Books for Every Motorsport fan

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

Narrated from the perspective of a dog named Enzo, this heartwarming novel offers a unique look at the bond between man and machine. Set in the world of professional racing, it explores themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of greatness.

“Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans” by A.J. Baime

This gripping non-fiction book tells the story of Ford’s quest to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1960s. Filled with high-stakes drama and larger-than-life characters, it’s a must-read for anyone interested in the golden age of motorsport.

“Life in the Fast Lane: The Inside Story of the Benetton Grand Prix Year” by Steve Matchett

Former Benetton mechanic turned TV commentator Steve Matchett provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world of Formula 1 in this captivating memoir. From pit lane politics to on-track rivalries, Matchett offers fascinating insights into the inner workings of one of the sport’s most iconic teams.

“Weekend Heroes: Formula 1 Legends” by Derick Allsop

In this collection of interviews, renowned sports journalist Derick Allsop sits down with some of Formula 1’s greatest drivers to discuss their careers, rivalries, and the moments that defined their legacy. With contributions from legends like Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda, and Alain Prost, it’s a treasure trove of firsthand accounts from motorsport’s golden era.

“Senna Versus Prost: The Story of the Most Deadly Rivalry in Formula One” by Malcolm Folley

Delving into one of the most legendary rivalries in motorsport history, this book chronicles the intense competition between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost during their time at McLaren in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Filled with drama, intrigue, and unforgettable racing moments, it’s a riveting read for any Formula 1 fan.

“The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit” by Michael Cannell

This gripping true story follows the lives of two Formula 1 legends, Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips, as they compete for glory during the 1961 season. Against the backdrop of a sport marred by danger and tragedy, Cannell delivers a powerful narrative that captures the essence of motorsport’s golden age.

Whether you’re interested in the history of the sport, the thrill of on-track rivalries, or the human drama behind the wheel, these books offer something for every motorsport enthusiast. So grab a copy, settle into your favourite reading nook, and prepare to be transported into the high-octane world of racing. Happy reading!