Since the first Grand Prix held in France in 1906 there have been many fatal accidents and serious injuries on the race track. In 1994 the sport was rocked by the tragic death of super-hero Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian driver,...
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Since the first Grand Prix held in France in 1906 there have been many fatal accidents and serious injuries on the race track. In 1994 the sport was rocked by the tragic death of super-hero Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian driver, in the San Marino race. Since then more safety features have been added to the cars and to the rules of the race. But at speeds of over 200 miles per hour, and cars vying for position on the track, Formula 1 will never be a safe sport. There is always the possibility of death.;Sports writer, Phil Shirley, probes the thoughts and feelings of the men who live with extreme danger. Some of them have witnessed fatal accidents; they are well aware of the risks they face and speak candidly about their approach to life and death, about their beliefs and superstitions, about prayer and their view of God. Interviews include* Damo n Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, and Martin Brundle.
"Formula One pushes its drivers to the limits of endurance and skims the edges of death with every race. Even with every safety precaution in operation, the lives of the drivers still depend on their second by second concentration at speeds of over 200 miles per hour. What motivates men to risk injury and death for their sport? How do you cope when your friends have died in fatal crashes?" "Journalist Phil Shirley probes the thoughts and emotions of the stars of Formula One in Deadly Obsessions. In this insight into international motor-racing, top drivers speak openly of their approach to the risks they take, and the personal and spiritual impact of driving so close to death. Among the drivers featured are: Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, Jacques Villeneuve, Damon Hill and Martin Brundle."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Phil probes the thoughts and feelings of the Formula 1 racers. Some of them have witnessed fatal accidents and are aware of the risks they face. They speak about their approach to life, death, beliefs, superstitions, prayer and their view of God.