This is the full biography of Stirling Moss’ Lotus 18, chassis number 912. It is the car that drove him to two famous Grand Prix victories, first in Monaco and later at the Nurburgring.
You’ll get the full story on both of these incredible victories. The accounts include Moss’ own recollections of the win, and what it was like racing against the likes of Rob Walker. Moss also retells his experience in the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, a victory that would mark his last World Championship Formula 1 victory.
912’s entire 1961 season, including seven other World Championship F1 races, is cover in immaculate detail, and is presented with over 300 period photographs (many of which have never been published), and a full portfolio of studio photography of this amazing Lotus 18.
Circuit de Monaco. Monte Carlo. The ultimate race in the Formula One calendar. When you think of Formula One, you think of Monaco. Once a year, yachts jam the harbour, celebrities fill the stands and luxury sports cars litter the streets as of thousands of people gather from across the world to watch the greatest, and one of the oldest, races in motorsport. Monaco is glamorous, prestigious and seductive. But for the drivers, it is the most demanding race of the year. The narrow streets, tight corners and sharp elevations make it the ultimate test of driving skill. It is physically draining and mentally exhausting. Proposed today, the race would not exist but it remains the jewel in the crown for every Formula One driver. There is simply no other race like it. Win at Monaco and your name is etched in history. You will join the likes of Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. With exclusive interviews and insight from drivers and a wealth of F1 insiders, award-winning sportswriter Malcolm Folley goes behind the scenes to discover what it’s really like to drive and live and breathe this iconic circuit. He reveals along the way a unique and definitive portrait of the circuit, and recreates in thrilling detail its most extraordinary weekend, when only three cars finished.
Gilles Villeneuve became a legend in his own time, a driver whose skill and daring personified the ideals of Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of motor sport.
With his flamboyantly aggressive, press-on-regardless style in his scarlet Ferrari, he captured the imagination of a vast international audience as no other driver has in recent times.