Ayrton Senna: The Messiah of Motor Racing by Richard Craig

Ayrton Senna: The Messiah of Motor Racing

byRichard Craig

Kobo ebook | October 31, 2012

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Ayrton Senna is arguably the most famous racing driver there has ever been. All over the world, he is revered as a saint and as the greatest driver the sport has ever seen. Indeed, the 2010 film of his life verged on the hagiographic, painting him as a beloved child of God put on Earth to fight injustice and help those less fortunate than him. But was his reputation disproportionately burnished because he died, aged only 34, in front of millions of TV viewers, thus sealing his reputation as the Messianic martyr of motor racing? This book takes a twofold look at both Ayrton da Silva, the softly-spoken and introspective man, and Senna the aggressive, ruthless and brilliant driver, distinct entities who often struggled to coexist peacefully together, and discusses why, of all the great drivers Formula One has nurtured, Senna attracts the most fervent following.

Title:Ayrton Senna: The Messiah of Motor RacingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 31, 2012Publisher:Darton, Longman & Todd LTDLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0232529957

ISBN - 13:9780232529951

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remember To truly appreciate this book you have to be of a certain age, and lived through that day. Senna was far from perfect, not a Messiah, just a man of true beliefs and flashes of brilliance. The world would have loved him to wave the Austrian flag that night. Read and reflect on three world championships, especially 1988.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointed I wasted my money on this. Being a new publication I thought it would have had more info not previously known about the man regarding his private life off the track. Everything here about his racing career is covered adequately elsewhere and freely available on google and youtube. Wish I had spent my dollars elsewhere.
Date published: 2013-07-05