Adrian Newey OBE: the only Formula 1 designer responsible for championship-winning cars with three different teams; Williams, McLaren and Red Bull. Sought after by Ferrari. And now the author of How to Build a Car.
That's a racing car, of course. Given the secretive nature of the business, not to mention Newey's low profile, it's worth finding out just how much this essentially private man wants to reveal. On the basis of previous enlightening and honest chats, I can only assume it will make illuminating reading.
As Damon Hill (1996 world champion, courtesy of Newey's Williams creation) says on the book's cover: "Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra-competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man." We meet in the lounge of his Berkshire home to discover if that translates into a book.