A Race with Love and Death

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This superb biography by Richard Williams not only captures the image of the British wealthy post-war racing driver who was drafted into the successful Mercedes-Benz grand prix team in the late 1930s that was created to underline the technical superiority of German engineers in the Adolf Hitler era.
A modest man who started out racing a K type MG he quickly moved on to more powerful cars such as an ERA voiturette, a racing Delage and a former factory Alfa Romeo before being selected to join Mercedes.
This modest Englishman was to win the 1938 German Grand Prix for Mercedes but was killed in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in an accident in the Belgian Grand Prix.
It explains Seaman’s rise to the premier league in motor racing at that time and something of his character which always seemed out of place in the regimen of Mercedes Benz. It also brings out the tragedy of his short marriage to Erica Popp the daughter of one of BMW’s executive at a time when there was much anti-German feeling.
A fascinating biography.

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