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AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY HERBERT
Tue 29 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
Join us for an evening in the company of British Formula 1 star Johnny Herbert as he talks about his career in motor racing, captured in his new autobiography What Doesn't Kill You.
Johnny Herbert was one of the most brilliant natural talents to emerge in motor racing, but for all his bravery and prowess, he’s lucky to be alive. After becoming British Junior Karting Champion (losing a finger in the process), then the Formula 3 title for Eddie Jordan in 1987, he was all set for a glittering debut season in Formula 1 when he was caught in a mass 10 car pile-up at Brands Hatch. That horrific crash threatened to end his career, but Herbert made a miraculous recovery, was a hugely popular winner of the British Grand Prix in 1995, and enjoyed 25 years of competitive motorsport. He is the only British driver to win the 2 hours of Le Mans followed by a Grand Prix.
With many years at the top of the sport and having raced all over the world, he is now one of the most respected commentators on motorsport, working for Sky since 2012.
While chronicling an extraordinary life behind the wheel with cheer and his trademark cheeky humour, What Doesn’t Kill You… contains a wealth of stories from the hard end of Formula 1: on Johnny’s team-mate Michael Schumacher, legends like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, his fellow British adversaries Damon Hill, Martin Brundle and Nigel Mansell, and of course all those gruesome accidents. With an encyclopaedic knowledge and love of the sport, Johnny Herbert’s autobiography, much like the man himself, delivers brilliance from the back of the grid.
We are delighted to be hosting this event with Johnny and look forward to what should be a great evening. Don't miss this chance to see and meet this true motor racing star!
Event Format: Author talk 'in conversation', audience Q&A followed by book signing
NB: The event starts at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Ticket price includes a signed hardback copy of What Doesn't Kill You: My Life in Motor Racing by Johnny Herbert.