Author(s): Ben Collins
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 first L-plate ten seconds ago, this is the stuff your instructor missed, your dad forgot and your mates pretend to know ...but don't.
Better known as The Stig from BBC's internationally acclaimed Top Gear, Ben Collins 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. But he is also the go-to driving man for Hollywood (driving as Bond in Skyfall, and in the batman film The Dark Knight Rises), and has raced successfully in almost every class imaginable, from Formula 3 and Le Mans 24 Hour to American Stock Car racing. He's very, very good at driving.