London, ENGLAND — David Tremayne’s acclaimed biography, “Jochen Rindt: Uncrowned King of Formula 1,” is now available in the U.S. on the 50th anniversary of the Austrian racer’s death.
Rindt was widely acknowledged as the fastest man in Formula 1 by the time he reached his peak in 1970, when he tragically lost his life during practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, four races before the end of the season. Such was his pre-eminence that no rival could overhaul his points total for that year and he became the sport’s only posthumous World Champion.
As his close friend Jackie Stewart observed in this book’s foreword, “David Tremayne is a wonderful writer who has done Jochen great justice in the words that he has chosen to depict a remarkable man and a remarkable career.”
After Rindt shot to prominence when he beat the established aces at the big Formula 2 race at Crystal Palace in 1964, he went on to take a NART-entered Ferrari 250LM to a surprise victory with Masten Gregory in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours.
He entered Formula 1 in 1965 with Cooper and stayed for three seasons, then joined Jack Brabham’s team for one year. He went to Lotus for 1969 and achieved his first Grand Prix victory at Watkins Glen. A brilliant 1970 season in Colin Chapman’s radical new Lotus 72 included four consecutive wins.
Evro Publishing books are distributed in North America by Quarto Publishing Group USA. The Rindt biography is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.