On Wednesday 1 May it is 25 years ago that Ayrton Senna lost his life at the San Marino Grand Prix, while Wednesday 8 May marks the 37th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve’s death at Zolder.
Stirling Moss’ career-ending crash at Goodwood took place 57 years ago on 23 April, on Sunday 26 May it is 64 years ago that Alberto Ascari was killed at a Monza test, and Dick Seaman died 80 years ago at the Belgian Grand Prix on on 25 June.
To commemorate Senna, Villeneuve, Moss, Ascari, and Seaman, in the course of 2019 we will publish excerpts of their respective stories, straight from the book, both on this site as well as on 8W. Here’s our schedule:
- Wednesday 1 May: Senna vs Schumacher
- Monday 1 July: Villeneuve vs Prost
- Sunday 1 September: Moss vs Clark
- Friday 1 November: Ascari vs Fangio
- Tuesday 24 December: Dick Seaman
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Journalist Rob Watts, who writes, and records podcasts, for media such as Autosport, Motorsport.com, eRacing Magazine, GPFans.com, and Mobil 1 The Grid, was full of praise of our Senna versus Schumacher story.
Here’s what he said:
It’s been 25 years since that dreadful 1994 Formula One season. And because of that, we’ve taken 25% off of the price of printing-on-demand version of ‘Senna versus Schumacher and other Formula One rivalries that never happened’. This discount means that the book is now available for only € 14,96, only at Lulu.com.
» Go to Lulu.com to get the book for € 14,96
» Get e-books for even less at Apple and Amazon
Last weekend, a short book review of ‘Senna versus Schumacher’ appeared on the F1Podcast blog: “What-If … these F1 drivers hadn’t died?”
A few quotes from the review:
“The authors wrote a fictional account of how the rivalry between these drivers might have played out if Senna had survived Imola in 1994. It is a great read, insightful and highly recommended book.
“It’s an excellent concept and a huge amount of research, dedication and love went into writing it. It’s very well written and I would recommend any F1 fan to pick-up a copy.
“I believe there should be more F1 fiction and this book is a great example of how good it can be. These stories really make you think about what might have been. An excellent book!”
Read the review on Blogspot and follow F1Podcast on Twitter.
Our book, Senna versus Schumacher and other Formula One rivalries that never happened, appeared in the latest Dutch edition of Octane Magazine.