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Name Nigel Mansell
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Place of Birth Upton-upon-Severn
Date of Birth Aug 8th 1953 - 67 years old
Season Entries 15
First Race 1980 Austrian Grand Prix
Last Race 1995 Spanish Grand Prix
First Pole 1984 Dallas Grand Prix
Last Pole 1994 Australian Grand Prix
First Win 1985 European Grand Prix
Last Win 1994 Australian Grand Prix
First Podium 1981 Belgian Grand Prix
Last Podium 1994 Australian Grand Prix

Nigel Mansell F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles 1
Race Entries 192
Race Starts 188
Race Wins 31 (16,1%)
Pole Positions 32 (16,7%)
Fastest Laps 30 (15,6%)
Podiums 59 (30,7%)
Points Finishes 82 (42,7%)
Retirements 101 (52,6%)
Hat-tricks 5
Wins from pole 17
Front Row Starts 56
Total Points 482
Total Laps 8.750



Biography

 

Nigel Mansell Biography


Nigel Mansell (2015)

Nigel Mansell (2015)

Nigel Mansell won the 1992 F1 championship with one of the most technically advanced cars in history.

Born on the 8th of August of 1953 in Worcestershire, Nigel Ernest James Mansell went on to become one of the most beloved and charismatic F1 drivers of all time, but his story was not far from complex, from tough economic decisions to harsh injuries, his way into the Formula 1 grid was not a fairytale. Still, his racing character was evidently shaped by the setbacks he suffered on his way to greatness.

His first motorsport experience occurred during the 1962 British Grand Prix at Aintree, when he saw Jim Clark obliterate the field in July 1962, just before Mansell’s ninth birthday. With money being an issue, he managed to have a successful karting adventure and in 1976 he was racing in Formula Ford and having some good results.

Many wins came in the 1977 Formula Ford championship, but his and his wife Roseanne’s economical situation was rough and he had to sell many of his personal items to finance his career and also resigned from working as an aerospace engineer to focus fully in racing.

He won the 1977 Formula Ford championship, but the challenges were still coming, as he suffered a broken neck in a test at Brands Hatch that threatened his career as he got close to quadriplegia. Despite the setback, he sneaked out of the hospital and continued to work towards his goal of becoming a Formula 1 racing driver.

Nigel Mansell, Austrian F1 GP (1981)

Nigel Mansell, Austrian F1 GP (1981)

For 1978 and 1979, Mansell had difficult years in Formula 3 as he could not land drives with competitive cars despite selling his house to fund the move. In 1980, journalist Peter Windsor and the assistant manager at Team Lotus, Peter Collins, talked Colin Chapman, Lotus’ owner, into taking a look at the talented and fast Mansell. Time later, Mansell earned the right to perform in a test at Paul Ricard for Lotus, which was looking for the number two driver for 1980 alongside 1978 World Champion Mario Andretti. Though Mansell had been taking painkillers to hide the pain generated by a back injury from an accident at Oulton Park, he performed well.

In the test, Elio de Angelis, Eddie Cheever, Jan Lammers and Stephen South were Nigel’s ‘rivals’. Mansell spun his car, a Lotus 79, shortly after starting his run but kept going and drove fast and controlled. Ultimately, de Angelis got the seat to be Andretti’s number two driver, but Mansell became a test driver for the legendary brand.

Nine races into 1980, Mansell had his chance to drive in a Formula 1 race at Austria, as the team decided to introduce a third car, the Lotus 81B. He started 24th at Austria but could not finish the race due to engine troubles. His debut race was harsh, as he suffered severe burns due to a fuel leak. Then, he participated in two other events, at the Netherlands and Italy. He qualified just three tenths behind Andretti at Zandvoort but did not finish the race due to brake failure.

At Italy, he could not qualify for the race after crashing during qualifying. His 1980 ended with the participation at Imola, but he managed to earn a spot as the second driver for 1981, alongside de Angelis.

Lotus 88 driven by Nigel Mansell in Austria (1981)

Lotus 88 driven by Nigel Mansell in Austria (1981)

To start 1981, Mansell out-qualified de Angelis in the first race of the year but was unable to score points as the Italian did. After the team withdrew from the 1981 San Marino Grand Prix to protest against the ban of the twin chassis Lotus 88, Mansell achieved his first podium with third in a chaotic race at Zolder.

