Phil Hill, a lowly California mechanic who, defying all expectations, became the first American to win the Grand Prix championship. In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Right Stuff, Cannell’s high-octane narrative evokes the lives of the daredevils who tempted fate each Sunday by driving well over 150 mph without benefit of seat belts or roll bars.
Written with the pacing of a novel, The Limit pits Hill against his Ferrari teammate, German Count Wolfgang Von Trips, as they jockey for the top spot throughout the 1961 season, culminating in one of the deadliest races in Grand Prix history. The Limit captures a distinct moment when men the world over were driven to push the boundaries of the possible.
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Great Intro to F1 History
- Aser Tolentino
Fine story, marred by so-so performance.
Hill's life was loaded with contradiction... This was captured well.
Correctly pronouncing names and places takes a beating. Michael Schumacher is not pronounced Mikhail Schumacher......
No.... However, Hill's subsequent career was largely skipped over. It was just as interesting as his early career.
- Corey C. Jordan