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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #40 en: Junio 09, 2010, 00:22:02 am »
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"No driver ever proofed that massively, that a racer needs dedication and determination to achieve everything. He demonstrated, how a driver can survive any disaster and that the more bad luck you are suffering from, the more sweeter the victory will be.

The early days. Nigel Mansell was born on 8th of August 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn. At the age of 15 he began to make his first racing experience in karting. He took a part-time job as an engineer, but he never lost the ambition to be a race driver, which cost him the major part of his engineer income, when he started to compete in the British Formula Ford 1600 competition in the mid-70's. In 1976 he experienced his first ever race victory at Mallory Park. Already one year later he could clinch his first championship, winning 32 of the 42 races he contested. In an accident he broke his back, but against medical advise, he return as soon as possible to achieve that first championship. In 1979 Rosanne, Nigel's wife and he sold their house to pay for a couple of Formula 3 races with the March team. Although the March was anything, but competitive, the efforts of Nigel Mansell were unbelievable and soon attracted the attention of Lotus Formula 1 boss Colin Chapman, who invited him to a Lotus test. Shortly before that test, Nigel crushed vertebrae in the neck after he had collided with Italian Andrea de Cesaris in Formula 3 race. Chapman was in doubt, whether Mansell would be fit enough for a Formula 1 test, but Nigel answered 'Don't worry, I'll be there!'

The Lotus-time of Nigel Mansell. In 1980, when Nigel Mansell had signed a test-driver contract with Lotus, he was hoping to get the vacant second seat alongside Mario Andretti, who was competing his last season with Lotus, but Chapman gave that cockpit to Elio de Angelis and Mansell had still to wait for his chance. In August 1980 he was given to prove his talent in a 3rd Lotus car at the Österreichring and Zandvoort, but he was stopped by mechanical failures both times, but the first appearances were nonetheless very promising. In 1981 he was given a full time contract and he scored his first podium finish at Zolder, Belgium in 3rd position. In Jarama, Spain (6th position) and Las Vegas, USA (4th position) he could score points again. Chapman and Nigel Mansell became very close friends and the quite, but very hard working Mansell had a very good relation to the team, something, which is unfortunately not very normal in today's Formula 1. Chapman, who died in 1982 could see Mansell score points again in 1982, when he finished 3rd in Brazil and 4th in Monte Carlo. The Lotus team at that point was already leaving the times of success. The car was anything, but a top-car and Mansell was often stopped by unlucky technical failures and some very bad driver mistakes. His spectacular spins and accidents and his unbelievable bad luck made him butt for jokes of other people. Nigel never got a competitive car until Frank Williams gave him the second seat alongside Keke Rosberg in 1985.

How to loose Championships. The season of 1985 began very bad for Nigel, because he was made clown by McLaren boss Ron Dennis at the end-of-season party in 1984. Frank Williams had just announced the contract with Mansell and Dennis showed a 'collection' of Mansell spins and accidents and asked Williams loudly 'This is your top-driver?'. Remember it was the same Ron Dennis, who gave him a contract 10 years later to make him again butt of jokes for a bunch of people who laugh about those jokes. But Nigel Mansell is not the man to be hurt by those things. He kept on fighting and achieved a very emotional home victory at Brands Hatch, his first ever GP victory, followed by a second triumph at Kyalami only 2 weeks later. After the end of the season Keke Rosberg left the team and Nigel Mansell was joined by Nelson Piquet. But Mansell, who was expected to be a 'classic Number 2' by Piquet, offered no signs to be Piquet's butler, on the contrary, he became the man to beat. He emphasised that, with 5 victories in Belgium, Canada, France, UK and Portugal. He qualified for pole in the season's last race, which he started as championship leader with a marginally advantage over Alain Prost. But his championship-hopes blew up with his rear tyre, he kissed the wall and Prost snatched away the title.

The next season saw the two Williams-Honda cars to be the quickest all over Nigel Mansell won six times this year, but again he was not lucky enough to become champ. In a practice accident at Suzuka he kissed the barrier again and injured his neck. That gave his team-mate Nelson Piquet the chance to use Nigel's retirement in the last races to win the title with only 3 victories. After the season, Frank Williams lost the excellent Honda engine to Ron Dennis and the year 1988 turned to disaster, with the underpowered Judd engines. Nigel Mansell could finish in only 2 races where he took second place; all other races saw him retire earlier. The Commendatore Enzo Ferrari gave him a contract for 1989.