It was the team’s first podium in the last 16 races and the only podium achieved in 1981, as Mansell went on to finish just three more races during the year. However, his podium was followed by third on the grid in the next race, at Monaco, and it prompted Chapman to increase his salary and offer him a long-term deal at the end of the year.

The 1982 season was fairly similar for Mansell, as he was able to score a podium in a year filled with retirements. His podium happened early in the year (third at Brazil), as a result of the disqualification of Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg due to water-cooled brakes.

He finished just five of the 11 races he started after his podium at Brazil and finished 14th in the World Drivers’ Championship again with just seven points, one less than he had in the previous season. The team, however, had some consistent results from de Angelis during 1982 and the Italian even won the 1982 Austrian Grand Prix, which sadly was the last Lotus’ win witnessed by the founder Chapman.

Chapman died on the 16th of December of 1982, and it was a terrible situation for Mansell, who considered him as a friend, as Chapman had helped him throughout his career and had shown he cared for his safety. Mansell said many years after that Chapman’s death was “absolutely dreadful” and that Colin was like a father to him.

Peter Warr was now in charge at Lotus, and it was terrible for Mansell, who was not the favourite driver of the new Team Principal in any way, shape or form. 1983 and 1984 were tough years for Mansell, with the team boss wanting to get rid of him, his car often failing to complete Grands Prix and some costly mistakes made by himself.

Lotus 95T driven by Nigel Mansell in Monaco (1984)

Lotus 95T driven by Nigel Mansell in Monaco (1984)

Though he scored a podium in the 1983 European Grand Prix and another one in the 1984 French Grand Prix, crashing out from the lead of the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix prompted one of the worse quotes ever uttered by a Team Principal about one of his drivers. “Mansell will never win a Grand Prix as long as I’ve got a hole in my arse”, Warr said.

Mansell was able to score the first Pole Position of his career, at Dallas three races later, but transmission issues ended his hopes of a podium as he only finished sixth after pushing his car to the finish line. A podium in the 1984 Dutch Grand Prix improved his season, though he finished nowhere near de Angelis in the WDC, as the Italian finished third overall and Mansell 10th.

Before the end of the 1984 season, it was public knowledge that Ayrton Senna was headed to Lotus and Mansell was out. Williams showed interest in Mansell and he signed with them, though he initially showed doubts about signing with the team.

Keke Rosberg, the 1982 World Champion, was Mansell’s teammate at Williams in 1985. Their relationship was good, though they had some clashes in the previous year. During the year, Rosberg’s was the leading Williams. After his first 11 races with Williams, Mansell’s best finish was a fifth place, which he achieved twice. In the 1985 Belgian Grand Prix, Mansell finished second behind Senna in a wet race after starting seventh.

Nigel Mansell, Williams Honda FW10, 1985 Brazilian GP

Nigel Mansell, Williams Honda FW10, 1985 Brazilian GP

Then, the Englishman finally exploded and roared into a big first victory. He did it on the circuit that almost ended his race career in 1977. He won the 1985 European Grand Prix that was driven at Branch Hatch. He scored the highest step on the podium in front of Senna, after starting from third on the grid. Mansell followed his emotional first win with Pole Position at South Africa before leading a Williams 1-2 during the race for his second win in a row. Both wins came with the ‘Red 5’ on his car, which would become a trademark in his career in the following years.

The wins tied him with his teammate on points with one race left, but transmission trouble forced Mansell to retire from the last race. Rosberg won the last race and finished third in the WDC as Mansell finished sixth.

As Rosberg left Williams to go to McLaren, a new threat came in for Mansell, another obstacle as the ones he had faced before in his life and in his racing career. This time, the threat was in the form of two-time World Champion Nelson Piquet.

The relationship between Mansell and Piquet was bad from the start, as Piquet wanted to be treated as the number one driver. With personal attacks included, Mansell and Piquet’s rivalry was only enhanced by the fact that Williams had produced a strong car which was the machine to beat in 1986, the FW11.

