Bernie biography shortlisted for book award

Published: 24 August 2011

Tom Bower’s sensational no-holds-barred biography of F1’s eccentric supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been nominated for the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Book Award 2011.

No Angel – The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone is an absorbing and remarkable story of power, greed, cunning and politics, laced with extraordinary anecdotes and barely believable revelations about F1’s glitterati.

It features the spats with Ron Dennis, Luca di Montezemolo, Flavio Briatore, Jackie Stewart and Damon Hill, the scandals (Nazis, cash for Blair, praise for Hitler, ‘spygate’ and ‘crashgate’), the crazy marriage to the terrifying Slavica, the secret deals that made Bernie rich, plus the crashes, the tragedies, the deaths, the loves and the lies that make up this strange enigma.

To celebrate the book’s nomination we’re giving away a free hardback copy worth £17.99 with every new subscription to CAR magazine.

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By Greg Fountain

CAR's former managing editor, editor, caption chiseller, noticer of ironies

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