Mansell goes Tifosi.
Nigel Mansell knew, how to say 'Thanx' to the Italians for getting him out of the terrible Williams situation. He won the first Grand Prix of 1989 in the Ferrari, adding a second memorable win at the Hungaroring, where he stormed up the field from 12th position of the grid. He rated the race himself as 'definitely the best drive of my career.'

For the 1990 season the Italians signed triple World Champion Alain Prost with full support of Nigel Mansell, who expected the Ferrari team to be strengthened by Prost's arrival. He formed a rapport quickly with Alain, as they were doing an intensive winter engine testing. The start into the season was quite disappointing, but luck returned, when Nigel Mansell won the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril. This lifted him up into the position of the most successful British driver equal to Stirling Moss with 16 victories so far. 3 second places and scoring points in three more races brought him up in 5th position in the championship at the end. At the British Grand Prix, Mansell announced, that he will be going to retire from Formula 1, which started a massive wave of public support for staying in the competition. Frank Williams, who had signed a contract with Renault, knew that there is only one driver, who is able to bring him up to the leading position - Nigel Mansell.

How to win Championships. Although he won 5 races in the first year of the Renault-powered Williams, the engine was not reliable enough to lift him into leading position, to often he retired with mechanical failures, but anybody knew, that the 1992 season was going to become his year, except the Williams crew would not be able to make the car reliable, but they did. 1992 turned into Mansell Year. He set an incredible number of 14 out of 16 pole positions. He won 9 of 16 races. And he clinched the championship after already 11 races at Hungaroring. In Monza he announced, that he had signed a PPG IndyCar World Series contract with Newman/Haas after failing to agree the terms for a new contract with Frank Williams.

Welcome to America. The IndyCar season began, like the Formula 1 season ended, glorious. Nigel Mansell set the pole time in his very first IndyCar race at Surfers Paradise, Australia. The IndyCar stars, like Emerson Fittipaldi or Nigel's Newman/Haas team-mate Mario Andretti (do you remember? We heard that name already) were slightly surprised, but Nigel Mansell is not satisfied with a pole position and so he snatched away the victory too, he was the first ever IndyCar rookie to achieve both pole and victory in the debut race. In the next race at Phoenix, his first ever Oval-appearance he had to learn the difference between street- and oval tracks. He lost control of his Lola-Ford and crashed heavily into the wall. But he returned already in the next race at Long Beach, despite a back-injury operation. He finished the race third, bringing him back into the championship lead. Now everybody was expecting him to be scared by oval tracks after the Phoenix disaster, but on the contrary. Except Phoenix and Indianapolis, Nigel Mansell won all Oval-races at Milwaukee, Michigan, New Hampshire and Nazareth. And even in Indianapolis he was close to win, leading most laps, but with a few laps to go he touched the wall which slightly damaged his front suspension. But he did a great job, keeping on fighting and he finished the race in 3rd position. After his win at Nazareth it was clear, that his advantage on Emerson Fittipaldi would suffice to make him IndyCar Champion as rookie. He was not only the first rookie to manage that, but the first back-to-back champion in Formula 1 and IndyCar. The second year with Newman/Haas was very disappointing, because all teams were outgunned by Penske, with a dominant performance by Al Unser Jr. Second thing was the jealousy of Mario Andretti, who was never able to follow Mansell's pace and could not stand the fact, that he had lost the status of the most beloved driver to Nigel Mansell. After the death of Ayrton Senna da Silva at the San Marino massacre, Nigel made four guest appearances with Williams-Renault, winning the heartbeat final at Adelaide, where Damon Hill shot Schumacher to champion. It was the last big win of Nigel Mansell and I can only say...

We miss you Nigel, Goodbye Lion..
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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #41 en: Junio 09, 2010, 00:35:45 am »
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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #42 en: Junio 09, 2010, 00:39:48 am »
Este un poco diferente:"Reflections on Mansell: The Final Curtain?
   by Roger Horton, England

The recent announcement by Nigel Mansell that his racing days are over and that he would never return to the track, produced little more from the racing world than a mild yawn, a feeling that they had heard it all before.

It could have been so different. Had he quit after his wonderful 1992 season where he had carried all before him courtesy of the Williams FW14B Renault, his retirement would have seen as the act of a Champion leaving the scene in style, on top with nothing else to prove.

