Now fully updated, The Piranha Club is the first serious study of Formula One's most intriguing and influential figures – the men who wield the real power. It is an entertaining and incisive analysis of the Formula One paddock, explaining how it works, who runs it, how it makes money and what sort of people exist there.
Formula One is the meeting point of sport, commerce, showbusiness, technology, industry and international politics. You are as likely to share a table for lunch in the paddock with Naomi Campbell or Michael Douglas as with a politician, a royal or a pop singer. Those who run it are the most intriguing of all: Bernie Ecclestone and Max Moseley, Jackie Stewart, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams, Eddie Jordan and the rest. Though from various backgrounds, they share the common interest of Formula One motor racing – and finding a way of making money successfully.
"Offers a penetrating and fascinating insight... incisive, revolutionary and entertaining ...a unique behind-the-scenes perspective." * F1 News *
"Collings rounds up the cast of characters and offers a rare insight into the lives of the club members who have created probably the most effective cash-generating machine in sport." * The Times *