Nelson Piquet, Williams FW11 leads Nigel Mansell 1986 British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch

Nelson Piquet, Williams FW11 leads Nigel Mansell 1986 British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch

Piquet got off to a strong start winning the first race of the year, at Brazil. Mansell, on the other hand, had two retirements in the first four races before winning four of the next five Grands Prix. Three more podiums and a triumph at Portugal gave him the chance to seal the championship in the last two rounds, but a fifth-place at Mexico was not good enough to win the championship before the last race at Australia.

Mansell needed to finish in the podium in the last race to secure his dream. He started from Pole Position and was running third when the left rear tyre on his car exploded with just 19 laps left, throwing away all he had done during the season and preventing him from winning his first World Championship. Ultimately, Alain Prost won the 1986 title in front of the Williams’ pair.

For the next season, the situation at Williams continued and they had a great car again. Though Mansell won even more races in 1987 than in 1986, again he was unable to win the biggest prize. In a hard-fought battle between the two Williams’ drivers, Piquet’s consistency helped him to become Brazil’s first three-time F1 champion.

For Mansell, the best moment of the season happened in the 1987 British Grand Prix, where he was forced to pit for a tyre change and overcame a 30-second gap to overtake Piquet spectacularly and win the race. The title fight ended when Mansell crashed in Japan during practice and had to miss the race, which made Piquet the champion.

The 1988 season was a down year compared to the previous two seasons. The Williams team was now powered by Judd engines as Honda left them to work with McLaren. An unreliable car and some collisions allowed Mansell to complete only two Grands Prix in 1988, both on the podium.

Nigel Mansell, Ferrari F1 89, 1989 French GP

Nigel Mansell, Ferrari F1 89, 1989 French GP

Mansell joined Ferrari for 1989 and he surprised the world and even himself by winning the inaugural race of the year, the Brazilian Grand Prix at a circuit (Jacarepaguá) officially named after his greatest rival, Nelson Piquet.

Behind the wheel of the Ferrari 640, Mansell won the 1989 race at Brazil from sixth on the grid and he was the first driver to win in his Ferrari debut since Mario Andretti in 1971. Also, he was the last driver to win in his Ferrari debut until Kimi Raikkonen did the same in 2007.

After five races without scoring points due to various retirements and a disqualification, Mansell returned to form and put together a string of five straight podiums which included an amazing win at Hungary after starting 12th. He overtook Senna for the lead while lapping Stefan Johansson. Mansell said years later that he knew the Brazilian did not take that moment very well. “...There was mutual respect between us (Senna and him) and we could race together, hammer and tongs, with an unspoken agreement that we wouldn’t try to kill one another – although it was pretty tenuous at times. But he hated it when I passed him in Hungary, boxed him in against Johansson and won the race”, he told the Motorsport Magazine.

Mansell’s fighting spirit became noticeable for the Italian fans, who loved him and even gave him the nickname “Il Leone” (The Lion). He finished 1989 in fourth place in the World Drivers’ Championship after winning two races and finishing on the podium four other times.

Nigel Mansell driving the Ferrari 641 in Germany (1990)

Nigel Mansell driving the Ferrari 641 in Germany (1990)

For 1990, reigning World Champion Alain Prost joined Ferrari and it all changed for Mansell, as the Frenchman had the entire support from the team. The first good moments for Mansell on a tough 1990 with Ferrari came at France and at his home Grand Prix at Silverstone. Mansell put his car on Pole for both races, but in between the events, the chassis he had for France was given to Prost, which did not go down well with the English racer.

Prost won the race at Silverstone and Mansell, who had already made up his mind about leaving Ferrari at the end of the year, announced he was retiring from the sport after the season’s end.

He won the 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix from Pole Position to secure what became his last win for the Scuderia. Mansell was reconsidering his retirement choice by negotiating with Williams for 1991, however, the team was unwilling to reach an agreement with Mansell since he was demanding to be the number one driver on the team and a full effort from the squad to his chances of winning the WDC.

After his performance at Portugal, Frank Williams called him and they reached an agreement. Mansell said years later that his decision to retire was not an emotional outburst and that he had been thinking seriously about it given his age at the time and his departure from Ferrari and his unwillingness to drive for a smaller team played an important role in his reasoning.

