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The Mechanic Audiobook

The Mechanic: The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane

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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mechanic written and read by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley.

In the high-octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every world champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences.

That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high-spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hair down. Whether it be parties on luxury yachts in Monaco or elaborate photo opportunities in gravity-defying aeroplanes, this is a world which thrills on and off the track.

Join McLaren's former number one mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley, as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win.

This is Formula One as you've never seen it before.

©2017 Marc 'Elvis' Priestley (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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    A very honest picture of life in F1 during it's peak by someone inside the bubble.

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    "If you like F1 this is for you"

    Congrats Elvis on a great read. A fantastic insight into my favourite team. Well worth a credit!

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    Owen 30/01/2018
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    "brilliant, recommended for any F1 fan"

    mark's insight into the world of F1 is incredible, well worth the listen. This is an improvement over the print book as you get to hear every word in Mark's voice! best credit spent.

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    "awesome "

    A brilliant awesome insight . book of the year. nickname should be animal not elvis.

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    "A really good book even tho I’m not a fan of Priestly"

    He is a good writer and any book read by the author is a huge bonus. But I dragged my heels buying this because I don’t really like him on telly (sorry), but this is really great, especially the first half. The second half feels a little more legally restricted but that is not his fault.
    If you’re a fan of F1 it really doesn’t get any better than this!

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