Nigel Mansell archive

Nigel Mansell vs Nelson Piquet 3rd January 2011, 19:47

Williams’ feuding team mates of the eighties are paired up in Champion of Champions.

20 years since Senna took out Prost at Suzuka 21st October 2010, 0:02

Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.

Mansell returns as Spa steward 24th August 2010, 16:57

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 […]

Mansell on stewards’ panel at Silverstone 8th July 2010, 8:16

Nigel Mansell will act as the drivers’ representative on the stewards’ panel in the British Grand Prix. The 1992 world champion won 31 F1 races in a career spanning 1980 to 1995. He also won the 1993 IndyCar title. More recently Mansell made an ill-fated bid to race in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours […]

F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours 8th June 2010, 17:30

The Le Mans 24 Hours has been won by 64 different F1 drivers since it was first held in 1923. Last year the winning car was piloted by three former F1 racers – Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham. This year 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell is among the 24 F1 drivers taking part […]

Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements 7th April 2010, 9:11

Greg – better known as Ned Flanders in the comments – makes his debut as an F1 Fanatic guest writer by picking ten of the oddest causes of driver retirements. Retiring from a motor race is often an unremarkable experience for an F1 driver. Although reliability has improved hugely in recent years, the sight of […]

Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins 23rd March 2010, 16:10

Over the years we’ve seen how performing in front of a home crowd can inspire greatness in racing drivers. Can Mark Webber emulate great drivers of the past like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna by winning his home Grand Prix? If he does expect a reaction from the Australian crowd similar to […]

Schumacher and F1′s oldest ever drivers 31st July 2009, 11:00

At 40 years, seven months and 20 days, Michael Schumacher will be the oldest F1 driver to start a Grand Prix in 14 years when he makes his highly-anticipated return at Valencia next month. But that doesn’t bring him anywhere near the record for an oldest Grand Prix starter. He’ll have to come back in […]

The one-off Grand Prix tracks 9th July 2009, 19:56

Fuji Speedway is to disappear from the F1 calendar once again. Despite a multi-million pounds upgrade ahead of its reintroduction in 2007, its return last a mere two races. But there are venues whose acquaintance with F1 was even more fleeting. Ten tracks held just a single race each and do not look likely to […]

Nigel Mansell tests son Greg’s World Series by Renault car (Pictures) 7th July 2009, 7:00

Nigel Mansell has dabbled in sports cars in recent years but last weekend he got behind the wheel of a single-seater at the track where he scored some of his most memorable wins – Silverstone. Mansell demonstrated the Formula Renault 3.5 car raced by son Greg in the championship on Sunday after testing the car […]