SHORTLISTED FOR GENERAL OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2019
One man took Formula 1, a peripheral sport practised largely by gentlemen players, and, in 40 years, transformed it into a global powerhouse. He's made himself rich the people who stayed with him rich. Others are aggrieved, believing they've been cheated.
What happens when the Ringmaster is forced out? Who could succeed such a pivotal figure? Who should enjoy the rewards? Will old scores distort the outcome?
Some see the Ringmaster's departure as the end of an era, a chance to reshape, rebalance Formula 1 others as their Machiavellian chance to get back what they believe was theirs all along.
Will the scramble for control destroy this multi-billion dollar sport? Is this to be the end of Formula 1 as we know it?
'Writing fiction set in Formula One is a challenge, and few writers have succeeded at it....Toby Vintcent, however, has succeeded like no one before him...The book is reminiscent of the best Robert Ludlum-like thrillers.' The New York Times
'Toby Vintcent has captured the atmosphere of F1.' Max Mosley
'A fast-paced read for any speed demon.' Evening Standard
'A great read ... a great plot ... I couldn't put it down' Murray Walker