Published in support of cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, Drivers on Drivers features some of the greatest names in motor racing speaking candidly about their biggest rivals as well as their heroes, teammates and friends. It is a unique concept, with those interviewed ranging from legends of the 1950s such as Tony Brooks and 1960s rally icon Paddy Hopkirk, to Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mika Häkkinen, and current superstars such as Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Each driver is in conversation with a leading motorsport writer or broadcaster, who encourages them to open up about their fellow drivers and offer rare insights into what separated the great from the good, who they looked up to and learnt from, and who to avoid on-track. Interviewees include eight Formula One World Champions, nine winners of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and 13 Grand Prix winners.

Along the way, Tony Brooks discusses what made Juan Manuel Fangio such an icon of the sport, Sir Jackie Stewart recalls what he learnt from Jim Clark, and Derek Warwick explains why he nearly came to blows with teammate Eddie Cheever. Martin Brundle looks back on his famous rivalry with Ayrton Senna in Formula Three, and sports car heroes such as Derek Bell and Allan McNish discuss the specific demands of endurance racing and its highs and lows.

Speaking of the book, Ross Brawn OBE said ‘It is a fascinating book because you hear all these brilliant drivers describing their rivals, their friends and their teammates in their own words. There are candid opinions which are revealing and intriguing. Despite my many years in motor racing, they are almost all totally new insights for me, as I am sure they will be for you.’

Drivers on Drivers: Motorsport greats on their rivals, teammates and heroes by Philip Porter; Porter Press International; ISBN: 9781913089252

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