When Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One, battling to win his eighth World Championship, fans questioned how he, and indeed former team-mates and rivals, would react after the end of such a stupendous, record-breaking career. In this paperback edition of his highly successful hardback biography, Christopher Hilton updates the story of this controversial genius who, with a powerful mix of sublime skills and raw drama, in turns thrilled and enraged the Grand Prix world.
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The story is told using original material, extensive interviews, and what Schumacher himself said. Karting, precocious talent, getting into single-seater racing despite having no money. The mysterious ability to exploit whatever car he got into, starting with the Jordan for his F1 debut at Spa in 1991. Benetton, two world titles, and recriminations in his battle with Damon Hill. Making Ferrari great again, four difficult years, more controversy. Dominating F1 and breaking every significant record. The hardback edition, published in November 2006, sold 20,000 copies in the first three months and received superb reviews.
Christopher Hilton, a highly respected author, has written over 30 books for Haynes, including five on Michael Schumacher. This book is a companion to his Michael Schumacher: The complete race-by-race record of his Grand Prix career, also to be published in 2007. He lives in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.