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Nigel Mansell

Formula 1 steward

Nigel Mansell
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NationalityGBR

Formula One World Champion 1992, CART Champion 1993, Le Mans driver and President of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Biography

Nigel Mansell made his Formula One debut in 1980 driving for the Lotus team in three events. He remained with the team for five years, with a highlight of third place - achieved five times. In 1985 he moved to Williams, where he started to win races, and by 1986 he was runner up in the championship, repeating the feat the following season as well.

After a brief stint at Ferrari, Mansell returned to Williams and secured himself the World Championship in 1992 after a supremely dominant campaign. His relationship with the team was deteriorating, despite the success on track, and rather than defending his title, Mansell moved to the CART Championship, where he was immediately on the pace. He won the title at his first attempt, before making a brief return to F1. The sport had moved on without him, however, and he retired in 1995.

Since then, Mansell has been driving endurance races, particularly Le Mans, and he also participated in the GP Masters series.