Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One's billionaire boss and one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, is more dramatic than even the multitude of myths that have grown up around this extraordinary character. This is much more than a motorsports biography, it is a business story as well as an extraordinary life-story.
Susan Watkins is a writer and historical biographer. Her previous books have chronicled characters such as Mary Stuart and Jane Austen and it was her close friendship with Bernie that precipitated this major new biography. She has known Bernie for over twenty years, and is married to Sid Watkins, Formula One's chief doctor and medical advisor.