Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"1992 Formula One World Champion" Nigel Mansell Born - August 8, 1953

August 8, 1953
Nigel Mansell
(Photo;cmhf.ca)
Born in Upton-upon-Severn, England.
British former racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series (1993). Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when he moved over to CART, becoming the first person to win the CART title in his debut season, and making him the only person to hold both the World Drivers Championship and the American open-wheel National Championship simultaneously.

Mansell was awarded the title of BBC Sports Personality of the Year in both 1986 and 1992. Only two other people have won the award twice, one of whom being fellow racing driver and former F1 World Champion Damon Hill. Mansell was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2015.

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