Nigel Mansell – Stat Attack
Nigel Mansell remains one of the most loved Formula 1 drivers of all time, an unlikely looking, unstoppable force who refused to give up when the race was on the line.
Much has been written of Mansell in the years since his final retirement from F1 in 1995, including a collection of stories hosted right here at Motorsport Retro.
Today however, it’s the numbers which will do the talking. Nigel Mansell’s career features startling statistics which rank him as one of the greats.
A driver who can build a list of achievements such as these whilst simultaneously earning the adoration of racing fans worldwide is surely a driver worthy of the title ‘legend’.
STAT ATTACK: Nigel Mansell
Formula 1 World Championship Starts: 191
Teams raced for: Lotus (1980-1984); Williams (1985-1988; 1991-1992; 1994); Ferrari (1989-1990); McLaren (1995)
Last win: Australian GP 1994
Pole positions: 32
Last pole: Australian GP 1994
Front-row starts: 56
Last front-row start: Australian GP 1994 (pole)
Fastest laps: 30
First fastest lap: European GP 1983
Championship points: 482
Non-qualifications: 2 (Italian GP 1980; British GP 1981)
Laps raced: 8748
GP mileage raced: 24,810
GPs led: 55
Last race led: Australian GP 1994 (victory)
Laps led: 2089
Miles in the lead: 5991
British Formula Ford: Brush Fusegear Champion, 1977
British Formula 3: one win (Silverstone, 1979)
European Formula 2: one podium (Hockenheim, 1980 – second)
CART IndyCar: Champion (1993 – five wins)
Indianapolis 500 (third – 1993)
CART IndyCar: 1994 – three poles, three podiums
Opening Image: The Cahier Archive