ICN (1994-08-30): Former World Champion Nigel Mansell will drive for the Rothmans Williams Renault team at the final three grands prix of the FIA Formula One Championship. Forty one year old Mansell is the only driver to win the Formula One World...
ICN (1994-08-30): Former World Champion Nigel Mansell will drive for the Rothmans Williams Renault team at the final three grands prix of the FIA Formula One Championship. Forty one year old Mansell is the only driver to win the Formula One World Championship and the American based PPG IndyCar World Series in successive seasons and made a guest appearance in the Williams team at the French Grand Prix at Magny- Cours in July.
Mansell will compete at the European Grand Prix at Jerez in Spain on 16 October, the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on 6 November and the Australian Gnand Prix at Adelaide on 13 November.
Last season he won the IndyCar Championship, driving a Lola Ford in the Newman Haas team just a year after winning the 1992 Formula One World Championship for the Williams team.
Mansell will join fellow British driver Damon Hill in the team for those last three races.
Frank Williams, Managing Director of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, is pleased to welcome back Mansell who won 27 grands prix and a World title during his six years with the team.
"I think Nigel enjoyed his race in France, and the fact he is prepared to come back for the final three seems to confirm this," said Frank Williams. "Nigel never takes the easy option, and coming to Formula One after two seasons in another series confirms this. He did a very good job for us in France and I am sure he will do the same in Spain, Japan and Australia."
Mansell will not return to IndyCar racing next season and is considering a number of offers to return to Formula One racing next year. His last race for the Newman Haas team will be on 9 October at Laguna Seca in California.
Paul Newman and I have enjoyed our success with Nigel', said Team Owner Carl Haas, "We became friends and made history together. Along with our sponsors we thank Nigel for his contribution to Newman Haas Racing and the worldwide attention he brought to the PPG IndyCar World Series. We all wish him the best of luck and success in the future, and I know our friendship will continue."