As it is now, the final chapter on the Mansell story will inevitably focus the 18th lap of the 1995 Spanish Grand Prix, as Mansell drove his McLaren MP4/10B in to the pit garage, unbuckled his seat-belts and walked away from Formula One forever. The final official entry on his long and sometimes heroic career stating, reason for retirement: gave up.

Nigel Mansell, 1997The harsh and cruel fact is that in some ways Nigel Mansell never really gave up on Formula One, but Formula One gave up on him. He managed to alienate just about everyone he worked with throughout his career on a professional level. The hassle and aggravation was worth it because of what he was able to deliver in the cockpit. When the ability to deliver deserted him, so the offers for his services dried up.

The sadness for me in all this is the fact that it has had the effect of devaluing his very real achievements on the track. Such was the bias that developed against him in the specialist press that sometimes he was given less credit for his on track performances than was his due.

The title deciding race for the 1986 Championship in Adelaide being a prime example. The site of Mansell's tyre exploding along with his Championship chances would have to rate as just about the most recalled image of the eighties. He went into the race just needing to finish in 3rd place no matter where his two rivals for the Championship - Nelson Piquet and Alain Prost - finished. He claimed pole position and drove a clever tactical race to be in his all important 3rd position when his left rear tyre exploded on the 64th lap of 82.

Piquet, then leading the race, was quickly brought in for a fresh set of tyres, but he lost the lead and therefore the Championship to Prost and finished 2nd some 4 seconds in arrears. What went almost un-reported was that he had lost much more time than this during a spin earlier in the race and therefore his lost title was much more down to his own error than just the need for an unexpected extra stop. Piquet, though, was a "class" driver and double world Champion. Mansell was just a "worker" driver from Birmingham!

The story of Prost's drive was similarly mis-reported by much of the media. He had made an error whilst lapping the Benetton of Gerhard Berger and the resulting contact caused one of his front tyres to deflate requiring an unscheduled pit stop on lap 32. He was forced to press on to make up for lost time which made his fuel position marginal. Only the tyre related retirements of Rosberg and Mansell, and the subsequent stop by Piquet, promoted him into the lead and secured for him his second title in two years. Prost's title was well deserved and he was dubbed the professor amongst most of the F1 press corps. The fact that these two champion drivers had both made errors under pressure whilst the underrated Mansell had done all that could be expected of him and still not receive the recognition of the F1 establishment, though it did make him the people's hero.

If he was hard done by in '86, then '87 was even worse. He won 6 races to Champions' Piquet's 3 and blew him to the weeds all year. Yet engine related problems cost him a bagful of points and in the Hungarian GP a wheel nut parted company with right rear wheel with just four laps to go and Piquet inherited yet another lucky win.


Just how much different his subsequent career would have turned out had he ended 1987 as a double World Champion is impossible to tell, but different it would almost certainly have been. If he had received the acclaim within the F1 establishment he craved for, it might have eased the paranoia that so gripped him later in his racing life. Yet Mansell on a racing charge was still one of the most exciting sights I have ever seen in F1. His win in the '89 Hungarian GP from 12th position on the grid was very special, as was his overtaking move on Ayrton Senna to take the lead. Other times he was brilliant and unlucky.

At Imola in '90 he was catching Berger's leading McLaren. The Tifosi were going wild with excitement as Mansell closed in. Exiting the Tamburello he pulled out from Berger's slipstream and went for the pass. Berger, unaware of Mansell's position almost alongside, moved over and forced him onto the grass at 180+ MPH. Mansell spun through 360 degrees, collected it up, changed down to fourth and charged after Berger with undiminished vigor. The lap chart revealed nothing more than and additional 3.1 seconds for that lap. No wonder he earned the nickname "Il leone" from his Italian fans. They, like their English counterparts, judged drivers more by their passion and daring than by their human relationship skills.

Perhaps Mansell's biggest mistake was returning to Formula One following the death of Ayrton Senna in early 1994. He had somewhat stunned the racing world by winning the Indycar title in '93 and had nothing more to achieve or prove on F1. Yet in a deal facilitated by Ecclestone and Renault he rejoined the Williams team he had so recently left, amid so much bad feeling and acrimony, on a reported 1 Million US dollars per race salary, together with an option for 1995. Despite taking the pole and a win at the last race of the season in Australia, he was generally outraced by Hill in the four races he contested and Frank Williams declined to renew the relationship for the following year.

