World champions Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet gave a lengthy interview to Brazilian TV in which they had plenty to say about the state of modern F1.
Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet talk about their notorious F1 rivalry, sportsmanship – and whether today’s drivers could cope with yesterday’s cars.
Nigel Mansell clinched the world championship in an unusually incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix on this day in 1992.
Tomorrow will mark the 20th anniversary of Nigel Mansell winning the world championship so we’ve honoured the moustachioed one with his very own F1 Fanatic Quiz.
One of Nigel Mansell’s greatest victories came 25 years ago today on home ground at Silverstone – but his win had consequences for Williams.
Nigel Mansell got back behind the wheel of the car he made his F1 debut in.
F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.
The 1986 Spanish Grand Prix witnessed one of the closest finishes in F1 history.
These two British champions raced decades apart but there are similarities between them.
Williams’ feuding team mates of the eighties are paired up in Champion of Champions.
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.
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 … Continue reading Mansell returns as Spa steward
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 … Continue reading Mansell on stewards’ panel at Silverstone
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 … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours
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 … Continue reading Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements
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 … Continue reading Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins
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 … Continue reading Schumacher and F1’s oldest ever drivers
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 … Continue reading The one-off Grand Prix tracks
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 … Continue reading Nigel Mansell tests son Greg’s World Series by Renault car (Pictures)
There’s a lot of discussion among F1 fans at the moment about how Brawn – and Jenson Button in particular – are dominating the championship. So how far ahead are Button and Brawn? Are we set for the kind of one-sided seasons we’ve seen in the past? Let’s see how they measure up against F1’s … Continue reading Button vs the best (F1 in numbers)