As Williams met Mansell’s requirements, the golden side of Mansell’s F1 story really started and, again, the Red 5 on his car. However, five wins and the same number of retirements in 1991 were not going to be enough to beat Senna and his McLaren-Honda for the title, but the competitiveness of Williams was certainly there.

The active-suspension FW14B was the car that gave Mansell his shot at glory in 1992 and he would not let the opportunity go, not even with broken bones in his left foot.

Ayrton Senna getting a lift of Nigel Mansell on his Williams FW14B Renault (1992)

Ayrton Senna getting a lift of Nigel Mansell on his Williams FW14B Renault (1992)

Mansell won the first five races of 1992, which is still a record to begin a season (tied with Michael Schumacher in 2004) and did not look back from there. His streak was broken after a late pitstop at Monaco left him second behind Senna, who he tried to overtake in any kind of way before the race ended and Mansell had to settle for second.

A retirement at Canada and three straight victories at France, Great Britain and Germany left Mansell with a shot to become World Champion in the following race at Hungary. He started second and Budapest and kept his place after the race, behind Senna, to become the Formula 1 World Champion with dominant fashion and, of course, with his Red 5 on the car.

Another win at Portugal meant a new single-season record for most Grand Prix wins with nine. That record was later matched by Schumacher several times before the German himself went for 11 wins in 2002 (and then 13 in 2004, which was tied by Sebastian Vettel in 2013).

Also, Mansell set the single-season record for most Pole Positions with 14 in 16 races. His Pole Position record lasted 19 years as Vettel broke the mark in 2011.

Money issues and confirmation of Prost arriving at Williams for 1993 meant Mansell left the team to race in Indycar.

In Indycar, Mansell won the championship in 1993 in his first try, driving for Newman/Haas Racing, which was impressive, as he was the reigning F1 champion and the Indycar champion at the same time, at least until the 1993 F1 championship went to his replacement at Williams, Prost. His Indycar championship was won with the Red 5 on his car too.

The story behind the Red 5 is no other than Williams painting the number on Mansell’s car red as opposed to the white used by the team in 1985 to differentiate Mansell’s car from his teammate’s Keke Rosberg’s car. Mansell was called Red 5 by narrator Murray Walker and it stayed with him when he returned to Williams in 1991.

He had another full year at the USA in 1994, though he could not repeat his success from 1993. Mansell returned to Williams for four races during the 1994 season and even achieved a Pole Position at Adelaide before taking his 31st and last Formula 1 victory, helping Williams win the Constructors’ Championship.

Nigel Mansell (1995)

Nigel Mansell at McLaren (1995)

At age 41, he took the challenge to drive for McLaren-Mercedes in 1995, however, the MP4/10B was not a comfortable car for him, which forced him to be replaced in the first two rounds before the team could produce a cockpit that he could fit in. After two races without any glory, Mansell announced what was his definitive retirement from the sport.

Mansell drove in the British Touring Car Championship in 1998 and in the Grand Prix Masters in 2005 and 2006, winning a couple of races and showing signs of his old days.

Now, Mansell is enjoying his retirement and his achievements in his post-racing life, which include many businesses and successful enterprises.

A legend, a champion, a lion, Red 5.

"I've tried everything other than jumping out of a plane, but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car".

Seasons

Nigel Mansell Final Championship Results

1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
27th14th14th12th10th6th2th2th9th4th
19901991199219941995     
5th2th1th9th27th     

 

Nigel Mansell F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1995 United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 2 0 0 0 0 0 79 0 0.00 0
1994 United Kingdom Williams Renault 4 1 0 0 1 1 223 0 3.25 13
1992 United Kingdom Williams Renault 16 9 3 0 12 14 897 8 6.75 108
1991 United Kingdom Williams Renault 16 5 4 0 9 2 774 6 4.50 72
1990 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 16 1 3 1 5 3 886 3 2.31 37
1989 Italy Ferrari Ferrari 15 2 2 2 6 0 647 3 2.53 38
1988 United Kingdom Williams Judd 14 0 2 0 2 0 562 1 0.86 12
1987 United Kingdom Williams Honda 14 6 0 1 7 8 717 3 4.36 61
1986 United Kingdom Williams Honda 16 5 2 2 9 2 889 4 4.50 72
1985 United Kingdom Williams Honda 15 2 1 0 3 1 723 1 2.07 31
1984 United Kingdom Team Lotus Renault 16 0 0 2 2 1 642 0 0.81 13
1983 United Kingdom Team Lotus
United Kingdom Team Lotus
Ford
Renault
15 0 0 1 1 0 669 1 0.67 10
1982 United Kingdom Team Lotus Ford 13 0 0 1 1 0 493 0 0.54 7
1981 United Kingdom Team Lotus Ford 14 0 0 1 1 0 494 0 0.57 8
1980 United Kingdom Team Lotus Ford 2 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 0.00 0

