Benetton Formula 1: A story
The history of Benetton is rather anomalous. It came from an industrial dream which produced pullovers, not cars to have its cars taking part in Formula 1, a dream which became a highly successful reality. A phenomenon, a unique and probably unrepeatable event which has completely overturned the parameters of Gran Prix racing.
Today, Luciano Benetton can proudly look back over the past nineteen years on the circuits, first as a sponsor and then as a manufacturer. He can remember the quality of his teams, the figures involved in this adventure, and recall the most important events of each season; the numerous drivers, first and foremost Michael Schumacher who was a totally unknown beginner at the time.
This was Benetton venturing into a field that was not its own. Formula 1 became the backdrop of a thousand episodes that can never be forgotten.
This provides the background for this books key figures, it is about an intense period, in many respects an extraordinary period; these men at times even contradicting each other can now allow themselves the luxury of telling the story of what happened between 1983 and 2001: anecdotes from behind the scenes and technical details; the secrets and the thril