The Limit

The Limit : Life and Death in Formula One's Most Dangerous Era

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10 September 1961: at the boomerang-shaped racetrack at Monza half a dozen teams are preparing for the Italian Grand Prix. It is the biggest race anyone can remember. Phil Hill - the first
American to break into the top ranks of European racing - and his Ferrari teammate, Count Wolfgang von Trips - a German nobleman with a movie-star manner - face one another in a race that will decide the winner of the Formula One drivers' championship. By the day's end, one man will clinch that prize. The other will perish face down on the track.

Seeped in danger, seductive glamour and burning rivalry, this is the story of two young men living in the shadow of oblivion and dicing with death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 282g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • Integrated b&w images
  • 1848872240
  • 9781848872240
  • 44,209

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The days of true motor-racing romance are long gone, but are superbly evoked... Cannell tells a story of heroism and carnage. * Independent * A compelling story - shocking, sad, tragic and very human - about men who willingly drove with the Grim Reaper and what motivated them to do so. -- Duncan Hamilton Terrific... A quite remarkable book which every motor sport aficionado will want to read -- Murray Walker
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About Michael Cannell

Michael Cannell has written about sports for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Outside, and was editor of the New York Times House & Home section for seven years. His previous book, the critically acclaimed I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism, was published in 1995 by Crown.
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