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Nigel Mansell

1953-08-08 (age 67)


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Revealed: The secrets of one of F1’s greatest overtakers

First published in the Autosport magazine 'overtaking special' on 2 October 2014, Formula 1 hero Nigel Mansell talked about his approach to passing and some of his most spectacular moves…

What is Hamilton’s place among the greatest F1 qualifying laps? Prime

What is Hamilton’s place among the greatest F1 qualifying laps?

After scorching to his 93rd pole at Spa, Lewis Hamilton's status among Formula 1's greatest qualifiers is unquestioned. But how does his "extra-terrestrial" lap compare against the best ever, and what parameters should be set for the debate?

The Mansell F1 record that Verstappen didn’t quite beat Prime

The Mansell F1 record that Verstappen didn’t quite beat

Red Bull set the fastest lap at the 2020 British GP, Mercedes has the fastest car, but neither has yet managed to surpass the quickest Silverstone Formula 1 lap of all time. That honour belongs to a moustache-wearing Brit from over 30 years ago.

Mexico 1990: Mansell reveals all on his greatest F1 overtake

Despite being replayed thousands of times since it took place on this day 30 years ago, Nigel Mansell’s overtaking move on Gerhard Berger at the 1990 Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 still captivates fans today.

The day Senna was finally able to tame 'Il Leone'

On this day 28 years ago, Ayrton Senna brought Nigel Mansell's winning streak to a shuddering halt with one of his finest-ever drives around the streets of Monaco.

Race of my Life: Mansell on the 1986 British GP

As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at 1992 Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell's choice as the race of his life - the 1986 British Grand Prix

Gallery: All Williams F1 cars since 1978

The legendary Williams Formula 1 team was formed in 1977, although Frank Williams had been running cars in F1 since 1969, and manufactured its first design a year later. Here are all of its cars...

Gallery: All Ferrari F1 cars since 1950

Ferrari is the longest serving team in the Formula 1 World Championship. Founded by the legendary Enzo Ferrari, the Scuderia has competed in every season since the championship's inception in 1950. Here are all Ferrari's cars in order...

Dirty Dozen: F1’s most toxic teammates – ranked!

Ever since racing teams ran more than one car, each driver’s best gauge of performance has been their teammate. While some have managed to coexist in harmony, many took another route – turning competition into conflict. Here, we rank the Top 12 most toxic Formula 1 driver pairings in history…

Clark, Amon, and the speculation that rules motorsport history

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Jimmy Clark's death, David Malsher examines what might have been for the brilliant Scot and what should have been for Chris Amon in 1968. But first, a few more hypotheses from F1 and IndyCar history…

Video: How Mansell beat Piquet in famous Silverstone duel

Nigel Mansell has described his epic pursuit of Nelson Piquet to win the 1987 British Grand Prix in great detail in a new interview for Motorsport.tv.

F1 no longer has "depth of competition" - Mansell

Formula 1 lacks depth of competition and needs to find a way extend the size of the grid, according to 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell.

F1 legend Mansell’s verdict on current stars – and the Halo Prime

F1 legend Mansell’s verdict on current stars – and the Halo

Hamilton can match Schumacher. Why Ferrari is so special. How F1's essential safety push is also having a negative effect. Nigel Mansell passes verdict on the key talking points of current F1 - with throwbacks to his era, too. Words: James Roberts.

The key innovations behind Mansell’s F1 record-breaker

Nigel Mansell and the Williams FW14B delivered one of the most dominant seasons in Formula 1 history in 1992. Technical director Patrick Head explains what made it such a formidable machine.

Motorstore Gallery featured photo: The wall of F1 champions

It's a piece of Formula 1 history: Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna sitting together at the Estoril circuit in Portugal...

Gallery: F1 drivers who raced in the Indy 500

Several F1 drivers have been lured by the Indy 500, which forms a part of the the Triple Crown of Motorsport. While some went on to win the fabled race, others returned with less spectacular results.

30 years ago: The drivers and teams of F1 1987

The world title was decided by Nigel Mansell's practice crash at Suzuka, and Nelson Piquet went on to claim his third F1 crown. Here were the runners and riders of F1 1987...

Paul Tracy: Lack of rivalries and ‘bad guys’ are hurting the sport

Indy car legend Paul Tracy says IndyCar and NASCAR are suffering as a result of fewer ‘villains’ and the types of fierce rivalries that marked his career.

Mansell honoured for lifetime achievement at Autosport Awards

1992 Formula 1 champion and ’93 Indy car champion Nigel Mansell has received a Gregor Grant Award for lifetime achievement at the 2016 Autosport Awards ceremony.

Mansell says small grid sizes hurting F1

Former world champion Nigel Mansell believes the main problem with the current Formula 1 is the lack of cars on the grid.

An interview with Terry Fullerton - Ayrton Senna's favorite adversary

Motorsport.com's Nick DeGroot got the opportunity to talk with the driver Ayrton Senna preferred racing against over anyone else: karting legend Terry Fullerton.

How will the 2014 Formula 1 season be remembered?

From a great rivalry and brand new regulations to the life threatening accident of Jules Bianchi and the financial demise of two teams...how will you look back on 2014?

Top 20 moments of 2014, #5: Marussia/Caterham give new meaning to money problems

Looking back of the top 20 moments of 2014, the struggles of Marussia and Caterham cannot be overlooked.

