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Description - Formula 1 Fanatic by Koen Vergeer

This is a passionate and evocative history of Formula 1 motor-racing from the early 1980s to 2002. Koen Vergeer interweaves the lives and deaths of such legendary drivers as Gille Villeneuve and Ayrton Senna with the progress of his own longtime obsession. His accounts of the titanic fights between the top drivers - like the "professor" Alain Prost (cool and precise) and the "son of God" Senna (fast but unpredictable) or Damon Hill (burdened by his father's reputation) and Michael Schumacher (infallible) - are matched by the ferocious rivalry between the top teams.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747568421
ISBN-10: 0747568421
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Koen Vergeer

Koen Vergeer is the author of two novels, SAGRADA FAMILIA and DOSSIER DELVAUX. He is a reporter on the Belgian daily paper DE MORGEN and regularly covers Formula 1 and other motor-racing events. He lives in Utrecht. David Colmer is the author of the novella LEW, which will be published in Holland in 2003. His stories have appeared in Australia, Belgium and the UK. He has translated work by Annie M.G. Schmidt, Bart Moeyaert and Benno Barnard. He lives in Amsterdam.