Jochen Rindt: Champion Lost

Jochen Rindt: Champion Lost

by David Tremayne
     
 

Jochen Rindt was two people. To those he disliked, he was arrogant and dismissive. To those he chose to befriend, a warm, humorous character who liked to laugh and joke yet who needed nobody’s help. To countless race fans across the globe, he was simply the man who could do the impossible. Rindt remains Formula 1’s only posthumous World Champion,

Overview


Jochen Rindt was two people. To those he disliked, he was arrogant and dismissive. To those he chose to befriend, a warm, humorous character who liked to laugh and joke yet who needed nobody’s help. To countless race fans across the globe, he was simply the man who could do the impossible. Rindt remains Formula 1’s only posthumous World Champion, having been tragically killed at Monza on 5 September 1970 while leading the title race by a big margin. Jackie Stewart, a close friend, believed him to be one of the cleanest men he ever raced against, and the fastest; Bernie Ecclestone, another close friend, believed he was the best of his time; and Alan Rees, Rindt’s team-mate believed he was every bit as good as Jimmy Clark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844254729
Publisher:
Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Tremayne, motor racing correspondent for The Independent, has written a number of well-received titles for Haynes including Rubens Barrichello: In the wheeltracks of Senna, The Science of Formula 1 Design and The World's Fastest Diesel. He is an acknowledged expert on both land and water-speed record attempts. He lives in Derbyshire.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >