Race Without End: The Grind Behind the Glamour of the SASOL Jordan Grand Prix Team by Maurice Hamilton soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: This story has much to do with the glamour of Grand Prix racing. But it is not about winning or about losing. It recounts the pain and the sweat associated with surviving in a business which costs millions to simply fight another day.
Jordan Grand Prix is a small but integral part of an elite group of Formula 1 teams travelling the world, racing 16 times a year, working flat out in between, day in, day out. There can only be one winner at each race and, in 1993, that honour was regularly shared between just two of those teams, with another two having but a slim chance of success.
Jordan earned an unexpected share of the headlines in Japan when their novice driver, Eddie Irvine, dared to challenge the triple world champion Ayrton Senna, and received a cuff round the ear for his trouble. The altercation, widely reported by the worlds press, is covered in detail in this book. The team was again in the headlines after the opening race of the 1994 Grand Prix season in Brazil, when Irvines involvement in a dramatic four-car crash earned him a three-race suspension. But Jordan more than made up for that with a brilliant third place for Rubens Barrichello in the Pacific Grand Prix.
The 1993 season forms the framework of the book as the author, with privileged and unique inside information, follows the fortunes of the Sasol Jordan Hart, from conception through evolution to resolution not to be beaten again. Each chapter is woven around one particular aspect of the team. He reveals precisely what makes Jordan tick while, fly-on-the-wall style, portraying the frustration and the elation, the grind and the glamour of this race without end.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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