I purchased this book back in 2002 by which time Michael Schumacher had begun his domination of Formula 1. It wouldn't be until 2005 that we would finally see Ferrari and Michael being held back by rule changes and reliability issues that virtually brought their team back to the periphery of Formula 1. This book was written and released shortly after the 1999 season and as such it is often peppered with annecdotes on how it would be difficult for Michael to reach/surpass the records of past greats such as Fangio and Senna. Though he hasn't had many close competitors in recent years, it appears that 2006 could be an interesting year with Raikkonnen at McLaren and Alonso at Renault (both with great cars and drivers behind the wheel). This book offers great insight into the kind of person Michael is and doesn't shy away from pointing out reasons as to why he is perceived to be such an arrogant or aloof personality. Since purchasing the book, I have read it several times. Author James Allen keeps it interesting and flowing.