Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell, the 1992 World Champion, is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

A man once described by veteran F1 journalist as having “a problem for every solution”, Mansell was a gritty driver in the truest sense, but also prone to some of the biggest bouts of moaning, exaggeration and hypochondria in the sport.

He was many different things to Formula 1 fans, but few will disagree that he remains one of the very best overtakers in the business:

[Original image via The Cahier Archive]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.