The Lost Generation (Paperback) Tragic Lives of Williamson, Brise etc
Roger Williamson was a feisty little fighter whose life was cruelly cut short in the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, just when a Formula One career with a Tom Wheatcroft McLaren M23 beckoned for 1974.
Tony Brise was clearly a champion of the future. After a slowburn rise he stunned Formula One with an assured debut in Spain for Frank Williams before being snapped up by Graham Hill. He was being groomed for stardom when he perished in the accident on Arkley Golf Course in November 1975 that wiped out Hill and his team.
Welshman Tom Pryce had the reserved character of Jimmy Clark and the on-track verve of Jochen Rindt and Ronnie Peterson. Another rising star, he was the victim of a freak accident triggered by a well-meaning marshal in the 1977 South African GP.
All three were even more talented than contemporary countryman James Hunt, who won the World Championship in 1976.
The Lost Generation - published in hardback in 2006 to critical acclaim - is the poignant but uplifting and award-winning story of their short but brilliant lives.