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Nigel Mansell – Stat Attack

Submitted by on August 12, 2014

Nigel Mansell 1992 MonacoNigel Mansell drove in 191 Grands Prix between 1980 and 1995. These are the facts about everything in between.

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

Nigel MansellBorn: 8 August 1953

Formula 1 World Championship Starts: 191

Nigel Mansell first F1 Race, Austria 1980First race: Austrian GP 1980

Nigel Mansell at his last race - Spain 1995Last race: Spanish GP 1995

Teams raced for: Lotus (1980-1984); Williams (1985-1988; 1991-1992; 1994); Ferrari (1989-1990); McLaren (1995)

Wins: 31

Mansell on his way to his first F1 GP victory at Brands HatchFirst win: European GP 1985

Last win: Australian GP 1994

Pole positions: 32

Mansell on his way to his first pole position at the 1984 Dallas GPFirst pole: Dallas GP 1984

Last pole: Australian GP 1994

Front-row starts: 56

Nigel Mansell 1984 MonacoFirst front-row start: Monaco GP 1984 (second)

Last front-row start: Australian GP 1994 (pole)

Fastest laps: 30

First fastest lap: European GP 1983

The 1992 Japanese Grand Prix would be his last ever time as fastest lap holderLast fastest lap: Japanese GP 1992

Championship points: 482

Nigel Mansell on the podium during the 1992 Portuguese Grand PrixWorld titles: 1 (1992)

Non-qualifications: 2 (Italian GP 1980; British GP 1981)

Laps raced: 8748

GP mileage raced: 24,810

GPs led: 55

Monaco 1984 - The first time Nigel Mansell would lead a F1 Grand PrixFirst race led: Monaco GP 1984 (accident)

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

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