[PDF / Epub] ✩ Senna Versus Prost ☉ Malcolm Folley – Furosemidelasix.info

Senna Versus Prost In The Late Eighties And Early Nineties, Formula One Was At Its Most Explosive, With Thrilling Races, Charismatic Drivers, Nail Biting Climaxes And The Most Deadly Rivalry Ever Witnessed In Sport Two Of Formula One S Most Honoured Champions And Iconic Figures Drove Together For McLaren For Two Seasons, And Their Acrimonious And Hostile Relationship Extended Even After One Of Them Had Left The TeamAIN PROST, France S Only F World Champion, The Intelligent, Smooth Driver With The Epithet Le ProfesseurAYRTON SENNA, The Mercurial Kid From A Privileged Background In Sao Paolo Who Would Become The Most Intense And Ruthless Racing Driver The World Has Ever SeenIt Was A Story That Would Have A Tragic EndingAs The Great Rivals Raced To Victory, Their Relationship Deteriorated Badly, Beginning With The Breaking Of A Gentleman S Agreement, And Public Spats Followed, Culminating In Prost Accusing Senna Of Deliberately Trying To Ride Him Off The Circuit, And Fearful That The Brazilian Would Get Someone Killed With His Daring Overtaking Feats And The Final, Sad Act Of This Drama Happened At The San Marino Grand Prix At Imola In May , When Senna Was KilledFeaturing A Rare Interview With Prost, And Insight From Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, Plus McLaren Insiders And Other F Figures, Malcolm Folley Provides Us With A Breath Taking Account Of One Of The All Time Classic Sporting Rivalries Great book Loved it In my opinion the most neutral take on the greatest rivalry in F1, if not in all sports.Malcolm has done deep research and a lot of interviews to pen down this book, starting from Prost s start in F1 and ending of course in the unfortunate tragedy.Best part for me is the way Alain Prost is portrayed in this book Unlike in the numerous documentaries where he is considered almost a villian, this book shows all perspectives and leaves the judgement up to the reader.What the au Great book Loved it In my opinion the most neutral take on the greatest rivalry in F1, if not in all sports.Malcolm has done deep research and a lot of interviews to pen down this book, starting from Prost s start in F1 and ending of course in the unfortunate tragedy.Best part for me is the way Alain Prost is portrayed in this book Unlike in the numerous documentaries where he is considered almost a villian, this book shows all perspectives and leaves the judgement up to the reader.What the author could have done better is to focus a littleon the 91 and 92 seasons I thought that part was a little rushed Still a 5 from me Inaccurate and biased The author should have done a littleresearch Michael Andretti was a world champion In what universe I will declare straight away I am a Alain Prost fan, I also like to think I am quite fair on the rights and wrongs, something the recent Senna film does very badly on, anything that makes Senna look bad was omitted from the film, plus the two journalists most used in the film had many of their facts wrong, not opinions, but facts If these journalists had read this book, they would ve been all the better for it I think the book gets into the heart of the matter pretty well, the Senna Prost ri I will declare straight away I am a Alain Prost fan, I also like to think I am quite fair on the rights and wrongs, something the recent Senna film does very badly on, anything that makes Senna look bad was omitted from the film, plus the two journalists most used in the film had many of their facts wrong, not opinions, but facts If these journalists had read this book, they would ve been all the better for it I think the book gets into the heart of the matter pretty well, the Senna Prost rivalry wasn t the usual two drivers rising through the ranks and trading blows, instead Prost was the established star and Senna didn t just want to beat him, he wanted to destroy him, although he had battles with Piquet andoften Mansell, no matter what Nigel claims, Senna never seen them as real rivals It can also be seen despite the many incidents between them, neither Prost or Senna said the other was a bad driver, they knew they were head and shoulders above the rest, so there was a level of respect between them albeit deeply hidden Of course once Prost retired, Senna struggled to find the same level of motivation against Schumacher, it wasn t the same any He started phoning Prost, asking advice, he even asked him to consider coming back to race And the day before Senna was killed, he even said hello to his Good Friend Alain live over the radio, that raised a few eyebrows, whereas six months earlier he would have squeezed Prost off the track rather than let him pass, it s even possible they would have become friends I found this book well balanced, everything the film Senna wasn t, where the film tried to make Senna a saint, this book paints him as complex character he was, often ruthless on the track, but kind off it, The Senna foundation charity for instance, of which Prost remains a patron of, he was also a pallbearer at Senna s funeral , while Senna could rationalise ramming another car off the track at 150mph, he would be very emotional at the scene of accident where a driver was hurt, and wanted to help The book does a good job of pulling all the people, facts, and incidents together to one coherent whole The last twenty minutes of the Senna film was incredibly moving, especially as we know the ending, but what went before is a whitewash, if you want the full story of what happened between these two greats, read this book 2.5 stars that I m bumping up to 3 because of the story Ayrton Senna has become a tragic hero in life after his death at Imola in 94 The man s sheer determination on the racetrack may be unmatched He drove with almost a spiritual, religious determination, and winning wasn t everything, it was the only thing Naturally, this sentiment has often left his bitter rival, Alain Prost, playing the role of villain The interesting part of this book is that it is muchsympathetic to Prost, relyin 2.5 stars that I m bumping up to 3 because of the story Ayrton Senna has become a tragic hero in life after his death at Imola in 94 The man s sheer determination on the racetrack may be unmatched He drove with almost a spiritual, religious determination, and winning wasn t everything, it was the only thing Naturally, this sentiment has often left his bitter rival, Alain Prost, playing the role of villain The interesting part of this book is that it is muchsympathetic to Prost, relying on hours of interviews with the 4x champion Instead of the tragic hero, Senna comes across as a ruthless maniac hellbent on destroying all those who cross his path Prost, meanwhile, comes offlikableto a point There s times he makes excuses for things that are still questionable, and tries to frequently come off as the innocent party As with most things in life, the truth about Senna and Prost lies somewhere unspoken in between The story here is interesting, and it s a great perspective to see things from Prost s side Great story right 5 stars The problem here is Folley Desperate to be a part of the story himself, Folley feels the need to mention where he was during each event, where he conducted each interview, and what he and his interviewee had to eat and drink If only this meticulous detail was applied to relevant facts to do with the story John Watson never drove another race after being axed from McLaren He did, the next year, subbing for an injured Niki Lauda which was skipped over as well Michael Andretti was a world champion News to us in the Americas The list goes on It almost seems as if this book wasn t edited there s numerous grammatical errors and missing words as well.The story of Prost and Senna is unmatched, but this one left a lot to be desired

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