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Drawing on a lifetime of sniffing petrol fumes, Lights Out, Full Throttle stands large over the landscape of Formula One and takes the temperature of the good, the bad and the ugly of the petrolhead’s paradise.

Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill between them competed in 261 Grands Prix, amassing 25 wins, 49 podium finishes, one World Championship, 458 championship points, a Le Mans win, two smashed ankles, a broken arm, wrist and leg, 60 broken ribs and two bruised egos.

Having retired from racing, Johnny and Damon have become the one constant for passionate English F1 fans in a rapidly changing landscape. They have earned cult status as commentators and pundits, with viewers loving their unerring dedication to the sport’s greatness.

It offers F1 fans a tour of the sport - from Monaco to Silverstone, Johnny’s crowd surfing and Bernie’s burger bar, the genius of Adrian Newey and Colin Chapman, why Lewis Hamilton will never, ever move to Ferrari (probably), getting the yips, money, safety, what it’s like to have an out-of-body experience while driving a car in the pouring rain at 200 mph and the future of the sport in the wake of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.

Whether you’re a fan of Nigel, Niki, Kimi or Britney, pine for the glory days of Brabham, Williams, Jim Clark and Fangio, or believe that Lewis is one year away from retiring as the GOAT, Lights Out, Full Throttle is the oily rag for the petrolhead fan to inhale while waiting for the racers to line up on the grid.

©2021 Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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just brilliant 👏

was a huge fan of damon as a kid getting into f1 and remember it well when I started watching back in 95 and have been hooked to f1 eversince.
Johnny is a very funny guy and they bounce off each other so well.

always love when a book is read by the writer and this dosent disappoint. a must for any f1 fan

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not had such a laugh in ages top listen guys

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not had such a laugh in ages if you like laid back escapes then listen to this the 20 chapters disappeared with laughter aswell before long the book ends an youll want to re listen for bits you hadnt caught first time.

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Enjoyable chat between two ex-F1 drivers

This is one of those books that probably works better as an audiobook than a regular book. Damon and Johnny take a leisurely and relaxed stroll through a bunch of Formula One topics telling stories and giving their views. As an audiobook you feel like you are listening in on a chat between two mates, both of whom happen to be ex-grand Prix drivers. If F1 is your thing, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.

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  • 10-06-21

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Bernie

A must read for every F1 fan. Humor and pathos. And yes, Bernie sucks! LOL

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  • Lauri A Reznak
  • 17-06-21

Funny, yet good insight.

this book was hilarious. It's also very cheap. Damon and Johnny have great chemistry.