Today marks the 70th birthday of Nigel Mansell, a racing driver who has become one of the most successful and famous British sportsmen in history.
Mansell began his career in Formula Ford before moving into Formula 3 as part of the Shellsport championship. He then progressed to Formula 2 with success before entering Formula 1 with Lotus alongside Ayrton Senna. In 1985 he moved to Williams, where he won his first F1 World Championship title in 1992 after clinching 9 race wins throughout the year. Such was his dominance that season that Mansell became only the second Briton in history to clinch this honour.
His successes continued during his time at McLaren and Ferrari, cementing him as one of the greats in F1 history. He also competed in CART IndyCar, where he won the championship a year after his F1 career came to an end in 1995.
It is no wonder then that Nigel Mansell has become an iconic sportsman and now at 70 years old, we would like to wish him a very special happy birthday! Here's to many more years of good health and happiness. Happy Birthday Nigel!
Long may you reign as one of the most successful British sportsmen ever!
We hope that this milestone will be celebrated with all due respect for what he has achieved and continues to achieve - even at the grand age of 70! Why not enjoy a trip down memory lane with The 70th Birthday Game to celebrate ? And here's to many more years doing what you love!
Happy 70th birthday Nigel Mansell! 🎉🎈🎁 🍾 👏 🎂 🥳