collapse

* Welcome

Welcome to GPWizard F1 Forum!

GPWizard is the friendliest F1 forum you'll find anywhere. You have a host of new like-minded friends waiting to welcome you.

So what are you waiting for? Becoming a member is easy and free! Take a couple seconds out of your day and register now. We guarantee, you wont be sorry you did.

Click Here to become a full Member for Free

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Newsletter

GPWizard F1 Forum Newsletter Email address:
Weekly
Fortnightly
Monthly

* Grid Game Deadlines

Qualifying

Race

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 47
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Top Posters

cosworth151 cosworth151
15886 Posts
Scott Scott
14050 Posts
Dare Dare
12769 Posts
John S John S
10879 Posts
Ian Ian
9724 Posts

Author Topic: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans  (Read 3916 times)

Offline John S

  • F1 Legend
  • ****
  • Date Registered: Jan 2007
  • Location: Lincolnshire, UK
  • Posts: 10879
  • 11550 credits
  • View Inventory
  • Send Money To John S
  • Max for 2nd title! - Just to see Toto's apoplexy.
'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« on: February 04, 2010, 01:08:45 PM »

Seems like this is the year for ex champs to pull their helmets back on again. Should be enough room in an LMP1 seat even for middle age spread. :D

Nigel Mansell has had his entry to drive in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours confimed after linking up with British sportscar team Beechdean Motorsport.
 
Mansell's sons Leo & Greg will contest the Le Mans Series in a  Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 car, run under the Beechdean Mansell Motorsport banner,with Nigel set to make it a family affair by joining the pair for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Autosport.com

« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 01:20:40 PM by John S »


Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Dare

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 01:22:41 PM »
How long has it neen since he's drove
in a race John?
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline John S

  • F1 Legend
  • ****
  • Date Registered: Jan 2007
  • Location: Lincolnshire, UK
  • Posts: 10879
  • 11550 credits
  • View Inventory
  • Send Money To John S
  • Max for 2nd title! - Just to see Toto's apoplexy.
Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 01:32:31 PM »
How long has it neen since he's drove
in a race John?

I think his last proper drives were in the 'Old Gits series' GP Masters in 05 & 06 and run in the GT championship at Silverstone in 2007 in a Ferrari 430.
 
He did a few test sessions in various cars last year.  
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 01:42:12 PM by John S »
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Ian

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 07:19:48 PM »
Just goes to prove you can't hold a good man down.
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Dare

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 11:56:44 PM »
another question,will he still fit
in a race car ;)
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline cosworth151

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 12:58:06 PM »
Mansell the Elder and I are the same age. (56)

Notice to LeMans teams: I have my own helmet and driving suit. I work cheap.  ;)
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline gato

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 02:38:56 PM »
I read the news about Mansell's participation too. He is still living legend! it is a shame that i didn't watch f1 in 80s when he battled against Senna and Prost. Do you remember those times? I have one F1 books that tells about former drivers, Mansell is in that book too.
La macchina e´ bella quando quella vincerà. (The car is beautiful when it wins)
- Enzo Ferrari

Offline Ian

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 04:00:57 PM »
Gato, take a look in the F1 History section, you should be able to find some in there.
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline cosworth151

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 04:36:19 PM »
I'm old enough to remember that era, Gato. I started following the sport back in the early 1960's.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline gato

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 08:38:15 PM »
I'm old enough to remember that era, Gato. I started following the sport back in the early 1960's.
WOW! I wasn´t even born then :(. You must have great video collection of every race! :tease: In my opinion old time races were better because it was not so much politic and rules changing not to mention about scandals like in Singapore GP last year. It was more racing and drivers surely enjoyed it more. :D
La macchina e´ bella quando quella vincerà. (The car is beautiful when it wins)
- Enzo Ferrari

Offline gato

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 08:40:54 PM »
Gato, take a look in the F1 History section, you should be able to find some in there.
Thanks for the hint, i go to see the section at once! ;)
La macchina e´ bella quando quella vincerà. (The car is beautiful when it wins)
- Enzo Ferrari

Offline cosworth151

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 08:50:52 PM »
Quote
WOW! I wasn´t even born then

This was what F1 was like when Dare and I first started watching it.  :D
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline gato

Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 09:03:25 PM »
 :DD :DD :DD...it was good pic! i remember one old article from Autosport mag where car racing started that way like in your picture. there was a picture where were horses and riders like in your pic. I have one book by Poul E. Knudsen that tells those times when slaves raced with horses. It was time of Roman imperium. Do you remember langobards and Gallia? Now we can't imagine those times when we see modern f1 cars now! :-[
La macchina e´ bella quando quella vincerà. (The car is beautiful when it wins)
- Enzo Ferrari

Offline John S

  • F1 Legend
  • ****
  • Date Registered: Jan 2007
  • Location: Lincolnshire, UK
  • Posts: 10879
  • 11550 credits
  • View Inventory
  • Send Money To John S
  • Max for 2nd title! - Just to see Toto's apoplexy.
Re: 'Our Nige' to take a stab at Le Mans
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 09:48:56 PM »
Quote
WOW! I wasn´t even born then

This was what F1 was like when Dare and I first started watching it.  :D

 :DD Yeah i remember it too, it was the time before Ferrari got over invovled and eveyone started seeing Red about everthing.  :D  :DD
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal
Menu Editor Pro 1.0 | Copyright 2013, Matthew Kerle