Rush to Glory (Library Edition)

Rush to Glory (Library Edition) : Formula 1 Racing's Greatest Rivalry

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The greatest duel in Formula One history: the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt. As the '75 season ended, Hunt was out of Formula One racing while Lauda was world champion and the odds-on favorite for '76 with a year's contract ahead of him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to sign a multi-year deal. James Hunt, without a drive until Emerson Fittipaldi broke his McLaren contract, grabbed the McLaren drive with both hands and the help of friend John Hogan. The result? Two drivers in an epic sixteen-race battle across the globe for the '76 title, ultimately decided by a single point. Fame, wealth, drugs, sex, and the rest of globe-trotting 1970s Formula One racing are encompassed in the Lauda vs. Hunt duel. At the '76 German Grand Prix, Lauda nearly died in a fiery crash, only to emerge six weeks later, severe burns on his face and head, to pursue his rivalry with Hunt. It all came down to the last race, a rain-soaked affair in Japan, where Hunt won the championship by the slimmest possible margin. The book is a study in contrasts during an era of Brut aftershave and disco sex parties. James Hunt, legendary philanderer and Formula One rock star, versus supernatural racer Niki Lauda, who in '75 set the first sub-seven minute lap around the Ring.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 162.56 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Library ed
  • 1452645957
  • 9781452645957

About Tom Rubython

Tom Rubython is the former editor of "Business F1," "Spectator Business," and "SportsPro" magazines, among other publications. He is also the author of several books, including "The Life of Senna," "Shunt," and "In the Name of Glory." Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.show more

Review quote

"With Formula 1's glamorous international stage as a backdrop, this production is a seductive glimpse of the beautifully flawed people who gravitate to international racing. It's an audio that will provoke many listeners to listen more than once." ---AudioFileshow more

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