Chasing The TitleChasing The Title, by Nigel Roebuck 
Hardcover, © 1999 Haynes, ISBN 9781859606049

Regular readers of AUTOSPORT will make a scouring of Nigel Roebuck’s Fifth Column a mandatory part of the world’s best motorsport weekly magazine, and it’s a shame that he rarely has the time to put his outstanding literary skills to something more expansive.

But on the occasion that he does, you get little – or not so little, in this case – beauties like Chasing The Title, a broad title that covers every aspect of the sport Roebuck feels like investigating.

Getting free license to write as you please is a luxury few writers are ever able to enjoy, and Roebuck does well to consider his content and invest in what is meaningful, for him, to explore.

The likes of Senna, Fangio, Mansell and Rindt (I could go on) are all discussed in great detail.

Avid fans of the sport will have a certain sense of familiarity with the content, but Roebuck does well to inject his own style, and this makes even the most familiar stories ring true with renewed vigour.

Using our unique ‘Chequered Flags’ rating system, we award Chasing The Title


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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.