Already there were signs that the old magic was gone but Mansell was still trying to prove the establishment wrong. The Mansell name though proved irresistible to Marlboro who bankrolled his last throw of the F1 dice with a reluctant Ron Dennis and McLaren. The car was not a winner and Mansell didn't have the motivation to hang around and make it one.

For any great sportsman who has graced the world stage in any endeavor, the decision on when to walk away can be the hardest of all. How to be a bystander when you have been at center stage. For a man like Mansell the money was never enough by itself, the adulation of the fans reinforced his ego so battered by the critics' sharp words. His recent saloon car outings appeared to be exercises in showing that Mansell mania was still alive and kicking.

Maybe it finally dawned on him that at last he was just making up the numbers... "



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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #43 en: Junio 09, 2010, 00:40:51 am »
Nigel Mansell, love, and pronouns
[After Williams signed Alain Prost for 1993, and declined to meet Nigel Mansell's contract demands, Mansell] raved to the tabloids about how unfair it all was, but received rather less sympathy from the English specialist press, whom he had thoroughly alienated in an interview with L'Equipe, in which he described us as 'corrupt' for our unwillingness to rank him with Senna or Prost. Given that Mansell's relationship with the subtleties of the English language was never an easy one, it may be that this was not the adjective he had intended to use; whatever, the damage was done. (Nigel Roebuck, Chasing the Title, p247).

The story of Nigel Mansell is essentially half of a love story. Fail to understand this, and it is impossible to understand Mansell and his Formula 1 career.

Nigel met Rosanne when he was 17 years old, stopping his Mini at the roadside to offer her a lift to Solihull Technical College. They married in 1974, and have been together ever since. Rosanne sold her own road-car to help Nigel buy his first Formula Ford racing car, and, as Simon Taylor recalls in the December issue of Motorsport Magazine, the transition to Formula 3 not only saw Nigel working night-shifts as an office cleaner, and Rosanne working overtime as a British Gas demonstrator, but ultimately required the young couple to sell their own home, raising a paltry £6,000 in the process.

Despite the lack of finance, and a couple of potentially serious accidents in the lower formulae, Mansell's self-belief and courage caught the eye of Lotus boss Colin Chapman, and he gained a precarious foothold in Formula 1. The significance of Rosanne's contribution to his career was aptly characterised by Paul Kimmage in early 2006: "She was there in 1980 when he made his F1 debut for Lotus. She was there in 1985 when he won his first grand prix for Williams at Brands Hatch. She was there in 1986 when he lost the world championship when a rear tyre exploded in Australia. She was there in 1989 when he won on his debut for Ferrari. She was there in 1992 when he was finally crowned champion for Williams. She was there in 1993 when he was IndyCar champion. She was there in 1995 when he drove his last race. For 35 years, she was there."

The story of Nigel and Rosanne Mansell is ultimately a story of sacrifice and devotion, and Mansell's career in Formula 1 is a gripping tale of battles fought against adversity, spectacular overtaking manoeuvres, and ultimately the wresting of the World Championship. Yet despite all this, Mansell's relationship with the specialist press had degenerated into mutual vitriol by the early 1990s.

Nigel's self-belief was matched only by his persecution complex, a strong cultural meme in the Birmingham and Black Country area. Mansell bristled with aggression and paranoia at any criticism he received in print, and his attitude towards the specialist press often led them to deliberately understate his achievements; something of a vicious circle.

To understand Mansell's behaviour, however, one needs to understand not only his egotism and persecution complex, but to comprehend that his antagonism towards the press was also a conjugal reflex response to the presence of an external threat. Nigel and Rosanne, almost as a holistic entity, had made enormous sacrifices to realise their dreams, and any criticism in the press was perceived by Mansell as an attempt to undermine this achievement.

Simon Taylor comments that "When referring to himself, [Mansell] mixes his pronouns, as he always did...: 'When I look back I say to myself, with what we were up against, we were so lucky and fortunate that we accomplished what we did'."

This, however, is to underestimate Mansell. There is no misunderstanding of pronouns in Mansell's words. There were occasions during his racing years when Mansell used 'we' to refer to himself and his team, but at all times it referred to Nigel and Rosanne. As a case in point, consider how Mansell recalls the announcement of his first retirement, at the British Grand Prix in 1990: "It was a genuine decision. Rosanne and I had talked it through before Silverstone, and we'd decided we were being manipulated."

