The Chill Room

The Edge of Greatness

Headline Book Publishing

Michael Schumacher - The Edge of Greatness by James Allen

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group

Price: 139.95

Reviewed by Noeleen Vorster of Cape Town

When you read the following on the back cover of the book, you know you are in for an exciting ride: “I will do everything I can to bring the number one to Ferrari. The whole team and all the fans deserve it.”

If you’re a Schumi fan or not…this book is a sheer delight. The colour photographs make one smile and reminisce.

Every one knows of Schumacher’s struggle to find a sponsor when he was still young  and his determination and doggedness to be the best, even when he was racing go-karts.

Something that came as a surprise was the extent of Schumacher’s drive to surpass Ayrton Senna. As Allen said: “”The two had many run-ins, both on and off the track as Schumacher deliberately attempted to get under Senna’s skin.”

The more one reads, the more one understands that nothing but winning the next race was important to Schumacher. He had to win at all cost. 

The information about the private life of Schumacher makes for fascinating reading.  He and his wife Corinna and their two children moved to a private area of Switzerland in 1996 and his children attend an international school.

Fitness always played an integral part in the star’s life, but his passion for soccer was an eye-opener.   He has a genuine commitment to the game and is an active player.

At the end of this fascinating book one finds page upon page of career statistics and one can but marvel at what Schumacher achieved.


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

More Reviews

Sports Games

Kick for Posts

Try kick as many conversions as possible. Watch out for crosswinds.

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.