Bobby Rahal: Renowned the world over for his speed, originality, and dedication to motorsports, three-time CART champion and Indianapolis 500-winner Bobby Rahal stands apart from other racers. His stellar career spans continents, and his success extends beyond the racetrack and brings together racing’s most intriguing and influential people.
By the time he had started his first season in CART in 1982, Bobby had already raced in European Formula Three, Formula Two, and Formula One, as well as in IMSA and CanAm series. He had also raced at Le Mans, won Daytona, and would later win Sebring.
An engaging, well-educated man who studied world history and literature in college, Rahal’s road to the top was rarely straight, but his enthusiasm and initiative have never wavered. In Bobby Rahal: The Graceful Champion, friends, family, colleagues, and Bobby himself describe the lean years when he could hardly find a car to drive, let alone a sponsor, and his triumphs as both a driver and a team owner–an achievement few other open-wheel racing superstars can claim.
Some of the little-known stories in this beautifully illustrated Villeneuve and Keke Rosberg in Formula Atlantic, worked with top F1 car designer Adrian Newey at the start of his career, helped develop Ferrari’s secret IndyCar program, and brought Honda engines into CART racing.
Bobby Rahal: The Graceful Champion reveals the spirit, courage, and determination behind Bobby’s winning battle for success–from his very first regional competitions to becoming a team owner with David Letterman as his partner.