Book Review: To Hell and Back by Niki Lauda | donkeytime.orgSome of the conversations he recalls with Ferrari and Ron Dennis comes across with vintage Lauda sarcasm and straight talking. In almost every chapter, Niki gives some interesting insights and background — the Brabham BT46 fan car, his McLaren stint and interactions with Ron Dennis, his flying hobby and political hurdles to operate Lauda Air, his personality differences with his wife, his retirement at Adelaide in , etc. Niki also offers views on his favorite drivers Piquet, Hunt, Villeneuve and Prost and not so favourite ones Reutemann. All in color too! All up, this book is probably the definitive Niki Lauda book to have.
To Hell and Back
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RaceFans exists to bring independent, original motor sport coverage to fans. To do this we need your help. Find out more about us here. Adverts Go ad-free. Right from the start he is direct to the point of abrupt, but also disarmingly honest and even funny when the mood takes him. What this book benefits from most is its sense of immediacy. This is, after all, the man who screwed a multi-million dollar deal out of Bernie Ecclestone — and then turned it down.