1994 was a watershed year for F1 in so many ways, the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna shook the sport to its core. What followed was mayhem. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together in a story that is guaranteed to amaze and shock.
This book is a thorough examination of a turbulant season, including…
′ Rushed car changes
It also saw Michael Schumacher and Benetton first emerge as championship contenders, upsetting the establishment. Many believed their sudden rise was down to cheating, whilst others felt they were scapegoated because of politics. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together to give the clearest analysis yet into the above events. The book contains over 250 photos which help bring this story to life, many of which are rare and from those involved.
There are exclusive contributions from former F1 driver Mark Blundell, Benetton insiders: Willem Toet, Frank Dernie, Simon Morley (the “junior employee” blamed for the Hockenheim fire). Williams’ insiders Paul West and Richard Wise. You will be astonished at what is unearthed. 1994 was tragic, chaotic, political, technical and involved some very colorful characters at the heart of the action. It’s a story that will amaze.
′ Did Senna hear illegal traction control on Schumacher’s Benetton at Aida?
“Malik is an F1 fan who wanted to collate and present as near to a one-stop shop as possible for 25 years of interviews and controversy following the 1994 season… Judging by his breakthrough effort, it’d be welcome news if his portfolio was to grow.”
“Enjoyed reading that [extract of the book]”
“The author has assembled more facts about the season than I’ve ever seen before and managed to get more interviews with stakeholders involved at the time than I thought would be possible.”
Willem Toet, Benetton’s Head of Aerodynamics in 1994
“From the small part I’ve read the book is the most researched and in depth unbiased I’ve seen. I was with the team in ’94 and it brought back things I’d forgotten.”
Steve Bird, Benetton Mechanic in 1994
“This book is a fair and balanced look at the ’94 season and all of the various rumors, accusations – unfounded or otherwise – and situations regarding various cars, drivers, team members etc It will help some readers gain an insight into that season and will hopefully change the minds of some who have established ideas about what happened.”
“I have been reading through the draft, very interesting and informative. This will be an excellent book.”