With 31 grand prix victories Nigel Mansell is not only the seventh most successful F1 driver ever, but also one of the sport’s best loved stars off the track.
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In an age when F1 stars were more accessible to their fans, there are legendary tales of Mansell camping with fans at Silverstone during race week and playing games of five-a-side football and cricket with them.
On the track the man with the moustache gained the respect of all his competitors, from Ayrton Senna to Michael Schumacher, with his fearless driving. Nevertheless the Brit never passed up an opportunity to share a fun moment with his rivals, and the image of Mansell giving Senna a taxi ride in Rio will live long in the memory of all F1 fans.
In an interview with CNN (below), the former Williams, Ferrari and McLaren driver relives some of his most memorable moments behind the wheel, divulges his expectations on current champion Lewis Hamilton and explains why Silverstone is such an important Grand Prix.
The full interview will be broadcast on CNN's ‘The Circuit,’ on Friday 26 June at 19:30 UAE time’.
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