Bestselling author Ian Stafford has run, boxed, putted, rowed, wrestled and kicked balls with the finest sportsmen in the world. Which is why he finds the doubt about his driving technique particularly galling. After one too many arguments with his wife in the car, Stafford sets out to prove that he really is up there amongst the finest drivers in the world. The cast of characters reads like a Who's Who of Motor Racing- there is Bernie, Mansell and Brundle; Niki Lauda, David Coulthard and Juan Pablo Montoya; Jenson Button, Stirling Moss and Enzo Ferrari; not to mention Brad Pitt and George Clooney! But after the glamour of Monaco, the freezing temperatures of Schumacher's home town, the excitement of the first ever London Grand Prix, comes the more realistic view of life behind the wheel. Having seriously damaged his ego in a 4x4 in the States and crashed the car on a suburban school run, Stafford begins to wonder whether he hasn't bitten off more than he can chew by pledging to come face to face with Michael Schumacher. A brilliantly funny sporting adventure around the world with a much-loved writer.
Ian Stafford has covered every major sporting event in the world and is a multi-award winning journalist; including Sports Journalist of the Year and twice Magazine Sports Writer of the Year. He is currently sports writer for The Mail on Sunday as well as many other international publications. He is the author of nine books, including Playgrounds of the Gods, short-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, and most recently the bestselling, In Search of the Tiger. As well as making numerous appearances on national and international TV and radio, he is an accomplished after-dinner speaker. He is married with two children and lives in Bromley, Kent.