Rapid Response: My Inside Story as a Motor Racing Life-saver

by Stephen Olvey

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This title includes a foreword by Alex Zanardi. Now available in paperback with an updated final chapter, this is the compelling story of the author's life in motor racing, providing fascinating insight into crashes involving many famous racers and circuits. This book begins with a vivid description of Alex Zanardi's crash in Germany in 2001, and from there the author reflects on his career with many tragic, funny, interesting stories. This book also provides an important history of the evolution of motorsport safety from the perspective of a physician who patched together many injured drivers.

The author's 'debut' as a medic at Indianapolis in 1966, where his first on-track rescue involved Graham Hill in his 'rookie' year in the Indy 500. Working with the greats of US racing; AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Johnny Rutherford, Rick Mears, Al Unser Jr and Emerson Fittipaldi. Nigel Mansell's remarkable, and at times controversial, two seasons in CART. The story of Alex Zanardi's horrific crash in 2001 and how his life was saved thanks to rapid intervention by a team in which the author played a key part. The advances in motorsport safety and medicine brought about by the author and his peers, including his friend and colleague Prof Sid Watkins. This new paperback edition includes an updated final chapter. Previous edition ISBNs: hardback, 234x156mm, 978 1 84425 339 5; large paperback, 234x156mm, 978 1 84425 982 3.

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  • Publisher: Haynes Publications
  • ISBN: 0857331124 (0-857-33112-4)
  • ISBN-13: 9780857331120 (978-0-857-33112-0)
  • Format: Softcover, 312 pages
  • Date Published: 11-2011


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