the terrible fire at Hockenheim. His story of the frantic and unending behind-the-scenes activity in the effort to be the fastest and the best in the world is a fascinating account of the high pressure world of Formula One motor racing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 32 colour photos
  • 0752844474
  • 9780752844473

About Steve Matchett

Grand Prix mechanic turned author, columnist, editor and television broadcaster, Steve Matchett is an exceptionally rare commodity - a commentator of genuine insight; a man that has prepared world championship-winning machinery with his own hands. Standing alongside Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher, Matchett worked the pit lanes of the world's most challenging sport throughout all of Benetton's glory years. He is currently a contributor to F1 Racing magazine and technical analyst to North America's SPEED Channel, a key member of their broadcasting team. He is the author of Life in the Fast Lane, The Mechanic's Tale and The Chariot Makers, all of which have been highly praised.show more

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