The Limit Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit (Hardcover)
|Author: Michael Cannell|
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|THE LIMIT tells the true story of Phil Hill, a lowly California mechanic who, defying all expectations, became the first American to win the Grand Prix championship. In the tradition of "Seabiscuit" and "The Right Stuff," Cannell''s high-octane narrative evokes the lives of the daredevils who tempted fate each Sunday by driving well over 150 mph without benefit of seat belts or roll bars. |
Written with the pacing of a novel, THE LIMIT pits Hill against his Ferrari teammate, German Count Wolfgang Von Trips, as they jockey for the top spot throughout the 1961 season, culminating in one of the deadliest races in Grand Prix history. THE LIMIT captures a distinct moment when men the world over were driven to push the boundaries of the possible.
From the stink of grease-smothered pits to the long anxious nights in lonely European hotels, THE LIMIT promises to be one of the most thrilling reads this season.
From the Publisher:
Traces the story of the first American to win the Grand Prix championship in 1961, Phil Hill, a mechanic from California who jockeyed for the top spot against German count Wolfgang Von Trips and Enzo Ferrari of the Ferrari racing empire.