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Customer Reviews

"Over the years I have tried to find a good Formula One novel. I finally found it." – Douglas Harper

"If you have never driven a racing car you feel you could after reading this book. Well researched with a large piece of experience." – James McGregor

"I just finished reading your novel and enjoyed it very much. You should be very proud of yourself. I would not be surprised if it becomes a movie. I think it would make a great one. It is one of the best novels I have read in a long time, if not the best ever." – Bob Costey

"I hope I can do Richard Melville’s novel justice. He has created something very unique by combing a deep knowledge of the sport along with what’s going on inside the helmet that very few people in the world will ever actually know. The combination of the talent and inner drive to know that you are fully capable of winning a Formula 1 championship is something that I fully can’t comprehend. But the main character in the book, Will, does and does so in a matter-of-fact way. Why? Because it’s what he does. He doesn’t analyze it any more than a top rated surgeon analyzes what makes them excel. They certainly might ask themselves how they can be better but they don’t dwell on it. They do the job because it’s who they are. While there are thousands of highly rated surgeons in the world, there are probably less than a hundred drivers who can compete at the level of Formula One and that’s what makes them and this book so special.

Being so special in such a glamorous world such as Formula One gives Will access to people, places, and things most of us can barely imagine. However, in his world this is just “normal.” In Will’s world a “normal” day is “got up, had breakfast, wrecked car and almost died, and had a wonderful bottle of wine with dinner.”

There is a lot of detail about both sailing and racing which is fun for those of us who appreciate a deeper understanding simply for knowledge’s sage. What’s fascinating is that the detail has everything to do with Will’s approach to life and mastering the details Will knows is one of the keys to his success although I doubt he would say as much. Or he might be surprised when it was pointed out simply because he might see it as self-evident that mastering these skills is a requirement for competing in Formula One and from his perspective competing in life.

Richard Melville takes us on a very special journey into a period of time that will never be seen again. It’s a journey well worth taking." – Mark Rosneck

Book Description

Not Your Next Inaccurate Formula 1 Novel

Grand Prix: Formula One in the deadly years is the story of a F1 motor racing driver in the deadly years of the 1970s.

William Archer, is the consummate risk taker, he is racing Formula 1 cars in the deadly years of the 1970's where his chance of survival is one in three. Worse odd than a fighter pilot in war time. Deep down he knows that his chances of surviving are slim. Yet he gives those odds little thought as he fights to win the F1 World Championship in what could be his last season.

To add to the risks, he is confronted with problems largely of his own making causing infighting in his team while over extending himself financially and emotionally.

His refuge is his yacht Imperialist, a one hundred foot ketch on which he spends as much time as possible and sails across oceans. After years of one woman after another, he finally meets someone whom he can neither take nor leave.

The author shares his experiences, through Will Archer, of driving single-seater racing cars, crossing oceans in yachts, flying planes, and developing property in Central America, accurately putting the reader in the driver's seat of all three, while affording him an insider's view of Central America, the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2349 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Richard Melville (2 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KSTSZMI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

F1 deadly years

 on 20 July 2015
By susan wilkinson
To be honest, I picked this book by accident as it was with the f1 biographies.having started to read the book it began to sound as if it was based around James hunt! An excellent read especially with the diversity with isobel and the island and imperialist.very different to what I thought it was going to be.did you base the characters real people? Can’t wait for the follow-up . Cheers

A great read, quite a lot drawn from his own …

 on 3 August 2014
By P.J.Jackson
A great read,quite a lot drawn from his own life.I raced with Richard in the 60’s and It brings back great memories.

Really good F1 storyline

 on 3 February 2016
By duncanlarke
Really enjoyed this book really got going once the Isobel and her family were introduced into the story.

Five Stars

 on 10 February 2016
By robert malcolm taylor
good read
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