Nando Boers is a guest in Pitstop this week. He wrote the book ‘No place for little boys’ about the year Spyker, the Dutch team, was active in Formula 1. Arjan Schouten and Etienne Verhoeff spoke to him in the AD F1 podcast.
Fifteen years after Spyker’s year in F1, Boers comes with a book. Why now? “I gathered a lot of information. I couldn’t do anything about it at the time. Sometimes because it didn’t fit the story, but also because I didn’t know what to do with it at the time. Everything was already in a plastic bag. And last year the time came to write a book about it.”
System 1 at that time was still in a different time. The Spyker team was a buying and selling team. It changed hands quickly and that gave the Boers a unique opportunity when the Dutch wanted to buy the team. “I found it interesting to follow closely how Formula 1 worked. I could see how the team worked and how to buy the team. I could also bother the people behind Spyker with my questions every day. That has changed in recent years.”
The podcast talks about the rise and fall of the team. What was that about? How do those involved look back on that period and can it still be this way? And you can win a book. Learn more about the book can be found here.
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