The Ringmaster

The Ringmaster

A FAST-PACED STORY OF FINANCIAL OPPORTUNISM AND POLITICAL CONFLICT FOR CONTROL OF FORMULA 1 

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

Price £: 
8.99
Paperback
Published: 
28 Jun 2018
ISBN: 
9781911350132
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About the author

  • Toby Vintcent

    Toby Vintcent served as an officer in the British Army with the 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers during the Cold War as part of NATO’s Rapid Development Force, followed by a successful career at Merrill Lynch. He has been Director of International Affairs at the British Equestrian Federation. His lifelong passion for Formula One resulted in his first book, Driven. He lives in Oxfordshire, the heart of F1 country, with his wife and son.

    Titles by Toby Vintcent

    Crash by Toby Vintcent
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