I just thought I'd mention a couple of new books that have recently come out and in my opinion would be well worth adding to any collection for they are good reads.
First up I would just like to say what an absolutely marvelous book 'Donington Park: The Pioneers' by John Bailie is. I purchased a copy earlier this week and it is a fantastic read. I have only ever been to Donington a couple of times, back in the 90s, and so this book has given that connection to the circuit that I totally missed before. The pictures and maps are a delight, how they show the old course compared to the current, how and why the changes were made, and the best part, the reports on the races in the 30s. For me, the book is worth every penny of the £85 cover price.
My second book, which I have read since the weekend, is 'Driven: The Men Who Made Formula One' by Kevin Eason (of The Times). I have to say, in my opinion, the book is a cracking little read. It has been crafted with that paddock knowledge gained over 20 years, couple to some superb and honest interviews with the likes of BCE, di Montezemelo, Mosley and Ron Dennis. I have found some of the book most interesting, such as the section where Bernie says he engineered Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes for $32 million, when Dennis thought he had Lewis at $20 million. At 385 pages there is a lot of information covering some background from the 50s to current day 2018 paddock. At Amazon it is selling for £15.99, and again I would say well worth the price.