When wild Silverstone celebrations pointed Nigel Mansell to the F1 title

Mansell’s car was mobbed by fans after his victory in the 1992 British Grand Prix at Silverstone – but the main emotion he recalls was one of relief

Almost exactly 25 years ago, Nigel Mansell was unable to return to the pits after winning the 1992 British Grand Prix. He was beloved by the fans and they had descended en masse on to the track in such numbers that his car could go no further. The British driver was mobbed and marshals had to ferry him back to the podium. There was exultant celebration, of course, but looking back on the year he finally secured a world championship, Mansell believes it was actually underpinned by a sense of relief .

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