And of course, you can always relax with a coffee/scotch and listen to my podcasts; mechanicsgallon.blogspot.com
And after you've done that most enjoyable exercise. read RIchard Jenkins' Ginther book , as recommended above,Jon Saltinstall's Lauda book and then you can read DRIVEN by ,,,,err me . .
Shameless plugging of TNFers apart, I'm reading the new Richard Seaman book - an excellent read which has also reawakened my inner class warrior ...
I'll be frank though , in these beastly times , reading can be hard work if it's one of the few shows in town. I have listened to a lot of podcasts this year, and apart from Gary's series I do recommend Tom Clarkson's Beyond the Grid series , Yes , they have ads , Tom is not the toughest inquisitor but there is some real gold in the scores of shows he's done . And it isn't just this week's F1 star (although it is strictly F1 ) , with interviewees as far back as Tony Brooks. There are very few I haven't enjoyed but highlights were Mario Andretti(fascinating insights into his early days, and why Michael failed at McLaren ) ,Takuma Sato (no F1 wins but an extraordinary story from a lovely man ), James Allison (for a non techie like me , an unexpected delight) , Alan Jones (very AJ ) , Emerson F (very emotional ) and many more , Typically they last 60- 90 minutes and they are helping to keep me sane . My favourite of all , by the way, was Eddie Jordan . Far from the circus clown we see on TV , but razor sharp , very funny and hugely entertaining.
Edited by john aston, 24 March 2020 - 10:12.