Cars

 

Nigell Mansell F1 Cars


Races

 

Nigel Mansell F1 GP Race Classifications

1th31 Times
2th17 Times
3th11 Times
4th8 Times
5th6 Times
6th9 Times
7th4 Times
8th2 Times
9th1 Time
10th1 Time
11th2 Times
12th3 Times
14th1 Time
17th1 Time
18th1 Time
DNF85 Times
DSQ3 Times
NC1 Time
WD1 Time
DNQ2 Times
DNS2 Times

 

Nigel Mansell F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
192 1995 1995 Spanish Grand Prix 7 McLaren Mercedes 10 DNF Handling 0
191 1995 1995 San Marino Grand Prix 7 McLaren Mercedes 9 10 0
190 1994 1994 Australian Grand Prix 2 Williams Renault 1 1 10
189 1994 1994 Japanese Grand Prix 2 Williams Renault 4 4 3
188 1994 1994 European Grand Prix 2 Williams Renault 3 DNF Spun off 0
187 1994 1994 French Grand Prix 2 Williams Renault 2 DNF Gearbox 0
186 1992 1992 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 DNF Collision 0
185 1992 1992 Japanese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 DNF Engine 0
184 1992 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
183 1992 1992 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 DNF Electrical 0
182 1992 1992 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 2 6
181 1992 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 2 6
180 1992 1992 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
179 1992 1992 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
178 1992 1992 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
177 1992 1992 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 DNF Spun Off 0
176 1992 1992 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 2 6
175 1992 1992 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
174 1992 1992 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
173 1992 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
172 1992 1992 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
171 1992 1992 South African Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
170 1991 1991 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 2 3
169 1991 1991 Japanese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 DNF Spun Off 0
168 1991 1991 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 1 10
167 1991 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 4 DSQ Disqualified 0
166 1991 1991 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 1 10
165 1991 1991 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 DNF Electrical 0
164 1991 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 2 6
163 1991 1991 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
162 1991 1991 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
161 1991 1991 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 4 1 10
160 1991 1991 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 2 6
159 1991 1991 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 6 Electrical 1
158 1991 1991 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 5 2 6
157 1991 1991 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 4 DNF Collision 0
156 1991 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 DNF Gearbox 0
155 1991 1991 USA Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 4 DNF Gearbox 0
154 1990 1990 Australian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
153 1990 1990 Japanese Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Transmission 0
152 1990 1990 Spanish Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
151 1990 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
150 1990 1990 Italian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 4 4 3
149 1990 1990 Belgian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 5 DNF Handling 0
148 1990 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 5 17 Collision 0
147 1990 1990 German Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 4 DNF Broken Wing 0
146 1990 1990 British Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Gearbox 0
145 1990 1990 French Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 18 Engine 0
144 1990 1990 Mexican Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 4 2 6
143 1990 1990 Canadian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 7 3 4
142 1990 1990 Monaco Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 7 DNF Battery 0
141 1990 1990 San Marino Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 5 DNF Engine 0
140 1990 1990 Brazilian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 5 4 3
139 1990 1990 USA Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 17 DNF Clutch 0
138 1989 1989 Australian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 7 DNF Spun Off 0
137 1989 1989 Japanese Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 4 DNF Engine 0
136 1989 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DSQ Disqualified 0
135 1989 1989 Italian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Gearbox 0
134 1989 1989 Belgian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 6 3 4
133 1989 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 12 1 9
132 1989 1989 German Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 3 4
131 1989 1989 British Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
130 1989 1989 French Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
129 1989 1989 Canadian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 5 DSQ Disqualified 0
128 1989 1989 USA Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 4 DNF Alternator 0
127 1989 1989 Mexican Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Gearbox 0
126 1989 1989 Monaco Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 5 DNF Gearbox 0
125 1989 1989 San Marino Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 DNF Gearbox 0
124 1989 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 6 1 9
123 1988 1988 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 3 DNF Spun Off 0
122 1988 1988 Japanese Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 8 DNF Collision 0
121 1988 1988 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 3 2 6
120 1988 1988 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 6 DNF Spun Off 0
119 1988 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 2 DNF Driver Unwell 0
118 1988 1988 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 11 DNF Spun Off 0
117 1988 1988 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 11 2 6
116 1988 1988 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 9 DNF Suspension 0
115 1988 1988 Detroit Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 6 DNF Engine 0
114 1988 1988 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 9 DNF Engine 0
113 1988 1988 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 14 DNF Engine 0
112 1988 1988 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 5 DNF Collision 0
111 1988 1988 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 11 DNF Engine 0
110 1988 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 2 DNF Engine 0
109 1987 1987 Japanese Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 0 DNS Accident 0
108 1987 1987 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
107 1987 1987 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
106 1987 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 DNF Electrical 0
105 1987 1987 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 3 4
104 1987 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 14 Wheel 0
103 1987 1987 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Engine 0
102 1987 1987 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
101 1987 1987 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
100 1987 1987 Detroit Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 5 2
99 1987 1987 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
98 1987 1987 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Turbo 0