We were being manipulated.

Nigel supported Rosanne as she fought cancer in 2004, and Paul Kimmage's interview concludes with the following Mills and Boonesque lines:

He glances across at Rosanne for confirmation. She shrugs and smiles.

"You know that you’re my hero, don’t you, for all that you’ve been through," he whispers tenderly.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #44 en: Junio 09, 2010, 14:27:34 pm »
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Nigel Mansell has described the prospect of lining up on the Le Mans grid this weekend as "terrifying" and says his aim for the race is just to be there at the end.

"If you can start and finish the Le Mans 24 hours that is amazing," he said.
"It never stops. You are up for 40 hours, it's not 24," he said. "You have to test the night before and then you get to bed about three o'clock and then you're up at six o'clock again as a warm up."

Mansell is racing with his two sons, Leo and Greg. "Our aim is to start it and to finish it. If you can then get placed, that's the icing on the cake. It's the most amazing week of anybody's life in motorsport."



The week after Le Mans, Mansell will experience racing from the other side of the barriers as he steps into the steward's box for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on 20 June. However, he has promised to leave the drivers to compete, saying: "I'll let all the drivers race, don't worry!"

The 1992 Formula 1 world champion will be the latest of several former drivers to take up the advisory stewarding role. Damon Hill was caught up in controversy after he penalised Michael Schumacher for overtaking while behind the safety car at this year's Monaco Grand Prix.

Mansell faces a potentially even bigger challenge later in the summer, cycling 1,200 miles around Britain in just 13 days to raise money for the charity UK Youth. He will be riding with his two sons and former Tour de France cyclist Magnus Backstedt. The team aims to raise £1m for the cause, and anyone wishing to donate should head to www.nigelmansellcyclechallenge.co.uk for more information on how to do so.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #46 en: Junio 21, 2010, 13:49:52 pm »
Algunos videos Onboard de Nigel

Kyalami 1992 en carrera:


Monaco 1991:


Spa 1992:


Silverstone 1992:


Suzuka 1990 con el Ferrari 641


Y Silverstone 1991 en la vuelta que le dió la pole comentada por el mismo Mansell:

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Nigel Mansell – My autobiography …Badger’s Book Corner

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“I was told at the beginning of my career that with a name like Nigel Mansell I would never make it to Formula 1 or make anything of myself in life.” “My Autobiography,” written by Nigel Mansell -the most successful British driver in history, tells us (with the help of James Allen) how he stuck a sock in the mouth of his critics and came through to be a worthy winner.


Mansell Monaco 1981

As the shining star of the Midlands karting scene, and against his father’s wishes, Nigel pushed forward into the adult racing world of Formula Ford and then Formula 3 during the 1970’s. With an engineering qualification under his belt and cash from window cleaning and selling his home, the determined slog continued towards Formula 1 where Nigel secured a test driving role for Lotus for the 1980 season. A great relationship developed between the boss Colin Chapman and Our Nige’ and he was finally allowed to race, but the wins didn’t develop. After a switch to Williams cars, the chance came to really compete at the sharp end and the moustached British Lion never looked back!

Page after page, we feel Nigel’s strength and determination to succeed and how he deals with all the obstacles placed in his way. Such obstacles in the shapes of Alain Prost and Nelson Piquet Snr who are described as being amongst the lower end of God’s creatures! Nigel is certainly not one to shy away from confrontation with such folk, and as a big bloke, he’s quite happy to tell people face to face in the paddock that he’s not one to be messed with. On the other hand, we also feel Nigel’s admiration and softer side for the likes of Keke Rosberg and Gilles Villeneuve, and respect for arch rival Ayrton Senna, and are invited into the cockpit to see his techniques at how he took them on with his ragged edge on-the-limit driving style. Driving is really Nigel’s passion, and he justifies his romantic approach to racing throughout the book, as it is often at odds with the more political goings-on in the world of F1.


Mansell, Senna 1992 © Autosport

Mistakes and accidents on track are explained with emotional, practical and philosophical reasoning, against the onslaught of criticism that Nigel received, not just from the media but from his own team personnel, would you believe! One of whom famously stated “Mansell will never win a Grand Prix as long as I have a hole in my arse.” Well, the bottom line was that Nigel was good enough to win, proving it many times on his way to the elusive World Championship title, before starting a new challenge in the United States in the IndyCar series.

