Mansell returns as Spa steward

Nigel Mansell will serve as the drivers’ representative on the stewards’ panel at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend.

Mansell also appeared as a steward at the British Grand Prix this year.

The other stewards are Royal Automobile Club de Belgique Sport president Yves Bacqueline and World Motor Sports Council members Lars ?‚‘«Űsterlind and Garry Connelly.

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10 comments on Mansell returns as Spa steward

  1. Hopefully he’s got over his concussion by now ;)

  2. CNSZU said on 24th August 2010, 17:53

    Is he the first former driver to be awarded two grands prix this season? If that’s the case, he might become a permanent steward in the future.

    • Younger Hamilton said on 24th August 2010, 18:00

      Nope, i think its Derek Warwick that was the first former driver to be awarded two grands prix

      • Actually it was Johnny Herbert. So far the ones we have had.

        Bahrain: Prost
        Australia: Kristensen
        Malaysia: Herbert
        China: Wurz
        Spain: Warwick
        Monaco: Hill
        Turkey: Herbert
        Canada: E Fittipaldi
        Europe: Frentzen
        Britain: Mansell
        Germany: Sullivan
        Hungary: Warwick

        • Chris Monk said on 24th August 2010, 21:09

          Can you belive they are already running out of stweards willing to do it?

          • fyujj said on 24th August 2010, 21:19

            I’m inclined to think that some of them have got the taste for the thing and so can keep on doing it.

          • HounslowBusGarage said on 24th August 2010, 22:33

            No. I don’t think they are “running out”. Rather I think they now have a team who-
            1 take the job seriously.
            2 understand the nature and function of the job
            3 are able to work dispassionately and without preference
            Having said that, I still we could move further up to date and replace Fittipaldi and Sullivan with those more recently experienced in F1. Drivers like Fabi, Palmer, Lehto (sp?) and Boutsen.

          • BasCB said on 25th August 2010, 6:49

            I think HounslowBusGarage is right, FIA would want to get a core team of ex-drivers who appear regularly and will build up some experience of handling the stewardiing. Then they can mix in others to give them a chance in between.

  3. Dave Blanc said on 24th August 2010, 23:33

    Nige isn’t the same without his ‘tache…..

  4. What about Eddie Irvine???

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