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London set for Mansell Mania

Published 07 February 2018

The remarkable motor racing career of Nigel Mansell CBE will be celebrated at this year’s London Classic Car Show. The event, which takes place at ExCeL on 15-18 February, will make 25 years since the English driver won the F1 title in 1992.

Mansell will be at the show to meet fans, sign autographs and share memories with show-goers during public interviews. These will be staged in the live interview area of the Historic Motosport International show – the event’s sister show (free entry is included in the ticket price).

‘I’m delighted, honoured and, indeed, somewhat humbled that The London Classic Car Show has selected me to be its special ‘Icon' at this year’s event,’ said Mansell. ‘Seeing all those amazing cars which I raced during my career always brings back some incredible memories, and I’m very much looking forward to sharing many of my emotional experiences with those coming to what’s clearly going to be a really great show at ExCeL.’

Mansell, now 64, first came to prominence when winning the British Formula Ford Championship in 1977 before graduating to Formula Three. He then made his Formula One debut for Lotus in 1980 and over the following 15 years won no fewer than 31 grands prix with Williams and Ferrari – an tally only now topped by reigning champion Lewis Hamilton among British F1 drivers.

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Mansell is also in the record books for being the only driver to win back-to-back Formula One World Championship and CART IndyCar World Series crowns, a feat he achieved when clinching America’s premier open-wheel title in 1993.    

Although Mansell’s outstanding race record marks him out as one of motor sport’s great drivers, it was his ability to overcome adversity that won him the respect and affection of fans around the globe.

London will stage the biggest and most comprehensive display ever dedicated to one of Britain’s best-loved sporting heroes. In previous years, the London Classic Car Show has put the spotlight on F1’s greatest car designer Adrian Newey, the McLaren F1 supercar, and 70 years of Ferrari history.

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Full details of timings and ticket prices can be found at the show’s website –


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