The layout of Mansell’s book is split into three sections. The first of which is “The Secret of Success,” where he shares insightful overviews on his philosophy of racing, and his perspective on life. The second section “The Greasy Pole” follows a more chronological approach from childhood and continues into the third “Winning,” which discusses battling for championships. Furthermore at the end of each chapter are several telling tributes from drivers, team personnel and colourful characters from around the paddock who knew Nigel as a good mate. The hardback edition hit the shelves in 1995, and has 32 pages showing plenty of glossy snapshots of Nigel’s highs and lows at the track, and away from it. The paperback edition treats us generously to an extra chapter, bringing the tally up to hefty 480 pages, whilst for the serious collector there is in fact an audio book version out there on good old cassette tape, read by one of Nigel’s greatest admirers -Murray Walker.

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Mansell Brazil © Formula One Pictures

Colin Chapman once said “In adversity we strive,” and in “My Autobiography”, Nigel Mansell has told a gritty and often humorous tale, of how he’s taken Chapman’s spirit and carried on regardless to reach the top step. It’s inspiring stuff.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re: Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #48 en: Agosto 26, 2010, 20:27:29 pm »
Jajajaja Nigel en un anuncio:


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« Respuesta #49 en: Septiembre 25, 2010, 13:12:31 pm »
Mansell, el "león" de Silverstone


A pocos días del GP de Inglaterra, he creído interesante hacer un breve repaso del que sin duda ha sido el gran protagonista de Silverstone. ¿Michael Schumacher? ¿Ayrton Senna? ¿Alain Prost? Pues no, ninguno de ellos aunque parezca mentira. Me refiero a Nigel Mansell, sin duda uno de los británicos más carismáticos y veloces que ha tenido la Fórmula Uno. De hecho, para muchos fue el verdadero rival de Senna (ni Prost ni Schumacher). Al menos era el que más se acercaba a los límites que marcaba el brasileño. Con él tuvo duelos increíbles como en el GP de España en 1986 (la llegada más ajustada de la historia, sólo por 0.014 segundos), en el GP de Mónaco de 1992 o aquel de Montmeló en 1992.
 
La historia de Mansell en Silverstone es excepcional. Su primera victoria en dicho circuito fue en 1987 (el año anterior había ganado en Brand Hatch) con una increíble actuación. A falta de 30 vueltas era segundo a 30 segundos de su compañero de equipo Nelson Piquet. El "león británico" empalmó 15 vueltas rápidas consecutivas y alcanzó al brasileño para adelantarle a sólo dos vueltas del final. La victoria provocó el delirio del público que invadió la pista imitando a los tifosi cuando gana Ferrari en Monza o San Marino. Tuvo incluso que ser llevado al podio en moto al quedarse sin combustible mientras era rodeado por sus seguidores.
 

 
Mansell tuvo que esperar varios años antes de repetir victoria en su país. Después de las victorias de Senna (1988) y de Alain Prost (1989 y 1990), volvió a lo más alto del podio en 1991 con una nueva soberbia actuación. Aquel año, el británico venció la poca fiabilidad del Williams y dominó todo el fin de semana logrando la pole, la mejor vuelta y la victoria. Segundo fue Berger gracias al abandono en la última vuelta de Senna que acabó sin gasolina. La imagen del GP fue cuando paró para recoger a Ayrton y llevarlo a los boxes ante la desesperación de uno de los comisarios (Senna se encargó de sacárselo de encima).

 
El bigotudo británico nos volvió a regalar un gran triunfo en 1992 –el cuarto en un GP de Inglaterra y el tercero en Silverstone– el mismo año en el que por fin se convertiría campeón del mundo. Nunca un Mundial había sido tan merecido después de perder in extremis varios campeonatos. Una vez más, el público local mostró su devoción por el piloto. Mansell dominó ese campeonato sin problemas gracias a un Williams que se convertiría en verdadero dominador con su sistema de suspensión activa que sólo ellos tenían.
  

Con la retirada de Mansell de los circuitos, Inglaterra se quedó sin grandes representantes. Pocos años después llegó Damon Hill para ganar el Mundial de 1996. Jenson Button era la gran esperanza pero no logró nada importante aparte de ganar el GP de Hungría de 2006. Ahora con Lewis Hamilton parece que la posibilidad de ser campeones otra vez renace. 2007 fue su gran oportunidad pero falló. Por su juventud, no hay duda de que volverá a estar cerca. Pero para llegar a parecerse a Mansell, tanto en carisma, velocidad y arrojo, le queda mucho trabajo.