97 1987 1987 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Accident 0
96 1987 1987 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
95 1987 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 6 1
94 1986 1986 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Tyre 0
93 1986 1986 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 5 2
92 1986 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
91 1986 1986 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 2 6
90 1986 1986 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 6 DNF Halfshaft 0
89 1986 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 4 3 4
88 1986 1986 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 6 3 4
87 1986 1986 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
86 1986 1986 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
85 1986 1986 Detroit Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 5 2
84 1986 1986 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
83 1986 1986 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 5 1 9
82 1986 1986 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 4 3
81 1986 1986 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 DNF Engine 0
80 1986 1986 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 2 6
79 1986 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 DNF Spun Off 0
78 1985 1985 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 DNF Transmission 0
77 1985 1985 South African Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
76 1985 1985 European Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 1 9
75 1985 1985 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 7 2 6
74 1985 1985 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 11 Engine 0
73 1985 1985 Dutch Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 7 6 1
72 1985 1985 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 DNF Engine 0
71 1985 1985 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 10 6 1
70 1985 1985 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 5 DNF Clutch 0
69 1985 1985 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 8 DNS Injury 0
68 1985 1985 Detroit Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 DNF Accident 0
67 1985 1985 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 16 6 1
66 1985 1985 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 7 0
65 1985 1985 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 7 5 2
64 1985 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 9 5 2
63 1985 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 5 DNF Exhaust 0
62 1984 1984 Portuguese Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 6 DNF Spun Off 0
61 1984 1984 European Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 8 DNF Engine 0
60 1984 1984 Italian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 7 DNF Spun Off 0
59 1984 1984 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 12 3 4
58 1984 1984 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 8 DNF Engine 0
57 1984 1984 German Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 16 4 3
56 1984 1984 British Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 8 DNF Gearbox 0
55 1984 1984 Dallas Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 1 6 Gearbox 1
54 1984 1984 Detroit Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 3 DNF Gearbox 0
53 1984 1984 Canadian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 7 6 1
52 1984 1984 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 2 DNF spun Off 0
51 1984 1984 French Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 6 3 4
50 1984 1984 San Marino Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 18 DNF Spun Off 0
49 1984 1984 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 10 DNF Clutch 0
48 1984 1984 South African Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 3 DNF Turbo 0
47 1984 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 5 DNF Accident 0
46 1983 1983 South African Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 7 NC Not Classified 0
45 1983 1983 European Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 3 3 4
44 1983 1983 Italian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 11 8 0
43 1983 1983 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 5 DNF Spun Off 0
42 1983 1983 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 3 5 2
41 1983 1983 German Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 17 DNF Engine 0
40 1983 1983 British Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 18 4 3
39 1983 1983 Canadian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 18 DNF Handling 0
38 1983 1983 Detroit Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 14 6 1
37 1983 1983 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 19 DNF Gearbox 0
36 1983 1983 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 14 DNF Collision 0
35 1983 1983 San Marino Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 15 12 Spun off 0
34 1983 1983 French Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 18 DNF Physical 0
33 1983 1983 USA West Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 13 12 0
32 1983 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 22 12 0
31 1982 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 21 DNF Collision 0
30 1982 1982 Italian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 23 7 0
29 1982 1982 Swiss Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 26 8 0
28 1982 1982 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 12 DNF Engine 0
27 1982 1982 German Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 18 9 0
26 1982 1982 British Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 23 DNF Driver unwell 0
25 1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 14 DNF Collision 0
24 1982 1982 Detroit Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 7 DNF Engine 0
23 1982 1982 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 11 4 3
22 1982 1982 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 7 DNF Clutch 0
21 1982 1982 USA West Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 17 7 0
20 1982 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 14 3 4
19 1982 1982 South African Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 18 DNF Electrical 0
18 1981 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 9 4 3
17 1981 1981 Canadian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 5 DNF Collision 0
16 1981 1981 Italian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 12 DNF Suspension 0
15 1981 1981 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 17 DNF Engine 0
14 1981 1981 Austrian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 11 DNF Engine 0
13 1981 1981 German Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 15 DNF Fuel Leak 0
12 1981 1981 British Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 0 DNQ No Time 0
11 1981 1981 French Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 13 7 0
10 1981 1981 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 11 6 1
9 1981 1981 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 3 DNF Suspension 0
8 1981 1981 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 10 3 4
7 1981 1981 San Marino Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 0 WD No Time 0
6 1981 1981 Argentine Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 15 DNF Engine 0
5 1981 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 13 11 0
4 1981 1981 USA West Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 7 DNF Accident 0
3 1980 1980 Italian Grand Prix 43 Team Lotus Ford 0 DNQ No Time 0
2 1980 1980 Dutch Grand Prix 43 Team Lotus Ford 16 DNF Brakes 0
1 1980 1980 Austrian Grand Prix 43 Team Lotus Ford 24 DNF Engine 0

