How Not to be a Professional Racing Driver

Sports Book Awards Autobiography

Jason Plato should not be a professional racing driver.

Yet, somehow, despite almost killing Bernie Ecclestone, stealing JCBs, ending up in a Monaco prison (twice), insulting the royals, making a deadly enemy of a rival who happens to be a trained killer, Jason Plato – by a fluke or just because he’s the hottest thing on four wheels – is a championship-winning driver who’s taken (not stolen) the checkered flag a hundred times.

This is his story. Some of it is about driving and cars. But most of it is about the kind of trouble a not-very-sensible man can get into when he isn’t behind the wheel of a very fast car . . .