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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #50 en: Octubre 22, 2010, 18:26:05 pm »
Nigel Mansell OBE Starts The Beaujolais Run 2010.

    Nigel Mansell OBE said; “I am absolutely delighted to lend my support in memory of Henry at Brands Hatch to start what I am sure will be a very special 2010 Beaujolais Run.”

    Nigel Mansell OBE has taken pole position to start The Beaujolais Run 2010. Mansell will then take to the grid with the 2010 competitors and patron of the ‘Run, John Surtees OBE, for a lap of the Indy circuit before teams head to France.

    A fitting celebration of 60 years of Formula 1, Mansell and Surtees’ combined F1 careers span 35 of these 60 years.

    Mansell will follow in the footsteps of Damon Hill OBE, Lord March, Sir Stirling Moss and John Surtees OBE when he takes hold of the ‘Run’s starting flag on the morning Tuesday 16th November at none other than Brands Hatch, where Mansell took his first Grand Prix win.

    Nigel remains the most successful British Formula One driver of all time, notching up 31 victories. Enzo Ferrari personally picked him to drive for Ferrari. Mansell was the last to be picked personally by Enzo before he died. Following his illustrious career, he retired, as did his distinctive trademark moustache. He won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award twice, in 1986 and 1992, one of only three people to do so.

    In 1998, Mansell made a return to racing. He was at the centre of an enthralling five-way fight for the race lead when he made a guest appearance in Ford’s Mondeo in the British Touring Car Championship. When Nigel appeared on Top Gear, he set the fastest time around the Top Gear track as a 'star in a reasonably priced car'. He beat current F1 driver Jenson Button and ex-F1 driver Damon Hill's times. Most recently in 2010, he signed the contract with Beechdean Motorsport and became a Team Owner of Beechdean Mansell Motorsport. Mansell created history by racing with sons Greg and Leo in the first father-and-sons team at Le Mans 24 Hours.
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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #51 en: Noviembre 17, 2010, 15:31:08 pm »
Adelantamientos de Mansell

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=L0CXZFMG
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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #52 en: Noviembre 17, 2010, 19:29:14 pm »
Jejeje no me canso de ver ese video Hector, gracias por subirlo. Lastima de la música, aunque la letra es adecuada.

Si te fijas en el adelantamiento del minuto 1.20 aprox, es el que comento en la F1Racing de Agosto 2010.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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« Respuesta #53 en: Noviembre 18, 2010, 07:25:54 am »
Jejeje no me canso de ver ese video Hector, gracias por subirlo. Lastima de la música, aunque la letra es adecuada.

Si te fijas en el adelantamiento del minuto 1.20 aprox, es el que comento en la F1Racing de Agosto 2010.

Qué música le hubieras puesto tú?
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« Respuesta #54 en: Noviembre 18, 2010, 10:25:39 am »
La musica del video :roto2:
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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #55 en: Noviembre 18, 2010, 13:44:21 pm »
Qué música le hubieras puesto tú?
No lo sé, pero esa no :-S

La musica del video :roto2:

Lo único bueno que tiene és la letra.
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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #56 en: Febrero 07, 2011, 06:27:18 am »
Excelente la recopilacion sobre Nigel. Sólo una cosa, en wikipedia fui yo el que hizo la página sobre Nigel en un 95%!!! La hice sobre una traducción de wiki ingles, con distinta data de las revistas CORSA entre otras. Saludos!

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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #57 en: Febrero 07, 2011, 14:18:38 pm »
Hola Grey76, muchas gracias.
Yo participé en su redactado a un castellano más españolizado que no lo que ya había durante un tiempo, y añadí varias cosas actuales que no estaban o varios detalles de carreras y demás que quién la hizo se olvidó o no consideró interesantes de poner.

Saludos.
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Re:Nigel Mansell
« Respuesta #58 en: Febrero 22, 2011, 13:05:27 pm »
Este es mi paticular homenaje al Leon Indomable, lo hize en verano, pero se me habia olvidado subirlas  :tranqui

Si alguno se ve con ganas, puede ponerle las pegatinas tipicas del año con el photoshop:
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« Respuesta #59 en: Febrero 22, 2011, 13:06:05 pm »
Y 2 mas:
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