How to Drive: the Ultimate Guide, from the Man Who Was the S
From the Inside Flap
Driving is the most dangerous thing we do on a daily basis - and yet the average learner receives just eighteen hours' training - less than a Starbucks barista.
Packed with illustrations, gobsmacking driving anecdotes, humour and wisdom from stunt driver Ben Collins, the man who was The Stig, this is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to be better at something they do every day of their life.
From the Back Cover
Welcome to the next chapter in your driving education
Former Top Gear Stig Ben Collins shares expert skills and wisdom refined over a twenty-year career as one of the best drivers in the world - from Le Mans Series racing to NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile and dodging bullets with James Bond.
Ben's philosophy of anticipation, smoothness and speed, honed over thousands of hours of elite-level performance, is really about economy of motion - which also gives you greater control, safety and fuel efficiency. This book is about driving better, not faster.
Whether you've been behind the wheel for the best part of thirty years or you bought your L-plate ten seconds ago, this is the stuff your instructor missed, your dad forgot and your mates pretend to know . . . but don't.
Ben Collins, better known as The Stig from BBC's internationally acclaimed Top Gear, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. On Top Gear, Ben was the benchmark of speed against which hundreds of celebrities set themselves, and the man that everyone - including Formula One stars Nigel Mansell and Jenson Button - tried and failed to beat. He is also the go-to guy for Hollywood car chases (driving as Bond in Skyfall, and for Batman in The Dark Knight Rises), and has raced successfully in almost every class imaginable, from Touring Cars and Le Mans 24 Hour to the American Stock Car circuit.