By the mid-1980s, March Engineering was a dominant name in auto racing-of the the 33 cars to start the 1984 Indianapolis 500, 29 were built by March. Back in Europe, March was about to win the first of three Formula 3000 championships and return to Formula 1, where Jackie Stewart had recorded March's first Grand Prix victory in 1970. This biography of the team is a fascinating tale of achievement and downfall, documenting not only two decades of success, but the reasons for March's collapse in 1989.
|Mike Lawrence is a well-known motoring writer with a special interest in motor racing history, in particular in the cars and drivers of a generation ago. Colin Chapman was one of his boyhood heroes, and he has closely followed the story of Lotus cars and their mercurial creator ever since. As well as contributing to all the leading motoring magazines, Mike Lawrence has written, or been co-author of, three dozen books. He is also a published poet, a playwright and a broadcaster. In 1966, Mike was awarded a PhD for research into Shakespeare's stage techniques and he has taught courses on Shakespeare for the Universities of Sussex and Gothenburg.|