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How to Be an F1 Driver

By: Jenson Button
Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Jenson Button
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Author of Sunday Times best seller Life to the Limit.

In his 17 years as a Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button has picked up a thing or two about how to do the job properly. Sure, you need to be able to drive a car fast - and Jenson is on hand to pass on a few tricks of the trade here - but you also need to know the real rules for making it to the top.

Like, how to tell a multiple F1 champion they need to check their blind spot. What the difference is between a helmet and a hat, and indeed a 'helmet-hat'. How to practise your champagne spray ahead of the big day. Why it is never, ever, under any circumstances a good idea to buy a yacht. And how to face down your team when you've just stacked their multi-million-pound car into a wall during practice.

But 'JB' (nicknames in F1 run the full range from initials to, well, just using first names) doesn't stop there. HTBAF1D (catchy) lifts the lid on the people, the places, the weird rituals, the motorhomes, the media, the cars, the perks and the disasters. Join Jenson as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.

©2019 Jenson Button (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Awesome insight

great book, enjoy reading and learning all the insight of formula one. must read for F1 fans.

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The inside line

Loved this. Especially after the Australian grand prix was cancelled! I bought this on audible and enjoyed the stories of F1 life and times.

Good to get the warts and all viewpoint of a sport shrouded in secrecy and mystique.

Approachable and easy listening. Finished the book in 3 days! Very engaging listen - whether you are a J.B. fan or not.

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Not as good as the other one

The first Jenson Button book was a great story on his journey into F1.
This is more of what goes on and what you do when you become a F1 driver which if you are reading this review is never going to happen.
So enjoy the titbits but its sort of meh.

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Good read

Good great for me i new a bit about f1 but was interesting to know more thanks JB well done looking forward to the next one

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