Podiums

 

Nigel Mansell F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
59 1994 1994 Australian Grand Prix 2 Williams Renault 1 1 10
58 1992 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
57 1992 1992 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 2 6
56 1992 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 2 6
55 1992 1992 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
54 1992 1992 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
53 1992 1992 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
52 1992 1992 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 2 6
51 1992 1992 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
50 1992 1992 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
49 1992 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
48 1992 1992 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
47 1992 1992 South African Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
46 1991 1991 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 2 3
45 1991 1991 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 1 10
44 1991 1991 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 1 10
43 1991 1991 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 3 2 6
42 1991 1991 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
41 1991 1991 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
40 1991 1991 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 4 1 10
39 1991 1991 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 2 2 6
38 1991 1991 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 5 2 6
37 1990 1990 Australian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
36 1990 1990 Spanish Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
35 1990 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
34 1990 1990 Mexican Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 4 2 6
33 1990 1990 Canadian Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 7 3 4
32 1989 1989 Belgian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 6 3 4
31 1989 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 12 1 9
30 1989 1989 German Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 3 4
29 1989 1989 British Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
28 1989 1989 French Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 3 2 6
27 1989 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix 27 Ferrari Ferrari 6 1 9
26 1988 1988 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 3 2 6
25 1988 1988 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Judd 11 2 6
24 1987 1987 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
23 1987 1987 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
22 1987 1987 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 3 4
21 1987 1987 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
20 1987 1987 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
19 1987 1987 Austrian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
18 1987 1987 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
17 1986 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
16 1986 1986 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 2 6
15 1986 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 4 3 4
14 1986 1986 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 6 3 4
13 1986 1986 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
12 1986 1986 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 2 1 9
11 1986 1986 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
10 1986 1986 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 5 1 9
9 1986 1986 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 2 6
8 1985 1985 South African Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
7 1985 1985 European Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 3 1 9
6 1985 1985 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 7 2 6
5 1984 1984 Dutch Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 12 3 4
4 1984 1984 French Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 6 3 4
3 1983 1983 European Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 3 3 4
2 1982 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 14 3 4
1 1981 1981 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Ford 10 3 4

