Small, unfashionable, short of money – and the last of its kind to become a force in Grand Prix racing. The story of Toleman is not only fascinating and improbable, it has never been told before. Now it is, and through the eyes of the people who lived it.
Small, unfashionable, short of money – and the last of its kind to become a force in Grand Prix racing. The story of Toleman is not only fascinating and improbable, it has never been told before.
This was the team that took Ayrton Senna into Formula 1, to which he responded by creating a masterpiece of movement at Monaco. It is still talked about. This was the team that launched Derek Warwick, one of the most popular and accomplished men in British motor sport. This was the team that brought Rory Byrne, Ferrari’s design genius, to sudden prominence. This was the team that enabled Pat Symonds, Renault’s race tactician, to construct his career.
And this is the whole story. Lavishly illustrated, the book retraces the narrative from the very beginning and covers the dramas, heartbreaks and triumphs of each racing season in detail. It is full of poignant memories never published before, as well as hilarious anecdotes and penetrating insights.
About the author
Christopher Hilton worked on the sports desk of the Sunday Express during the sixties and seventies, and the Daily Express until 1990, covering in his time Le Mans, Grand Prix races, and four Olympic games. As a full-time author, he had over fifty books published, covering a range of subjects from the Berlin Wall and the Mayflower to soccer and cricket. In motorsport, he has written biographies of many notable F1 personalities, including Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, and Michael Schumacher, as well as a history of the first 100 years of Grand Prix.