CHAMPCAR/CART: Mansell confirmed for Silverstone Historic Festival

Former Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell, will make a guest appearance at this year's Silverstone Historic Festival, the world's largest ever historic race meeting, (August 25, 26 and 27). `Our Nige,' who took the World Championship crown...

Former Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell, will make a guest appearance at this year's Silverstone Historic Festival, the world's largest ever historic race meeting, (August 25, 26 and 27).

`Our Nige,' who took the World Championship crown in 1992 by driving a Williams Renault to nine victories, will be dropping by to meet fans old and new and sign autographs on Sunday, August 26.

The Birmingham-born ace, who won the British Grand Prix four times at Silverstone, was runner-up in the World Championship three times, and won the Indy/CART Championship in 1993, does not often appear at British race tracks these days, making this a golden opportunity for Nigel Mansell fans to meet their man.

"This is a truly exciting coup for the Festival," says organiser Roger Etcell. "Silverstone must hold a special place with Nigel and I'm sure he will be overwhelmed by the fans who will turn out to meet him on the Sunday at the world's largest historic race meeting."

The 12th Silverstone Historic Festival (August 25/26/27), already has over 450 entries confirmed. The cars and drivers, motorcycles and riders from around the world will provide exciting grids for no less than 18 spectacular races.

Scintillating on and off-track entertainment will combine to make a memorable three-day event at which motorsport fans and classic car and bike enthusiasts will simply be spoiled for choice.

For ticket information and advance bookings for the Silverstone Historic Festival, call Silverstone on 01327 850204 or visit www.octagonmotorsports.com 

-SHF

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Series Formula 1 , IndyCar , Vintage
Drivers Nigel Mansell
Teams Williams