Poles

 

Nigel Mansell F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
32 1994 1994 Australian Grand Prix 2 Williams Renault 1 1 10
31 1992 1992 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 DNF Collision 0
30 1992 1992 Japanese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 DNF Engine 0
29 1992 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
28 1992 1992 Italian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 DNF Electrical 0
27 1992 1992 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 2 6
26 1992 1992 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
25 1992 1992 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
24 1992 1992 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
23 1992 1992 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 2 6
22 1992 1992 San Marino Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
21 1992 1992 Spanish Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
20 1992 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
19 1992 1992 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
18 1992 1992 South African Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
17 1991 1991 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
16 1991 1991 British Grand Prix 5 Williams Renault 1 1 10
15 1990 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 1 9
14 1990 1990 British Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 DNF Gearbox 0
13 1990 1990 French Grand Prix 2 Ferrari Ferrari 1 18 Engine 0
12 1987 1987 Mexican Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
11 1987 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 14 Wheel 0
10 1987 1987 German Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Engine 0
9 1987 1987 French Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
8 1987 1987 Detroit Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 5 2
7 1987 1987 Monaco Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Turbo 0
6 1987 1987 Belgian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Accident 0
5 1987 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 6 1
4 1986 1986 Australian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 DNF Tyre 0
3 1986 1986 Canadian Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
2 1985 1985 South African Grand Prix 5 Williams Honda 1 1 9
1 1984 1984 Dallas Grand Prix 12 Team Lotus Renault 1 6 Gearbox 1

Comparison

 

Nigel Mansell Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
1980Team LotusElio de Angelis1740400001203
Mario Andretti1780000001203
1981Team LotusElio de Angelis34814000031259
1982Team LotusElio de Angelis31723010058310
1983Team LotusElio de Angelis351020001105312
1984Team LotusElio de Angelis3213340011511511
1985WilliamsKeke Rosberg113140221210679
1986WilliamsNelson Piquet11726954229788
1987WilliamsNelson Piquet116176638478105
1988WilliamsRiccardo Patrese24128000068131
1989FerrariGerhard Berger113815210010477
1990FerrariAlain Prost11377315307988
1991WilliamsRiccardo Patrese11725352248879
1992WilliamsRiccardo Patrese111085691141124142
1994WilliamsDamon Hill11132211111313
1995McLarenMika Häkkinen1050200000202

News

 

Nigel Mansell News



Racing for Ferrari - Part 2: The more modern era

In the second of our special episodes chronicling what it’s like to drive for Scuderia Ferrari, F1’s most storied team, we fast forward into the modern era, to hear what..

September 25, 2020 with 0 Comments

Nigel Mansell: "F1 fans are everything" by Peter Windsor

On-line from Florida, USA, 1992 F1 World Champion, Nigel Mansell, CBE, catches up with Peter Windsor. To the background of Silverstone possibly staging the British GP behind..

May 16, 2020 with 0 Comments

Mark Blundell 2020 Beyond the Grid interview

Fans of F1 racing in the Nineties will remember Mark Blundell well as part of a brilliant ‘Brit pack’ of racers including Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert and his pal Martin..

April 2, 2020 with 0 Comments

Mansell: Drivers don't know what 'proper' F1 is

Today's drivers "will never know" what racing a "proper F1 car" is like. That is the claim of 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell, who says the sport's best era was actually before..

July 24, 2019 with 3 Comments

Former Ferrari boss plays down Schumacher hype

A former Ferrari team boss has dismissed the hype surrounding Mick Schumacher. The top member of Ferrari's development academy, Formula 2 driver Schumacher tested both the Ferrari..

April 5, 2019 with 0 Comments

Williams Heritage Stories: The FW14B (trailer)

Sign up below to watch the full story of one of Williams' greatest cars, the all-conquering FW14B from 1992. Sign up here to see the full film. The story told by Nigel Mansell,..

December 28, 2018 with 2 Comments

McLaren & Williams plight saddens Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he is sad that two of F1's most famous names are now struggling at the back. The quadruple world champion and Mercedes driver started his career at the..

October 5, 2018 with 0 Comments

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