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Ayrton Senna: The Whole Story

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In this meaty paperback, published to mark the tenth anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, Christopher Hilton marries and updates four of his earlier titles about the legendary driver into one volume of more than 100,000 words. He chronicles Senna's entire story, from the wealthy childhood in Brazil to his fatal crash in 1994.

It is a fast-moving and comprehensive account o
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 12th 2004 by Haynes Publishing
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Sthitadhi Roy
Mar 12, 2012 Sthitadhi Roy rated it really liked it
Well, me being a hardcore Senna fan, there was no way I could not have liked the book. The book is very well written and very well compiled. The thing that impressed me the most about Christopher Hilton was the unbiasedness that he maintained right throughout the book, even though he himself is a self-proclaimed Senna worshiper, The way he uses quotes from other people whenever he has to use any adjectives for Senna is very nice. Another thing is Hilton remains very honest about Senna throughout ...more
Jb Warren
Oct 25, 2014 Jb Warren rated it liked it
How do you rate a book like this? The content was breathtakingly comprehensive. Filled with quote after quote after quote, it could be said that this was a print version of the Senna documentary. The book provided remarkable insights I might not have found anywhere else. But... it was written (edited?) so poorly in places that I tossed the book down in frustration dozens of times. Tenses changed within paragraphs and even within a single sentence. Quotes were not parsed to fit narrative context. ...more
Being a life long scatterbrain I am amazed by people like Senna who's total focus and concentration on the task at hand is unimaginable. He ability to asses a cars performance has no peers. But his death, like those of Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and Gilles Villeneuve, prove that consummate skill cannot overcome mechanical problems or just plain bad luck.

Over the years I have read lots of books referencing Senna but I really enjoyed this one because it covered a lot of his racing career before he go
Sep 30, 2011 Chris rated it it was ok
Out of the 3 Senna books I have read, this, I must say, disappointed me. It seemed to be an awful lot of guesswork on maybe the clothes he was wearing on certain days or what he may have been thinking. There was an awful lot of text that was not needed and could have been cut out which would have made for a more concise and interesting read.
Aug 02, 2011 Aileen rated it it was amazing
To say I have been deeply touched by the story of this amazing man is an understatement. The biography is fantastically written detailing his racing career in great detail and defining Senna as the great man he was. I pray I meet him in Heaven one day.
James Ball
Feb 17, 2010 James Ball rated it really liked it
Not so much a personal biography as a profile of his career as the top Formula One driver of all time (I dare you to convince me otherwise!).
Larry Jordan
Aug 08, 2013 Larry Jordan rated it really liked it
Book was detailed and a little dry. That said, lots of great information on formative years for Senna.
Oct 01, 2012 Zoe rated it it was amazing
The last sentence of this book made me blub like a baby.
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Christopher (Chris) Hilton was a former sportswriter with the Daily Express.

Hilton had begun his career in journalism at The Journal in Newcastle, and then worked at the Express‘s offices in Manchester before moving to London in the mid-1970s when recruited by then sports editor Ken Lawrence to cover Formula 1.

Hilton was a key member of the sports desk editing staff, as well as covering ice skatin
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