Review: Jim McGee, Crew Chief of Champions

Motorsport.com's Anne Proffit takes a look at an Indianapolis based books released this year, and give an idea of which gear head in your family would want it for Christmas.

Massa hits back at Piquet's F1 criticism

Felipe Massa has hit back at F1 legend Nelson Piquet's harsh critique of modern Formula One.

Hamilton took his third United States GP victory after a tense battle with Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton: "Once I got past Nico, it was just about controlling the race."

Hamilton won the first ever Russian GP

Nico Rosberg finished second after a strong recovery drive from a first lap pit-stop.

2014 Japanese GP race press conference

Tanscript of the post race press conference orgnasised by the FIA for the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

Jamie Whincup ... The Ayrton Senna of V8 Supercars?

The five-time series champion looks to be on his way to a sixth, but is he worthy enough to be put in the same league as the great Senna da Silva?

Five of Formula One's biggest heartbreaks

With the stars of Formula One taking a month off, it's hard to get that racing fix. Motorsport.com's Christopher DeHarde compiles some of Formula One's biggest heartbreaks. Enjoy.

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Friday press conference

The following is a transcript of Friday's press conference.

Hungarian Grand Prix preview

The 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix is the 11th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Raikkonen hits back at calls for Hockenheim ban

Jo Ramirez and Derek Warwick believes Kimi Raikkonen should be punished for the crash at Silverstone.

What will the 2015 Formula One grid look like?

The Formula One 'Silly Season' is upon us.

2014 British Grand Prix post-race press conference

Check out the full transcript from the press conference that immediately followed the British GP at Silverstone.

This week in racing history (July 6-12)

People in this week in racing history include: Parnelli Jones, Jackie Oliver, Leo Jackson, Peter Brock, Mike Costin, Luigi Chinetti, and Nigel Mansell.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell complete line-up for Silverstone’s parades

Nigel Mansell and two-times British Grand Prix winner Emerson Fittipaldi are the latest Formula 1® greats confirmed to take part in Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix parades.

David Brabham to lead tribute to his father at Brands Hatch this weekend

Racing legend’s son and grandson to be guests of honor at Masters Historic Festival

Pirelli: P Zero Red supersoft makes its 2014 debut at Monaco

Tyres provide all the mechanical grip on the slowest circuit of the year.

Renault pays homage to turbocharged heritage at Silverstone

Turbos to make return to Silverstone for first time in 25 years this summer on anniversary of 50th British GP.

Rosberg coping with Hamilton's dominance - Wolff

"Break me down mentally?" - Nico Rosberg. "I think he will struggle with that one."

Emerson Fittipaldi talks about 20 years without Ayrton Senna

Motorsport.com Chairman Emerson Fittipaldi remembers Ayrton Senna.

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

Ecclestone's idea would be to form a grid of real F1 cars.

Long Beach in 10 year increments

IndyCar returns to the famous Long Beach street circuit for the 30th year in 2014.

Bourdais and Saavedra ready for first start with KV Racing Technology at St. Pete

KV Racing Technology new line up debut on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend.

Pole position by Lewis Hamilton at Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying at Albert Park this evening, with Nico Rosberg also finishing in the top three.

Kimi Raikkonen: “It’s wide open in Australia”

The Finn won Australian GP in 2013, but he also did it back in 2007, when he made his Ferrari debut.

Berger 'not surprised' by Mercedes' fast start

"In 1989 at Ferrari we managed three laps in the pre-season but my teammate Nigel Mansell won the first race" - Gerhard Berger.

1994 Indianapolis 500: an all-in gamble pays off

A look back at the 1994 Indy 500, forever remembered for the disappointed Emmo Fittipaldi, and Unser Jr. took home the win.

Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix anniversary to be celebrated this May

The 50th anniversary of the first Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix to be held at Brands Hatch will be marked at this year’s Masters Historic Festival on 24-25 May.

Vettel's number 5 not Schumacher tribute

Sebastian Vettel explains his reasonings for choosing the number 5.

Champion Vettel to race number 5 in F1 career

Vettel takes #5, Button goes back to his lucky #22, and Maldonado is not superstitious and takes #13.

Todt backs move for permanent race numbers in Formula One

Jean Todt: "When I watch a Grand Prix now, I cannot see the name or the number of the driver."

Magic number is '5' for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel's winning streak is now 5 races, but no world title as Alonso finished 4th.

Pirelli returns to the legendary Suzuka with hard and medium P Zero tyres

This year, Pirelli will take the two hardest compounds in the range: the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium.

FIA to brief drivers after Webber-Alonso mischief

The FIA penalized Webber for getting a lift after the race from Alonso as it was "reckless"

Hawksworth revved up for IndyCar test bow with RLL

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will give the Indy Lights racer a chance to test one of the team's IndyCars at Sebring

2014: Vettel and Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo complete the Infiniti Red Bull Racing's 2014 driver line-up, as Sebastian Vettel is already confirmed for next year.

Ricciardo deal 'at least' three years - Marko

Marko adds his thoughts on the signing of Ricciardo and the time of day that Red Bull elected to make the announcement.

Pirelli: Vettel dominates Belgian GP prix with a two-stop strategy

The 26-year-old Red Bull driver claimed the lead from second on the grid and now extends his championship advantage to 46 points over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.