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Formula One and Beyond

The Autobiography

Cross Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year
'To a Formula One fan, this book is a dream' Independent

For almost 50 years, Max Mosley was involved in motor racing, having seen the sport at all levels: as a driver, a team owner (with March) and, between 1993 and 2009, as president of the FIA, motor sport's governing body. In partnership with Bernie Ecclestone, he helped transform Formula One into a multi-billion-pound global brand. Now, in this fascinating and revealing memoir, Mosley gives a compelling insight into the sport and its most influential figures and biggest stars - it is a book that no fan of Formula One can afford not to read.

But Mosley's story goes far beyond motor sport, as his life and career have taken him through an extraordinary range of experiences, from being brought up as the son of Oswald and Diana Mosley, who were interned during the war, and having to deal with the taint of the family name; through his vital campaigns for road safety that have helped to save many thousands of lives; and on to the intrusions into his private life that led to a famous court case against the Murdoch press.

It is a book that sheds new light on events from Formula One through to Ecclestone's controversial donation of a million pounds to the Labour party. It is packed with behind-the-scenes gossip, vital business tips and some hilarious stories.

Max Mosley was born in 1940, the son of Oswald and Diana Mosley. After graduating from Oxford University, he qualified as a barrister before becoming involved in motor sport, initially as a driver. He then led the March Formula One team before eventually becoming President of the FIA, the governing body of motor sport, a position he held between 1993 and 2009. He died on 24 May 2021. 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 1, 2016)
  • Length: 512 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471150203

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