If you read only one book on motorsport this year, make sure it is Susan Watkins' explosive new biography about F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, which promises to be the most intimate story about his life ever published.

Recently-turned octogenarian Ecclestone is best-known as the architect and figurehead of modern-day F1, but he has been a constant and often controversial presence in both the sport and British public life in general since the 1970s.

In this exhaustive and insightful biography - initially written in close collaboration with Bernie - Susan Watkins analyses in detail his rise to prominence from his early entrepreneurial days as a schoolboy to his position today as a peerless businessman and multi-billionaire in his capacity as chief executive of commercial rights-holding organisation, Formula One Management (FOM).

All aspects of his business and racing exploits are examined, and contrasted with incisive insights into his personal life. A foreword is provided by Sir Frank Williams.

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